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D16z6

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by shorty0o29, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. shorty0o29

    shorty0o29 Junior Member

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    Is it possible to get say 160 or more horses with out changing pistons and other internals. mabey even get 150 to the wheels. Also is it had to change a cam? Could an averge person that knows a little about engines do it?
     
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    Havok Senior Member

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    With a helms, you can change a cam in no time...as for an z6 putting 150 + to the wheels, I/H/E won't do it, you will need a cam, an adjusted cam gear, rods, pistons, new engine :)
     
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    mwasnp Senior Member

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    A greddy turbo kit would get you to around 160 whp maybe a little more...with good tuning atleast
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Most cams like the skunk2's recommend you changing out your springs and retainers,since your stock units are not going to be happy at the higher rpms,but yes adding around 50whp is very possible.
     
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    TRuggiero_ Senior Member

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    You can find ZC pistons relatively cheap, should give you about 12-15 hp. Take off your ac, get a D16Y8 head gasket ( it's about half the size of the Z6) get a few small bolt ons, intake, exhaust, 160 easy.
     
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    turbo turbo turbo run a turbo with 6 to 7 pounds of boost and you pretty much got it.
     
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    red95solsi Senior Member

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    taking off the ac doesnt do a damn thing
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if you remove the AC system you are getting rid of at least 50 lbs of worthless weight and taking away a belt that is causing drag on the engine (even when its "free wheeling" its still added drag)

    how exactly will this have no effect on performance??
     
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    if no ac doesn't help how come F1 cars have none, or NASCAR, CART, etc???
     
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    id take it off if you are lookin for those extra horses, or atleast take of you belt, will give you about 5 hp, if you really wanna get serious, talk it all out for less weight as noted above
     
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    how much would a D16Y8 head gasket run? I have the same engine as this guy and looking for the same amount of power. Would this basic list be correct?

    Cams
    Pistons(springs & retainers)
    Y8 head gasket
    I/H/E

    and is that it?
     
  12. 88civicHBz6

    88civicHBz6 Senior Member

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    yep that's a start .
     
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    so how much would that head gasket go for?
     
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    20 bucks new oem, manhonda.com
     
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    sweet. Thanks for the link!
     
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    I tried that site lookin for some ZC pistons but no luck...any other sites that would have em?
     
  17. saturn_boy96

    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    Try looking on the parts trader .

    just do a ZC search and you should come up with a few things.
    Look through the miscellaneous parts lists.
     
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