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Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

I want to rebuild the engine in my wrecked 2000 Lude. It is H22a4, I want to make it faster than just a stock rebuild. I dont think I will ever put a turbo in it. Im thinking performance cams and maybe high compression pistons. What do you guys think, any suggestion for somewhat affordable upgrades I can do while im in there.
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Re: Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

Upgrading a stock engine is not affordable. You will easily spend thousands if you do it right. If you do it wrong you could end up with a multitude of problems.

I was considering the same thing (N/A beef up) when I had to replace my head gasket. You're going to drop $1500 in the head alone if you want racing cams because you will need a complete rebuild (new valves, springs, retainers, etc) Then you have labor.

You'll need a new intake manifold, throttle body, new injectors, headers, exhaust, because you'll want more air and gas in and need room to push more out.

You'll need to tune the car to the new specs as well. Which means you'll want an engine management system of some sort. The tune by a qualified shop can easily run $500.

Lastly more power requires more stopping power. You'll need a new brake system, cross drilled rotors and bigger calipers, a complete suspension upgrade.
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Re: Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

Oh and a new clutch to handle more power. Then with higher performance you'll need racing fuel for the higher compression. I don't know what prices are like nationally but here in GA 110 runs about $9.25 a gallon.
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Re: Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

Here's an example of prices I was working with on my H22 build.

$200 - Type-S Intake w/ K&N
$130 - RDX Injectors
$965 - EuroR IM, 68mm TB, Fuel Rail, RDX pigtails
$700 - Skunk2 Pro2 Cams, springs, retainers
$320 - HyTech Rep Header
$340 - KSpeed BS kit/oil pump
$300 - Competition Clutch #8014-2100
$225 - ACT Flywheel - #600190
$300 - Supertech Valves (#HIVN-& HEVN-1006) and Seals (#VS-H5.5E & I)
$130 - ARP Head Studs #208-4304
$80 - Magnaflow cat #54309M (3in inlet/outlet)
$105 - Magnaflow #14828
$250 - KTeller 3in piping SS
$125 - AEM Wideband
$65 - Walbro 255 fuel pump
$150 - Most gaskets, new rad hoses (Oil pan, head, etc)
$490 - 11.5:1 CR Mahle Pistons #H22220425D10
$500 - Machine Shop work
$495 - Hondata s300


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Re: Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

Ok than what if i just rebuild the engine stock except port and polish intake manifold and heads. As well as adding a bigger throttle body. I already have cool air intake, headers, and catback exhaust.
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Re: Rebuilding Engine Advice H22a4

Thats probably your best bet, and if your going that far you might wanna convert to a manual timing belt tensioner with the rebuild. due to the fact the automatic tensioners have a habbit of taking a pooop
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You gotta find someone that REALLY knows what they're doing to successfully perform a P&P job that yields you better airflow. If you're looking into having headwork done, think about reconditioning your valvetrain while you have it apart, and don't forget new head studs and gasket, too.
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