QUOTE (Mike T @ Mar 25 2011 - 03:21 PM)
1. Adding power will shorten engine life if you use it much. The best way to do this is to get a decent remap, but bear in mind that a 65 HP smart diesel is still by far the slowest car on the road, and if you drive it balls out, it won't last as long as it would without a remap.
2. HID are not suited to this car because it has conventional headlight reflectors. The beam pattern will be terrible (as it is with all the Fart Cannon Honda Boyz with HID) and the annoyance to oncoming drivers will be dangerous on 2 lane roads. Stick with halogen bulbs, please.
You could get reasonable performance from HID in a smart 451 because they have projector beam headlights, in which a convex lens focuses the light. But for the 450, please don't do it.
3. The best modifications so far as I am converned are cruise control (OE, Eddy can do it), wider wheels and tires (preferably 175/195 front/rear) and front BRABUS spoiler. Of yes and buy a ScanGauge.
Agreed and if it doesn't already have one, get a duel cup holder from a 451 makes more sense then the 450 single cupholder....which works for a Big Gulp or an in car trash can....
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