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I can't speak personally - but I've heard that it makes a decent improvement in responsiveness. Remember that if your cat or muffler aren't up to part - you won't be able to pass through what you take in, resulting in no increase in power. Just remember that you won't get a powerhouse out of the 2.5L - but every little bit can add up to where it cruises nicely. You may want to look into a taurus fan as well - I've ran a couple of junkyards units and they make a nice difference in mileage and holding power on the hill, but get a newer one, or replace the motor on it, since mine all burnt out after a while. Oh and if you clog em with mud and forget to shut em off - you can forget the longetivity, lol :flipoff:
 

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khenderson said:
Anyone had any good/bad experiences with doing this little mod? Found a 4.0 TB at a junk yard, so I figured I'd give it a shot...could use a little more umph out of my little 4 banger.
It will work out just fine for you as a pretty cheap way to beef it up a little. Only thing I think you are going to have to do is get a new gasket. While your at it might as well pick up a TB spacer as well for it.
 

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I just did this mod. I'd have to say the old 4 banger is...um...crisper!:D
 

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it did help. i could make it up hills in 5th when i used to have to shift to 4th. now with the header and exhaust its got a nicer rumble and a little more top end, even though i think i sacrificed a bit of bottom end torque. gonna be doin the air intake to cowl mod next. can't wait!
 

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khenderson said:
it did help. i could make it up hills in 5th when i used to have to shift to 4th. now with the header and exhaust its got a nicer rumble and a little more top end, even though i think i sacrificed a bit of bottom end torque. gonna be doin the air intake to cowl mod next. can't wait!
Seems the ricers think your wanting to race though.:rolleyes:
 

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Seems the ricers think your wanting to race though.:rolleyes:
it's not ricey at all though. was really surprised as i thought it was gonna be. but it sounds more like a WRX(deeper with more balls) than a civic(pissed of bumble-bee). i really enjoy it!
 

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it's not ricey at all though. was really surprised as i thought it was gonna be. but it sounds more like a WRX(deeper with more balls) than a civic(pissed of bumble-bee). i really enjoy it!
I'm sorry...I wasn't implying that yours sounded like a ricer. It's just that when THEY here something other than stock, they think it's race time.
 

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yeah weld a coffee can on yer tailpipe put some ridiculous exterior accesories right off the pep boys shelf and go race...damn kids when will they learn...its all about the muscle

(i only say this being the very proud owner of a 1970 chevy chevelle malibu)
 

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yeah weld a coffee can on yer tailpipe put some ridiculous exterior accesories right off the pep boys shelf and go race...damn kids when will they learn...its all about the muscle

(i only say this being the very proud owner of a 1970 chevy chevelle malibu)
No kiddin. My stepson went for a ride with his friend yesterday...he put his Honda into a telephone poll. Both were alright but what an idiot!
 

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dos0711 said:
I'm sorry...I wasn't implying that yours sounded like a ricer. It's just that when THEY here something other than stock, they think it's race time.

i think i'll just hang out til they park somewhere and then i'll crawl up on their hood, put it in first, and then let the clutch out a little, then put the clutch in. i'll do this over and over....are you getting the visual??? :D :eek: :D

hehehehe
 

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Can you put a big bore 4.0 throttle body on a 2.5l engine and can you also put a throttle body spacer?
 

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also how well a throttle body spacer improve the perormance on this setup?
 

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some claim gains from spacers, but i didn't notice any difference with or without one. and a big bore throttle body for a 4.0 should fit as well since both engines have the same tb mounting pattern. the only thing you have to do is move over your ais housing and motor, map sensor, and tps.
 

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So would it be worth it Horsepower wise to do this mod? Or do you have any other tips to get some extra inexpensive horsepower out of my pea-shooter engine? And what kind of exaust did you throw on?
 

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i've got a pacesetter header and dynamax cat back with a universale high flow cat. also running a 4.0 TB, new coil, and plug wires. i'd like to mill out the tb, intake, and spacer(since it's there). there's also a company that makes intake manifolds, cams, and maybe a head for the 2.5. and i've heard that having the head worked will give it close to stock 4.0L power.
 

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wow thanks- But when you say getting the heads worked are you talking boaring out the engine or like aluminum heads?
 

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having it ported and polished. getting the intake manifold then matched to the head, and if you mill out the TB, then mill the top of the intake matched to the bottom of the TB. should vastly improve the little 4 banger. granted there's some good money and time invested in all these. whether its worth it is up to you. but check local machine shops to see what they would charge for such work.
 

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khenderson said:
some claim gains from spacers, but i didn't notice any difference with or without one. and a big bore throttle body for a 4.0 should fit as well since both engines have the same tb mounting pattern. the only thing you have to do is move over your ais housing and motor, map sensor, and tps.
That's interesting. I didn't change the AIS housing or motor. Just the TPS. Everything is works fine!
 
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