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How to improve 2.4 performance

I love my 09 2.4 but hate getting beat by honda accords, what is the best way to improve performance? supercharge?
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I love my 09 2.4 but hate getting beat by honda accords, what is the best way to improve performance? supercharge?
Go the speed limit,

Just smile and wave,

Let them fly by,

A real sports car, taking your time, not racing, makes em' think they can't touch you. you can get noticed alot more by NOT racing.

You just don't wanna race.

Mitch, leave it a mystery.
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Go with some sort of boost. Turbo kit or supercharger kit. The turbo kit can make more HP at the end of the day. I'm not sure if I know of a kit that makes more power then the performance auto werks.

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Trade it in on a GXP/Redline!

Seriously, a supercharger or turbo is your best bet.

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Hahn Racecraft and DDM Works both have dyno charts, which, to me, look very similar to the point that it's a matter of preference. The turbos eek out a little more power and cost a little less, But DDM has a stage 1, which adds about 50hp if you are looking for a "mild" upgrade. The turbo kits start at over 100 HP.

I got a dyno tune on my '06 not long ago and netted me 13 hp. You can add a CAI, exhaust and low flow cat- but finish it off with a tune to tie it all together. There was a discussion in another thread about necessity of a tune for the 2.4, but I put a GXP exhaust on my car and it popped some on lift throttle- it didn't do that after the tune and that was enough evidence for me.

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Go the speed limit,

Just smile and wave,

Let them fly by,

A real sports car, taking your time, not racing, makes em' think they can't touch you. you can get noticed alot more by NOT racing.

You just don't wanna race.

Mitch, leave it a mystery.
I like the way you think and I couldn't agree more.

If you must have more power put a turbo or a supercharger on it and take it to the track where it will be much more appreciated compared to racing Hondas on the street.
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Biased opinion here...but absolutely love the DDM stage II supercharger set up. It's very reliable, relativey easy to install if you have some mechanical aptitude and ability. The only problem with any major upgrade is the initial expense. But if you plan on keeping the car forever then it is worth it. I love the instantaneous torque of the supercharger...comes in real handy if you plan on autocrossing as well. Passing other cars actually is fun now vs. being an embarassment.

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You know what is even more reliable? a GXP with the factory warranty.

You will be faster than the new RS camaros and that caliber of cars.
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