RSX Acura's entry into the sport compact class combines high horsepower and cutting edge suspension to give the driver the feel of a race ready sports car...

how much horsepower boost?

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Old 12-10-2006, 03:41 AM
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if i was to put on a cold air, exhaust, header and a computer chip how much horsepower would i gain?
 
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Old 03-02-2007, 05:09 AM
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If you're lucky, around40 whp.


I dyno'd at 174 whp(200 bhp) stock, and 198 whp with injen cai, dc race header, dc exhaust


I recentlyinstalled kpro and I'm hoping for atleast 215 whp with the dynotune.
 
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:03 AM
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yeah i jus bought a 2002 RSX Base... automatic.. .


i got one leg thats why its an automatic. lost in in Ramadi.


can someone tell me how to get this car to 230 HP without turbo kit. nos and super chargers?


like headers.exhaust. cold air..


what else can i do?


blow of valves?


whats the best stuff i can buy?


i have 2000 for mods
 
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Old 03-03-2007, 01:00 AM
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230 whp without turbo, in a baseRSX,would cost you around... the same amount, if not more than a turbo. If you had intake/header/exhaust/ecu/cams & valvetrain along with a stroke/bore to 2.2liter w/new pistons, con rods, & crankshaft... You might get 230-250 whp.


That's about $5,000-$8,000 worth of parts. Not including labor.


My suggestion- k24swap (tsx/accord engine) $3000-$5000


it wont put you at 230 whp since you want the automatic version. But with the 2.4 liter engine your performance gains will be much greater. If you had the k24 with intake/header/exhaust/ecu you'd definately be making over 230 whp.


or you could just buy a 100-shot of nitrous. $700


But nitrous is dangerous!


P.S. - A "blow off valve" is part of a turbo kit.Edited by: RSXcess201
 
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:56 PM
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hey guy


thanks for the tip...


but i dont wanna do a swap or the turbo kit becuase i hear it will murder the engine. i just want my car to perform better without the turbo but have a better fuel economy?


i dont know what im trying to get at


thanks
 
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:02 AM
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You can do plenty w/ 2k. but you need a direction. If you Acheive the horsepower you want, what will you do with it? Drag it? take it to a circuit type track? I ask because the performance you want might be achived by suspension and drive train mods.
 
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Old 03-06-2007, 03:46 AM
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im not really into racing or anything...


i jus want to have confidence in my car


i want it to be able to maneuvar tight corners and accelerate at a faster rate than the average car.


i live in boston. we need to fight our way through traffic.


i also take trips to Fort meade andthat is 415 miles on the highway... i wanna do that as fast as possible while conserving gas,,,
 
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Cool, now I understand. I've never driven a RSX automatic. I'll test drive one this weekend so I can get a feel for the car. I'm thinkin since you live it a metro area that your car needs to pass emissions testing? Major engine upgrades can make passing that test harder.To make the car more nimble and steadythere is always room for improvementon suspension and steering.The type s and r versions of your carhave different/better suspension setups. Also,aftermarketrimsnot only look cool but can be alot lighter which equals less rotating mass.Same with the pulleys in your engine.Let me drive the car and I'll get back to youSat. evening
 
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Really? cool thanks.


ive ordered K N cold air intake and DC headers and DC exhaust system..


where can i find an ECU chip?
 
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:10 AM
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when u say suspension...


do u mean struts? sway bars? coil something?


do i need to upgrade all of those things?


could u explain what each part of the suspension system does?
 

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