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Old 01-Sep-2003, 11:49 PM
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Some mods :)

Hey buddies!

You guys should try some of these mods!
Today I tried a mod on my friend's Civic... I attached an LED to his VTEC ECU wire and it lights up everytime VTEC kicks in! It's really cool! Vtec kicks in on the 2002 Si's @ 2500 RPM if you put the pedal to the floor... HOWEVER.. if you're a grandmother driver... Vtec won't even kick in at 3500 (provided you rev really slowly).

Next.. I did this mod to my car and my friend's car... we tightened the throttle cable (the cable that controls the trottle close to the intake manifold... now our gas pedals have NO slack at all! So amazing!
I love it!

You guys should try some of these mods!

I'll post some pics in the later days if you guys want to see any.
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Old 01-Sep-2003, 11:55 PM
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but you have to be really careful when doing that last mod the result could be a throttle cable snapping from the tension or a throttle body that never closes completely
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Old 01-Sep-2003, 11:58 PM
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Originally posted by gatherer
but you have to be really careful when doing that last mod the result could be a throttle cable snapping from the tension or a throttle body that never closes completely
All he did was take the slack out of the cable. he did not tighten it so that it is under any stress.
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hey I tightened my parking brake cable to take the slack out of it ... but ended up with locked brakes.... all I'm saying is to be careful not to over do it when doing that mod thats all
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Yes. I verified it was ok. I removed the slack from the cable itself... by moving the locknut and adjusting nut carefully as to make sure the throttle was JUST away from the throttle "lever" in the engine bay.

I drove the car around a bit to make sure the throttle was fine after.. and it was fine. There is no tension in the throttle cable and the throttle is fully closed in BOTH vehicles @ idle.

I tried to do the same modification to a different car.. and it seemed a lot harder!
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You little rat! I did this to your car when I put in your air intake!!!
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Originally posted by CivicSiR
You little rat! I did this to your car when I put in your air intake!!!
are you saying he's taking credit for your work?
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What? YOu didn't tighten my throttle cable. I did it yesterday. The throttle cable is the one by the intake with the locknut and the adjusting nut. We never touched any of those in the installation of the intake.. because they aren't part of the installation.
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yep its a good idea, gives back some throttle response...

has anyone ever tryed one of those wepon r throttle rotors?? I wonder if its just a gimmik or if it really does make less travell in the peddel ...wether this is a good thing or not...???
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pics of light , and instructions please
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Old 03-Sep-2003, 02:36 AM
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do you really need to know when vtec is coming on??
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Originally posted by PunkInDrublic
do you really need to know when vtec is coming on??
especially if you don't have it lol
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Old 03-Sep-2003, 12:45 PM
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hahaha that would funny... someone just wires up a shift light and calls it vtec...
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