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Engine rebuild for turbo II

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by spydy43, Jun 8, 2004.

  1. spydy43

    spydy43 Senior Member

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    I am debating what kind of head work to have done to my d16y8 engine rebuild at this point. I will be running a max-rev turbo kit on about 10psi trying to get 225-250 whp on a dependable setup right now I am going to have to wait on getting a really good fuel management system such as a hondata or aem, so I will be running a Vortech 12:1 FMU. With this setup how should I have the Head built up?
    Right now I have been considering doing a stock rebuild to save $$ right now. Will that be sufficient and reliable? Or should I go with a stage 2 port of the head and intake manifold as well as a performance valve job? If so what valves, or valve kits do you recommend? If anyone else has any other suggestions let me know I am open to different ideas.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    screw the head work, get the hondata
     
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    radnulb Senior Member

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    screw the hondata, get a uberdata setup and a wideband for the same money.
     
  4. spydy43

    spydy43 Senior Member

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    So does nobody recommend getting the head work done? Would it or would it not be better to do all this work while the engine is out and in pieces? Will a stock rebuilt head be sufficient and reliable over time for the HP #’s I am looking for? I plan on getting a good hondata , or aem setup but do not think I can afford it right now, does anyone know how much does one of these setups run?
     
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    The head work is good, and you can see good gains with it, but it will be useless with out the proper fuel managment.
     
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    waste of money for that power level. you need engine management. you don't need to do headwork until your head is the limiting factor in your setup.
     
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