Modifying my car

familycarsfamilycars texasMember Posts: 2
edited January 2018 in Honda
I just bought a Honda Accord Sport 2014, for about 15K. It runs 190 hp and weighs around 3.3k lbs. I would love to throw in some more power and noise. After driving my unc's 350z, weaker cars are starting to repulse me. Any idea for upgrades that I should move towards? I've seen phrases like "cold air intake" and "cams" thrown around but I really have no idea. Is it a bad idea to try and mod a stock family car? Will it also just kill the value?
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 210,172

    I just bought a Honda Accord Sport 2014, for about 15K. It runs 190 hp and weighs around 3.3k lbs. I would love to throw in some more power and noise. After driving my unc's 350z, weaker cars are starting to repulse me. Any idea for upgrades that I should move towards? I've seen phrases like "cold air intake" and "cams" thrown around but I really have no idea. Is it a bad idea to try and mod a stock family car? Will it also just kill the value?

    It's a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder. There is virtually nothing you can do to make this car faster, short of spending $4000-$5000.

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  • familycarsfamilycars texasMember Posts: 2
    kyfdx said:

    I just bought a Honda Accord Sport 2014, for about 15K. It runs 190 hp and weighs around 3.3k lbs. I would love to throw in some more power and noise. After driving my unc's 350z, weaker cars are starting to repulse me. Any idea for upgrades that I should move towards? I've seen phrases like "cold air intake" and "cams" thrown around but I really have no idea. Is it a bad idea to try and mod a stock family car? Will it also just kill the value?

    It's a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder. There is virtually nothing you can do to make this car faster, short of spending $4000-$5000.
    thanks man, i'm gonna go cry in my room now
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaMember Posts: 64,482
    You could squeeze a few more HP and spends hundreds doing that, and even then I doubt you'd notice it on your butt-meter. If you want any serious power out of it, you'd have to slap on a turbo, do an engine swap, or build a race engine.

    Noise is cheaper, and in a way, is somewhat satisfying.

    Your engine is like a Big Tube. If you open one end (cold air intake, etc) or the back end (cat back exhaust, etc) you still haven't dealt with the middle--the guts of the engine itself.
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