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Old 04-08-2010, 07:00 AM
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I am wanting to get a chipped ecu, convert to obd1 and have my 96 ex dyno tuned. Does anyone know of a good tuning facility in Southern California???
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aren't most of the good tuners in southern California..? i've heard a lot about Church Automotive and Bisimoto Engineering. there are tones more i'm sure.

what have you done to the motor that requires tuning?
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Southern California is a real broad scope. It is not what I have done, but more on the what I will be doing side of things. Even with bolt ons tuning can be a good step in making more power. I am planning to put together a torque mongor of a street engine. The other details left unsaid, as I am always finding more that I would like to do.
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I have used Church Automotive for my bench test. I may be using them again for my tuning with my S300 and new mods
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Southern California is a real broad scope. It is not what I have done, but more on the what I will be doing side of things. Even with bolt ons tuning can be a good step in making more power. I am planning to put together a torque mongor of a street engine. The other details left unsaid, as I am always finding more that I would like to do.

I hope money's not an issue then because you're going to spend at least $400ish bucks on a tune with Crome. That's just free software. Any other program is going to run you higher. And until your car starts using more air, I think a tune is a waste of money. Even if you have an ex model, the 4-6th gen accords with vtec weren't aggressive. Those vtec engines were designed for fuel efficiency. At least do a more aggressive cam before wasting your money on a tune...or spend it on maintenance.
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I hope money's not an issue then because you're going to spend at least $400ish bucks on a tune with Crome. That's just free software. Any other program is going to run you higher. And until your car starts using more air, I think a tune is a waste of money. Even if you have an ex model, the 4-6th gen accords with vtec weren't aggressive. Those vtec engines were designed for fuel efficiency. At least do a more aggressive cam before wasting your money on a tune...or spend it on maintenance.
Agree completely.

Seriously, if you are gonna go through with spending all the money required for tuning, you might as well spend some real money on mods.

No such thing as cheap power (meaning more than a few whp) on an Accord motor my friend.
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Absolutely worthless unless you have modifications justifying it (more than an I/H/E)
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Thanks everyone for the input. I agree with what you all have said. The f22b1 is in no need of tuning until cams, and internals are improved upon.
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cams? dont u mean cam? this board is crazy lately. another dude is talking about DRL(daytime running lights) on his 95 accord which doesnt have such an option. crazy. sorry for the jack. but this is the last thread im reading for another month. back to garage for me i guess. good luck with your tune and mods
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another dude is talking about DRL(daytime running lights) on his 95 accord which doesnt have such an option. crazy.
I believe in Canada, the 95 Accords DO have DRL....just an FYI
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this board is crazy lately. another dude is talking about DRL(daytime running lights) on his 95 accord which doesnt have such an option. crazy. sorry for the jack. but this is the last thread im reading for another month. back to garage for me i guess.
Insanity eh! however even the 4th gen Accords have DRL's up here in Canada.

As for the OP the chip and tune is the easy part around your area. It's building the torque monger that will be your most expensive venture. Make sure you get a good engine builder if you want it too last. Cheap won't get you home!

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Let's keep on topic here. This thread is not about drl's. Soo I have had the head machined, and am doing a auto to manual swap, amongst other things.
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Well update time. I have swapped the tranny to an ex manual, and am working on the wiring needed for proper operation. While I was at it, I threw in a stage one clutch, and an 11lb chromoly flywheel. As far as dyno tuning goes, I will need it after I get the car running again. I am currently porting an F22b1 cylinder head(not the one that is on the car), and am going to send my spare f22b1 cam off to bisi for a regrind before that head goes on. I am not expecting the thing to be as fast as a k20/24 civic or anything. Just wanting some functional power.
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Well update time. I have swapped the tranny to an ex manual... Just wanting some functional power.
The Accord manual is fine with the stock F22 engine, but if you plan on improving power, and want better acceleration, the easiest thing would be to replace the Accord trans with a Prelude unit.

There's nothing special about an EX Accord transmission. With the exception of the Wagons FD being slightly lower, there is no real improvement. Now a trans out of the Prelude will have lower gears ratios and a lower FD ratio. Much better for acceleration, and will be better suited to the engine if the power band is moved up in the RPM range.

Putting a lighter flywheel will help engine acceleration, but when you release the clutch the energy from the inertia of the flywheel will be used up, the lower gear ratios would help this loss of flywheel inertia.

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Let me clarify.. The car started as an automatic. The EX transmission does have a slightly lower FD, than the automatic. So, it's a win win for me. Plus, I have to smog my car in california. Everything has to match up for inspection.
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