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Lightbulb Unleash your engine?

I am hoping a few Vet's can chime in on this question.

When thinking of beefing up your ride with some power what are the steps you can and need to make to achieve this?

I understand that changing out the Camshaft with a performance will make an impact, but what if one does not exist?

If you have the means and drive how can you spec your own?

Is that the first you start with or do you think air induction?

For instance, I have a 2.3L VTECH in my 98 Accord and it has a decent punch but now being in school, I just feel like lifting it out, taking out all of the parts and putting something new in. There is no room, so I think, for a Eaton M82 because of the firewall clearance, though there is about 2 feet of room between the headers and the radiator to put a Turbo. Though there's no way it's worth dropping 3k on this rusted bucket.

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When it comes to power adders, there are simple things (like bolt-ons) and complicated things (like internals). Generally, people tend to start at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up to the more complex/expensive mods.

A few bolt-ons would include things like:

-Intake (CAI, SRI)
-Throttle body/s
-Intake Manifold
-Header
-Downpipe (with or w/o cat)
-Catback

These things will increase flow and efficiency of the engine, thus giving you a little power. A tune may be required.

Internals is where it gets tricky. These could include all sorts of fun stuff like:

-Comp cams
-bore/stroker kit
-pistons
-P&P
-Shaved head/deck
-etc.

As for your Honda, we could suggest things, but it really isn't our area of expertise. The best thing to do would be to join a forum for your car/engine and ask plenty of questions. You're sure to get more detailed answers.

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And the 2.3 is the H23, yeah?

About the same thing for the N/A Balt's...full exhaust, intake...might be a different intake manifold from another factory Honda that flows better, just check the Honda forums and Google. Tons of things to do to the H-Series, and lots of Frankinswaps. Plenty of options in the Honda world, but like I said...full exhaust, intake, and a Hondata reflash/chip of the ECU.

I just picked up a free '95 Accord 2.2 F-Series VTEC, so...I'm going to be doing a assload of maintence things to it, needs some TLC for sure. If I come across anything while researching, I'll be sure to pass off the info.

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VTEC*

And the 2.3 is the H23, yeah?

About the same thing for the N/A Balt's...full exhaust, intake...might be a different intake manifold from another factory Honda that flows better, just check the Honda forums and Google. Tons of things to do to the H-Series, and lots of Frankinswaps. Plenty of options in the Honda world, but like I said...full exhaust, intake, and a Hondata reflash/chip of the ECU.

I just picked up a free '95 Accord 2.2 F-Series VTEC, so...I'm going to be doing a assload of maintence things to it, needs some TLC for sure. If I come across anything while researching, I'll be sure to pass off the info.
Thanks! If you, or anyone on YC, need any info from ALLDATA, I do have Pro access while at UTI.

I wasn't asking for the Accord specifically, this car is....hurting. Needs tons of body work and is missing something (not sure what) from the engine compartment.
V6- Engine's aren't really for me, but good suggestion.

I just get all hyped up because my Instructor is an engine genius. Tony Stuart has raced with his motors. I had just been asking for the general approach to performance engine building. Looking for a free project car now.

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Engine Mods:
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What impresses me about Hondas is that you don't necessarily need boost to go fast. There are NA Civics and Teggys that can run low 12's. With our cars, high 14's is amazing.

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I have been given some pro info on where to buy some engine parts... I'll share

Camshafts- Comp Cams & Crower Cams
Connecting Rod Hardware- ARP .................. also polish the thin side edges up & down 'NOT" side to side
Piston Rings- Child & Albert for Lap Joint (SC/TC applications) or Total Seal for all performance application. TS has a gapless version which is recommended.


not sure if this is common knowledge but if your making pistons, call and order the rings from Company and have then send the specs to the piston company for you. Best to go with what their designed for.

I'll keep posting companies if people find this info helpful.

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What impresses me about Hondas is that you don't necessarily need boost to go fast. There are NA Civics and Teggys that can run low 12's. With our cars, high 14's is amazing.
That is impressive!

While I don't need boost....I am addicted!

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Pioneer DEH-X8500BH HU with USB Input install, Kicker KS62's, Alpine Type S 6x9's

Interior: Under Construction

Exterior Mods:
Debadged
3 side Tint
Wind Deflectors

Engine Mods:
Vibrant Performance 4-2-1 Headers
Cold Air Intake w K&N Air Filter
Siemens 42# Injectors
2.7" Quick Change Pulley

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I don't know what the H series motors are capable of. Most people talk about B18s and K20s. Have you considered doing a JDM swap? Would probably be faster and easier then rebuilding your engine.

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