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Old July 31st, 2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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My first performance mod's!!!!

Just ordered the Aem V2 and the Neuspeed polished strut bar. Got the V2 off ebay for 255.00 and the strut bar direct from the neuspeed website for 149.00. I know that these are probably not the best prices around, but being in Canada there is not too many places around to get performance parts. Especially for an accord. As many of you already have these installed on your car, this is nothing new and I know how much you guys like the v2 already. But I'm still excited to be gettin this stuff. Will update with pics and my install thoughts once parts arrive.

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Old August 1st, 2004, 12:21 PM   #2
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Are those Canadian figures of American??
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Old August 1st, 2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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Ya those are in US funds. Damb I just found the same strut tie bar on ebay for 50 bucks less Oh well. Guess I gotta look a little harder next time.
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Old August 11th, 2004, 06:02 PM   #4
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Well I've been busy doing mods all week, installed the V2. Damb I wasn't expecting that thing to be as loud as it is. The V2 sounds so amazing, you can't really appreciate it until you hear it for yourself. Butt dyno says it can feel an increase, I'll leave it at that. The total install took me about 3 hours to complete. The hardest part is getting the old air resonator out. But once you remove all the old air intake components the install goes fairly easy. I also just removed a wheel and the wheel well lining to do the install, no bumber removal. No need to take the bumber off at all. The one bolt on the front of the resonator is a little hard to reach but with a second hand from above to help guide a socket wrench it goes pretty easy. The instructions that come with the V2 are good. But no need to remove any coolant either as long as your car is complety cooled down. Just take one hose end of at a time and use a rag to catch the very small amount that comes out. Now that the V2 is installed I love it and definatly worth the money.

Also installed the Neuspeed strut tower bar. Simple install with the instructions that come with it. The difference in front end stability is very noticable. A lot less tire squeal and just an overall stiffer feeling in the front end of the car. A nice looking peice but I'm sure the stock 6 speed tower is just as effective.

Ordered my 04 TL 20mm sway bar on Monday and received and installed the next day. Only $80CDN in parts. Installed in my driveway, with just some basic wrenches, sockets and allen keys. What is up with those things? why couldn't they have made a nut that you didn't have to hold with an allen key while you use a wrench on it . Other than the pain of those things the install is pretty easy. The price of this mod and the result is well worth it, IMO the back end is a lot more stable and I didn't notice hardly any stiffer of a ride. Still quite smooth. Same as with the strut tower install, the tire squeall is a lot less on aggressive turning.

Upgaded the four speakers with JVC for about $180CDN. JVC CS-VX620 6 1/2" 150 watt in the front and JVC CS-XV6930 6" x 9" 240 watt in the rear. These speakers are the best bang for the buck. The sound is a lot crisper and cleaner and no distortion at all. The base is increased slightly but would like a nice 12" JBL to finish it off. . Had to drill some new holes to accomodate the speakers in the front and put a foam gasket around to help seal the sides of the speakers. Also in the rear deck had to trim the underside of the grill due to this ring of plastic the surrounds the perimmiter of the speaker on the grill. Then everything fit great.


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Quote: "The difference in front end stability is very noticable. A lot less tire squeal and just an overall stiffer feeling in the front end of the car"

Not trying to steal your thunder here, but how does the front tower brace increase stability and reduce tire squeal?
Is the stock AV6 frame so weak? I can only imagine that happen with ultra high performance 255 wide tires turning at a lateral 1.0g's

Correct me if I wrong, but I would expect much less from a strut brace .. at most reduced frame flex creaking.
For your TL rear sway bar, now that does improve handling and reduce tire squeal by bringing the car to a more neutral stance during hard turning.

All in all, good mods!
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Old August 11th, 2004, 09:02 PM   #6
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That's purrrrrrty, very purrty.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 01:37 PM   #7
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Hmm, I have the same suspension mods as you and I get MORE tire squeal.
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Old August 12th, 2004, 06:11 PM   #8
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Hmm, I have the same suspension mods as you and I get MORE tire squeal.

Well all that I know is that I tried taking the same corners at the same speed as before and it reduced tire squeal for me anyway. Maybe your just pushing your car harder than you did before
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good to hear about your mods. I just installed my V2 today and for some reason, i had a lot of trouble. Maybe im just a noob, but when people talk about the V2 installation, they make it sound so easy. I had to remove my tire AND slightly loosen up the bumper.

is there a problem with the breather/coolant hose coming off after a short period of tym? or will it stay on perfectly? its because i dont have a clamp for it...=(
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good to hear about your mods. I just installed my V2 today and for some reason, i had a lot of trouble. Maybe im just a noob, but when people talk about the V2 installation, they make it sound so easy. I had to remove my tire AND slightly loosen up the bumper.

is there a problem with the breather/coolant hose coming off after a short period of tym? or will it stay on perfectly? its because i dont have a clamp for it...=(
Yes, I also had to remove the tire, but had a second set of hands to help inside the engine bay, so I never had to loosen the bumper. Um and about the hose's coming off I'd definatly get some hose clamps from the hardware store or home-depot. Probably when the pressure starts building up eventually those hose's could come off. They wouldn't of included them if you didn't need em. What happened to yours?
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are you referring to the black zip ties? i was about to use those but i was told that it wouldnt be strong enough to hold the pipes.
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are you referring to the black zip ties? i was about to use those but i was told that it wouldnt be strong enough to hold the pipes.

No those black zip ties are just for electrical wires and such, you should of received some silver looking hose clamps, to go around the hoses where they attach to their fittings.
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damn, i didnt have anything like that in the bag. I guess AEM forgot to put it in there?
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damn, i didnt have anything like that in the bag. I guess AEM forgot to put it in there?
you can always just buy some at any auto parts store for pennies
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eh...chewy, you think you could spot me a few and i'll pay you back?
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eh...chewy, you think you could spot me a few and i'll pay you back?

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