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Performance Wise Modification?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by ovcrash, Apr 22, 2003.

  1. ovcrash

    ovcrash Senior Member

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    I have 2000$ to put on my 1997 prelude. What can i do, performance wise, that would be the most significant to performance?
    A turbo is more then 2000$. But what can i do that would change atleast alittle the performance of my prelude, beside intake and headers and exhaust i already have that.

    thanks for your tips
     
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    vpdelsol ricer Junior Member

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    get a skunk2 intake manifold and camshafts...
     
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    ovcrash Senior Member

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    Sorry, i have to specify that it's 2000$ can. Really thing i can still get Skunk2 intake manifold and camshafts?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Skunk2's intake mani for H22's isn't out yet. Supposed to be soon though.

    Maybe upgrade your valvetrain. Cams, valves, springs, retainers. Send the head off to get port-n-polished if you can afford the downtime.

    Build your bottom end. Pistons, rods, etc.

    Clutch and flywheel.

    Or work on your suspension/brakes. It's often overlooked, and can help performance more than power adders.
     
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    You think with 2000$ Can, i can do all of this?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    How much does $2000 Canadian translate to in USD?
     
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    ovcrash Senior Member

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    Good one Afipunk21 :D it's gonna probably go there one day! :D

    2000$Can = 1361.10$ USD.

    Man canadian money sucks! :blink:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Afipunk21 ---> Hehe.

    You could easily do a full valvetrain upgrade for that, with a little left over. Don't think a PNP could be fit in that budget though.
     
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    ovcrash Senior Member

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    changing the injector would not be good to? but i guess i have to change fuel rail, fuel pump if i change de injectors?
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    You don't need to change the fuel rail or pump if you swap injectors. But you'd only need to upgrade the fuel system if you're running boost or a highly-tuned n/a application.
     
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    if u know how to read and follow instructions good plus take things apart and put back together

    buy used prelude type s pistons and chip ur ecu

    pistons 300-450
    gasket kit 200-300
    chip ecu chips r $30
    take 2 a electronic shop to install $60

    now u got money left 4 red lobsters

    jdm prelude type s 220hp
    easy 20 hp gain
     
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    pistons + camshafts, maybe. Obviously I/H/E if you don't already have it
     
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    skunk2 just came out with the intake mano for the h22a, and the sohc engines...has an ad in the new superstreet
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    cam gears and pulleys are also going to help a lot. short shifter. don't upgrade your fuel sytem until you have a lot more n/a power. fuel is a lot of $$$ for little gain, for now anyways.
     
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    TOMTOM, you won't be able to get a 20hp gain just from a simple piston swap and it won't be a prelude S just because you swap those slugs out.

    GET_NICK, came gears will not do anything unless you adjust them, with stock cams expect to get about 0.00001 hp out of them. pulleys are virtually pointless, they're a waste of money cuz they cause vibration which can cause damage to the component you have them installed on during high revs.

    i say get some cams and the basics(i/h/e). you'll still have a few bucks left over.

    cams = $600
    intake = $100
    header = $250
    exhaust = $300

    TOTAL = $1250

    cash left over = $110
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    The extra 20 horses in a Type S come from pistons, cams, and a ported-n-polished head and intake manifold.

    And you can get Type S pistons at groupbuycenter.com for $195.
     
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    :werd: :withstupid:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    If this is true I'll be a very happy camper.
     
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