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Funny, the biggest mod on the car - aside from a cat delete with test pipe - is an RMB intake manifold with DC headers. But he said that's a bad idea (though common) on this car, it adds power at the high RPM range but actually saps it from mid-range.

He suggested I should think about finding stock headers and manifold for cheap on eBay and get re-tuned for more mid-band torque.

Other than that, my car has Koni shocks, Neuspeed lowered springs, and aluminum pulleys.

And the Flashpro, of course :)
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I'm not sure what manifold that is "RMB", buts it's probably just a typo. I can't picture the stock TSX header flowing better then a DC header though, even if the gains are minimal.

Oh, and as for the final dyno results, I'm up to ~219 hp at the wheels now (I think - I don't have the results in front of me - it was a 12-15 gain in hp). But the much smoother operation at normal in-city driving speeds is what I was really after!
That interesting 220hp seems very high for what you have done. At least it gives me an idea of some comparison.
He is definitely a tuning wizard especially with Hondas.
 

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Replaced LCA bushings, replaced UR pulley serpentine belt, installed new 245/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires, and got a custom alignment to top it all off.

Custom built alignment rack ramp.


Lowered car friendly.


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Any pics?
Camber specs?
I posted a picture on the page before this one. I'm running natural camber. Im also running custom spec CCW's with a high offset 45+ so my wheels sit inside the fenders more. Not having any rubbing issues either really, until I load my car up with luggage, groceries, and etc...

Your fenders rolled?
 

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I'm not sure what manifold that is "RMB", buts it's probably just a typo. I can't picture the stock TSX header flowing better then a DC header though, even if the gains are minimal.



That interesting 220hp seems very high for what you have done. At least it gives me an idea of some comparison.
He is definitely a tuning wizard especially with Hondas.
OK, it was not quite 220 - actually 218hp. Here's the dyno:




The previous owner had put in the RBC intake manifold from a Civic Si, along with headers from DC Sports. Jeff Evans told me that this does add some power at the very high RPMs, but at the cost of robbing the mid-band, and suggested that for ordinary driving (not beating the engine to redline it all the time - which I don't), I should swap back the stock manifold with race headers - like the PLM headers specific for the TSX - and a re-tune (discounted for repeat customer) would result in a nice bump in HP around 5k RPM where I spend most of my time.
 

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Good choice on tires! I got the same tires on. I got some extra tire stickers(Hankook permanent ones) if you are interested for a good deal.

Replaced LCA bushings, replaced UR pulley serpentine belt, installed new 245/40/18 Hankook Ventus V12 Evo2 tires, and got a custom alignment to top it all off.

Custom built alignment rack ramp.


Lowered car friendly.


The man, the myth, the legend,... Cyrus at work.
 

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OK, it was not quite 220 - actually 218hp. Here's the dyno:




The previous owner had put in the RBC intake manifold from a Civic Si, along with headers from DC Sports. Jeff Evans told me that this does add some power at the very high RPMs, but at the cost of robbing the mid-band, and suggested that for ordinary driving (not beating the engine to redline it all the time - which I don't), I should swap back the stock manifold with race headers - like the PLM headers specific for the TSX - and a re-tune (discounted for repeat customer) would result in a nice bump in HP around 5k RPM where I spend most of my time.
Yeah you made decent power! I'll have to pick his brain when I make my appointment. Just curious what a stock K24 puts down on his dyno-pack. How's the car run? Are you satisfied with the tune?
He's been around for a long time in the Honda game and is really a tunning guru. Were you tunned on 91 or 93 octane? Did you have him adjust the throttle delay from the drive by wire setup?

Yeah LOTS of people run the RBC manifold on their K24, but this is usually with people who are swapping K24's into hatchbacks. When you're cruising around in a 2000lbs hatchback you probably don't even notice the torque loss. Hell most of those guys have traction problems bad enough already with the K24. That along with those dudes live screaming around in upper RPM band. We suffer though with our 3000Lbs+ sled when we lose torque.
 

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Yeah LOTS of people run the RBC manifold on their K24, but this is usually with people who are swapping K24's into hatchbacks. When you're cruising around in a 2000lbs hatchback you probably don't even notice the torque loss. Hell most of those guys have traction problems bad enough already with the K24. That along with those dudes live screaming around in upper RPM band. We suffer though with our 3000Lbs+ sled when we lose torque.
I mostly agree with this. If you decided to go with a set of Stg. 2 Cams, say Crower or S2, then the RBC makes up alot of that difference too. These, and even up to Stg. 4 Cams need more air, which the RAA and or RBB cannot deliver. If any head porting was done, then you really do need an updated I/M, not necessarily T/B, but I/M for sure. S2 PRO series is also an alternative, but you may have problems fitting an oem T/B to these.. Bolt pattern is way different, and the 70mm S2 T/B with DBW is way too expensive!! RDX/ZDX T/B's are just as good (if not better) but you need an adapter/spacer to fit these babies to an RBC, porting also required, atleast @ intake side.

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Hey RICK!!! long time no talk, cars looking good as always.
 

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