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All motor D... for now

Old 01-28-2008, 01:19 AM
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I recently blew my motor and got a great deal on a D16 block with eagle rods, nitrate coated 11.5:1 pistons, all ARP hardware, milled .40 over, and less than 5,000 miles (after this rebuild). I need to get my car running so i'm gonna put it in this weekend. I plan on going turbo this summer but wanted to stay NA and work on the body + stuff until then.
My questions are:

1. What mods should I do for this TEMPORARY all-motor build (injectors, fuel pump, tune, etc)?

2. If I ran the motor as is with no mods, will it hurt the motor (b/c of the higher CR and no tune)?

3. When I do go turbo should I swap out the pistons for a lower CR (like perhaps the stock pistons from my blown jdm ZC)? or just save the time + turbo her as is?

BTW: only mods I have are H/I/2 in exhaust and LS throttle body. Thx HCF.
Old 01-28-2008, 01:23 AM
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I read the sticky on the NA build but it didn't answer my specific questions
Old 01-28-2008, 05:17 AM
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Temporary n/a build is stupid if you are going to turbo later because you will waste about 1k on parts you are going to have to swap out plus rebuild the engine twice. If you boost it you will probably want lower compression because if you don't there isn't much room for error for the tuner. Running with a built n/a high compression engine with no tune isn't going to end well either.
Old 01-28-2008, 01:50 PM
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honestly, build the head to the moon, buy a sweet intake manifold, run i/h/e, keep your high compression pistons, and run a 50-75 wet shot of nx nitrous...

BOOO YEAA so much cheaper and it will stil be MEAN...

think of it like this, i/h/e + built head + tb + intake manifold + high compression pistons + tune should get you DAMN close to 150 whp, if not more, throw on a 75 shot of nx and thats another 75whp... and your car is walking on evos (for 10 seconds)

if i could do it all over again id build a n/a spray civic but thats just me...
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