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I NEED MORE POWER OUTTA MY D17A2

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Old 07-07-2006, 05:10 PM
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ok...i have a 2004 civic ex w/ the d17a2 motor. Im tryin to tinker with every possible idea to get more power before I am forced to spray, go on boost, or do the k20 swap. i dont want much....i want to bring my hp up to 200, 275 the most...anyone have ideas? any help is appreciated. thanks
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:15 PM
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turbo is probably the cheapest, quick way to go, for the hp's you want, maybe a little squeeez while your at it, but i dont have any numbers on thart route...
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 05:51 PM
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yea thats what people have been telling me. so theres no type of head swap thing i can do at all? im really trying to avoid boosting the car because of the dependability and high matenance factor....and k20 swap is a lil out my price range....maybe a cheaper engine swap?
 
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u could probally go with a port and polish and a higher compression ratio until u do the engine swap for the higher compression ratio this can easily be achieved by milling the head or useing a thinner head gasket or a combanation of both the only problem with this is 91 or 93 octane gas prices is going to be a *****.
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:58 PM
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200-275 is only achievable with spray or turbo, I am currently building a D17 as well, I have done a Y8 Skunk2 IM and TB swap, header, exhaust, 99SI Secret Weapon intake, UR pulleys, my future plans are Crower stage2 cam w/ full head work (springs, retainers, valves, port and polish and milling to achieve 12.5-13:1 comp ration) along with Crower Rods and Wiseco high comp pistons (10.8-11.3) and I'm expecting to hit about 180-195 with all that and 250-300 with dual stage N2O kit.
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:02 PM
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for what it will cost to make the D17 fast ud be better off getting a k20.....
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 08:19 PM
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^ yeah you really would....
 
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:28 PM
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its always nice to be unique and not follow the croud also though
 
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:08 AM
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^ that is a big reason I'm not swapping or turboing.
 
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Old 07-08-2006, 12:55 PM
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ok....how much did it cost you in the end to do all of that? and also...i was reading in a honda tunnig magazine that the d17a2 was one of the hardest motors to boost....something about a return fuel system or somethin like that...if i did plan to boost it, would there be anything extra or "special" that i would need to do?
 

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