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Old 09-09-2006, 09:53 PM
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I am sorry if this is in the wrong section or something, I checked the stickies and couldent find just the right thing, Ok so I sold a bunch of stuff I had so now I am goign to have between 300 and 500 bucks, I have a bone stock 99 automatic LX civic I inherated and selling is not realy a option. So what I would like to know is how can I increase my exceleration and hp most for my money top speed is not realy a big deal to me. Keep In mind that I know nothing about cars I have been reading stuff trying to learn but I am very confused lol. Any and all help I greatly appreacted. p.s. my bad for spelling errors.

-Nick W.
 
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:26 PM
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honestly the best thing you can do for anywhere near that price is get a set of lightweight wheels and racing tires. the lighter the wheels are, the less rotational mass there is, and the easier it is for your engine to get them going faster. look into rota slipstreams. the 15x6.5's weigh 11 pounds each and cost about 350-400 a set.
 
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:39 PM
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I understand the benefit of new wheels but what the beifit of new tires p.s. my curent tires arent even matching I have 3 firestone's and one good year.
 
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Old 09-09-2006, 10:55 PM
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N2O
 
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i say a header+exhaust. personally (on the y7's that is which is your motor) were i noticed the big jump in my accel.
 
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N2O
cant beat it for the price...........
 
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You can remove some weight for free. You have to remember, that the less weight in the car, the faster you will accelerate at a given power. You're brakes will also seem to work better, and cornering will improve.

Then get a $20 ebay short ram intake and stick and AEM dryflow filter on it

And get a $350 catback.

And then get a small N2O kit.
 
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Old 09-10-2006, 08:46 AM
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Actually now that I see you have a Y7 automatic I say your first 2 mods need to be a Y8 or aftermarket intake manifold and a 96-00 ex 5 speed transmission swap.
 
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Old 09-10-2006, 09:50 AM
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a y8 transmission would be your best bet.

btw...IHE doesnt make you accel or decel that much faster or slower, it just seems that way because throttle response is increased. personally, i wouldnt jump for intake or a catback right now. like i said, a good set of wheels to reduce rotational mass, and a y8 transmission to get the short gears.

btw the reason i say performance tires is because its hard to find regular street tires in the kind of profile you'd need for 15" or 16" wheels.
 
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Actually now that I see you have a Y7 automatic I say your first 2 mods need to be a Y8 or aftermarket intake manifold and a 96-00 ex 5 speed transmission swap.
Agreed with this statement. At least don't get an intake without getting the Y8 manifold. You'll regret getting a Y7 intake because it won't fit on the better Y8 manifold.
 

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