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02sik24a2 said:
Reliability issues w/ the A3 handling boost = 7-7.5psi max,
If you want a car that really pulls and reliable, go TSX JRSC swap low boost
I blew a rod pin on the A3 at 9.4psi with less than 500 miles shifting at 7400
and it was dynopack professionally tuned w/ kpro, 650cc, and 202whp/179wtq. Don't get me wrong the A3 can handle some boost, but after 32k of N/A abuse it didn't stand a chance blown.
Make sure you know where your going to end up with this thing, so you don't have to lose money selling a 2.25" exhaust for a 3", 2.5" CAI for a 3", etc..... :up:
my suggestion is to go to rev hard and look at their ep3 project acr and look at the power it makes on only 7psi tis is the kit i got for my si and i just cant wait to get it
 

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my suggestion is to go to rev hard and look at their ep3 project acr and look at the power it makes on only 7psi tis is the kit i got for my si and i just cant wait to get it
i would also like to say that from all of the turbo hondas i have seen every on of them has blown up b/c of bad tuning.the only 2 ways you can explain a blown up boosted motor is detonation from running too lean which is usually caused by bad tuning or the motor having too much pressure in the cylinder head which will cause the cylinder walls to expand and crack which is why people suggest sleeving the motor but the a3 has lower compression than the a2 so i dont know why people would suggest boosting it before an a3
 
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