skunk2, honda makes the best internal parts for the k series other than rods. You dont have to have sky high compression to make power in all motor. 11.5:1 compression is a good number and they made anywhere from 200-260whp on 11.5:1 The new modified magazine has a h22 civic w/ 11.5:1 making 250+whp. With your k20a2 toss a toda. spoon head gasket on it to get you to 11.4:1. I dont plan on touching my bottom end though, stock bottom end on a honda has always been the best. Mess with the head 1st.