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Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Moon Township, PA
Model Year: 2007
Color: Nimbus Gray Metallic
Re: RV6 Performance J-pipe REVIEW!!!
As an avid driver and tradesman I have had my ups and downs with engine modifications all in the pursuit of more power. I was half owner of VW/Audi/Porsche performance shop for 4 years and in that time I learned that reliable true Hp increases come from 3 main alterations.
1) Increased air flow (better in and out).
2) Bigger motor/bigger displacement (bigger top and bottom, pistons, cam re-grinds, etc.)
3) Re-mapping or stand alone engine management (Motec, etc.).
My preference by a long shot is custom intake manifold, headers, and exhaust systems.
So before I spend a dime on increasing the Hp on my 2006 Honda Ridgeline I need to know if I can get my hands on a well made and designed J pipe upgrade to go along with a good hi flow exhaust system.
Your imput is greatly appreciated.
Sounds like it will be available sometime in the near-ish future. It also sounds like you'd have access to the right type of dyno equipment to get a good idea of what this J and a good aftermarket exhaust can do to wake up this truck. In addition to that, once you get those parts on, it would be VERY interesting to see what the numbers would be with the stock air intake and an aftermarket air intake. There has been a lot of talk on here for years saying that an aftermarket intake will do nothing for the performance on this truck because the stock one can outflow what the truck is capable of taking in. It'd be nice to put that to bed!
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