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Old 09-13-13, 10:38 PM   #291
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I put together a parts list and will be placing an order in the next few weeks. The parts so far:

- Manley 99.5mm pistons (told I they should fit with a hone, accounting for expansion on stock bore)
- Manley "H-tuff" rods
- King main and rod bearings
- ARP std head studs


Also, one of my buddies/customers took his STi wagon out to the track today and ran a 7.8 @ 88 mph in the 1/8 mile. Not too shabby for running 35 PSI in the tires. There should be a 7.6x in there with our buddy CJ driving.

The video is on Facebook, but I'm waiting for it to be e-mailed to me so I can put it on YouTube.
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Old 09-16-13, 08:49 PM   #292
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Update with the video referenced in previous post:

https://www.youtube.com/v/LCDwX4HwdIo
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Old 09-18-13, 06:40 AM   #293
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I put together a parts list and will be placing an order in the next few weeks. The parts so far:

- Manley 99.5mm pistons (told I they should fit with a hone, accounting for expansion on stock bore)
- Manley "H-tuff" rods
- King main and rod bearings
- ARP std head studs


Also, one of my buddies/customers took his STi wagon out to the track today and ran a 7.8 @ 88 mph in the 1/8 mile. Not too shabby for running 35 PSI in the tires. There should be a 7.6x in there with our buddy CJ driving.

The video is on Facebook, but I'm waiting for it to be e-mailed to me so I can put it on YouTube.
I was told to buy and did buy the same rods.. I was told they will support up to 500whp depending on tune.

Good luck with the stock size pistons.. often times they don't work, but I'm rooting that they will for you.

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Old 09-18-13, 06:44 AM   #294
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Default Re: yamahaSHO - Think I has head lift...

Are you re-using your old block? If so, wouldn't a hone + 99.75 pistons be safer?

I know there are many people who run 500+whp on stock STI rods. They are forged from the factory - thus I have never seen the need for aftermarket ones. (unless you bent an OEM one of course!)
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Old 09-18-13, 06:53 AM   #295
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I've since discovered that Manley makes a 95.55mm piston and will be going with that. The stock rods are good, but if I'm building, $350 on a set of the H-tuff rods is worth doing. If I were to reuse the old rods, I'd have them resized, flash ground, shot peened, and use ARP bolts. All of that is about the cost of new rods.

I'll be building the motor stronger than what I plan to run through it, but if I do go bigger on the turbo, I won't worry about the motor.
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Old 10-14-13, 10:18 AM   #296
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The more I think about this, the more I dread it, so I'm going to gamble on it. Right now, I've drained all the coolant (aided with a pump), filled it up with distilled water, ran it for about 20 miles, drained again, and now have fresh coolant/water in it. I am going to run this for a couple days, and flush again. I'm trying to get it as clean as I can without any harsh chemicals because my plan now is to pull the motor (provided everything checks out okay), clean it up, install head studs, head gaskets, a water pump and thermostat and put it back together and see how it does.

All the above will rely on me passing compression/leak down first. If I find one cylinder low and it's the same one I find the head gasket issue with, I'll pull the piston and take a look at it. Even then, I might put a used piston back in.

I currently do not have the desire to put the time in a build and I think I can make the stock motor live with the power I'm making. I will do this as I do any work in that it will be meticulous. I'd much rather put my time and money (mostly time) into my S2000 which is turning more and more into just a race car.


For some good news, the S2000 will receive these in the mail tomorrow:



Someone basically made me buy them... He gave me such an offer I could not refuse, in fact, those were his words. He mentioned he would like someone to go to for tuning help, however, I told him I would have helped him anyway. The brakes are brand new and are 14" 6 POT up front, and 12.2" 4 POT in the rear... All for $1,350 shipped. I do still have to buy brake lines... Which I forgot about and probably should do now.
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Old 10-14-13, 11:46 AM   #297
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Wow, nice job on finding an amazing deal once again! You and another person I know just have amazing timing/luck when it comes to getting deals.

Have you not run a compression test yet?
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Old 10-14-13, 12:43 PM   #298
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I fell into this deal by luck. I wasn't really looking to buy as I get a decent discount on Wilwood from a friend who owns a business that makes brake kits utilizing Wilwood stuff. The guy originally made a post about selling a set of front Wilwood brakes and some other stuff, but did not include pictures. He asked if he really needed to post pictures on a brand new part. He understood, and when he went to take pictures, he forgot he had the rear kit too. I did some part number searching on the large photos he sent me and it turns out the front rotors are 14"! I will lose my parking brake with this, so I have to remember to put it in gear when I turn it off. I already do that on track days; It's those days I drive it on the street that will be interesting.

To give a good idea of the price I got... Here's Wilwood's current front kit with a 12.88" rotor (their rear setup is BS as the pad shape has limited options, but it does retain the parking brake if you buy their parking brake cables).

Wilwood High Performance Disc Brakes - 2004 Honda S2000 - Front Brake Kit No.: 140-10309-R

I have not done a compression test yet. I have been doing track days and messing with the S2000, so I haven't had much energy on the STi. All I want to do is drive the STi fairly regularly on nice days. Time to rack up miles on it as it's more fun that way.
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Old 10-14-13, 12:51 PM   #299
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Only downside I've seen with those willwoods on an S2k is the rotors cracking during track days. A local guy with an s2k has been dealing with that issue. He got such a deal on his setup he just bought extra rings and swaps them out when they crack. He's insanely fast not sure how much that has to do with it.

(he did recently sell the car, not sure why though).
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Old 10-14-13, 12:54 PM   #300
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He's cracking these 14" rings? I'm not cracking my current 12.2" x 1.25" Wilwood rings, but people crack the stock ones all the time. These GT rings are a little beefier than standard rings and to replace will be ~$300 a ring!
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