It isn't the same as bringing a knife to a gunfight, but the 22RE is far from a rocket engine. This mill benefits from a few mods to bring more power alive than a stone-stock engine produces. The motor pulls fresh air through a high-flow K&N filter and exhales through a Doug Thorley header. The block is bored 0.020 over, and the head features a Snyder camshaft. The 22RE's plusses are its reliability and light weight.