Franz's White 1995 GSR Sedan
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- Stillen Adjustable Fuel Pressure Riser - This is currently unconnected since it was
messing up my idle. I may send it to Stillen to have it checked out.
- Stock Injector soon to be Balanced and Blueprinted. May go to the 270 cc size or so?
- NGK Copper plugs replaced the Beru Silverstones which didn't do anything for me. Copper
don't last as long as Platinum, but copper is a better conductor, and they are much
cheaper. I'd rather just replace them more freq.
- Magnecor 8.5 mm Race Wires - These replaced the overhyped and ex$pen$ive Nology
Hotwires. Right after replacing these, my car seemed to run MUCH BETTER, rev quicker, and
pull harder. I've heard a lot of negative things about Nology (mostly interference
issues), but almost nothing bad about Magnecor. Wires won'd really make a big diff unless
yours are spent.
- MSD SCI ignition amp, MSD Hyper EVC Coil, MSD Distributor Cap for external coil.- I'm
waiting for Hank from HP Engineering to get back from vaca to install this for me, along
with my Field SFC VTEC Controller. Hopefully this will give even better throttle response,
better high rpm respone, and maybe even a little more peak power, although I wouldn't
count on it. It will also be nice if I go with NOS, to help keep things lit properly...
- Field SFC VTEC controller - As I alluded above, I'm waiting for Hank to take care of
this one. This handy device can alter the VTEC x-over point to the bigger profile, and
also adjust fuel as a function of rpm, by tricking the ecu. In my case, I want to use the
former to RAISE the VTEC x-over point to ~ 5k rpm, and maybe lean out the low rpm range
and richen the upper rpm range for maximum power. I'll probably also get an a/f meter to
help with tuning. Perhaps the Field will help for smog testing by letting me lean out and
thus clean up, my idle. I'm probably running rich with the FPR right now? With my CTR
intake cam, I hit a "flat spot" around 4400 rpm - 5000 rpm, since this cam was
designed to kick in at a higher rpm (as it does in the CTR). I think the x-over for the
CTR is around 5700 rpm, but I can probably cross it lower because of the different
characteristics of the GSR motor, such as the dual stage intake manifold which I believe
the CTR lacks , as in the ITR.
- Head/Bottom-End/Other Engine
- All I've done so far is the CTR intake cam and AEM adjustable cam gears. This is with
stock valvetrain. In the near future, I'd like to get headwork (Preferably DPR Stage V, VI
or VII?), get Titanium retainers, and bigger/lighter valves. Then I'll be able to raise
the Rev limit to 8600 rpm or so and stay in my new higher power band. If you look on my
Dyno Plot (Unavailable as of right now), you'll see that the curve is still going up at
cutoff. As for the bottom-end, I probably need new rings, perhaps the Total Seal Gapless
ones, although I hear they burn oil. I may also get higher compression pistons and/or a
thinner head gasket to raise compression since the only FI I'll be using is NOS...
- I also got an Unorthodox Racing Underdrive pulley, which looks like hell, but seems to
work okay. It really seems to make the car rev faster (due to less parasitic drag), but I
got it done with a lot of other things at once so I can't pinpoint it's contribution. They
are proven to work on a dyno and in principle, so they're a good investment for a few more
- Dunlop SP 9000 in 205 50 15 on the stock rims. These are much better in the dry
and God-like in the wet. No more inadvertent lane changes when it rains >8^D
- Koni Single Adjustable Shocks (The yellow ones)
- Neuspeed Sport Spring (2" drop)
- Energy Suspension Master Bushing Kit
- Exedy Full Face Organic clutch. Got this from Options along with the MSD stuff
and the Magnecor wires. I had to have Clair Acura install it, since Hank is on vaca and
swamped. I got GOUGED on the price, but it seems to work well. Right now (5/15), I'm in
the process of breaking it in, and trying to get it ready for an Autox in Salem, NH on
Sunday 5/16. I already missed my first opportunity at Drag Racing on Friday 5/14, so I
really want to make this one. I've heard to try to do 500 "easy/normal" miles
before hammering on it too hard. I've tried but it's been very tough. I'm also trying to
do a lot of stop n go driving to speed up the process. So far I've almost driven 200 miles
on it, but it still doesn't seem broken in yet (1st and reverse chatter on take-off?).
We'll see how many miles I can log today.
- Added Power Slot rotors in front and Axxis Metal master pads all around. My
stainless steel lines didn't come in yet though.
Future Plans/Mods Log
Well, I'm almost done with the Bolt-on stage. The next thing to consider is head and
bottom-end work, and possibly the 75 direct port shot of NOS I keep talking about. Stay
Current Performance Data (as of 10/23/1999)
||1/4 Mile (T)
||14.44 @ 97.x
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