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Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Hey guys,

I just brought a Prelude 2.2 VTEC VTI stock and was looking for opinons which is the first thing i should modify for acceleration?

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

cheapest way: weight reduction

otherwise... why cant people use search?! pointless to everyone make new topic about same old things what can be found easily!
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Not really "cheapest" just a good way to increase the acceleration,

I did do some research but since i am not much of an mechanic buff it kinda fell of deaf ears, so i was just hoping for some simple straightforward advice.

Thanks for your reply anyway i will have a look
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

If you cant do these things by yourself, it doubles the amount of money what you're gonna need if you want more power.
Everything effects on everything, you cannot just change/bolt on one thing and expect gains. You have to think/plan the bigger picture.

and is it really worth it? you can put several thousands $ to the engine before you can notice anything... Id say that get good coilovers, they make difference and maintenance your car properly. If you want faster car, buy one.
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Money is not an issue, ill look into it though.
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

to make a good/noticiable build you have to change EVERYTHING from the intake filter to the exhaust muffler

Air intake 150$
Intake Manifold 400$
Injectors & Fuelrail 280$
Cams & cam gears 750$
Valves & stuff 700$
Pistons 600$
Header & exhaust 900$ + cat
Ecu & harness 250$ + tuning
new clutch & flywheel 600$
+ OEM seals and little stuff like

and then you have spend over 4600$ and you have just the parts..and god knows how much the installing work costs if youre not doing those things by yourself
so you spend atleast 10 000 $ and what do you gain, 60 hp? Buying faster car is much cheaper.

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Welcome bud. There are tons of Member's ride's threads that could help you in this area. 1badbb6, ogsmakedade, 98vtec, EBPLUDESH, all come to mind. You can start with I/H/E….Intake: AEM V2 or K&N typhoon…hytech header, and your choice of full 3" all the way back exhaust. Now as for more, check out some other people's member's ride threads and see what YOU want to do and how far you want to go. Oh, and TypeT…the guy already said money was not an issue, so chill!
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

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Oh, and TypeT…the guy already said money was not an issue, so chill!
there are people who doesnt realize how expensive is to get hp, they think that you get power with couple hundreds
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

yeah I know…but this guy is all for anything that will make that power. It is sad that the H22 doesn't respond well to bolt-ons…so you have to really work everything about it to get significant power gains.
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Ive been laughing this a lot: it would have been easier to get a civic

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

haha…eh, everybody's got a civic and has done it better than the last man. But having a prelude is different…faster and not half as many people have one
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

yeah, everybody has Civic Type R EP3 here...one almost in every town!
I know that you ment those older ones but anyway. you can find much easier parts for them, though.. and more mod parts, of course. but they're not that cool than ludes In this city where I live there is 2 ludes and one is mine

only minus is that lude is little bit heavier than those civics...but Im working on that thing also ;) few carbon fiber & aluminium parts to replace oem to reduce little bit of weight

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

exactly my friend. I'll probably try some weight reduction next summer as well I think. Already got some light wheels… Motegi MR125's…things are 16 pounds
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^oh, I have 2 sets of OZ's (17" for winter & 18" summer)

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

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Motegi MR125's…things are 16 pounds
My advans only weigh 11 pounds.

Sorry, had to pop in and be a dick since I haven't been around much lately haha.
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

yeah thats you. Im not so much a fan of the Advan, man. Besides…not that many people have Motegi's…and i have yet to see my wheels on another car…and I did say yet
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

Try getting a vtec ecu tuning module lets you control when you want the vtex to kick in at a certain rpm works great with the h22 and gives you much more power, and pretty cheap
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

If your really serious about wanting better acceleration, get a M2P4 short ratio transmission from a H22a8 99+ VTi or a U2Q7 LSD short ratio transmission from an Accord Type-R. Mind you for the price you could spend on modding your H22a5 you could could buy a 99+ VTi with the H22a8, 197bhp from the factory instead of 185bhp in the H22a5 (plus many other advantages). The short ratio gearbox makes quite a difference, I owned a 97 VTi before I bought my current 2000 VTi.
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Mind you for the price you could spend on modding your H22a5 you could could buy a 99+ VTi with the H22a8, 197bhp from the factory instead of 185bhp in the H22a5 (plus many other advantages).
well, actually that 185 is only what factory declares, in reality H22A5 have 195hp (atleast dyno proved that from my 1998 stock A5)

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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

I find that doubtfull (not impossible I suppose) but a similar aged H22a is 197 and that has a higher comp than the a5. The a5 is just an OBDII version of the a2 and I have never heard of an a5 or a2 make anywhere near that as standard. Personally I would put that high figure down to the dyno it was recorded on.
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Re: Modifying 1997 2.2 VTI

144,7kw exactly... well it had AEM CAI, but I dont think that would add that much gain
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