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Cams, valvetrain and injectors just installed. Beginning new tune with Vit. I can already notice a huge difference without WOT or high rpm driving. Sounds deeper, meaner. Throttle feels twice as free as before, with just bolt-ons. When the tune is complete this thing will be all motor sick. Get more parts!
 

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Hi Gabe can you post total cost on the upgrade up until now. I am just saving up for an all motor upgrade.
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Alex
 

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2-year project so far...

Exedy stage-1 organic clutch
Exedy lightweight flywheel
Innovative 75a engine mounts
Hasport 62a rear engine mount
Koyo HP radiator with Mugen 1.3 cap
Mishimoto radiator hoses
Honda RRC intake manifold
Hondata IM gasket
Rick Spec'd Intensity SRI
Honda J35 TB
BuddyClub race header
Skunk2 76mm RR exhaust
Unorthodox Racing lightweight pulley set
Drag Cartel stage-1 cams
Hybrid Racing timing chain tensioner
Mugen head gasket
Denso RDX 410cc fuel injectors
K-Tuned fuel rail
Brian Crower valve springs, retainers
ARP head studs
Hondata Flashpro + Vittune x3

$7,500 + or -
 

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Be advised that disassembling the motor and rebuilding the head is 100% no joke. Whoever does it needs to be really good or a number of things could go wrong. Professional installation of internal equipment is a must, or your engine may never run properly again.
For thousands less you could add FI and get more power. I chose to stay NA because I like the concept of refining the K20z3 to the point that its hp/liter ratio is crazy. Ultimately I'd like to install a stroker kit, but that's $$$. Disassembly also allowed me to fully inspect the engine and replace vital parts as needed.
 

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Nice Gabe! Damn would love to be where you are with your build. what are your hp goals? what are you getting right now for hp/tq?
 

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Waiting to finish latest Vit tune, then will e-dyno. I'm estimating 250-260 whp. Ultimately I'd like 300 whp all engine, but I need more $$$ (pistons, connecting rods, crankshaft).

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good stuff. Always good to see all motor builds still being the used these days. I agree, find a good mech, no turning back once you crack the motor open, however once its all said and done, well worth the wait.
 

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2-year project so far...

Exedy stage-1 organic clutch
Exedy lightweight flywheel
Innovative 75a engine mounts
Hasport 62a rear engine mount
Koyo HP radiator with Mugen 1.3 cap
Mishimoto radiator hoses
Honda RRC intake manifold
Hondata IM gasket
Rick Spec'd Intensity SRI
Honda J35 TB
BuddyClub race header
Skunk2 76mm RR exhaust
Unorthodox Racing lightweight pulley set
Drag Cartel stage-1 cams
Hybrid Racing timing chain tensioner
Mugen head gasket
Denso RDX 410cc fuel injectors
K-Tuned fuel rail
Brian Crower valve springs, retainers
ARP head studs
Hondata Flashpro + Vittune x3

$7,500 + or -
ive been working on my 2007 honda civic si and i pretty much have the same build as yours but just different brand parts. im undecided on an aftermarket timing chain tensioner. i bought a brand new oem one but ive been reading that an aftermarket one might be necessary. what made you go with the hybrid tct???
 
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