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Old 01-14-2014, 11:46 PM
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Rebuild suggestions

Hey guys I'm probably going to be rebuilding my 99 h22a4 and am looking for suggestions. I want to get more power but nothing crazy I don't want to have to sleeve the block so boost is probably out. It's going to be a daily so reliability is key. I have looked at the type s pistons and they seem to be a viable option as well as a set of cams looking at Brian crower stage 1. What do you think about port and polish head that sort of thing?? Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks ahead of time guys.
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

You're on the right track!

I'm building mine with:

Type-S cams
Type-S pistons
Type-S head
LSD transmission.

The head is mildly ported from the factory, but I am taking it the rest of the way myself.
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

I have a 98 jdm h22a, dc header, koni drop. Sway bars. AEM cams. Stage two centerforce clutch and other little things. Greddy exhaust K&N air filter. sparco shifter. with a short throw installed. I want to build the car for boost. I wanna spend this year building it for boost, where do I begin? I wanna have a lot of horsepower one day. So I don't plant on going cheap with anything. Building the car in honor of my late sister. She loved her prelude and always was drag racing people in it, I want to build one that sh!ts on v8s I know shes riding with me...
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

99redlude, how much do you plan to spend? Will you be using a programmable ECU or are you planning to keep the OEM USDM 5Gen ECU?

If you don't want to sleeve, I would certainly suggest OS pistons (either OEM or Type S, but with Type S pistons, you'll certainly want an aftermarket ECU setup), and taking the block to someone how knows how to properly hone the H22A4 block. The honing process on these is not like a iron lined block and uses special stones and honing procedure. The level you want to go to really depends on your budget.

TributeCarForSister, the same questions apply, although if you're building for boost (reliably), you'll need to sleeve the block. The types of sleeves you use depends on what kind of power level you're looking for. Where you begin really depends on how much you want to spend.
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

OP yes your in the right track, as for the port and polish i think it's a good idea as you already have everything taken apart. It is a bit pricey but well worth the peace of mind and a longer lasting engine. Also if you put in new pistons be sure to hone your cylinder walls to get a fresh surface. If you want a price cut on type s pistons i got some too.

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OP yes your in the right track, as for the port and polish i think it's a good idea as you already have everything taken apart. It is a bit pricey but well worth the peace of mind and a longer lasting engine.
How does porting the head and/or polishing the head ports affect the life of the engine??
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

stage 1 cams are waste of money. just upgrade to stag2 (or skunk2 pro1) with better valvetrain

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How does porting the head and/or polishing the head ports affect the life of the engine??
of course when your head is cleaned up, its way better than full of crap
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Re: Rebuild suggestions

That doesn't really answer the question. Cleaning the head and/or hot tanking it is different than porting and/or polishing the head ports. It doesn't make sense that porting and/or polishing the head ports increases reliability or longevity of the engine itself.
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ported head is not necessary. use that money on higher quality parts.

race engine....sure. street car...nah. stage 1 street cam (pro1 doesnt count) is kinda pointless IMO
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Am I crazy or did 98 & T agree?
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I have him on ignore ;-). trying to be nicer to people this year.
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