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hey guys im new to the honda world and i just bought a 92 prelude with a full jdm swap with ecu, harness, and the lsd 5spd transmission. Im wanting to keep it a daily driver but I would like to add some more power under the hood.
I've already put some bolt-ons in like the intake, header, and exhaust. Im just wondering if there is anything else i can do to add a little more power without doing a full build.

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Lol I suppose this would count as an introduction, so this may or may not be moved (welcome to the site btw ) but honestly there is no good way to make good power without actually building. Bolt ons just add a little power to the butt dyno, you would be lucky to see a 10hp increase with all of your bolt ons. Unless you have spent a few grand. (IE $800+ header, $300 PWJDM Whale Penis Intake or you could go with a DIY Icebox type of thing, $100+ Carsound hi-flow Cat, $1200+ Mugen Twin Loop, etc, etc.) I could see those bolt ons in combination making some nice power, but your basic DC and Thermal stuff, not so much.
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Lol I suppose this would count as an introduction, so this may or may not be moved (welcome to the site btw ) but honestly there is no good way to make good power without actually building. Bolt ons just add a little power to the butt dyno, you would be lucky to see a 10hp increase with all of your bolt ons. Unless you have spent a few grand. (IE $800+ header, $300 PWJDM Whale Penis Intake or you could go with a DIY Icebox type of thing, $100+ Carsound hi-flow Cat, $1200+ Mugen Twin Loop, etc, etc.) I could see those bolt ons in combination making some nice power, but your basic DC and Thermal stuff, not so much.
I beg to differ. I have seen an eby header, CAI and muffler drop a 1/4 mile time drastically. Hell I put a CAI on my car and a muffler and dropped it half a second. You can see good numbers from bolt ons. Sure you will get better results from more expensive stuff but cheap stuff still does work. IT also depends on the combination of stuff you have.
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You can upgrade your fuel system, walboro 255 fuel pump, bigger injectors, aem fuel rail, ect. You could also pick up a good test pipe and eliminate your cat. Then get a skunk2 intake manifold along with skunk2 throttle body. Then hit the dyno and i bet you would get another 25-30 hp all together with the things you've already added while spending about a grand on the new goodies.
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I beg to differ. I have seen an eby header, CAI and muffler drop a 1/4 mile time drastically. Hell I put a CAI on my car and a muffler and dropped it half a second. You can see good numbers from bolt ons. Sure you will get better results from more expensive stuff but cheap stuff still does work. IT also depends on the combination of stuff you have.
Weren't you the same guy that said you support the FMU saying it is every bit as reliable as a Stand Alone Unit? Please dude. Let's meet in the middle. You gotta know your **** if you are gonna buy cheap parts, you can't lego build your way to power, you have to design your engine to do what you want it to and to suit your goals and needs. Don't just buy **** because it is cheap, research. And for the most part when you do research you see that you see far better gains when you go with reputable brands, and that bolt ons don't add much power to our Honda's little I4, unless you are running a K series.
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Weren't you the same guy that said you support the FMU saying it is every bit as reliable as a Stand Alone Unit? Please dude. Let's meet in the middle. You gotta know your **** if you are gonna buy cheap parts, you can't lego build your way to power, you have to design your engine to do what you want it to and to suit your goals and needs. Don't just buy **** because it is cheap, research. And for the most part when you do research you see that you see far better gains when you go with reputable brands, and that bolt ons don't add much power to our Honda's little I4, unless you are running a K series.
Ahhh brick you beat me to it. I used to be and 'off the shelf' tuner when i was a kid, and then got annoyed and minimal gains so went and threw about $8000 at my engine alone and ended up with a real sleeper.
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Entirely. Power is created through design and engineer, not just tossing parts at an engine and expecting results. Its all well thought out planning and each part must compliment the next and the one before it.
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Weren't you the same guy that said you support the FMU saying it is every bit as reliable as a Stand Alone Unit? Please dude. Let's meet in the middle. You gotta know your **** if you are gonna buy cheap parts, you can't lego build your way to power, you have to design your engine to do what you want it to and to suit your goals and needs. Don't just buy **** because it is cheap, research. And for the most part when you do research you see that you see far better gains when you go with reputable brands, and that bolt ons don't add much power to our Honda's little I4, unless you are running a K series.
1. I didnt say FMU' are every bit as reliable or that they are just as good. They get teh job done for a very inexpensive cost.

2. I do kno wmy ****. I dont buy stuff just because it is cheap. Give me a little more respect than to think that I think ebay headers and high end headers will give the same results and the same quality... I know that reputable brands will give you more increases with better quality. der deh der.... but not everyone has 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 to spend on a freakin Honda that they use as their DD. People still want to do stuff to their rides and want to see gains but cant throw down the dough.

3. You also need to not only know your stuff you need to know your people. From the questions people ask and how they ask it you can tell if they have alot of money or if they even care that much or how much they actually know about their stuff. Based on that I make my replys to best suit their needs and capabilities. Who knows if this guy will ever do anything to his ride...

4. Point is I know my stuff but I can resion with the kids that dont have alot of money and want a lil excitement and to not have a stock ride. We arent all spoiled lil rich kids...

5. Its all personal opinion and preference. If you find it ok to spend 10k on your car to get it to move a lil quicker rather than spend half the money on the car and spend the other half on something more valuable in life than go ahead. To each his own.

So all that being said I fully respect your choice of wanting quality parts. I would if I could. But when reality hits alot of people cant. So I will meet you anywhere you want. Half way or all the way and you can show up in whatever you want and I will be rollin in a Pinto or whatever life hands me at that time.

No disrespect bro I appreciate your O2 and I was just givin you mine.

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Lol props for a totally baller and educated post and rebuttle to my previous statements. No harm, no foul. We cool?
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Lol we cool man. No bickering just layin it down lol.
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You can upgrade your fuel system, walboro 255 fuel pump, bigger injectors, aem fuel rail, ect. You could also pick up a good test pipe and eliminate your cat. Then get a skunk2 intake manifold along with skunk2 throttle body. Then hit the dyno and i bet you would get another 25-30 hp all together with the things you've already added while spending about a grand on the new goodies.
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