Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Best Bang For The Buck
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Best Bang For The Buck

Universal Horsepower Parts Under $150

May 4, 2004
0405_impp_01_z+universal_horsepower+wires Photo 1/1   |   Best Bang For The Buck

While a vast majority of our readers are Honda Civic drivers, we strive to find solutions for guys that want performance but have a harder time locating aftermarket parts for their car. Let's face it, you could practically build a Civic comprised of all aftermarket parts but let's not forget that there are also a big number of you that have cars with great potential, yet the aftermarket support isn't there. Well for the first time, we have compiled a story that caters to all car owners looking for horsepower. and the best part about it-you can pick up each part for less than $150.

Ground Wires
Ground wire systems are something we have put to the test time and time again. The theory behind them is that they create a lower resistance for a vehicles electrical system. For the most part they can fit on any type of car. Will they work on your particular car? Shoot, they always work for us so try them out!

2018 Honda Civic
$18,940 Base Model (MSRP) 28/40 MPG Fuel Economy

Voltage Stabilizers
OK, we only know of one as of now but we are sure more companies will catch on. They'll fit on any car and they stabilize voltage at the source: the battery. There are two different applications. One is for more torque and one creates more horsepower.

Spark Plugs
This is a touchy subject in the lines of increasing horsepower. The end result depends on the heat range chosen, spark gap size and the level of engine's horsepower over OEM level. Typically you will have very little gain on engines that aren't heavily modified. Then again it depends on the type of vehicle too. Try them because they're affordable. Warning: some of the manufacturers websites only list factory replacements.

Ignition Related Accessories For the most part, all the products in ignition related components are components we have come across and used that have worked to make horsepower and still fall below $150. Once again, making power out of these products is possible but the application makes a difference.

Mufflers
Mufflers are known to produce horsepower by freeing up exhaust restriction within the factory exhaust system. In most cases, these can be purchased for most popular vehicles in a bolt-on fashion. So what does the average consumer do when a bolt-on system is not offered for their vehicle? Buy a universal one to replace the OEM muffler.

Speed Sleeve
Manufactured by: Design Engineering Incorporated
Applications: For OEM or aftermarket exhaust manifold/header systems. This can also be used to wrap a whole exhaust system.Check them out at: www.designengineering.comBuy them at: www.summitracing.com

Air Filters
Air Filters play an important role when making power. While their design is really too prevent dirt from entering the engine's air stream, they have been proven to make plenty of power. Most companies today tend to promote air intake systems utilizing open element cone filters but what do you do when a company doesn't make one for your vehicle? This is when you want to find a company that make a universal drop in replacement filter designed to keep dirt out while still make plenty of horsepower.

Adjustable Fuel Regulators
While most universal adjustable fuel pressure regulators run high dollar, the AEM regulator seems to be the least expensive out of the bunch. Mechanically bumping up the fuel pressure can change the whole power curve in a positive way but these types of regulators can only work with an electronic fuel injection system that runs a return line from the fuel rail back too the gas tank.

HKS Circle Earth 48004-AK001
Manufactured by: HKS
Applications: This model will fit any car but they do offer vehicle specific wire sets that point out the best grounding points.
Check them out at: www.hksusa.com
Buy them at: www.hksusa.com

Hyper Volt
Distributed by: Sun Automobile
Applications: Will fit any vehicle and they have two different models. One model is designed for more torque and another for more horsepower.
Check them out at: www.sunautomobile.com
Buy them at: www.optionautosalon.com

Hyper Ground Wiring System
Distributed by: Sun Automobile
Applications: Will fit any car but grounding points are crucial for making the most power.
Check them out at: www.sunauto.com
Buy them at: www.xs-engineering.com

Accel U-Groove Plugs
Manufactured by: Mr Gasket
Applications: All vehicles excluding diesels.
Check them out at: www.mrgasket.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Bosch Super & Platinum Plus Four
Manufactured by: Bosch
Applications: All vehicles excluding diesels
Check them out at: www.boschusa.com
Buy them at: www.boschusa.com

Silverstones Plugs
Manufactured by: Beru
Applications: All vehicles excluding diesels
Check them out at: www.beru.com
Buy them at: www.nology.com

Nology Hot Wires
Manufactured by: Nology
Applications: Most vehicles, but wires can be custom tailored to vehicles not found in their catalog.
Check them out at: www.nology.com
Buy them at: www.performancedepot.com

