Clean out your PM mail box, 'cause it's full! Here's the response to your PM that I couldn't send you........Nick....
I've been running my current set-up now for about 6 months, with very few and minor problems. I'm at about 5 psi, and haven't had a chance to get to the track yet. More interestingly, I made it through a 4k mile road trip through the Grand Canyon and surrounding desserts, with no overheating issues.
Minor problems have been: exhaust leaks around the manifold, bolts holding the exhaust manifold to turbine housing coming loose (make sure to use lock washers/nuts, castle nuts, whatever....!!!), and now the intercooler squeaks against the front bumper at idle, which is kind of annoying.
Since you have a chance to build the engine fresh from scratch, I would DEFINITELY recommend FI. That's such a great oppurtunity to do everything right from the beginning. Also, it will make things so much easier to install since you'll already have the engine out, etc. The feel on the street is second to none. No way would I ever have gone NA after feeling the turbo performance! Good luck, and let me know if you want to know anything else.
"My mom says I'm not an engineer yet because they won't let me drive the train........screw the train, give me a Honda!"
White 1996 Integra GS-R w/black leather
Engine: (De-turbo'd)... Runs great, cold A/C, passes inspection, great gas mileage, couldn't be happier!
Audio: Pioneer Premier DEH-930 head unit, Focal Polykevlar components in front, MB Quart components in rear, JL Audio 500/1 class D sub amp, 3 JL 10W1's in custom JL enclosure, Brown Bread noise matting all around