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    Greetings from Argentina

    Hey guys, i'm just to say hello and introduce to you my own project.

    It is a Civic SI FA5 2009 with the following changes:

    - Ported cylinder head with Drag Cartel 2.2 endurance camshafts with all the requirements & iconel valves
    - K20 sleeved block
    - CP Carrillo Pistons 9.5:1 cr
    - Eagle Rods
    - ACL Race beargins
    - 4pistons oil pump
    - Ported RBC intake manifold with expanded plenum volume
    - STD Gearbox
    - Precision Turbo 6266 .82 a/r
    - Hondata Flashpro tuned
    - Boost control
    - DW 1000cc
    - Map Sensor 4bar
    - Aluminum piping
    - Custom (GWORKS) Exhaust stainless steel ramhorn style manifold & 3" piping
    - wastegate precision 46mm
    - bov tial 44mm
    - skunk2 composite fuel rail
    - Competition Clutch stage 4







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    Quote Originally Posted by arraydude View Post
    Hey guys, i'm just to say hello and introduce to you my own project.

    It is a Civic SI FA5 2009 with the following changes:

    - Ported cylinder head with Drag Cartel 2.2 endurance camshafts with all the requirements & iconel valves
    - K20 sleeved block
    - CP Carrillo Pistons 9.5:1 cr
    - Eagle Rods
    - ACL Race beargins
    - 4pistons oil pump
    - Ported RBC intake manifold with expanded plenum volume
    - STD Gearbox
    - Precision Turbo 6266 .82 a/r
    - Hondata Flashpro tuned
    - Boost control
    - DW 1000cc
    - Map Sensor 4bar
    - Aluminum piping
    - Custom (GWORKS) Exhaust stainless steel ramhorn style manifold & 3" piping
    - wastegate precision 46mm
    - bov tial 44mm
    - skunk2 composite fuel rail
    - Competition Clutch stage 4


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    Nice build sir! Welcome. What are your intentions for the build? Also, how much larger is the RBC plenum after porting? and how much boost are you running?

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    Nice build! Glad to see a built motor and indicator folding side-view mirrors. Transmission/gearbox is next! What were the most challenging parts of your build in Argentina? I wonder how easy parts are to come by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoolin_VTEC View Post
    Nice build sir! Welcome. What are your intentions for the build? Also, how much larger is the RBC plenum after porting? and how much boost are you running?
    I've built it for drag/street purposes, regarding the plenum volume really i don't know it was made by my mechanic.

    Currently i'm building 8-9 psi and something like 400whp, in these days i'll go to the dyno and go a little up with the boost.

    Quote Originally Posted by BoostedK20 View Post
    @arraydude
    Nice build! Glad to see a built motor and indicator folding side-view mirrors. Transmission/gearbox is next! What were the most challenging parts of your build in Argentina? I wonder how easy parts are to come by.
    Most challenging parts are almost all, haha it's very complex and expensive building here a car.

    Actually, regarding my gearbox i don't know what to do... maybe you can help me...

    I want a street car with 5xx whp

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    Quote Originally Posted by arraydude View Post
    I've built it for drag/street purposes, regarding the plenum volume really i don't know it was made by my mechanic.

    Currently i'm building 8-9 psi and something like 400whp, in these days i'll go to the dyno and go a little up with the boost.



    Most challenging parts are almost all, haha it's very complex and expensive building here a car.

    Actually, regarding my gearbox i don't know what to do... maybe you can help me...

    I want a street car with 5xx whp
    Over time, we have collectively noted several components that add to transmission failure on Honda K-series transmissions: Poor maintenance for fluid changes, HARD shifting, HARD launching with slicks/drag radials, non-upgraded motor mounts, and failure to pre-load the transmission when launching (axles are affected greatly by this as well). Also, over 400ft-lbs of torque seems to be the breaking line for OEM Honda 3rd/4th gears. This doesn't mean that less than 400ft-lb of torque won't be an issue, or that over 400ft-lbs definitely is an issue. We've simply noted that over 400ft-lbs of torque is when people break considerably faster across all forums and chassis. These motors make a lot of power with forced induction, so we expect the transmissions to be the weak link. Ultimately, it is not "if" transmission parts break, but "when" they break. We can, however, treat the transmissions well and they will last quite long. There have been many daily drivers noted across forums over the years with 500+whp. So, there is hope.

    Luckily, you have several options for building your transmission - all based on time and money. For example, if you break 4th gear, you can simply replace it with another OEM Honda 4th gear for cheap if you do the work yourself. Alternatively, you can purchase stronger gears. These include Gear-X (may fit well based on your power goals), Mfactory, Albins, and PPG. The last two are by far the most expensive but also the strongest. We recommend you do not use OBX gears, as they have shown to be of very poor quality. Again, this is based on your power goals.

    My advice? Enjoy the car as-is. Have money set aside for transmission issues, and address them when you arrive at them. Until then, drive the car well and have fun!


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    Thank you for your complete and very rich response man, the problem in my country is that i have to import the parts and that takes a lot of time, so prevent would be a good idea to reduce loosing times.

    But thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arraydude View Post
    Thank you for your complete and very rich response man, the problem in my country is that i have to import the parts and that takes a lot of time, so prevent would be a good idea to reduce loosing times.

    But thanks again.
    Happy to help! Seems that you have a grasp on things. If you need parts, please let us know. You can email us at any time at sales@boostedk20.com. If it is a part we do not stock, we will put you in touch with the right people.

    Also, post up some more pictures and video! Do you have an instagram?


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    I love those wheels! They go so well with the rest of the car it's ridiculous. I hope you don't mind if I decide to steal this idea, Arraydude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaguierre View Post
    I love those wheels! They go so well with the rest of the car it's ridiculous. I hope you don't mind if I decide to steal this idea, Arraydude.
    No problem man, i'm not jealous hahah

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