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2003 Honda Accord V6 coupe - where to start?

Old 01-16-2010, 12:26 PM
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Question 2003 Honda Accord V6 coupe - where to start?

Okay so I have my 2003 Honda Accord V6 coupe. It has 115,000 miles on it, leather interior, after market rims, and I got it for a little over 5k.

Anyway, where do I start? I wanna give it as big of a performance boosts I can with a little over $1,000. I am a beginner with cars, but my friend is a mechanic, so I just wanna get a basis of what I should ask him to do. I have heard about turbo charging, would that be a possibility? What would I have to replace?
Old 01-17-2010, 12:28 AM
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hmmm, well its is fairly impossible to get huge improvemets with only 1000$. what type of performance are you looking for? corning and handling, or downright straight line speed?
Old 01-20-2010, 02:02 PM
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I'd start by changing your timing belt, spark plugs, new fuel injectors, and fuel filter if you havent already done so. The first thing that i would do is get a set of camshafts from the 3rd gen TL-S(2004 - 2007). These are interchangeable with ours, and a cold air intake system w/ a bypass valve or short ram system w/ a heat-shield, intake spacer, and a j pipe and you will see a huge difference on the performance. All this plus labor if you don't know how to install it yourself should be running you around 1k or a little bit more.
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