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B18 Homemade Turbo Parts List?

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  1. beau_safken

    beau_safken Senior Member

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    Howdy guys.

    I'm just weighing my options when it comes to eventually turboing my B18B1. I intend to use it for racing at tracks and the occasional races at Bandimere. I am wanting to know what parts will work to make a turbo setup for my engine. I realize this is a pretty general question but if you guys could steer me in the right direction or give me a good link to an FAQ that would really help me out. I want to make a custom setup because I don't want a boxed setup and I can also get the parts as I find them. Thanks ahead of time fellas. :worthy:
     
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    I agree- do it peice by peice.

    you need:

    turbo
    manifold w/ flange
    waste gate
    BOV
    intercooler
    piping
    downpipe 3"
    couplings
    oil feed line
    oil return line
    tapped oil pan fitting in proper place
    3" hi-flow cat
    3" cat back
    injectors depending on your size/boost
    HONDATA s200/b
    boost guage
    EGT guage
    a/f guage (not a gay one that lights up and goes back and forth- a real one that is incremeneted to like 18:1 for a/f ratio)
    other guages are good to have.. oil pressure/temp, water, etc
    DYNO TIME with a TUNER and wideband
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    Thanks B. Do you know if the high altitude of Colorado would screw with any of my potential choices of turbos? I have heard that turbos get a little lean up here in the mile high city.
     
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    I think youll be fine, turbos were first developed for airplanes so that they could operate as if they were at sea level when they were flying at a few thousand feet on bombing runs. The exhaust gasses will flow accross the turbine faster when pushing against the relatively thin atmosphere wherever you are.
     
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    at higher alt. you need boost. basically, higher you go, the less air there is. so, what do you want- more air. hello and welcome to turbos :)
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but could I run more boost in Denver than I would be able to in lets say LA. I was kinda looking into it and it kind of seems that way.
     
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    no- not really.
    fact is, air is thinner.
    when you boost, you not only create more DENSE air, i/e more air per volume of it from the turbo, but it is pushed in at a hgher rate- i/e psi.

    basically, your psi rate is still the same- but its the AMOUNT of AIR that matters, not the psi.
     
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    beau_safken Senior Member

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    Ahhh I think I am beginning to understand now. So a small turbo would have to run at a higher PSI to match the power of a larger turbo at a lower PSI if we are thinking about output. I think I am gonna have to read up a lot more than I have to be able to understand it better. Hey, If I can learn how to hybrid a civic and now I think that it is trival...Why couldn't I do the same for turbos. Besides if I am gonna make a homemade one..I better know my shit I guess. :D
     
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