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Old 09-26-2007, 12:34 PM
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How can i get higher compression on my D17a2? I cant find high compression pistons, only lower ones. is there anything i can do with my cylinder head or anything to get the compression higher?
 
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:37 PM
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Yes, you can take the middle layer out of a regular head gasket and raise it like...I think .5. Or if you have the funding, bring your head to the machine shop and have them shave it down. There's a number of ways but, what's your budget?
 
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:04 PM
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Dont have a set amount yet im trying to explaore my options before i am dead set on something. If you know any kind of accurate pricing, and many ways to get higher compression please let me know i havent really learned alot on N/A stuff so i want to learn before i make decisions.
 
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Old 09-26-2007, 06:59 PM
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you can have custom pistons made
 
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Old 09-26-2007, 07:19 PM
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^ probly the best thing to do, milling the head isnt going to yield anything really.
 
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If you do enough research and willing to do the work yourself. You can turbo the engine with a AFC hack yeild more HP. But, you'll have to deal with a CEL and shortened engine life.
 
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:04 PM
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How much would custom pistons be? Also I have read about the whole turbo thing and i dont think i want to do that, I have finally decided( After considering a motor swap and nitrous and a turbo kit) that i want to go n/a but i know a lot needs to be upgraded in order for the motor to handle a good amount of power. Just looking for options i can to not only to get the high compression but also to make the motor more sturdy so it wont drop out or blow or anything like that so i want to learn about all the different options and things i can do for the motor
 
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