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D15 Turbo

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by ihatemyprelude, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. ihatemyprelude

    ihatemyprelude New Member

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    Ok, I have a 98 civic with a D15 Vtec ( Jdm swap) im running. . . . not 3 stage vtec.

    Greddy 16g turbo has cast manni :(
    Custom pipes made by my friend with HKS BOV and greddy intercooler.
    OBX boost control
    Wellbro 255 fule pump
    FMU.
    Greddy "used" Oil cooling system. 160$ on ebay!!!
    Skunk 2 intake
    Skunk 2 Cat back
    Ground wite kit.
    APR head studs
    JVT 2 row radiator.
    sylicone hose kit, it makes my motor look to ricy. ( blue )
    OBX LSD
    440CC RC injectors
    Stock fule rail and FPR. ( should i change this? )
    Stage 2 clutch / flywheel
    MSD 6A ignition kit.
    400hp Cv axles
    Traction bar
    All Tie bars
    Polyurethane bushing kit
    Skunk 2 cam gear
    Poly motor mounts
    ASR brace bar ( silver.)
    Pullys, forgot who makes them.
    Some more random mods. ( Brakes, Lower spings 1inch. and camberkit, and fancy gauges that are not needed.)
    Last but not least, P06 socketd p28. And yes my car is tuned. ( Launch control at 4k rpm, Rpm at 7400, Vtec at 4100 i think.
    Lil over 8psi.

    money spent on car, alot less then you think.

    Only ebay item used was my front lights, hey they look good!.

    Pics soon to come, But the car is Si Red ( was green) with stock body ( i cut those braces out of the front bumper. ) The last owner was a ebay kid, so of corse the rims on the car are stupid 14in with 180/60s lol, but i want to run mugen 15's. soon.... its a DX body by the way. 2 door.

    ok my questions are, what can i do to my car to get more out of it before i have to swap for a b18. I know i can do internals but that seems like a waste for a D15, ill save that money for my swap.
    thanks for any help. Feel free to message me with any questions.


    Ps to any one building a Turbo of any type, Stay away from ebay turbo's.. And dont buy a turbo kit, Build it your self. You need more then a turbo system as well, Motor mounts, Cooling upgrade, Fule system upgrades, ECU / tunning, If your smart you will do Brakes, suspension, High Hp CV axles, and oil cooling.

    http://hondaswap.com/forced-induction/intro-turbocharging-230546/
     
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  2. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    You dont need the FMU if your running a chipped ECU, and the MSD is also not needed, stock Honda ignition is good up to 500hp, also an oil cooler isnt needed either. Sell that stuff, buy some pistons and rods, you could make more with a good built, boosted D than you can a B for the same price.
     
  3. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    The oil cooler cant hurt at all. All it is going to do is prolong the life of the engine. I say keep it on there. I am going to be running one on my hatch soon.

    As efhondakid said though, a chipped ECU is far more in depth than an FMU. Ditch the FMU, keep the chipped ECU. Ditch the MSD, you won't be needing that. Keep the stock crank pully unless you want to chew through some bearings.

    Also, what do you mean by skunk2 intake? The car is going to be turbocharged. Slap a filter on the end of some spare charge piping, and call it good.
     
  4. ihatemyprelude

    ihatemyprelude New Member

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    I ment Skunk 2 intake manni, so the MSD is really not needed? When i was into V8's MSD 6A was one of the best upgrades for the price. And how much am i looking at for new pistons / rods, if iam doing internals i want around 12-15psi if thats posable.

    and its really hot here in florida so that oil cooler is bank, lowers my oil temp by 30-40.
     
  5. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    These cars are a LOT different than muscle cars in many different ways. You will soon figure that out.

    You're looking at about $1k in internals with new bearings, seals, etc. (the proper way to do it) or about $750-800 if you can find some deals on used parts.

    Do not measure power in PSI. It's measured in HP or torque. PSI is pounds per square inch coming from your turbocharger. How does this tell you what kind of power you are making? There are too many variables between PSI level and power output to make them the same thing. Try reading my thread a few more times, it may clear this up for you.
     
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