I had to do my first "Real" mod to my 1.8L cause the oem muffler had a hole in it, and a 100dollar oem muffler or a can from autozone for 60 dollars hmm...I lucked out and got it on clearance for 12 dollars instead of 60, makes a really deep throaty noise and it really boosted the torque nicely! I always felt this car was lacking in torque and chunking the muffler and using an open can really boosted the lower band nicely, my only complaint is it louder then I personally wanted but so far I haven't gotten any cops on me for it or too many turned heads, few here and there. I lucked out and made a friend with a 4 year degree master mechanic that really wants to play with the 1.8 so we've been formulating ideas, if you don't got alot of money like me, check online for some electronic turbo's there basically short ram intakes that spin and push 2.5-5pds of air into the system without all the expensive turbo parts. That is my next set of mods but first I have to resolve my fuel pump issue. Personally I like the 1.8L better cause its lighter weight engine and has a lot of tuning potential versus the 2.5L which drives more like my altima LoL. OHH try to find someone that knows how to custom build ignition coils, doing high performance coils is my other project cause there nothing for the car their are people that usually customize build em for 30 a coil so plan 120 dollars for that mod/replacement of olds ones. Hey let me know if you had to mess with your fuel pump at all, like does your car take a few shots to start up like mine is that really as common as I have seen or am I just unlucky to replace a fuel pump at 28k miles >.>
Nissan Altima 2000 gxe (manual)
AEM WAI (short ram)
Modded VTC synalloid
Full ecm tune up programmed
Painted the valve cover and some other parts
current project:girlfriend restricted >.<
current repair: mystery check engine light(havent had a chance to run code..thought it was the temp sensor I put in *sighs* another problem....)
Nissa Sentra 2003 GXE (q18 went to the heavens...sr20det swapped)
Full custom fab exhaust.
Turbonetics 6085 (at 20 psi)
Forged street pro piston
Street pro (stage 5= cams)
Street Pro stage 3 clutch (she grinding alittle into 3rd)
New special computer (gonna tune after turbo still been doing motor work)
Custom fabricated pod WAI, breather Intake.
New Fuel pump/fuel cell(buddy wont tell me what he used)
High performance camber/caster kit.(custom fab)
JDM Smoked headlights
8k blue HID's (xenon high/low)
432 HP to the wheels (before boost)
Current repair: Still trying to figure out how to install tach gauge. Paint Job. Finishing install of header and permanately attaching turbo. Still need to re-tune after we complete the turbo as a permanate fixture, he had to custom weld and build a header running 4-2 sense the boost wasnt working right on 4-1, will post final WHP when Hondata runs the dyno again.