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Old 11 Mar 2011, 02:01 am
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Default How can I make my Honda del sol faster?

I just put a cold air intake, headers running all the way back to muffler. Wat else?? Just on a budget for now..
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 02:16 am
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Nitrous is the cheapest and easiest way to add horsepower. A nice 75 hp wet kit will run you around $500 bucks and won't destroy your engine.
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 02:31 am
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Here was my upgrade list when I first was on my budget. Since then i have done serious upgrades but i usually do these cheap upgrades to get the most out of your engine....for now....































Cold Intake system































Headers































3inch exhaust pipe































High flow Muffler































Test Pipe































K&N or Mobil1 Oil Filter































10w30 Castrol Synthetic (10w40 if you live some where hot like florida or texas)































1 bottle Lucas Oil Stabilizer































Bosch Platinum 2's or 4's spark plugs































85/15 mix on your antifreeze. I usually use Dexcool. (this will raise your boiling point and help keep your engine from over heating)































.......after that its all about the serious upgrades. Nology wires, stage 1 or 2 cams, Hondata ECU upgrades, fuel rail and regulator upgrades, piston and rod upgrades, valve, valve stems, springs, retainer upgrades, pulley upgrades, and so one. Usually when i complete the list from up above on the cars i work on you feel the difference. Its not a fast and furious difference but that's the cheapest your gunna get for basic upgrades with out breaking the bank. Your biggest gain in power you will feel when you put the test pipe on your car. Hope this helped.
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Old 11 Mar 2011, 02:46 am
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1. Lighten the car. (Remove unnecessary/pointless parts, buy lighter aftermarket replacement parts)















2. Lighter flywheel and better clutch.















3. Lighter rims.















4. Full tune-up.















5. Ignition system















6. Better intake manifold















7. Larger throttle body















8. Lighter radiator with better flow over stock (Do NOT change to a lower temperature thermostat)















9. Ported cylinder head















10. Adjustable cam gear (to Retard or Advance cam timing during a tune)















11. Tuned ECU















12. Stage II camshaft (I personally find the stage I cam's useless since they don't provide as significant of a gain and are often very close to the price of a stage II.















13. Bigger valves (Must determine if this will actually help your build)















14. Stronger valve springs and retainers (Bring the rev-limiter up after this is done)















15. Different rods and pistons















16. Thinner head gasket















17. Cylinder boring















18. Lighter crankshaft















19. Better oil (Amsoil, Mobil 1, Royal Purple)















20. Turbocharger















21. Nitrous















22. Bigger injectors (only done after extensive modifications - NOT bolt-on mods.)















23. Individual throttle bodies (not street legal in majority of places)















24. Engine swap































Research and plan your build.
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