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Maybe I Can Afford A Turbo Kit But....

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by silver_vti, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. silver_vti

    silver_vti Junior Member

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    hi again. i was wondering:

    if i own a civic B16a2 stock...

    and i buy a turbo kit (lets say a modest one gaining 75-80hp).

    is that all my cost? (assuming obviously the 400 bucks of installation)

    what mods are recommended to go before and after the turbo?

    will i blow my engine to pieces easily?

    what psi is recommended for stock motor + turbo?



    is the vortech supercharger w/intercooler a good buy?
    i dont buy the fact that it's a 117whp bolt-on stock....
    is it???

    i need the best advice i can get cause i incurr in big buck costs of shipping and taxes if i have these items sent to perú (to be exact i spend around 43% more than anyone in the states)

    tks a lot for your help!


    ps. know little??? ask a lot. it helps.
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    if you simply slap on a turbo kit, chances are good that you will blow up. Maybe not now, maybe not in a year- but some day, it will happen.

    you need to get it tuned. do you have access to a dyno in peru? preferabbly one with a wideband o2 sensor.
    if you don't, i would highly suggest avoiding the turbo honda.
     
  3. silver_vti

    silver_vti Junior Member

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    tks a lot for your answer.

    yes, i do have acces to the dyno.
    then, what are the necessary mods for a turbo?

    or the vortech issue?

    tks
     
  4. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    re-work the bottom end of the B16, i.e. new pistons, and rods. Make your block is strong for the turbo, but that is for a lot of boost. It is best to just take precsutious measures to make sure that your engine last a little while. I think greddy makes a kit that will work on a stock block.
     
  5. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    naw- he just wants a small kit for 70-80 horse. no point in doing the bottom end.

    What i recommend: piece together a kit from http://www.KS-motorsports.com and GET the hondata option.
    talk to them and make sure they give you a proper base map.
    from there- you are going to have to tune this yourself, unless there are hondata tuners in peru (doubtful - there isn't one in every state yet) but with a good base map, and an experienced dyno guy, you should be able to target your air/fuel ratios pretty good.
     
  6. silver_vti

    silver_vti Junior Member

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    thanks pissed,

    i contacted the website and they've offered a max-rev turbo kit for 2,400. should i go for it?
    how's max-rev rated in the US market?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    max rev is good shit. they were a supra store, but Geoff who used to work for z10 worked with them and made the honda kits. their manifolds fit well, and the turbo pieces are good. its a MUCH higher quality kit than the Drag 3 or rev hard if you ask me.
     
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