Hi everyone. I recently got a 1997 USDM Acura Integra GS in a trade. I'm sure it goes without saying that it has the B18B1 engine. It is also an auto (I know that's lame, but since it was a trade I couldn't complain too much). It wasn't running when I got it because the factory exhaust had rusted off and the secondary O2 sensor was shorting out. I removed it, replaced the fuse and off I went. Here's what I've done so far:
2.25" dc sports cat back exhaust
replaced ignition coil
replaced distributor rotor and cap
replaced spark plugs with bosch platinum +4 plugs
disassembled and cleaned throttle body
oil change, air filter change, fuel filter change and transmission flush
compression tested at 150 across all 4 +/- 1 or 2 psi
High performance matte black paint on hood, and painted rims and brakes(i know that does nothing, but was a cheap fun afternoon
This is my first honda, and I'm really liking it so far. I'm a ticketed industrial mechanic, but have no experience with cars, so I'm using this one as a learning project. I'm going to be using this as a daily driver to work and around town instead of my pickup.
What I'm looking for is advice on what kind of upgrades I can do to this car to make it more fun to drive without spending a ton on turboing or doing an ls/vtec swap or something. What is the most bang for your buck for performance and handling? I'm wondering about cold air/ram air intakes, headers, test pipes, things like that. Appreciate everyones time and advice.
I should note that I will be doing all the work myself.