not really hate (well, GD hasn't posted yet lol). EA82 = 90 hp. There's zero chance of getting to 200 hp with that motor...particularly on a "budget".
vehicle you referenced is not an EA82...it's an EA82T and FI is far more responsive to modifications he can't do...so it's not relevant to him modifying his engine.
If a swap is an option, an EA82T has the lowest stock power output of the most common starting points:
An EJ swap starts with 50% more hp than an EA82T, a turbo EJ engine is capable of twice that.
I agree, reluctantly. ea82 spfi is a fun motor to tinker with but will never make much more than 100hp. Tho I learned a lot from my old spfi motors so there is some sentiment.
An ej swap would be the smarter path to take. I was just pointing out that anything can be done with time and money.
I am currently building an ea82t for rallyx, 225 hp at the crank does not sound like a difficult goal to reach. I guess I am an idiot for taking the illogical route.. something something path of least resistance makes rivers crooked, blah blah.
You should ask your honda friend to have a different kind of contest. Lets say you both leave your cars on a street in San Francisco.. first to get stolen is the loser. I have a friend with a civic, his car has been taken for a joy ride about 5 times in the last couple years.