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    Hey,

    My ep3 has just hit 100k and I'm going to get the cam chain replaced/serviced. Whilst the heads off I thought it would be a good idea to get a set of drop in cams. I bought a set of DC5 Cams in the end.
    I'm just wondering if theres any other mods I could do seeing as its going to get mapped for the new cams?

    I currently have 243.5bhp and 182lb torque

    Mods are
    • Kpro
    • RBC Inlet
    • GruppeM
    • DC5 Manifold and Cat
    • Fujitsubo Legalis R


    I have been told
    • Dont bother with a RRC as its really no better than my RBC
    • A bigger throttle body would help
    • Bigger injectors would help


    What do you guys think
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    I think all would help but probably not make much difference. What duty cycle are your injectors running at? If above 90% that would be what I would look to change. You could also sell me your rbc for a pittance and buy an rrc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashy View Post
    I think all would help but probably not make much difference. What duty cycle are your injectors running at? If above 90% that would be what I would look to change. You could also sell me your rbc for a pittance and buy an rrc
    Thanks for the info.

    The RBC, I probably paid less for it new that theyre worth 2nd hand. I bought it from the states before they became popular new 180 with hondata gasket

    my best bargain has to be my Fujitsubo Legalis R - 2nd hand bargain of the century - 180. it looked knackered and turned out it was just dirt
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    Don't bother with the throttle body

    Your exhaust will be holding you back if it's not 3"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    Don't bother with the throttle body

    Your exhaust will be holding you back if it's not 3"
    I'm assuming the manifold would be holding me back too?
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    Sounds like a nicely spec'd EP3. Would see more gains with 3inch catback and decat but for your current mods I'd be pleased with the power. If it was me I would personally stick to current exhaust set up that you have. However if you're getting rid of you DC5 manifold & cat drop me a PM
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    Think I've decided on just fitting the cams. Maybe the injectors if I need to
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebaron View Post
    I'm assuming the manifold would be holding me back too?
    DC5 mani and cat are reasonably good. A DC sports manifold would be an upgrade though! Goes well with a 3" exhaust and RBC you should be able to see over 260bhp

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partyvan View Post
    DC5 mani and cat are reasonably good. A DC sports manifold would be an upgrade though! Goes well with a 3" exhaust and RBC you should be able to see over 260bhp
    Yeah its a de-cat though, I dont like the idea of my insurance being invalid and the yearly MOT.
    30A | RBC | Fuitsubo | GruppeM | KPRO | 243.5BHP 182LB | 5.1 FD | LSD | Eibach

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    Got a set of DC5 Cams for 275 delivered

    According to this post theyre a older set, but still good
    https://h-tune.co.uk/club/threads/he...ht.176367/live

    A few pics
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/sMrvpybynqeR8VqU8
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