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eletric turbo or no eletric turbo

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by zootel, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. zootel

    zootel New Member

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    I have a 1990 Honda CRX HF with the D15B6 engine. I have installed a cold air intake, NGK V groove plugs, 10 mm wires, a stainless steel header with 2.5 exhaust, all of the way back to a N1 titanium turbo muffler. My question is do you guys think it would make a big difference with an electric turbo with a BOV but no intercooler right now, and a MSD external coil kit (distributor cap, rotor, external coil, and coil wire)? On this car I have also installed a short shifter, P245 55 R17 Kumo tires, and Top strut bars, I am about to install a coil over kit with adjustable cambers, lower sway bars, and then of corse the body kit, front and back black light lenses.

    Anyway I am just trying to figure out if 3 psi or so of boost would help this engine.
     
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    t3t4delsol New Member

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    wow um.... no, save your money
     
  3. ejclide

    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    ok, my first question, with those huge tires don't you have horrible tire rub?


    But anyway, relating to your question, no. It is not worth the money or time to install one of those "3 psi" electric superchargers. With most 4 cylinder engines nowadays, you need to be reaching at least 6 or 7 lbs of boost to get past the point of "suction" in an engine, and actually be pushing air into the cylinders. yes, theoretically, it puts out 3 lbs of boost, but it'll still have a ways to go to make up for all the vacuum that engine produces. SO, by having such an inefficient "supercharger", you really can actually lose power simply by having the ubstruction in the path of the airflow. You'd be better off leaving the intake side of your car as OPEN as possible, unless you have a turbo or something that can produce enough positive pressure to the manifold to actually make a difference.


    Hope that helps explain why you shouldn't waste your money.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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  5. ejclide

    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    ^^^^^^
    convincing.......lol.

    I really would like to see some numbers though. Anyone know of someone who's dynoed this crap? (I know, at 100 dollars an hour, it's a REAL big waste......)
     
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