EK9 with IHE/CAMS Hondata tuned 177.6whp - 207bhp


EK9turbo

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Heres another technical comparison for you EK9 fans.. at the weekend I had the pleasure of working on John M's YELLOW EK9. A very clean Facelift model.

Heres the engine spec..
*Carbon fibre intake airbox (ITG i believe)
*J's Racing Header!!
*GREAT quality custom de-cat pipe
*SPOON mid pipe
*SPOON N1 back-box (which sounded very nice!)
*Stock block

Freshly fitted:
*Skunk2 stage1 cams
*skunk2 valvesprings & retainers
*skunk2 cam pulleys
*hi-strength timing belt
*RC310cc injectors
*FP gauge
*Hondata S300 with show cover built in OBD2b connector

Im sure john will add anyting I missed :nice: It was a very well looked-after EK9, very clean. I hopw johns gonna put some pics up :clap: :bow:

Dyno tuned on the Dynojet.


And heres a comparison to a totally stock EK9:


With a few more mods ant tuning this machine has the potential for 200whp/230bhp. :nice: Proven Power.
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Joshm88

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Nice results mate! Hope John puts some pics up! :)

Can't wait to see what results we get with mine! Varis Carbon fibre bonnet and oem wind deflectors have arrived....not that they will help much :lol:
 


Barryl85

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Why does it have Skunk 2 stage 1 cams? Arent those cams the same profile as standard EK9 cams?

Good figures tho! its funny/wierd how it makes peak power right on the redline after tuning!!! Doesnt that suggest it has more in it?
 


olly ek9

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Nice smooth power and good gains once again, Top job Will,,
I must get my pennies saved for my hondata..
 


EK9turbo

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Yeah, your right Barry..If its rev'd higher itll make more for another 100or so rpm. the dip just before peak was just were the map needed a touchup, which has been done now. The stg1 cams has more lift and duration than the EK9 cams so the motor benefits. John will have to post up his opinions on the build when he gets time.
 


Barryl85

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Nice! I was going to get stage one cams when i had my b16a2 but i heard they were the same profile as EK9 cams! Oh well i guess i wont have to worry anyway!

Im still saving for all my bits for my B18 ! Wish you were closer to home to do my tuning - although i think it would be worth the trip :D
 


Barryl85

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Oh and i could be doing with a tune up anyway - i get a massive torque and bhp jump when vtec engages - sounds great but it really isnt, i just lose traction in 1st and 2nd because of it - even in the dry.
 


blinx9900

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Why does it have Skunk 2 stage 1 cams? Arent those cams the same profile as standard EK9 cams?

s2s1 are slightly larger than ek9 cams, i remember myself and manos suggesting you get the s2s2 cams... damn that was a looooong time ago...
 


vtec

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Thanks will ,overall im very pleased with the results and the tuning ,the ek9 is now much more drivable/responsive in the mid range and much smoother coming on and off the throttle especially at low rpm and pulls very hard right up to the limiter ,gonna change the inlet and throttle body and get the map tweeked in the future ,theres more to come yet,very immpressed with will's tuning ,knowledge,and service also very carefull and particular so the car did'nt get scratced etc when the work/tuning was done on the car :nice:
 


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To answer the questions about the s2s1 cams the reason i went for these is i got them for a give away price and the do have slightly higer lift and better duration than thw ek9 camshafts ,s2 actually revised the lift and duration on the s2s1 tuners series cams back in 2004/2005 the figures in the resource area for the s2s1 is slightly wrong ,but you can defo tell they make the difference as in tuning they made power till nearly 9000 rpm the stock ek9 cams tail off before ,overall very happy though :nice:
 



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VTEC - Bet your very impressed with the job & enjoying the extra power!:drive:

Was talking to WILL about your car over the phone on sun/mon & he had nothing but good thing's to say about your car!:nice:

I was expecting WILL to get about 195-200 bhp out of your 9 with them mod's but when i heard he got 207 bhp out of it i was chuffed for the both of you!:clap:

Yet another top job from WILL :bow:
 


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Cheers jimbob mate ,will did a top job and i've already got more work lined up for him a custom 1800cc bottom end :nice: i just need to get my ek9 cleaned and polished now it's dirty as out off the motorway trips, worth it though

Vtec-boi :iv'e owned it since it was imported 2 1/4 years ago mate
 

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kaks_EK9Rx

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oh got it confused, weird part is i have got a few pics of your ek9 on my pc from back.... :) was the pics taken near canary wharf, if your from near london we need to organise a meet as im getting my RX in jan :D

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oh got it confused, weird part is i have got a few pics of your ek9 on my pc from back.... :) was the pics taken near canary wharf, if your from near london we need to organise a meet as im getting my RX in jan :D

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Hi vtec boi me and john live in the northeast mate.
 




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