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well well well I installed the Ralco lightweight pulleys today along with the DeatschWerks In-Tank High Flow Fuel Pump. I picked that one over the walbro as its e85 compatible and a direct drop in. With my setup the car defiantly accelerated faster. I loved it now time to install my new AEM truboost Series X controller then I'm back on the dyno hopefully in the next two weeks for a retune. Make some more power but I want more tq for sure on my overly built setup.

Worth the coin for sure as I got it on sale last week but again I am boosted./meth
 

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Ill be poor man boosting my r18a too. Exactly like how listed except with rods pistons and head studs. Hopingi can run 17 to 24 psi.

Megaman what are your numbers youre making? Im building mine just to bully some local competition. Im hoping for 420whp
 

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Ill be poor man boosting my r18a too. Exactly like how listed except with rods pistons and head studs. Hopingi can run 17 to 24 psi.

Megaman what are your numbers youre making? Im building mine just to bully some local competition. Im hoping for 420whp

LOL the highest whp r18 (which is dismantled now) made 515whp 420tq lol you want to compete with that. He was fully built everything. Also here in Texas we have the second highest whp r18. I know him Carlos he is like 420whp 365tq and he has a built motor. The stock motor cant handle more then 300tq so yup your def have to go built if you want those numbers with a big ole boy turbo. I have not decieded if im going that far with building the block yet. I rather finish up doing the built transmission to add LSD and gearing set to increase acceleration. everything else on my car is built
 

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LOL the highest whp r18 (which is dismantled now) made 515whp 420tq lol you want to compete with that. He was fully built everything. Also here in Texas we have the second highest whp r18. I know him Carlos he is like 420whp 365tq and he has a built motor. The stock motor cant handle more then 300tq so yup your def have to go built if you want those numbers with a big ole boy turbo. I have not decieded if im going that far with building the block yet. I rather finish up doing the built transmission to add LSD and gearing set to increase acceleration. everything else on my car is built
Well id be doing everything except sleeving the block. So ill see how that goes i guess. Im just waiting on the rods now already have pistons, head studs and valve springs. The guy i was competing with is here in canada with a si with a built k24 lol
 

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Well id be doing everything except sleeving the block. So ill see how that goes i guess. Im just waiting on the rods now already have pistons, head studs and valve springs. The guy i was competing with is here in canada with a si with a built k24 lol
Im surprised you have not looked into doing a r20 bottom end hint hint. either way once you build the 1.8 you can push it hella far you just need components and to answer your question you have to make a custom fuel rail and return line. its easy to do and I might do this and make a video on how to do this. We see its not required in my current setup but more parts in the engine bay already looks hella cool. watch this video below from my youtube channel YOU WILL SEE CARLOS CAR with the custom fuel rail. its the gold item at top of his engine bay. second highest whp r18 as I mentioned

 

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Well i was considering that but i couldnt source a crank from anywhere, apperently the r20 is from Europe. I havethe motor pulled apart and notice the the r18 actually has a vtec lobe on the came even though its not used the traditional way. Ima try to revert it back to the original vtec and see
 

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Well i was considering that but i couldnt source a crank from anywhere, apperently the r20 is from Europe. I havethe motor pulled apart and notice the the r18 actually has a vtec lobe on the came even though its not used the traditional way. Ima try to revert it back to the original vtec and see
best to just leave its alone. just build the motor normally. You can get 400whp by doing your traditional build anyways. Why create another failure point.One more week and I go in for my final tune on these mods. got the truboost installed and psi turned down to 6 until the retune. LOL I love boost but we get there. I might build the motor later in the year or next year depends s2000 and a built tranny are calling me
 

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So i ended up building a motor and turboing the car. I did a street tune up to 15psi and the car feels nuts. Dyno this thursday
 

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So i ended up building a motor and turboing the car. I did a street tune up to 15psi and the car feels nuts. Dyno this thursday

so now im interested in what you lay down. motor is built you said since the last comment I have done a lot but as you know covid has slow down a lot of progress. the pulleys made a difference I made more tq as expected with a tune. I want to see what you end up doing. how much for the built motor total and whats in it exactly. 15 psi nice. I still have a lot of room to grow in mine thinking about getting innovate electronic boost controller. aem truboost was not acting the way it should
 

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so now im interested in what you lay down. motor is built you said since the last comment I have done a lot but as you know covid has slow down a lot of progress. the pulleys made a difference I made more tq as expected with a tune. I want to see what you end up doing. how much for the built motor total and whats in it exactly. 15 psi nice. I still have a lot of room to grow in mine thinking about getting innovate electronic boost controller. aem truboost was not acting the way it should
Rods b18c nippon pistons 2 head gaskets arp head studs torqued to 100ftlbs. Thats about it motor wise lol
 

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So to follow up my car made 296hp and 242 ftlb of torque at 10psi witha boost spike to 16psi after 6300
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redline was set to 6800 to be safe.
Day later i turned it up to 7600rpm and 18psi. The b18 cast pistons took the beating for about 3 weeks and i cracked a ring land.

So now im going to go r20a with a block guard 82mm forged pistons and a custom rod setup. Ill throw in a skunk2 cams as well.
 

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so now im interested in what you lay down. motor is built you said since the last comment I have done a lot but as you know covid has slow down a lot of progress. the pulleys made a difference I made more tq as expected with a tune. I want to see what you end up doing. how much for the built motor total and whats in it exactly. 15 psi nice. I still have a lot of room to grow in mine thinking about getting innovate electronic boost controller. aem truboost was not acting the way it should
The motor had b18c nippon pistons ran me 380cad
Some hbeam rods around 400cad
Arp head studs 210cad
Full supertech springs ti retainers 850cad
I ran 2 head gaskets 140cad thats about it, arp2000 rodbolts in thsle rods from my kseries since i upgraded those
 

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that all sounds bad to be honest. Boost spiking is not good man. that should have been the first indication something is seriously wrong with the build or I would say the tune. Im surprised you even turned it up with it not being tuned properly. There are several packages for pistons and rods made for the r18 all that you listed I am not familiar with so there's that. Blowing a motor sucks and just puts more time and money down the drain. sorry about that been there done that.

Im still thinking if I even want to build this motor or not. I just want my 270whp/260tq. Im more concerned with looks and acceleration. Right now im so on the lets get a fully built transmission. that will increase my acceleration by 20% and I can get a LSD. WIN WIN.
 

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that all sounds bad to be honest. Boost spiking is not good man. that should have been the first indication something is seriously wrong with the build or I would say the tune. Im surprised you even turned it up with it not being tuned properly. There are several packages for pistons and rods made for the r18 all that you listed I am not familiar with so there's that. Blowing a motor sucks and just puts more time and money down the drain. sorry about that been there done that.

Im still thinking if I even want to build this motor or not. I just want my 270whp/260tq. Im more concerned with looks and acceleration. Right now im so on the lets get a fully built transmission. that will increase my acceleration by 20% and I can get a LSD. WIN WIN.
Boost bike was caused by the internal gate, wouldn't vent enough. When i turned it up to 18 pounds there was no Spike above 18. It sat there there nice and happy. Oh and the car was tuned hence the dyno sheet. Adding fuel and pulling timing for a extra 2psi wasnt difficult on the street. My air fuels were great.

The build may be of parts that dont make sense, but being on myside of the border and also through the pandemic mad thing extremely expensive. A set of forged r18 pistons to my door was like 1200cad vs my 380. I have like 38k so far in my awd k24 build. My r18 i can mess around with for cheap and still have loads of fun. I value your opinion though what works for some doesnt for others. As long as we're all getting what we want its all good haha!
 

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ok ok ok now I understand you and your direction with this. It does not sound like your doing a serious build of the r18. its more of a fun project type thing. if it blow oh well. I am more of a pioneer I could not nor would I ever want to do a throw away build. I rather push the tech for other people to show them a pathway to more power safely or what mods actually do.

I also get builds like yours they have a place as well. Just F***ing around type thing. Good thing is your messing around could lead to new discoveries in the platform as well as pushing tech.

Cool Cool. I see a r20 I hope that shortblock is more on the serious side so I can investigate if that bottom end is worth building or just build the 1.8 hmmmmmm
 

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First of all replace r18 with r20 it will be bolt on swap bolt to bolt you will feel a massive gain in power. For more power add a tsi extreme turbo kit in it i myself using r20 turbo and its givin me 290whp @9psi 100% stock motor only i upgrade clutch and exaust system
 

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Haven't finished my r20 yet but it's coming along. Also building a compound turbo setup for it. Gtx2871 and then a hx40 atmos turbo
 

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you still working on that bolt. while we talked last time i just got my car back after a month. It is now Orange need to update my profile pic once i get new rims added this week
 
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