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Old 04-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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Default Fit Questions (struct tower bar, intake and more!) by newbie

Hello All,

Hope you are having as much fun with your Fit as I am! Got the 2010 Honda Fit Sport Manual transmission (GE 08). Could you please help with these questions?
1a) Want to install a Struct Tower Bar (front) to improve steering (considering Cusco). What is the best one to get? Want sharp steering, ease of installation and durablility.
1b) Want to install Cone air filter to improve high RPM HP ( considering K&N Short Ram). What is the best one to get? Want more HP, ease of installation and no Hydrolock risk (rains A Lot in NC).
1c) Will 1a) & 1b) be compatible with each other?
2) Brake pads - Porterfield R4S or EBC Greenstuff or something else?
3) Unorthodox pulley works to make more HP?
4) Any other good bolton HP ideas?
5) Anything else to consider?
If you can provide links-that would be helpful!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:09 AM
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Most of them are OK but the best thing for the money for better handing is an additional rear swaybar.

K&N is ok but with aq GE you must be sure the section that holds your MAF sensor is constructed like and the same internal diameter s the stock section or your GE will throw MILs.

They will work with a strut bar.

The pulley works great and while it doesn't make any HP it does allow for more efficient use of the hp you have.

If you can afford them lighter than stock wheels and or tires make a difference you can feel.

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Old 04-07-2012, 12:54 AM
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Here is a good photo from the freak site showing how much room a front strut bar takes up.

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Old 04-07-2012, 01:05 AM
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Thanks buddy!

Intake:
Choices: Injen - mounts behind fender!
Taeka (sp?) - sucks air from bottom - Hydrolock risk where I live.
K&N Typhoon- considering - will it work with Cusco Struct bar?
PRM - considering - will it work with Cusco Struct bar?
Which of the above being consider drives better and makes more HP? Like quieter vs louder (car is already loud).
Struct bar (front): looks like Cusco - seems like this is the only choice.
anything Mugen is Very Expensive!
Exhaust - will pass for now - seems like they cost > $500 for about 2 HP. Not worth it!

Thanks the info!
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:14 AM
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PRM works great without any MILS and draws air from the stock cold air opening with no chance of hydrolock.

Another great mod is a electronic throttle controller it doesn't make more power and they are not to expensive but it makes driving much better and you can set it to the speed of response you like.

I would search here for strut bars and PRM intake for a bunch or info.

I think I have seen members on site with the cusco bar and the prm installed and because it's not too big it works with a bar more that some others.

Cusco is as good as any of the others. It you can find one there is a brand that connects to the towers AND the cowl kind of like a triangle that would be the best bet if you can find it and afford one. I think there is a thread on here about it but I'm not 100% sure.
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Here is a good photo from the freak site showing how much room a front strut bar takes up.

that picture is of a GD3 only car,not a GE8,09 and up!
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Yea it sure is. It's the first photo I came across and still looking for a GE to put up.
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Found a couple on the GE but they are a bit far away so I will try and find some more.



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Found some better ones. Looks like there will be plenty of room for any CAI you chose.



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This one looks real good and would probably be the stiffest. BUT it looks a little tight in the intake area.

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