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Honda Accord, Performance Mods
#304 of 342 Re: Accord Tire Questions [nrborod]
Nov 27, 2007 (2:58 pm)
It depends on how much the overall diameter and weight increase. Larger diameter, and heavier tires will put more strain on the engine and transmission, and also affect the odometer/speedometer. It will probably look strange too, if the diameter increases an inch or more IMO. To increase the profile enough to smooth the ride, I think you would have to go with a shorter wheel. That's my opinion, and I'm sure others will differ.
#305 of 342 Re: Accord Tire Questions [elroy5]
Nov 27, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I use this tool http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html to calculate the difference in size from stock or current size tire to an aftermarket one. I'd say you can probably go about 3% larger diameter w/o issue and maybe 10mm wider. The higher the sidewall the better ride you will get, so going to a 55 or even a 60 series tire in the same or wider width will improve ride. Also going with an all-season touring tire with a lower speed rating will also give you a softer better riding tire.
#306 of 342 Re: Accord Tire Questions [oldmansi]
Nov 27, 2007 (5:06 pm)
Thanks for your reply. Compared to the 2004 Accoord EXL 4 cyl I recently turned in, my v-6 Accord feels alot more substantial--especially in handling. It most certainly is a heavier steering feel,( car also weighs 185lbs more than my '04 4cyl )but this car tracks much better and flatter around the curves than my 4 cyl EVER did even when new. As far as alternate tires are concerned, things get expensive quick. I've read some good reviews about the Kumho Solus KH-16--a much cheaper tire, but it's so hard to know. Keep me posted if you learn anything definitive. Neil ( By the way, once your car broke in what kind of mileage were you able to achieve?)
Mar 03, 2008 (10:05 am)
Ok peoples i would like the pros and cons: F20 vs H22, which do you think. the car gettin the swap : 94 accord coupe, manual.
#308 of 342 Re: Engine Swap [trumpcar]
Mar 03, 2008 (3:45 pm)
H22 - the Prelude VTEC one. Its easy (relatively), proven, has aftermarket support, and isn't excessively costly. Oh and its bigger then the F20 so it might have a little more torque.
#309 of 342 Honda Accord93 acts sluggish
Mar 19, 2008 (9:44 pm)
I added a new fuel pump, radiator with 2 fan blades, power steering hose and my car seems sluggish. It seems as if I'm riding the brakes and it pulls to left side when braking. The engine light & ABS goes on. Can someone direct me to upgrading my car to a better performing car? I know I need a tune up but I'd like more horse power as well. Thanks - Jim
#310 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 acts sluggish [cybercool]
Mar 20, 2008 (3:41 am)
Short of using nitros, or installing a turbo, there is not much to be gained performance-wise. Of course fixing the dragging brakes, and a tune-up, could be a big help.
#311 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 acts sluggish [cybercool]
Mar 20, 2008 (6:04 pm)
A car needs to be maintained before doing any performance upgrades. Plugs, wires, cap, rotor, fuel filter, timing belt and valve adjustments should be done first to make sure the engine is performing as well as it can be in stock form.
Also, addressing concerns that leach engine power like dragging brakes, under-inflated tires, poor wheel alignment, and worn suspension components is critical.
Once you know you fixed everything BROKEN on the car, intake and exhaust (which arguably make more noise than power) are about all that there is in that motor. Be nice to it and let it save you gas money while you save up for something faster.
#312 of 342 Honda Accord93 shakes a lot when in idle
Mar 27, 2008 (4:49 pm)
One mechanic told me I have several oil leaks from these areas that need to be replaced, distributor 0-ring, valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket. Also, after running for a while my engine light goes on. Can this be making my Honda shake a lot?
Will a nice tune up fix the problem?
I already coughed up $700 over 2 years since I had it. I really don't want to spend more. Thanks
#313 of 342 Re: Honda Accord93 shakes a lot when in idle [cybercool]
Mar 27, 2008 (5:22 pm)
The shake is a good sign that you have a broken motor mount (or two, or three). I think the chances of a tune-up solving the problem are slim. I advise you to shop around, and get prices from other shops. $700 may be wishful thinking, if you want to fix every thing. If you could do all this yourself, it would probably cost less than $300, but I don't know if that's a good idea.