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Old 02-01-2009, 05:48 PM
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Hi i have a 2000 accord ex coupe (4 cylinder 5 speed) and my friend said he could install a short shift kit and cold air intake in my car, but i just wanted to know if it was worth it, will i notice a big difference in performance by installing these things? thanks
 
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Old 02-01-2009, 05:56 PM
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A minimal but noticeable gain in performance from a CAI..

And the short shifter basically shortens your throw..A good mod for comfort..
 
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:27 PM
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It won't turn it into a 396 Camaro but it will help a bit as cjdm mentioned.
 
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ok thanks guys...
and how much horsepower (roughly) would the CAI add??
 
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:50 PM
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It won't turn it into a 396 Camaro but it will help a bit as cjdm mentioned.
your right, it will still be reliable.

as for the hp, not much.
 
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I wouldnt expect more than 15 hp, but they add a cool whooshing sound. I'd say it would be a good investment

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Old 02-01-2009, 11:27 PM
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15hp? I doubt that, 3hp maybe.

I had Intake, Exhaust, Cat delete, intake manifold, throttle body, header, new plugs and wires, hondata, and a dyno tune on my car and it made like 25-30whp over stock.
 
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Well, they vary from car to car. Some get 5 hp, others I heard get 10 hp, and I admit, I was a little exagerated there.

And since were on the subject of CAI, I told my friend (who really doesn't know much about cars, he tries to compare himself to me) that I was going to hurt my engine with that Injen SRI that you guys suggested to me. I was like, "no, I wont." But he kept telling me that. Will a SRI hurt my engine? I seriously doubt it, but I have been wrong about things before, so ill ask people smarter than me

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Old 02-01-2009, 11:37 PM
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I see no possible way of it hurting your car. I personally have one on both my cars, all my friends have them, every hawwr on this site has one.
 
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Thank you! I didnt explane what happened that well what... happened, but I was discussing the plans for my Accord, and I mentioned the SRI and he told me it would hurt my engine. He didnt believe me when I said, "What are you smoking? Why would people buy something that would hurt their car (to a certain extent)?" He's just stubborn, and tries to stump me because I know a whole lot more about cars than he does. Me and my other friend was staring at him oddly after he said that.

Thanks for the info!

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