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can turbo be beaten n/a

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Ignorant import guy, Jul 10, 2006.

  1. Ignorant import guy

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    you arent' going to beat those numbers if you plan on keeping your sohc in the car. you would have to pull it out and replace the pistons, do a lot of head works, get a good cam. it would take a lot of work, but it would be cheaper to do the turbo kit.
     
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    have someone build you a kit, or buy one pre-made. you can get an sohc kit for about $1,000 used if you shop around.
     
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    You are also talking about an all motor stock honda automatic transmission,(You mentioned in other posts). This puts you at a disadvantage from the start. Then you are sticking with a single overhead cam engine which has far less potential(not looking for an argument on this i run a y8 myself:D) than a dual cam motor. If you really want a honda with performance i hate to say it but you are in the wrong car. From what you've said in previous posts it seems you are having a hard time deciding what to do. Just my opinion. Good luck.:cool:
     
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    i basically think you should either leave this car bone stock and keep the rediculously good gas mileage, or sell it for something that is a manual with a swap. but you are on a budget, so.....

    i think everyone on this site will agree with me. bite the bullet, be patient, and save and wait for something you can afford. plus, you need to have money for repairs. if you can't afford to modify it right now, you definitely won't be able to afford to fix it. when you modify shit, you break shit to. it's a money pit. sit on it for a while. get something a little better when you have some more $$$$.
     
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    :werd:Thats what i'm saying. It sucks but building cars takes time and starting with the right car is the most important step. Anyone can build anything to go fast however who cares about a ten second ford escort.
     
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    You CAN beat it with the SOHC VTEC in an all motor setup without TOO much trouble... but only if the turbo owner doesn't turn up the boost. If the turbo car is running at max safe power on the stock internals, you're not going to beat it with an all motor SOHC VTEC unless you have quite a bit of time and money in it.

    It's all about power under the curve. That's how 250whp all motor cars can run the same times at the drag strip when compared to the 500whp turbo cars.
     
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