So lets get started!
First things to come were basically all just free cosmetic upgrades that I'd come across.
-18 inch Konig wheels with Federal 215/40r18 (these tires are RETARDED expensive, changing wheels immediately once these tires are gone)
-some lightly smoked "ebay" tail lights.
-Weighted HKS shift knob.
-Smoked corner lights, blinker lights, and pretty much every other light on the car aside from the headlights themselves. I'll buy some one-piece headlights when all the performance upgrades are done.
Now for the temporary bolt ons that I decided to buy for no damn apparent reason, considering I knew I'd be doing a swap.
This is what I was dealing with when I purchased the car, bone stock.
Hated looking at that rusty turd Honda calls an exhaust manifold, so I purchased a cheap stainless header from Megan Racing, I've heard their products aren't that dependable, but it's not my permanent header, and so far, I've got nothing but good things to say about it. Plus, unless you're going Mugen, or some other extremely expensive brand, you're not actually going to notice a huge power difference between the stock header and an aftermarket one. It'll probably sound a little better, look better, but that's about it. Again, obviously this isn't going to really give me any power gains, to me this was basically a cosmetic upgrade.
Out with the old and in with the new...
Next came the air intake, decided to go with an AEM intake that I found for a really good price.
and then after I replaced my radiator, I was done spending money on stuff I didn't need..
After all of that was done, I started looking for exhausts, and a buddy of mine gave me a steal on a full stainless flowmaster exhaust.
Things to come,
-h23a vtec frankenstein
-Crower stage 2 turbo cams (starting to have second thoughts on these)
-Skunk2 Pro Series Cam Gears
-Skunk2 H series Pro Series intake manifold
-Crower Valve Springs
-Ferrea .5mm oversized turbo valves
-Crower Titanium retainers
-Skunk2 H series 68 or 70mm pro series throttle body
-Skunk2 Vtec Solenoid and S2 solenoid cover
-Skunk2 H series cam seals
-JE 87.5mm (+.020" +0.5mm bore)Pistons (9.0:1 compression)
-Crower Forged rods
-GO Autoworks Catch can
-full tuck along with battery relocation and repaint of the bay while swapping the motor
-Rosko Racing fuel rail and rdx injectors
-Accord R lip
-JDM fenders with side markers
-Carbon fiber hood and trunk
-Fully adjustable coilovers, still trying to decide on what brand, suggestions are more than welcome!
-Pull and repair the small dents, and repaint.
will update as it comes along.
Thanks for checking out the build, any suggestions on things I should do are welcome, and will be considered.
Last edited by Addicted2Speed on Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:03 pm; edited 11 times in total (Reason for editing : updates)