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Will I break anything

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Ok, well I've been thinking about the future, and what kind of money I really plan on spening on my car, and what I want out of it. I've decided as of now that staying N/A is the way to go, I just don't really need all kinds of power that a turdbo or swap would give me, and I want absolute reliability. So I figured I'd go ahead and plan on finally getting a hotshot header, an SE-R throttle body, maybe some 11:1 pistons, the JWT ECU, and the cams, to compliment my exhaust, intake, and pulley, and just be done with it and enjoy what I have on the street and on the autox course (and the road course when I get my cage and harness). Inside engine work like port&polish, etc. are a possibility, but not for certain. So I guess my question is, do I risk breaking anything with these types of mods? Should I also look into reinforcing my engine just in case? I wouldn't think so since I won't be making all that much power, but I want to be sure so I can do what I must to retain the reliability. Also, for those of you who may have some experience in this area, have any wild guess on what kind of power I may make from the above mods?
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I know one GA16DE in Japan had 149HP at wheel with all the work done to it. (head work, higher compression, etc) but he blew the motor up after the while... You "must" run high octane gas for sure.... (premium gas from the pump probablly is "NOT" enough with 11.1 compression). Other than that, I don't know....
I wish someone made metal head gasket for GA motor..
morepower2 said:

My car runs fine on 91 octane at 11:1. The ecu just needs to be tuned for it.

i guess everything works if it tuned right. :D
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