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N00B here... mini me turbo ?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by charlesb2003, Apr 9, 2007.

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    charlesb2003 New Member

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    hey guys, i've owned many hondas and acuras before, but i'm new to civics... just got a 93 dx coupe with a d15b7. i'm thinking about doing the mini me vtec head swap and a small turbo. any suggestions on a turbo kit or what would i need to make one myself? i want to keep p/s and a/c.
     
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    also, which d16 head would be better for the swap - z6 or y8? i know that the swap will raise compression, which could make it harder to tune the turbo. i'm shooting for 180-200 whp, in a comfortable, daily driven, air conditioned car. it's hot as balls in new orleans in summer and i can't lose the a/c. is this realistic?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    buy a 92-99 z6 or y8 long block and boost that

    and if you search youll find out all you need to know

    honda-tech has a lot more info on this than HS
     
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    thanks for the reply! the main reason i was interested in the mini-me head swap was to not have to take the whole engine out, as i don't have a hoist and i wanted to do all the work myself. if i was gonna swap engines, i'd just pony up and get a b18 and call it a day. i'll keep searching thru the forums and see what i can find...
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    Ds are sweet builds and cheap to replace. why dont you just turbo whats in it until it blows. then get the long block.


    while you wait, you can buy a cherry picker at a flea market new for +/-120 bucks
     
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