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Kicking around the idea of boosting the D

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by xj0hnx, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    But I have a couple questions. I've never really followed turbo set ups as I was always more into swapping, but for the time being I don't see a swap in my future, so a turbo might be something fun to get into. There is however one caveat ...I must be able to keep AC, and power steering. So, my big questions before pursuing the idea any further ...is there a manifold, kit out there that will allow keeping both AC, and PS that won't break the bank? I've seen the Full Race kits, and a couple others, but am looking at this on a budget, so I am guessing nice hand made manifolds are out.
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    efhondakid My name is Byron.

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    Most equal length tubulars are going to break the bank in terms of budget build, but a log or cast manifold can be had for fairly cheap if you look in the right place, Im sure you know to stay away from ebay brands.
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    Yea, that's the direction I am headed. I'd like to find a complete, or mostly complete kit, but they are mostly for B's that I've found so far.
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    Gimme a call.
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    I call you tomorrow afternoon :)
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    not sure which D you have, but there was a car for sale on honda tech a while back that was a turbo d. 240ishwhp and i think it was getting just below 50mpg freeway. it was a 3 stage vtec build..
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    d16y8 '99 ex :)
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    Full Race built that car if it's the one I'm thinking of- said they were averaging 55mpg easily with some trick lean-burn tuning at partial throttle.
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    Most manis these days will allow for a/c and p/s to retain. just ask before you buy if it doesn't say so.
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    Mike and myself may be on to a deal ;)
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated

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    :D Indeed :p

    Oh btw, I went to Ryan, my friend that bought the Civic, and ...the B lives!!!! His friend that was helping left the IAC unplugged, and had the MAP hose going to the PCV, and the PCV hanging behind the motor, got the vacuum right, and the plugs in and it fired right up, purrs like kitten ...a real mad kitten. It's spitting oil onto the timing belt from somewhere around the oil pump, probably just a bad seal, but once that's taken care of it should be back to it's glorious self. And he is still really hype about doing a J swap in the future.
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin

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    Nice. Just tell him that he needs to buy my head for a spare- just in case. :)

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