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BigDawg & JTSmith installed them into their cars this weekend. Install went smoothly once we remembered that the timing chain auto-tensioner has an access plate. JTSmith also upgraded his valvesprings, which went suprisingly smoothly with 2 people, air compressor, and dinky valve spring tool he bought for 100$.

Anyhow, mods to the best of my knowledge are as follows:

JTSmith:

aem cold air intake
comptech race header
comptech exhaust
IPS k2 cams

Swwifty:

comptech icebox
type-r header + spoon downpipe
fujitsubo power getter exhaust
type-r cams
type-r intake manifold
rear seats removed

Both have k-pro, some sort of suspension work, stock wheel/tire size, some type of engine dampner/mount. So aside from the cams & intake manifold, they're pretty well matched. I rode in swwifty's (black) car first, then JTSmith's (white).

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lol, I sound so gay in that video.

I had to yell that though because Justin was thinking his car didn't feel any faster. :laughing:
 

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lol, I sound so gay in that video.

I had to yell that though because Justin was thinking his car didn't feel any faster. :laughing:
hehe. yeah, n/a is wierd like that - the power is so smooth that the seat of the pants doesn't tell you much. Both JTSmith's and BigDawg's cars felt good to me! BigDawg's had a much more noticeable vtec xover, but they've both got hours and hours of tuning ahead of them. I can't wait to see the final result.
 

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both of thoose races were from about 30-35mph roll in 2nd.
 

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I will post more on the cams later, but I just got back from another logging session and I think I am getting somewhere. :thumbsup:
 

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hehe. yeah, n/a is wierd like that - the power is so smooth that the seat of the pants doesn't tell you much. Both JTSmith's and BigDawg's cars felt good to me! BigDawg's had a much more noticeable vtec xover, but they've both got hours and hours of tuning ahead of them. I can't wait to see the final result.
yeah smoother is ussually faster. I think NA is just deceptively fast.
 

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I will post more on the cams later, but I just got back from another logging session and I think I am getting somewhere. :thumbsup:
Post up a log, Dawg! (sorry, couldn't resist, but really, can we gander?)
 

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How long do you think it will take Justin to get home now? heheh.

Hope the highway patrol doesn't slow him down too much.

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I just got off of the phone with him, and he made it home okay. I guarantee he hit 120+ on the way home though.

Thanks to Dave and Razid for coming over last night so that we could monkey our way through the first set (on Justin's car). It really helped out since I installed mine this afternoon in about 3 hours and 45 minutes (with a little goofing around going on :laughing: ).
 

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Post up a log, Dawg! (sorry, couldn't resist, but really, can we gander?)
I will tomorrow after I get one that is just a short full throttle pull. The logs I have right now are about 10-15 minutes long and show me doing 100 on back roads next to my house. :driving:
 

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So aside from the cams & intake manifold, they're pretty well matched.
Forgot about that, Justin still has the PRB manifold and managed to pull on swwifty despite a 190lb handicap he carried. I know he's going to start emailing me more often about better induction now that he's better equipped.

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all i have to say is wow...
AOL is blocking my emails to you at the ISP domain level. AOL doesn't like comcast for spam abuse. Do you have another email address? Been trying to reply to you a couple times now.

-Ron
 

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That is sweet... something's wrong with my sound though so I can't hear.
 

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edo said:
Forgot about that, Justin still has the PRB manifold and managed to pull on swwifty despite a 190lb handicap he carried. I know he's going to start emailing me more often about better induction now that he's better equipped.

-Ron
yep. a PRC manifold was definitely one of the things he mentioned.

and not to split hairs, but his handicap was over 190lb, he was still full interior + tools/oil/crap in the trunk. Swwifty had his back seats pulled & empty trunk.

Either way, it says a lot about the drop in performance of the IPS k2's. Justin is anxious to get to the dyno now. . .
 
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