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Help me pick a turbo

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by label3002, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. label3002

    label3002 New Member

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    Ok first of all i have an ls/vtec.I have all the stuff neccesery to put on a turbo. What i want to know is which turbo would be good, I plan on pushing 300- 350 whp. Also want to be at full boost by 3500 to 4000.So i was looking at garrett t3/t04e and was wondering if that would be a good turbo also what trim would be the best choice. any advice please/
     
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    t3t4delsol New Member

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    whats your budget?
     
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    My budget is around $500 and $800 also im only planning to run around 7-8 psi and tuning.
     
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    label3002 New Member

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    So at what rpm would the garrett t3/60-1 be full boost by.Also what a/r housing would be good cause i have a 5 bolt down pipe.
     
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    i helped my roommate put a 50trim t3 on his integra, full boost before 4 grand, and he got his for like 300.
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Sorry I just have to do this..:D

    This one.
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  8. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Lmfao.

    Garret 60-1 is my choice. But its not going to spool until after 5k rpm.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    T25 would be a good choice for a quick spool, but correct me if Im wrong, will surge out before making those numbers right?
     
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    awptickes unimpressed by you VIP

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    efhondakid: Coirrect. That turbo is wayyyyy too small for a 1.8l engine.

    You want a t3 or a t4.

    Get a chinese t3, run an oil flow restrictor, and you'll have a decent power curve for a couple years. (contray to popular belief, the chinese eBay turbos aren't half bad. Given, they're not as good as a garrett or a KKK, but they work pretty well. Just remember the oil restrictor.)


    Read the http://hondaswap.com/turbo-information/building-homemade-turbo-kit-81384/ thread. Then read Homemadeturbo.com Then read some more. Don't buy anything until you've got everything you need laid out on paper.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    My vote is a 50trim with .63A/R. There was a local kid running one in his GS-R, he made 385whp with a block guard and really not much else to the internals. The car spooled pretty quickly and pulled to redline!
     
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    Well I guess, il be going with the garrett t3/t04e .63 a/r 50 trim any last opinions from anyone?:rolleyes:
     
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    *raises hand* Have you upgraded your fuel system and are you running with stock internals?
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    I have them once in a while, though they are very rare. :D Just call me Captain Obvious. :ph34r:
     
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    Yes I have forged pistons and the arp rod bolts and upgraded fuel system. I also have port & polished head and intake manifold.
     
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    What about an O or P trim wheel in a T04B or T04E housing with a .50 or .60 hot side? Just tryin to give you some options.
     
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