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boosting a d16???

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by frodotoolbox, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. frodotoolbox

    frodotoolbox 92 civic si d15b

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    im thinking about turbo charging my 95 del sol si. i was wondering about how much a stock engine could hold? and i was thinging about crower cams (among various other things) and they have a stock replacement but its supposed to be beefier. and does anyone know how much boost one of those cams could hold???
    thank alot,
    frodo
     
  2. awptickes

    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    You should search. Then research.
     
  3. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    well a stock d series can take 200whp easy. awptickes is right do some searchin
     
  4. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    You still haven't decided what you're going to do with your car yet? I think you've explored just about every single option at this point...
     
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    undapressure New Member

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    hey frodo to save your self some money and headache just boost what u have and get headstuds make sure your compression is ok and get a really nice tune and be set theres no reason to go out and spend all this money on parts u really dont need unless u want to boost over 11psi
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    PSI is directly relevant to your choice of turbo. 10 PSI on one turbo may be quite different then 10 PSI on another turbo. It's better to talk about horsepower numbers then PSI when planning out a turbo setup for a stock engine...
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    ^ Yep, dont just say "I wanna run 13psi." Its much better to pick what you want for HP when your done, then research what turbo meets your needs, and how you should build your motor from there.
     
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    Yes, but it's better to target a specific range. Like say "I want better low end." or "I need better acceleration in 3k-5k" or "I want this block to rev past my dad's CBR1000rr."


    (The last one is a joke.)
     
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    rofl!
     
  10. frodotoolbox

    frodotoolbox 92 civic si d15b

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    i want to get my car up to 200hp i dont want to go any further until i graduate bacause after i graduate im going to get a new car and just use the del sol for a track/sunday car. i found this kit online for $600 its an xs power kit from a wholesale dealer and i just dont want my engine to blow before i get out of school. so i wanted to know what would i need to get (the basics cuz i have never boosted a car before) to keep my car running safe and running longer.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I know you've been on here quite a bit in the past, but I don't remember if you've ever asked about turbo setups before. If this is the first time you've considered it though, then you need to know that brands like XS-Power and SS-AutoChrome (AutoCrap?) are complete junk. For a decent turbo setup you need to spend more then $600.

    Go for it if you want, but most likely the manifold will be cracked and the turbo will be falling apart a few months down the road. Seriously, Google those brands and see what people are saying about them. Or, go look at their feedback on E-Bay. Their customer service is absolutely awful. There's about a billion negative feedback comments about them, and then, to top that off, sometimes they respond back with insults. Seriously, it's ridiculous. I'd avoid XS-Power and SS-AutoChrome at all costs if I were you...
     
  12. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    This is true, the ebay kits are crap, if you know where to look you can piece together a home made kit for a little more than the cheap ebay junk that will be way more reliable. Check out homemadeturbo.com they have a lot of really good info there.
     
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    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    true that
     
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    But 10-11 psi is where the stock MAP sensor stops responding too. ;)
     
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    frodotoolbox 92 civic si d15b

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    ok ill check that out thank you guys for all your help. and brutal thenks for all the help in the past too i know ive been a pain in the a$$
     
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    Isn't that what all the cool kids are doing nowadays, Byron? I want to be one of the cool kids someday by running 58.3psi and spraying a 250shot of nitrous...on a completely stock engine. That will make me REALLY cool and make my engine REALLY loud...as it launches from my engine bay into the sky. :D
     
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    :werd:

    When picking a turbo, you'd need to figure out how much pressure you plan on running and where you want it(the flow part); then start looking at compressor maps and get to plotting points. :)
     
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    HAHAHAHAH, I am pretty sure 10 psi on one turbo, is equal to 10 psi on ANYTHING else. at 10 PSI on a small frame turbo, it is moving ten pounds per square inch of air, at 10 psi on a large frame, it is moving 10 POUNDS PER SQUARE INCH. The difference in turbos will affect what PSI it can reach and how fast it will get there, in simple terms that is
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Psi doesnt mean anything its waht CFM the turbo can push that matters, so 10psi on a small turbo is different than on a bigger one.
     
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    It is indeed different; because even though it's 10psi, it would be in a different RPM band/different efficiency.
     
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