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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by mr_servon_20, Dec 16, 2004.

  1. mr_servon_20

    mr_servon_20 Junior Member

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    :ph34r: I just brought a 95 civic that has 152,115 miles on the engine. I wanted to put a trubo on the car. But help me out so I can get the most out of this enginge....
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I'd personally either a) build up the motor, new pistons, forged rods, have the block checked for cracks, checking all the clearances, etc ..or.. B ) swap a dohc b series in first... but that'd be a bad thing as far as CR for turbocharging.

    I wouldn't want to spend 3 grand on a turbo kit only to pop the engine.
     
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    mr_servon_20 Junior Member

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    :ph34r: So you are saying swap my stock engine with and Dohc. Like a B16 or a B18 engine? I'm new to this import car thing.
     
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    The b series stuff is a lot beefier. I just swaped in a b16 and was amazed to see the difference in the components. The drive shafts are much better and the equal length shafts with the use of the intermediate shaft eliminate torque steer. No use in making power if you can't get it to the ground.
     
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    ryan89crx Senior Member

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    what kind of power are you looking for? if you're looking for just a little more pep for your sohc. do a junkyard turbo setup. you can put one together for easily under a grand. the good thing about a turbo D - when or if it does pop, you can replace it for a few hundred bones. with a B its going to cost you.
     
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    ryan89crx Senior Member

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    also, i dont want anyone to get me wrong and think im hating on B motors, because im not. if i had the money id be rocking a B right now, but since i dont, ill continue to rock the D and if i blow one, ill actually have the money to replace it and not have to save for months on end.
     
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    id stick with the d turbo. my first turbo set up i pieces together for less than 1100 and i had an fmu smic turbo/mani bov pipes down pipe and a few lil things. never got to run it because i traded it for a b but for what i paid i would def go with the turbo d
     
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    ryan89crx Senior Member

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    ya junkyard turbo is teh way to go. im in the process of building mine. i already bought my turbo, smic, and injectors and i only have $150 into it so far.
     
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