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#1 of 342 Honda Accord Upgrades
Mar 27, 2005 (9:45 pm)
I just recently bought a 1992 Honda Accord Sedan EX.
I would like to upgrade this car a bit, however i am new at this and dont even know where to start.
I want to upgrade horsepower and engine performance.
Please post some good upgrades with full names and maybe some web sites so i can see the products.
Your help will be greatly appriciated, Thank you.
#2 of 342 Re: Honda Accord Upgrades [dandanman]
Mar 28, 2005 (5:57 am)
You have a generation 4 Honda accord ( 90-93) doe searches on 1992 or generation 4 Honda Accord on the internet look for performance, upgrades, modifications.
The best upgrades:
(1) Cold air intake 10-15 hp
(2) Headers 5-10 hp
(3) cat-back exhaust 5-8 hp
You can also repalce pistons, camshaft, etc. but then you are looking at lots of $$$
You might want to look at sawy bars, suspension , shocks.
Mar 28, 2005 (8:05 am)
Those are good starters. Also keep in mind that his suggestion for suspension upgrades is worthwhile, because sometimes you can go faster without adding any HP at all! Some track racers say that superior brakes and supsension is worth at least 50HP on the track.
#4 of 342 Larger Tires for Accord
Apr 10, 2005 (5:44 am)
I just bought a 2005 Accord EX Sedan. One of my few gripes are the tiny wheels (and the LED display on the radio during the day, but that's another topic). I'd like to upgrade to a wider/larger tire. What is optimum size/width so the tires look good in proportion to the body? Do I have to buy brand new rims, too? I'd like to be able to use the stock rims (new ones are nice but expensive!!!) and only pay for the new tires. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#5 of 342 Re: Larger Tires for Accord [msobw]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 10, 2005 (8:13 am)
You might post your question here to the rep from the Tire Rack who runs a forum here at Edmunds:
Ask Conner at the Tire Rack.
However, once you get an answer, I'd work with a tire shop you trust locally to actually agree to fit your new tires and then check them carefully for clearance before you buy them.
A wide tire might LOOK like it fits but when you corner hard, the body roll could cause contact with the fender wells.
So if I were you I wouldn't push the size thing too far---a theoretical fit may not be an actual fit. Give yourself some slack.
#6 of 342 msobw / Rolling Stock Upgrade
Apr 10, 2005 (10:43 am)
I agree with you that the factory tire and rim combo looks disproportionately small on the gen 7 Accord since Honda "thickened" the body (the gen 6 Accord looks slimmer in comparison but is only 0.7 inch shorter and 0.2 inch lower). Blame it on the current "design language" of sedans.
To your point, some food for thought: 1) Keeping the 16" rim and upsizing the tire will have minimal visual effect because it's mostly the rim that draws the eye, 2) Upsizing - or increasing the diameter of - only the tire will have some effect on drivability and odometer reading (tire size is tied to transmission gear ratios/odometer/etc).
My recommendation is to go "plus 1" with a 17" rim and 215/50/17 or 235/45/17 tires. Rolling diameter of those sizes is very near stock, and if it matters - the tires have as long a treadlife as the 16 inchers (treadlife plunges starting with 18 inchers). Price-wise, they start at $80 each online. On the rims, stay within +48 to +55 mm of offset to avoid fender rubbing. Lastly, so much the better if the rim is under 19 lbs - heavier rims accelerate drivetrain and suspension wear & tear.
#7 of 342 auto traction control installation
Apr 18, 2005 (6:43 pm)
I have a 2001 Accord 4 cylinder 5 speed and would like to know if it is possible to install OEM automatic traction control in the car. I really enjoy the car but it is pathetic in the snow during the winter months (with the tires that I am running). I am sure that there is a way to programme the ECM to brake the spinning wheel when traction is lost at low speeds. The car has ABS so I feel that ATC should be possible. Any info on the subject would be appreciated.
Apr 19, 2005 (11:35 am)
Wouldn't it be a lot cheaper and easier to get some decent snow tires?
#9 of 342 Help me
Apr 20, 2005 (10:52 am)
How much are
2. All Cold Air Intake
3. Cat-back Exhaust
for a 1992 Honda Accord
and does anyone have pictures of these things?
Apr 20, 2005 (11:54 am)
This site will give you an idea and photos of similar products, but I don't know these people and I'm not recommending you buy from them.