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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by u n v me23, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. u n v me23

    u n v me23 New Member

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    I'm thinking about upgrading my camshaft, cam gears, ecu, flywheel, and clutch. Now from my understanding, ACT makes really good kits and so do hondata. I have a B18C motor and tranny.

    So far I have...
    Skunk2 intake manifold
    hondata gasket
    skunk2 throttle body
    DC Sports 4-1 header
    Greddy Evo exhaust
    AEM Cold Air Intake
    AEM Fuel Rail
    AEM Fuel Reg.

    Planning to Get..
    skunk2 camshafts (not sure which stage)
    skunk2 cam gears

    What stages do you all think? Dont really know the break down in stages.

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. norcalgsr

    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    If you're not upgrading valve springs stage 1 is as aggressive as you're going to be able to get without running a risk of floating the valves and breaking something. Even with the stage 1 cams, considering the fact that the GSR only has single springs on the exhaust side, you may want to upgrade the valve springs anyway or if not definitely don't raise the redline above stock. With the mods you already have done if you get a set of valve springs/retainers and go for the Skunk stage 2 cams you will make some serious power over the stage 1's.

    As far as the clutch/flywheel go I like Exedy products and have always had good luck with them, but I've heard a lot of good things about ACT as well. I just don't feel the need to stray away from something I know works great for me personally.. hopefully some others can help out in that area. Although if you are looking for another quality brand I would urge you to look into their products as well. Their stage 1 clutch has something like 40% increased holding power over a stock clutch while keeping the clutch effort reasonable. Drivability is pretty close to stock once you get used to the higher pedal pressure..
     
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    u n v me23 New Member

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    ok.. would I have to upgrade the forged valves as well?
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    No if you get the Skunk2 springs you will be just fine with the stock valves.. and you can change the valve springs with the head still on the block..
     
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    u n v me23 New Member

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    So Should I go with turner or pro series camshaft?

    Tuner
    Stage 2: Street/Race cam designed for engine with free-flowing intake and exhaust tracts, increased compression, and upgraded valvetrain.

    Pro-Series
    Pro 2: High Lift Street/Race cam designed to optimize mid-range and top end HP and TQ. Peak power is increased and power band is moved 700rpm higher than Pro 1. Pro-Series valvetrain required.
     
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    All depends on what you want. Tuner series retains a stock idle and requires less tuning to run them. Also the tuner series would keep your current fuel mileage. They retain the stock off vtec cam profiles so vtec hits harder.

    The pro series have different off and on vtec cam profiles so extensive tuning is required to even get the car to idle. The idle is lopy and fuel mileage would take a hit.
     
  7. SeVeNisOnE

    SeVeNisOnE Ken Korn Karn

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    I would stick to the tuner spec Skunk2 cams. The other cams are too aggressive for daily driven vehicles unless you are going to get the car properly tuned and still be willing to give up some drivability. Anything more than the stage 1 tuner cams would recommend you upgrade the valve springs and retainers in order to take advantage of the higher lift profile on those cams. If your not willing to upgrade the springs then just stick to stage 1 cams. I had the stage 2 cams on my car before and the power is felt in the higher rpm ranges which is why I recommend you change springs. My redline was also bumped up to 9k. I wouldn't go that high on OEM springs for too long.

    ACT makes great products. I've never had a problem using them. I recommend their StreetLite flywheel and their Heavy Duty Pressure Plate with Performance Street Disk. Good combination for street use.
     
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    88blacksi Grandpa

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    Skunk2 is okay. Toda KILLA CAMS are the best. But my idle is jumping everywhere I dunno if want this, but overall the best i have bought.
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    There isn't one best cam for all cars it all depends on the rest of your engine package!
     
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    Ya but I wouldn't get the toda killers. Way too crazy for a dd.
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    I wouldn't either that would be a retarded choice for a street driven car.. especially considering you have to have super high compression/redline to get any real benefit from them. Put those on a stock valvetrain and have fun bending valves..
     
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    if its gona be a dd stick with a stage 2,, and i would upgrade to a better header
     
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