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

Is Mugen Worth It

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by ef9civicgen4, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. ef9civicgen4

    ef9civicgen4 Senior Member

    Messages:
    603
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2003
    Location:
    Independence MO
    What kind of an advantage would i get with a set of mugen valve springs. also does anyone know a good place to buy mugen parts for a B16. i don't trust those bastards on ebay.
     
  2. chet

    chet Senior Member

    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    st petersburg, florida
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,020
    Likes Received:
    3,951
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    as a general rule.... nothing mugen makes is worth it

    dont get me wrong .... they make VERY good shit

    but the price is retarded.... you can get as good or better stuff from other companies for less money
     
  4. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,980
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    San Francisco, Ca.
    check out skunk2 or something, mugen is just way over priced for what it is...
     
  5. Gen2Teg

    Gen2Teg Senior Member

    Messages:
    554
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Location:
    san francisco
  6. lsvtec hatch93

    lsvtec hatch93 Senior Member

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    i had mugen valve springs in my lsvtec. got them fom inlinefour.com. they are geat but very over priced, i should have just gotten some skunk2s.
     
  7. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    Their Tshirts are priced right, for everything else that mugen produces is reall really expensive. Even those damn thermostats, just look at the price of their valvecover,,,,,,800 for a fucking useless non performance valve cover.



    Milan
     
  8. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,020
    Likes Received:
    3,951
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    actually from what ive read the valve cover has "oil baffle plates which help dissipate oil onto the cams and valve-train." [​IMG]

    so it does do something..... is it worth spending $800+ on it.... (IMO) hell no
    but im not doing long ass races with my car constantly reving in the 9k+ area
     
  9. randerson165

    randerson165 Senior Member

    Messages:
    749
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon

    What did you think about inlinefour.com and their service ?
     
  10. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.

    I've had good experiances ordering from them, they cut my box down to keep in dimensional weight, so it would be less to ship and they always email me with any issues pertaining to my orders.
     
  11. lsvtec hatch93

    lsvtec hatch93 Senior Member

    Messages:
    143
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2003
    they are a good company. they sell all the top name stuff
     
  12. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    They have great service, nice guys, but a little pricey.



    Hey E, I dropped by my buddies house today and he has a fucking dope ass over 100 page catalog of Spoon. It has awesome pics and it lists, I mean every part that they make. There is shit that I didn't even know spoon made. They only sell/offer roughly 5% of the parts offered by Spoon.

    Well, they had 4 different oil pans to choose from, they went from 300 to 3000 dollars, the one for 3 g's had some nice heat fins on it :p , hmmm, maybe i will get turbo like power out of it.



    Milan
     
  13. pills_PMD

    pills_PMD Super Moderator

    Messages:
    4,232
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    New Albany, OH
    i want a ventuli plate
     
  14. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    I think spoon quoted like 7hp in the midrange from the plate. There are some peeps who have dynoed it on clubsi



    Milan
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,020
    Likes Received:
    3,951
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT

    ???????
     
  16. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

    Messages:
    5,453
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Greater Portland, OR
    The service I recieved from inlinefour.com has always been top notch. Some of their prices are a little high, but not excessively so. I am definately going to do business with them again.
     
  17. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    30,020
    Likes Received:
    3,951
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    CT
    ok i looked up the Spoon ventuli plate
    it says it adds about 6-8 midrange HP and Tq
    for $300 i guess thats not too bad
    but how does it do it... it looks more like a restricter plate than anything
    <_<
     
  18. NoJokE

    NoJokE Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003

    Look in a carburetor and you'll see a small hole in the middle of it. This is there to produce the ventuli effect. It speeds up the incoming air by reducing in diameter. Like how Erick's Racing throttle bodies are tapered from 72mm to 70mm... to increase the speed at which the air enters the manifold.
     
  19. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,730
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 11, 2003
    Location:
    Boca Raton, FL
    Yup, increases velocity, kind of like a bottleneck (but in business this is the weakest source and should be functioning to it's full potential always).


    Milan
     
  20. Lyndon S

    Lyndon S Member

    Messages:
    36
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 21, 2003
    Isn't it venturi effect, not ventuli?
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page