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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:29 am

hey guys was wondering if anyone here did any sort of car tuning or racing or modding their REAL rides haha.
i personally am starting to mod my car. just going for the looks tho cuz i don't know much about performance and it looks more pricy.

what about you guys.
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Post by AR Forbidden on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:03 am

I've got a 99 eclipse gsx that is modded. And its going to be setup for road racing when its all done. Actually getting some stuff installed right now.
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Post by AR SpaceShuttle on Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:12 pm

I have a modded 2001 Nissan Maxima that has only cosmetic mods. I'm sure I could help you with some of your cosmetic mods.
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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:20 pm

thats nice! yeah i only have cosmetic mods so far. i installed one of those lightweight performance wing on my acura rex couple days ago to see how it would feel. i kinda like it then i don't haha
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:22 pm

How big is it? I hate the park benches on stock cars. I've always been performance over looks. If you need/want any advice i can help.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:32 pm

its a 52" aluminum gt wing. il post a pic of it once this raining stops haha.
yeah some advice would be nice. I'm not entirely sure what i want to improve in performance but what about something thats not too expensive. any ideas?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:35 pm

Start with the basics. Intake for sure. But then you need to think about your goals. Honda/acura like bolt ons a lot. So intake maybe exhaust. Then throttle body's so forth.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:37 pm

yeah i was looking at that the other day. is it easy installing it?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:42 pm

Intakes? Yea take about 20 min.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:59 pm

alright thats good. what website you recommend for great quality?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:54 pm

http://www.andysautosport.com/ That's one of the sites I use. What year is your rsx?

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Post by AR SpaceShuttle on Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:38 pm

Have you ever had any problems with that site, Forbidden? I've heard a ton of bad things about them.. But they might've changed.
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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:57 pm

its a 2002 rsx. how much should a good intake cost around? and what kind of and problems have you heard about that site shuttle?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:31 pm

Probably around 200 or so.

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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:09 pm

Also, it depends on the type on intake you want.  Cold air which gets air from behind the front wheel and compresses better or short ram which just gives it less space to travel.  If you live in a area with a lot of rain I don't suggest cold air since if you suck up water say goodbye to the motor.  But AEM intakes are good on Honda platforms.  The V2 cold air is solid as a friend of mine had it on his integra. But whats your goal? I know it's early but are you wanting a street car? A street/drag car? Street/track car? Show car?
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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Tue Feb 11, 2014 2:13 am

whats the difference between street or track? i may want a show car but i don't want to lower it, i just don't like it lol. cold intake then it may not be good for me because the rsx is my only car and i have to drive it in the rain when going to school.
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Post by AR Forbidden on Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:58 am

Some cold air's have a bag for the rain but its frankly your call. Some people have both and swap them out. Track cars need lot of suspension and brakes where street its kind of more power or what your tastes are.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:43 am

im gonna install an intake then. probably one that i don't have to swap out the bags like you said so its good for rain too if such thing exist lol. hows your car going? how much have you spent in it to make it a road race so far?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:46 am

Too much lol. The motor build was around 8k. 2k going in for engine control right now. Some other stuff here and there so I'd put it at about 14k so far. And not even close to done. I have the whole suspension to go and braking. Then more power. Then maybe carbon fiber hood, hatch, splitter, and maybe a carbon fiber wing if I think the downforce is needed.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:52 am

wow thats equal to a new car almost!!! I'm not familiar with what a splitter is tho.
are you gonna be racing in tournaments with this or is it a track to race for a hobby?
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Post by AR Forbidden on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:54 am

Splitter is what most people call a front lip. It helps the the air go under the car smoother. I plan on starting out as just a casual racer doing track days and so forth. If I want to compete I might look into a different car that can be stripped of the interior or something.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:58 am

oh now i see what it is. doesn't really look like it can improve the car that much such a small thing along the front bumper. stripped of the interior like what you mean by that.
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Post by AR Forbidden on Thu Feb 13, 2014 3:00 am

Its just areo dynamics. I'm not sure how much it helps but it may at 100 mph+. And I mean taking out the stero, back seats, passenger seat, A/C, anything that isn't necessary.

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Post by AR skeptical 2o9 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:59 am

oh a weight reduction dam. did you install new shocks in your car? i need some for mine but DAM i didn't think such small thing cost that much..
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Post by AR Forbidden on Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:45 am

I will before too long. New suspension all together will go in. My car only has 100k miles but want new stuff if its hitting the track.

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