V-Power Plugs
Manufactured by: NGK
Applications: All vehicles excluding diesels.
Check them out at: www.ngksparkplugs.com
Buy them at: www.optionautosalon.com

HKS super fire racing plugs
Manufactured by: HKS
Applications: All vehicles excluding diesels.
Check them out at: www.hksusa.com
Buy them at: www.hksusa.com.com

Turboxs Hpbc
Manufactured by: TurboXS
Applications: Turbo applications.
Check them out at: www.turboxs.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Direct Hits spark amplifiers
Manufactured by: Direct Hits
Applications: Most vehicles, but some vehicles might have to be custom tailored. Ignition timing must be adjusted so be sure that you are capable of adjusting the mechanical timing on your vehicle.
Check them out at: www.directhits.com
Buy them at: www.cbsperformance.com

MSD 6AL
Manufactured by: MSD
Applications: Most vehicles with cap and rotor type ignition systems.
Check them out at: www.msdignition.com
Buy them at: www.jegs.com

C-4 Ignition Coil
Manufactured by: Jacobs Electronics
Applications: Most vehicles that uses a distributor type ignition system. This coil includes all hardware for mounting and wiring.
Check them out at: www.fcignition.com
Buy them at: www.jcwhitney.com

Jacobs FC1000
Manufactured by: Jacobs Electronics
Applications: Most vehicles with cap and rotor type ignition systems
Check them out at: www.fcignition.com
Buy them at: www.jcwhitney.com

MSD Pro Power Coil
Manufactured by: MSD
Applications: Most non DIS vehicles.
Check them out at: www.msdignition.com
Buy them at: www.nopi.com

Accel Super Coil ACC-140001
Manufactured by: Mr. Gasket Co
Applications: Most vehicles that use a distributor type ignition system. This coil includes all hardware for mounting and wiring.
Check them out at: www.mrgasket.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Nology M70 Pro Fire Coil
Manufactured by: Nology
Applications: Most vehicles that uses a distributor type ignition system. This coil includes all hardware for mounting and wiring. It's specifically designed for electronic ignition systems.
Check them out at: www.nology.com
Buy them at: www.performancedepot.com

11002 Thermal wrap
Manufactured by: Thermo Tec
Applications: For OEM or aftermarket exhaust manifold/header systems. This can also be used for exhaust systems.
Check them out at: www.thermotec.com
Buy them at: www.thermotec.com

DNX Carbon Muffler 38409
Manufactured by: Dynomax
Applications: Most imports that require tip-to muffler design.
Check them out at: www.dnxperformance.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Ultra-Flo Welded Muffler 17223
Manufactured by: Dynomax
Applications: Most imports that require mufflers hidden away with a secondary pipe-to-tip style.
Check them out at: www.dynomax.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Turbo Insulation Kit 010113
Manufactured by: Design Engineering IncorporatedApplications: OEM or aftermarket turbocharged vehicles.
Check them out at: www.designengineering.com
Buy them at: www.summitracing.com

Accel Kool Blue Filter
Manufactured by: Mr. Gasket Company
Applications: Drop in filters are car specific, but Accel caters to the popular imports and domestics that do not have the option to use an open element.
Check them out at: www.mrgasket.com
Buy them at: www.jegs.com

S&B Panel Filters
Manufactured by: S&B Filter
Applications: S&B caters to most all import and domestic vehicles. These filters work great for a vehicle that does not have the option of an open element type filter.Check them out at: www.sbfilters.com
Buy them at: www.automasters.com

25302
Manufactured by: AEM
Applications: Universal to most cars that run a return type fuel system. Will work in a boosted or normally aspirated application.Check them out at: www.aempower.com
Buy them at: www.nopi.com

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE HOW TO

In a world where cars steer, brake, and even park themselves, the Scion FR-S begs to be tossed at apexes with reckless abandon
Evan GriffeyNov 6, 2018
Who knew you could fix toe on a rear twist beam cars with such a simple kit?
Bob HernandezOct 30, 2018
These new snails aim to change the game, boasting the highest output from the smallest package.
Richard FongOct 12, 2018
Take a closer look at the 4Piston Racing head that will be used on project K24.
RodrezOct 4, 2018
We drove a BMW 330i with Koni's new ACTIVE shocks and they are totally worth it.
Zach MartinOct 2, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP