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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
This was a fail. I chickened out and didn't wanna ruin a
perfectly good running motor (mine!) ha, so I sold the
goodies for 300 to a buddy. came up considering I
got it all for half that price. ITR stuff FTL cos
Flash pro wasn't out yet. Even if it was I couldn't have
afforded it. Tnx for lookin.

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Okay, I'm looking and looking and so far I've found threads
and topics from this forum as well as other forums that
talk about my situation, but it's barely scratching the surface
of what I really need to know.

I have a few questions:

1) Are the cams, valves, valve springs & retainers of the ITR (DC5)
"better" or the OEM (Fa5) parts better for performance for our Z3
motors?

2) What are the pro's and con's of doing this, IF I did decide to
drop in the ITR parts into my Z3?

3) Would it be recommended to do this if I had the money to do it
or would it be better to leave my engine stock?

4) Would I need to reflash my ecu or get a piggyback system
as I've read about in order to have my motor tuned and running
properly?


The reason why I'm asking this is because my buddy has a kicka$
deal on the complete ITR setup (cams, springs, valves, etc) that
he's willing to sell to me for $150. I mean that's one heck of a deal.

I'm just wondering if it would be worth it. (I mean yeah having
Type R goodies are always cool and all) but will it work for my
car and if so, what exactly needs to be done for my car so that
it will WORK properly.

I've been reading forums and the answer I've found is very vague.

The impression I got was (Tsx cams are better) and (wait to see
if there will be any programs that can tune it). But, this isn't the
case, I'm not buying tsx cams, I'm talking type R only.

Please LMK asap because I'm pretty much clueless as of right now
about what to do.

Thanks in advance, you guys are always helpful.
 

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buy the itr cams along with springs & retainers. the cams are better all around, better as in high lift and more duration.

as far as tuning ges, you stock ecu will learn to adjust to it, same with reflash.
 

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Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
man, thanks guys that's a total wave of relief.

I will definitely buy this TODAY then =) thanks!


and so, all i'd need to do is get it tuned without
needing to get anything else for it right?

sorta like plug and play?
 

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aren't the ECU on the Type R tuned to run with Type R cams/valvetrain? like how our cars are tuned to run with our stock internals.
 

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aren't the ECU on the Type R tuned to run with Type R cams/valvetrain? like how our cars are tuned to run with our stock internals.
its not any more different then someone dropping in tsx cams or skunk2 stage 1 cams, and those are more agreesive, but not to a point where aftermarket valvetrain is needed. although if he can get the cams with its respective springs and retainer then go for it.
 

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thanks again guys =) i'm pretty excited about this project.
i'll try to do a follow up once everything is said and done.
 

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thanks again guys =) i'm pretty excited about this project.
i'll try to do a follow up once everything is said and done.
:dance: I certainly want to see how this turn's out so make sure to keep us updated!
 

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I wouldnt worry to much about tunning. I know a guy who had stage 2 cams in his civic with only a reflash, and it ran just fine. You just wont be able to get the maximum power gain without proper tunning. You might gain a little power, but not much with the ITR set up. With tunning you might be a little more satisfied. 150 is a good deal tho
 

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its not any more different then someone dropping in tsx cams or skunk2 stage 1 cams, and those are more agreesive, but not to a point where aftermarket valvetrain is needed. although if he can get the cams with its respective springs and retainer then go for it.
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
sure do, i have the goodies sitting in my room..
just waiting to find out more info before i
recklessly pry my engine apart =)

oh.. the anticipation... it hurts so good..
 
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