1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How Do You Build A Custom Turbo Kit?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by 94Civintegra, May 5, 2003.

  1. 94Civintegra

    94Civintegra Member

    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Hey guys,
    Im getting a 1995 Acura Integra GSR and I want to boost it at around 10psi of boost. Im keeping the stock internals, so I dont think Ill go anywhere over 12.

    I wont have much more than 2500 for a turbokit, so I think I'll have to do it myself. But I want to know how do I do it?
    What piping has to fit what? What all do I need to buy? This sort of stuff....

    If somebody could make a list of the all things I'll need to buy, and what needs to fit what, that would be awesome!

    Also...

    Do you guys think I should pay 6000 for a gsr with 90,000 miles or 4000 for a gsr with 190,000 miles and take the 2000 saved and put new pistons, rods, bolts, and port and polish it?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. tdehnel

    tdehnel Senior Member

    Messages:
    163
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    $2500? I don't know man...it's doable, but you won't really have enough to do it right. How long do you want to keep your car for? I hate when people tell you it can't be done, but if you want even a smidgen of reliability, you've got to spend more than 2500 dollars.
     
  3. jeffsciv23

    jeffsciv23 Senior Member

    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Location:
    Wa
    you don't have to spend any more then $1G. it can be done right (reliable) and for pretty cheap, go to www.homemadeturbo.com and ask this same question. you will be suprised on what answers you get. i boosted for less then $600 at 8psi. so basiclly it depends on what you want and how you want to get it. tell me what you come up with....... :)
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
  5. kyleirwin

    kyleirwin Retired OG

    Messages:
    2,420
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2002
    Location:
    Vegas

    $6,000 or $4,000 for a gsr is a fuckin' rip... unless your canidan or something... you can get a complete gsr swap for around $3,000USD. put the rest of money into the bottom end (rods, pistons and sleeves or a block guard). and if you have the money, upgrade the turbo kit to the one with hondata and tune that biaach.
     
  6. vpSPOONsol

    vpSPOONsol Senior Member

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2003
    Location:
    mildenhall village, england

    i think hes talking about the whole car, not just the engine...
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page