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Old 31 Mar 2013, 01:31 am
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Default I have no idea on what to do with my 02 rsx type s?

I'm going to be getting a 2002 rsx type s in a couple of days. I really want to make it fast without turbo or super charging it because at the same time I still want to get a good gas mileage on it. The thing is I have nothing about modifying a car. I really don't. That's why I'm here. I need to know how to make it sound loud without having to spend too much money. I need to know how to make it really fast and affordable. Nothing special I just need the basic mods. Also what're some good tires & rims for tractions. Thanks !
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 01:46 am
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your not going to make it go fast with out spending $2500 +. so if money is an issue with that then forget about it going fast. if you want a nice sound to it, an intake and a good exhaust system will do. not the cheap crap on ebay, the good name brand stuff. and if you want the fast, then you can kiss the MPGs out the door.
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Old 31 Mar 2013, 02:01 am
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The factory setup on these cars (as far as handling) is top notch, I wouldn't mess it up with crap rims and tires, especially on used cars. You throw some ill-fitting wheels on there and you're going to destroy those wheel bearings in short order and it ain't cheap or easy to replace them (correctly)."Fast" and "affordable" are mutually exclusive. Meaning, on a car like this (not meant to be truly "fast") there is nothing you can really do CHEAP that is going to make it fast. Even with a supercharger or turbo it would be limited versus a regular rsx because the compression ratio of this particular engine is fairly high which limits the amount of boost you can run (safely). These cars are pretty quick and high revving out of the box (in the mid-high 6 seconds to 60/low 15s 1/4 mile); that should be good enough for you. You'll end up spending somewhere around 4-5k (easily!) on upgrades to get this car into the 5 seconds/low 14's 1/4 mile range and that's just a waste of money on a car like this because it won't last long in that configuration.

If you're interested in learning about modifying vehicles, I suggest you learn (at least) the basics before you spend any money; not knowing what you're doing is a waste of money, not just for parts but for the inevitable occurrence of when you screw something up and have to fix it.
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