Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto, Canada
In the works:
Tune up, front lower ball joints, alignment.
Upgrading the ITBs (as big as they go, somebody mentioned to me they only go as big as 71.2mm).
I'm going to go to a shop to figure this one out if it's doable. You guys know about the manifold, where the air intake pipe goes from one pipe and splits to both ITBs. Well, I want custom piping, that will allow both CIA cones to be placed on either side of the engine bay. Plan on having a custom made hood, holes cut for cones and boxed in with a fiberglass housing air ram scoops. I've seen this done on some cars, and I think it looks great.
Upgrading to CIA (Cold Air Intake), with cone shoved down as low as possible. I'll be installing an aluminum shield on the under carraige of the car. (Assuming the whole custom CIA piping will work, as mentioned in the above layout)
Weight reduction, since there's not much play with the engine itself, I have one option left. That's to reduce as much weight as possible. Beginning with that thin layer of sheet metal on the floor bed of the car. I've done it with my brother in law in his '89 Civic. All we did was hammer and chisel off the sheet metal. That'll allow me to hear the exhaust better as well.
Exhaust - From what I understand the 3.5L's exhaust is 2.25 inches in diameter. I was thinking of going with a 3 inch exhaust (high flow cat, with zero resonators) OR (straight pipe, no cat, no resonators) And I'm planning on using dual Flowmaster 80s.
I'm also looking at custom rims, 9 inches wide in the rear, and something smaller in the front.
Catch Can system.
Suspension, whome I've already spoken with about it. Not much options overall, but I'm going to do what I can to the car. As for body, it's mostly going to appear as a sleeper.
Last edited by 04EagleTSI; 04-17-2011 at 11:25 PM.