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New Member Central Texas Hi Y'all! 2002 RSX-S

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Greetings everyone!

Been lurking for awhile here soaking up all the knowledge you fine gentlemen and ladies bless us with, but finally figured I'd get off my ass and actually contribute.

2002 Acura RSX Type S Pearl White
164k miles
Stock k20a2, Stock 6 speed MT
Kpro v4
Injen Cold Air intake
RBC 70 mm port
Ktuned 70 mm throttle body
Megan Shorty Header
Invidia q300 exhaust
Koni Shocks/ Tein htech springs
SHG Rack Slider
Megan rear control arms
Front camber bolts
Stoptech drilled/slotted rotors/ Powerstop pads
Stock 16" wheels/ 205/45R/16 Firehawk Indy500 tires
Buddy Club short shifter / Hybrid Racing bushings

Last dyno: 216 HP, 153 lbft torque

Future goals:
Short term to max out power of stock engine n/a ~ 240 hp
Long term turbocharge ~ 400 hp
Start tracking (SCCA time trials or Autocross)

Next possible mods:
-Race header (skunk2 or ktuned) w/cat delete
-Bigger injectors (injector dynamics 1050x or RDX 410, I'm at about 83% load on stock injects right now)
-Upgrade Fuel Pump (Walbro 255 or DW400)
-Inverted tie rod/ends (so many options! Buddy Club RCA vs PCI tie rod kit vs ktuned kit)
-Upgraded Cams (TSX 08'Cams or DC 3.2, honestly my tuner said not worth it unless I go with bigger cams that require upgraded springs/seats)
-Wheels/Tires (RPF1 17x8 or Heliogram 17×8 /Tires undecided right now but at least 225 width)

That's all I have so far, recommendations and tips are welcomed.
Thank you for your time!
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Welcome to CRSX! Car is clean and simple! I like it!

As for tips or recommendations, I guess the thing that stuck out to me as I read was that you noted that you are wanting to go turbo eventually. With that being the case, does it make sense to pursue the 240hp N/A route? A full race header and cat delete would certainly add some oomph, but that's $500 (or more) for something that will eventually be taken off in favor of a turbo manifold. The injectors and fuel pump will be needed for going boosted, so that makes sense, but I guess I would question whether or not the header and cams are something you'd want to spend money on right now if your end goal is to be turbo'd?

Just something to think about. Let us know if you have any specific questions. Lots of good knowledge here.
What he said. Save your money on the standard race header/cams and spend it towards a turbo setup. You will shortly get bored with just 240hp.
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