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    Lowering Comp for Turbo

    Hey man - yeah, I've heard high comp low boost (no more than 10 psi) is considered safe assuming it has been tuned well. As I was thinking of going forged pistons though, I'm tossing up whether or not I should just lower the comp while I'm here.
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    Lowering Comp for Turbo

    Hey man, not in the UK unfortunately. 220KW - so about 300 HP at the wheels which I'd imagine would be obtainable in the 9-9.5 comp ratio. I would be running E85 at some point in the future just not sure when. I'm under the impression you can run a high comp turbo ["safely"] build if you run...
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    Ignition Timing

    I'm trying to get my head around how to "correctly" set ignition timing. I understand as the RPM band increases the plug needs to ignite sooner to accommodate for a faster moving piston, however I'm trying to understand what indicators provide the information that the timing has been set...
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    Lowering Comp for Turbo

    Hey RVM. currently running a Hondata s300 v3. I have emailed a few prospective tuners who I would be interested having the car tuned with ultimately though unfortunately I haven't received a response from any of them.
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    Lowering Comp for Turbo

    Hi guys, I was hoping to shed some light on this topic. I'm looking at starting the process of purchasing some turbo bits, and one of the things I was considering was lowering compression with lower comp forged pistons. I was wondering, aside from power loss what adverse affects does lowering...
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    To VTEC and Beyond - EK B18C Build

    Haven't updated this in a while. No progress in terms of work done side from oil changes since the last post unfortunately, though I think that's for the better since I haven't had any more seat time since all this work had been done. I've purchased a gopro at a really good price among the...
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    Helms Manual?

    Quick question, disregard my ignorance but can anyone explain what helms manual is to me? I downloaded one but it seems to just be a condensed version of the service manual. Am I missing something? Some people swear by it.
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    Burnt popcorn smell??

    Interesting. I'll check it out tonight, not too difficult to check and I do have some spare gearbox oil lying around from last service. Thanks for the advise, will report back.
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    Burnt popcorn smell??

    I'll check this, this could mean my gearbox oil could be low as well? Better check this
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    Burnt popcorn smell??

    Hey guys Been quiet for a while moving into a place and saving so haven't spent time or money on my car in a while. I've noticed of late when holding high revs, WOT or downshifting (heel-toe) sometimes the cabin fills with a burnt popcorn-ish smell. It's difficult to explain, but it's almost...
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    Rear LCAs

    Never heard of h tune. Will look at their website, thanks boys. I was thinking if rebushing, I figured it might end up costing the same as new LCAs though by the time I pay someone to remove them, press the old ones out and re install... So may as well refresh. Also the old LCAs would be 20...
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    Rear LCAs

    I've heard either really good reviews with BWR or really bad, there doesn't seem to be an in between review I've read. They look really cool but I'm a bit iffy... they are fairly budget friendly though. Skunk 2 I'd definitely buy from a reputable vendor, there's a couple that I would trust...
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    Rear LCAs

    Hey guys Been quiet for a little while, unfortunately haven't been able to spend a lot of money on the car lately. However I did notice a while back my rear LCA bushings were a little beat. I decided instead of having them pressed out, and purchasing new bushings I would freshen up the rear...
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    Looks mint, love it.
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    Jesse888 Forged/stroker turbo ek9

    The turbo EP3 looks really cool - engine bay looks so snug must be difficult to work in. Out of interest why would you mix gearbox oils? Why not just run one brand straight? Are they different viscosities?
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    I've always wanted to get a staggered set up - cash is usually not free flowing though and I like being able to swap the back to front and vice versa when the time allows to prolong my tread life (and also save money, since living on a budget sucks). Hopefully when I get around to purchasing a...
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    They still have quite a bit of tread left. What are your thoughts on the staggered v square set up? Do you feel more in control or is it a bit of a gimmick?
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    We must be up to date now based on your choice of pad going with the NS400? Rotors look pretty cool, never seen the hook design.
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    Seats look incredible after the clean. The SPGs are really nice, I didn't know Recaro made fixed back seats since I'm so used to seeing the normal reclining/bucketty ones in sport and luxury cars. Wouldn't mind a set for myself when I upgrade from my sr3s
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    Matt's 512bhp EK9 project

    I've honestly thought about it! Work has offices in the UK and have thought about transferring on some sort of work visa before. I've always wanted to visit the UK, if not for the trip I'd definitely visit for the car scene.
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