That dude is Mike Kojima. It is the 2nd time its been done that I know of, 1st by Miko's big bore engine.sr20sleeper said:There is an awesome thread right now in the all motor section about a dude that got 200whp out of a DE... I was faced with this decision last summer. I had basically full bolt ons aside from the JWT ECU. I had to either open up the motor and start with some serious mods, or just drop in a VE. I got the VE and now im running 14.3 on street tires with amazing drivabilty for autocross and road race type settings. And thats with the most GHETTO VE setup imagineable. DE injectors, DE ECU, DE header, 50mm exhaust... There is so much power left to open up on my motor once i get some money.
Ive only seen a few DE motors that even get over 155whp. Its possible, and its a hell of an accomplishment, but seems like a pain in the ass. Now if you are talking 150whp... that is definitely attainable with some cams, engine management, and bolt-ons. But if you are looking for 175+ the VE seems like a better long term goal. ****... s4cams, header and JWT ecu cost about as much as a whole VE motor.