Yea that happened to me when I got my custom cat-back exhaust. Then I added a 2.25" resonated test pipe and I gained my low end back. If you have emissions get a high flow cat, I think that will help.spunky424 said:accelleration sux until like 3k rpms.....anyway to fix this...i got cold air intake, powercore 4-2-1 headers...custom catback exhaust....anyone can help? is there places i can get my timing checked for free in ny?
I think you mean the 4-2-1 header. Those are "supposed" to be designed for low to mid-range torque. The 4-1 is made for high-end horsepower only. There still isn't much of a difference between the two anyways. I say the honda engine was made for top end and not low end. That's why your car is made to scream in the top end.jai si said:Or just get a b18 motor. Good low end torque with enough high end hp. The LS has a little bit more torque, which I like. Or you could just get 4-1 headers, might help a little. Maybe you could advance timing, upgrade ignition and cam shafts and gears to help out a little.
Well I know that 4-1 header didn't do anything for the low end torque. Do you still have the 1.6 SOHC VTEC in your car? There factory torque isn't for shit. A decent amount of torque would be 200 lb/ft. Of course with our hondas, that is usually the HP at about 6800 rpm or so.jai si said:My car screams nothing in the top end. Most of the time when I stay ahead of cars it's in the low end. That low end torque is usually enough to put me ahead of cars, and usually I'll stay there if I get there.