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Basic K24 build- how does it sound?

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I've been going over a few ideas in my head, and this is what I have come up with.

Goal: street driven K24 EG hatch that retains basically stock characteristics, and doesn't lose too much fuel economy in the name of performance.

Acura TSX K24a2 (200hp 166tq)

Port and polish head
Regrind/new camshafts
Bored throttle body (not too drastic, maybe 3 or 4 mm over stock diameter)
Aftermarket IM (when available)
Hondata KPro tuned

Custom header (modified hasport?) wrapped w/heatwrap
2.5" high flow cat (I want to retain emissions controls)
2.5" straight through exhaust system
Air intake (short ram) wrapped with heatwrap

New Civic Si 6 speed tranny
Lighter (not too light) flywheel
performance clutch

Will this get me to at least 200hp and 170tq to the wheels?

Any other suggestions?
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That should get you where you want to be. I personally wouldn't bother with the PNP work on the head myself. These heads flow pretty darn good stock, and I'm not sure the PNP would make any difference unless you are running really agressive cams or ITBs, or both (nowhere close to stock characteristics)
For what you say your power goals are there is no need to touch the block. Stock crank, rods, pistons will get you where you want to go with no problems.

Proper tuning, modified vtc mechanism (I should have caught that litterbox), good header and exhaust should get you where you say you want to go. Save the money on the other stuff, and spend it on good tuning. Your motor will run better, and safer.
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