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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-02-2017, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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I am new to cars and this site. I bought a 00 integra LS auto, it's as stock as it gets. I want to start putting on parts but wanted to get insight from the community. (Exhaust,CAI,headers,ext.) Any advice or tips would be great.

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Before you start "throwing parts at it", step back, do some reading, and look at some of the build threads here. For starters, from a performance standpoint, the automatic transmission is going to hold you back.

Not sure how much you know about the cars history, so would consider maintenance items up front to learn about the car, and are often avenues to update failing components (suspension, brakes, etc). There's so many ways to go with these cars, so it helps to step back, understand what route you want to take the car, before you simply start "putting on parts".

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Before you start "throwing parts at it", step back, do some reading, and look at some of the build threads here.
This is great advice. I'd spend as much time on this site as you can. There are great builds and great people on here. If it's going to be your daily driver, start with the basics. How many miles are on it? Timing belt is a huge one, if it breaks the engine is likely toast. Brakes ok? Check your fluids, if the oil is black, change it. Plenty of coolant? Decent tires?

There is a ton of info here. if you like your car, this site will make you love it.

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As already stated above, your automatic transmission will hold you back significantly. You "could" do a manual transmission swap, but that won't be cheap either. A manual transmission is definitely the way to go, for any parts being added on the performance side of things.

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Catch up on maintenance. Fluids/plugs/filter/bushings etc. That particular setup is really not going to gain much from headers/cai/exhaust since you don't have vtec and it's an auto. It'd be less expensive to sell it and find a gsr.

I have a similar vehicle that I am cleaning up atm (96LS auto) that is really just serving as a commuter, i'd sell it and grab another but its the wife's first car and she's had it since new.
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