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What Would U Do With $350 For Hp

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by flyguy7732, Feb 14, 2003.

  1. flyguy7732

    flyguy7732 Junior Member

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    Ok i have an 89 CRX SI ...im droppin a b16a in it this weekend....and im gonnna have about $350 to play with right after the swap i know its not alot but i wanna do something for that amount that will add the most horsepower for now being... what should i do?
     
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    onefastcivic Senior Member

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    AEM intake werd :hitit:
     
  3. brc80

    brc80 Senior Member

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    You could get yourself a custom exuast system bent, and still get a CAI, or get a header, if you plan on staying NA.
     
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    flyguy7732 Junior Member

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    ok well i plan on a turbo in the future ...so i dont wanna do headers ..thanx for the idea though .
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    AEM V2 Cold Air Intake....they have reported a 14.9hp gain at the wheels on a D16Y7 motor. Imagine what it will do for your B16.
     
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    mwvnos Senior Member

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    get a used nos kit....thats power for cheap!! :D
     
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    ekPhred Senior Member

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    yea, i've heard alot of stuff about those v2's, i've heard alot of hype about them having big gains, i guess somebody's gonna have to buy it and test it out...

    anyway, what i would do IMO is i would get an exhaust and get the piping for it.
    i have a ES oval muffler on my ride right now and it only cost me like 95 bucks. i'm pretty sure some of you have heard about that muffler. it looks stock and has a nice sound to it. plus, you would have money to spare to go to jack n the box or somethng and get 2 tacos for 99 cent. mMmMM

    peace!

    ps: i would post a pic of my car w/ the muffler but dont know how, any help?
     
  8. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    If it is saved to your computer, go to the "The gallery is now open!" link at the top of the page, create a gallery, upload photos, then once you have it uploaded, right click to find out the properties. There will be something like sourse of webadress, copy that and once you want to put it in a thread, go to the IMG button then just paste the web adress there. (i know others could have said it in less words sorry)

    Back to cars. Is turbo a defent yes? If it is but it might be like a few months, make yourself a CAI. All parts needed will cost you under $70 and does just as good as the good old AEM system. Go to teamdelsol.com and in there how-to's or tech, they have a good write up on how to do it. (it is for a del sol but it is basicly the same.)
     
  9. Darivative

    Darivative Guest

    Your in the price range for a nice intake manifold, definitly a power adder.
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    you have to relocate the battery for an intake to the hatch on B16A rexes, so....I'd say skunk2 IM from ALLJDM
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    LEts see...

    If you are good on ebay and partstrader you can easily find stuff for your ride.

    Heres what I did...I had to get a header. intake, and exhaust for under 350 dollars. Check this out

    Ebay:

    AEM short air intake: 72 dollars shipped
    Powertech 4-2-1 ceramic header: 163 dollars shipped

    Parts trader:

    5Zigen Fireball cat-back exhaust: 200 Shipped

    Ok so I am over but if you find a brand new 5Zigen catback I bet you would find the money damn quick to get it too. :)
     
  12. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Used nitrous kit- there have been several ZEX kits posted here in the past few weeks that could have been bought for that price.
     
  13. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    save the 350 for the turbo.

    everything above that was psoted will simply be thrown out down the road. so why bother.

    plan ahead, save money.

    don't do what i did. lol buy swap- by 3123123 parts for it. change mind. sell out. take 50% loss. start over like an asshole. lather, repeat if desired
     
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    i agree with brian if it is a for sure thing you are getting a turbo, then logically you wont need a CAI, it will go to no use besides the filter... exhaust, you will prolly have to upgrade it when you do get your turbo kit... only things i can think of for you t get that will help later when you get the turbo? larger throttle body, and intake manifold port matched... but TBs are expensive now-a-days... look for a used one that has been ported


    but with 350... put it away in your bank account and save for the turbo or some internal work so that when you do strap on the turbo you will be less likely to blow your motor in the long run or under heavy boost
     
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    yea, if you're going turbo for sure, i agree with all the peeps here, you might as well save your moola and go big when you have the dough

    peace!
     
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    alright ..thanx alot guys that sounds good ..i think i will prolly look for a ported throttle body and then just save...i appreciate the help ..thanx again
     
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    It should all go into the bank and save up for an engine swap. Why piss a lot of money on mods that will give you like 2 hp when you can do a swap and get better gains with more potential.
     
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    i do believe he is already about to swap a b16a... and he has an extra 350 laying around from the swap CASH that he wanted to put in the car or save for the turbo...

    swap was already done :)
     
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    I know this is going to get you any power but why not put the money away and save up for a brake upgrade(or buy used components online, I personally don't recommend used braking system parts this but I'm trying to cover all aspects) if you don't already have one. This is the part that most people neglect. With all that extra power of a B16 and a turbo you might need to start thinking about bringing that car to a stop.
     
  20. JDM_Civic07

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    NOS KIT!!! then you could always to 2 1/2 in. piping if u have money left over. just check out e-bay for the nos kit or damn just ask around... :spin:
     
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