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tuning for a beginner

10-01-2005, 02:46 AM
In general, what are the first few things that people do when starting to tune their stock engines? if it makes any difference, im thinking in terms of a 96-00 dx hatchback.

10-01-2005, 06:05 AM
tuning a stock engine is worthless.

maybe you are using the term "tune" incorrectly.

10-01-2005, 01:34 PM
Well it depends on what your goals are and what the budget is. I guess in your case if you have a low budget: Headers, Intake, Cat back Exhaust System, New igniton Wires & spark plugs. If you have a slightly higher budget but not enough for a swap, go with a turbo kit (drag, and rev hard are good, but with greddy you can still pass smog if your in a smog state.) and some of the other things mentioned above. otherwise just do a swap, B series are incredibly easy to do into that chasis and a skilled mechanic can have your car in & out in less than 2 days if they aren't too busy. They are pricey though,easily into the 3000 range and beyond depending on what you do.

10-02-2005, 07:24 PM
thanks alot. my car has relatively low kilometers so doing a swap at this point seems kind of dumb. ill probably stick with the low budget option for now

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