Ok, so I 've given some serious thought to adding a turbo to my 2004 Civic LX Coupe that has the OEM 1.7L Single-Cam 'powerplant'. I use the word 'powerplant' very hesitantly based on what I've read and seen that others have. I'm not looking to go drag racing with the car; what I'd really like as an end result is: - somehting that looks nifty when you pop the hood at shows - something that gives me better than stock performance - something that will also get me better gas mileage (I 'm guessing that won't happen with me having a lead foot) I've seen some pics where there's a smaller radiator used together with a large intercooler. I've also seen the radiator left stock and a small intercooler put on. I've seen the turbo put in many different places. I've seen different configurations of piping. I've seen different air cleaners used. What I want is: - an intercooler that fills up the front because the body kit has a fairly large opening in the lower valance. I'm guessing this is good for air circulation. I watched this one episode of PINKS where the guy had to keep NOS spraying his intercooler to keep the temp. down. Where would I run into this problem? - I also want to put a custom downpipe on the exhaust(not purchased yet) I've considered the Borla exhaust because it doesn't sound like what I like to call a "fartcan". I want a nice smooth tone out of the exhaust. (Think G35) I'd appreciate anybody's experience stories or input on this. I want to do it right the first time, which means leaving room for expandability; whether it's as samll as changing cam gears or as big as doing a swap up to something bigger. What I need to know is: - Prices (Cdn. Dollars) - good shops in BC - What gear to use - what options and the results I can expect from them) - what BOV works the best - what turbo will have the longest life - what I can do to keep things running(have alarm with 'turbo timer' option) - is this something I can do with some engine building exp. and the right tools The engine and exhaust are virgins to mods!!!!!