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h22a torque upgrade

I currenty own a 1992 prelude with a H22a engine swap and after market headers, now is there anything thing else i can add that will add torque and wont put a big hole in my wallet
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

Nitrous.
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Turbo.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

He said he doesn't want to put a big hole in his wallet. You're going to drop a few grand getting a decent RELIABLE turbo setup. You can get a reliable nitrous setup for $500-$1000. Just don't get crazy with it.

If you're really cheap though...just gut your car.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

I was being sarcastic lol, and I thought you were too. Didn't know you could run a reliable nitrous setup for that low.

However, a grand isn't really all that cheap, he could prolly get an intake, full exhaust and new fpr and possibly a tune for under a G.

Maybe not the tune though.
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However, a grand isn't really all that cheap, he could prolly get an intake, full exhaust and new fpr and possibly a tune for under a G.
You don't really need to upgrade your FPR, it's fine. Unless it's broken or you're gonna be pushing ridic amounts of power.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

idk, people have said putting on bolt ons reduced power til they bumped the fuel pressure...
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

You can get around 12lb-ft and 12hp with an underdrive pulley. But that isn't a crazy amount. There really isn't a cheap way to add torque to a small engine.

Displacement is the key.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

You never mention your actual budget. Drop $350.00 shipped(Honda-Tech price) for a Hytech Replica header. As most of us know, these Tri-Y header puts out good numbers(10-15whp) untuned.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

I need to pick up a better header eventually...

Dunno what make mine is.
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I need to pick up a better header eventually...

Dunno what make mine is.
Yeah, I'm only making 187whp/147-ish wtq on a dynojet with my S2 Pro2 cams & Pro valvetrains. Reason I think is my stupid egay header and bad stock cat that is holding me back which is why it stopped at 187 after multiple runs.

I'm getting my Hytech Replica header + Magnaflow Hi-Flow cat next week. Woot Woot!

I'm going back for a retune once I drop these two new parts in.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

I was kinda wondering the same thing,

I'm mostly looking for low rpm power as my lude is my DD

will a Hytech replica header + let's say a Megan racing cat-back will give me more high or low end power ? or both lol ?
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well thanks guys for the advice
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hey no problem...


Your bill comes to $237.45





Will that be cash or charge?
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

i would vote for a lightened flywheel, it take less torque from the motor to spin so more power will get to the ground. and the motor will rev like a street bike. i want one bad.
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i would vote for a lightened flywheel, it take less torque from the motor to spin so more power will get to the ground. and the motor will rev like a street bike. i want one bad.
well you'd need a balance shaft eliminator kit too for it to rev like a bike, but the lightweight flywheel definitly helps
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

Balance shaft eliminator kit? Is that what the second small belt next to the timing belt connects to? Why would that help make it rev harder? I never heard of it. Is that expensive and safe? Sounds cool. I drove an older 5 spd SHO with a lightened flywheel and the revs would rise and fall very quickly. Any faster would be nutty!!!
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Doing the balance shaft elimination removes about 22 lbs of rotating mass from your motor.

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I never heard of it. Is that expensive and safe?
Kaizenspeed makes a kit for it, it's about $130, so not that expensive at all. And yes it is safe.
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Thanks dude, i never even knew. 22 lbs!!? thats insane!
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Yep. There's 2 balance shafts that way 11lbs apiece.
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Re: h22a torque upgrade

Yup. The balance shaft eliminator kit will help engine response the same way a lightweight flywheel does. Less weight the engine has to turn means you can rev up and down faster.

Which is definitly something I gotta do when I finally do my engine swap, so I'll let you know how it works out in oh....about a year.
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