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Old 01-06-2006, 06:56 PM
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i have a 00' dx non vtec and i was wondering if theres any good performance upgrades besides i/h/e

also the best bang for the buck - im a college student and money is limited
 
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Old 01-06-2006, 07:05 PM
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Hey welcome to HCF SlowDx.

Best bang for the buck (if you can do your own work) is the Mini-Me. That's putting a Vtec head on a non Vtec block. If you do all of the work yourself it can be done for ~ $400 and it should be good for around 25Hp.

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Old 01-06-2006, 07:21 PM
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yea i was thinking about that and i think i could do the work myself - but how difficult would the wiring be
 
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Old 01-06-2006, 09:19 PM
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bigger bang for the buck would be the nitrous route.....although i dont recomend it if you cant tune it or dont know someone who can. you figure $500 and you just bumped your self up at least 55hp.
 
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Old 01-07-2006, 03:44 PM
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in the end,nitrous isnt the cheapest route. between the kit, installation, and bottle refills, nitrous gets expensive fast.
 
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Old 01-08-2006, 06:02 AM
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performance chips are about $100- $150.00, are'nt they? and give more h.p. (this is more of a question than a statement) if you have already done the i/h/e. otherwise i dont think they do anything! (you said simple question!!!!)
 
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bah. performance chips dont do much unless you have something big under the hood.
 
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