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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #1
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best ways to increase performance?

i know there isnt much aftermarket support for our v6 accords but what does everyone think the bet ways to increase hp/tq/response on my 6spd 03' accord coupe are? it already has an aem intake on it, i want to get the torque and hp up to 250, is that possible? also what can i do to regain any lost hp over the years? advise is much appreciated!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #2
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To revive some dead horses you can use seafoam, which can be found at almost any auto store.

As for torque, it's a Honda..

If you really are serious about power you can always supercharge it or do a full engine swap. Bolt ons don't really help much.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:56 PM   #3
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How much are you looking to spend. This would be a good place to start. Also is this a daily driver? What are you looking to gain out of it? Once these are answered then I think we can best help you.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #4
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get a set of crank pulley. I am doing a TW for them. If I get enough interest I will go through with it
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:04 PM   #5
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yeah it is a dd, i was thinking maybe put a grand into it, and eventually another g on some coilovers. i dont want to spend a bunch on a new exhaust right now but i do want to get some bigger sound out of it, can i remove any part of the exhaust to get it rumbling a bit more? i havent even looked at it yet i just bought the car saturday.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:21 PM   #6
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ok with that being said start with a Jpipe and test pipe since your looking to get best bang for your buck get richies jpipe and test pipe or race pipe for a tad louder sound. Get a lightweight crank pulley with a new belt. I would start with that for now and see how you like it and what direction you want to go. I might be selling my bored throttle body which I feel added a little gain a high rpms. Also how many miles are on the car? You may want to take apart the intake manifold and clean it all up and then change spark plugs. Also check the valve adjustment if that was never done.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #7
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Where are you located?
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:31 PM   #8
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there are 68k on the car, i live in between cleveland and akron in ohio

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I would seafoam it and that should be it. If you were local I wouldnt mind helping you on some other stuff but I live near Philadelphia PA.
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Old July 20th, 2009, 06:47 PM   #11
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seafoam would be a good start. I just seafoam my friend car today and damn sooo much smoke it had 80k miles on it.

If you need pulley let me know I am gaining interest in the pulley for the v6 people.

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...d.php?t=196445
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Old July 20th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #12
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already got it, unless you mean something like this under the hood

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I would seafoam it and that should be it. If you were local I wouldnt mind helping you on some other stuff but I live near Philadelphia PA.
what kind of other stuff, i am actually driving out that way on the weekend of the 1st of august

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seafoam would be a good start. I just seafoam my friend car today and damn sooo much smoke it had 80k miles on it.

If you need pulley let me know I am gaining interest in the pulley for the v6 people.

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...d.php?t=196445
I would be interested in that, i wonder what it takes to make these pulleys, a friend of the family is a master machinist, and has all the equipment necessary maybe i could figure it out and have him make a bunch cheaper!
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Old July 20th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #13
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i have 260 hp and these are all the thing that i have done

aem v2 cai
ported and polished runners,intake spacer,and intake plentom
rv6 pre cat delets
rv6 j pipe
tl type s cat back
ur crank pully
coolant bye pass mode
samco cooling hoses
sea foam 3 times
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Old July 20th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #14
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well let me know if you are. I am going to order them by the end of this week.
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What kind of oil are you running? What kind of gas are you using?
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You can use Royal purple, and switch to premium gas if your not already using it.
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Loose some weight.
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You can use Royal purple, and switch to premium gas if your not already using it.
Double BS, you must have an incredibly precise ass dyno.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 04:53 PM   #19
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Double BS, you must have an incredibly precise ass dyno.
Your entire response is BS. I'm not going to get into another debate on this sujbect with you, There are plenty of people on here that preffer premium and that use premium synthetic oil. If you can't can't deal with that statistic, too bad.
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Your entire response is BS. I'm not going to get into another debate on this sujbect with you, There are plenty of people on here that preffer premium and that use premium synthetic oil. If you can't can't deal with that statistic, too bad.
i allways used premium gas since i bought the car and allways mobil1 which is syenthetic...nothing wrong with that
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Your entire response is BS. I'm not going to get into another debate on this sujbect with you, There are plenty of people on here that preffer premium and that use premium synthetic oil. If you can't can't deal with that statistic, too bad.
What 'statistic' is that?

I use Mobil 1. I used premium fuel for almost a year. I don't care what you put in your car, but don't spread misinformation without presenting both sides. Telling people that either one adds horsepower is hearsay for the premium fuel and laughable for the synthetic unless we're counting by half horsepowers. Way too much opinion
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Loose some weight.
seriously... a lot of people wont do this cause they rather have a full interior... but for me, i gutted my trunk completely and i like to think it makes a difference. As for not having a spare, i have AAA and never use the tows so i consider that my spare
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What 'statistic' is that?

I use Mobil 1. I used premium fuel for almost a year. I don't care what you put in your car, but don't spread misinformation without presenting both sides. Telling people that either one adds horsepower is hearsay for the premium fuel and laughable for the synthetic unless we're counting by half horsepowers. Way too much opinion
Look A-Hole, I'm sorry everyone turned against you in your dyno proven thread. Its not all about adding power, like I said, there are plent of people who perffer premium gas and oil, whether for smoothness, better response, mpg. calling that BS is your opinion. None of my previous statements said that this will add hp. The OP is asking how to make his car run better.

If you have anymore problems with anythinh else I've said, why don't you send me a pm and not cloud the OP thread.
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What kind of oil are you running? What kind of gas are you using?
i just bought it on saturday, dude told me he used m 1 synthetic, i am going to keep it the same, as far as gas i use 91o or better always



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seriously... a lot of people wont do this cause they rather have a full interior... but for me, i gutted my trunk completely and i like to think it makes a difference. As for not having a spare, i have AAA and never use the tows so i consider that my spare
i would like to cut some lbs, but where should i start? and i dont really want to rip out my ass end, is our weight dist way heavy in the front?
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I have a recommendation for you even though it wont make the car any paster it will make it much more fun to drive. I highly recommend getting the tl-s front and rear sway bars for the car. It will improve the handling greatly. There are many threads on this.
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 09:38 AM   #28
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i am going to do the oil, plugs, clean the intake, and do that seafoam stuff.


i want to do the tl sways when i get my coilovers
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gutt and scrape trunk of all covers jack spare sound insulation tar...u can even take the seats out and scrape about 30lbs worth of sound deadening tar out from under the carpets there..i havent done it on my accord yet but i will soon..i did it on my 99 TL and there was about 31 pounds of tar under the driver and passenger seats i dint notice any change in sound or vibration of the car...just my.02 cents...
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Rules:

1) Never mix different blends of synthetic oils.
- Example: Going back and forth from Royal Purple to Mobil 1

2) Once you go synthethic, never go back.
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