Thanks, im glad you like it, jsut wait until its tuned and running full power. The city is edmonton alberta.
Use pro2 with that low of compression.Going to try something daring, someone local to me has had good luck with Mahle gold series on both FI and NA H22's so I'm going to give them a shot, not to be cheap and avoid sleeving but to just test the durability of the FRM liners.
Mahle 11.5:1 pistons
Possibly S2 flat faced valves to squeeze more compression
Full balance shaft delete, DIY, no kit, not running a belt atm so I'm used to it.
Exhaust manifold undecided (may keep current tri-y rep and 2.5" system until car is running then change when funds are available)
The suspension I'm very happy with, Tein Flex, ESP traction bar and a lot of playing around on the alignment rack got a car that to me feels like the most neutral steering feel possible. The car will keep turning on it's own with throttle around a corner without the need for a lot of input from me turning the wheel, almost like you can let go and it'll keep turning but is still very stable when straight at high speeds.
Stock T2W4 gearbox but may consider changing the diff and FD in it since I wont daily drive it anymore and the gears can be even shorter
Opting to keep the stock displacement and see if I can make up lack of torque with engine response, balancing will be a must, even considered destroking. A lot of things are still undecided, mainly headwork, still may need more compression to get the most of the cams.
Not looking to do anything with the car in particular, like make crazy power or race it, just having fun working on it. I imagine the sleeves should be in pristine condition considering I baby the car as a DD.