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B16A head gasket and rod bolts?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by danse, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. danse

    danse Junior Member

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    Hi eveyone, looking for some suggestions. I am installing a jdm B16A in my civic, I will be running a T3/T4 .5, .63 57 trim turbo. at 8 to 10 psi, I will not turn over 8200. From research I need to install ARP head studs and a new head gasket. What type of gasket (brand) should I get and should I install ARP rod bolts while the engine is out? I know that normally the pistons are the weak link as in ring lands. What do you all think? And at what rpm can I expect this to spool if anyone knows... Thanks..
     
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    you do not need arp head studs for that amount of boost. (if you can get them if fine but you dont need them) and think about getting a thicker cosmic head gasket. it will lower your compression and add a little safety to your engine(in case of a bad tune or bad gas).
    the stock pistons are fine for that amount of boost. in terms of spool i am unsure
    but it shoud be right around vtec.
     
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    the rod bolts are a very good idea, make sure that they resize the rods.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    if you imterested i've got a 3 layer felpro i'll sell for cheap 40 bucks shipped. Its been sitting for so long i need it gone. sorry to thread jack.
     
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