Hey built hatch i was wondering what they recomended to you on valve lash clearance. Yes Stage three cam my valve lash is at 7 intake and 9 exhaust right this second i know the card says 6 and 8 but wanted to stay a little loose for break in. And yes the lma is Exreamly loud on my car it was not at all with my stage 2 turbo crower cam i was running. The low end torque i noticed a diff of it was alot better with the stage 3 i can be doing about 10 miles and hour punch it in first and the tires will not stop slipping untill after i shift and still slip thru first part of second basically a little more then a chirp in second. Also built hatch why would i have my ignition timing at 15 when stock is at 12 deg on 96 up civic's just curiouse let me know whats up with this. But all in all Extreamly recomend the stage 3 cam from crower i like how it performs better then my buddys stage 2 zex cam that he tries saying is more agressive then the crower stage 3. And no i have not had the money to do the head work yet aka port and polish and valve job. Just the cam and sprigs and retainers.