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  1. justintimet

    justintimet New Member

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    hi,

    i was looking into turboing my 1998 honda civic ex.

    i don't have much experience in this but found a diy online.


    -->COMPLETE How-To:: Turbocharge Your Honda // Rep-ing Hypnotik Speed - Honda-Tech

    I think i could perform this diy. what is your guys opinions on this diy? did he make any mistakes? is there anything that should be added? would this diy work for my 1998 civic ex?

    also what else needs to be done after to make it street ready for a daily driver?

    i understand it needs to be tuned. Can you do all of the tuning on the street? are there any good diys out there on how to do this?

    i would like to tune and make my turbo street worthy without the use of a professional shop or dyno if possible.
     
  2. dilbeckskate

    dilbeckskate infamous

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    you can turbocharge a vehicle with relative ease, under 10lbs is a breeze, and a good place too start a basic system and go from there, its pretty fair too say majority of honda engines can handle 10-12 lbs of boost max on stock internals with a tune, you can run under 10lbs on no tune, but there is a power gain too having it tuned, ex" chrome , a properly built, quality parts, and good craftsmanship should be mandatory, you buy cheap shit, its going too work like cheap shit, nuff said
     
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    justintimet New Member

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    you can run a turbo under 10lbs with no tune? would the performance increase be worth it?

    if you didn't tune wouldn't it run too rich or lean and harm the engine?
     
  4. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Always tune a turbocharged car. It is the most important aspect of a turbo setup. It'll run lean on the stock fuel map which is the bad end of the scale for an internal combustion engine. If anything, you want a turbo'd Honda to be running slightly rich.

    That writeup is pretty detailed. At first glance the only thing that I would change (aside from upgrading to some nicer components) is the oil drain from the turbo. Ideally, this will be as close to a straight line as possible because the return line isn't really pressurized so you must rely on gravity and the force of the oil flow itself to get it back to the pan. Any kinks or curves in this line only make this process more difficult and you risk starving the bottom end or turbo of oil.

    I could go on about turbo setups on Hondas for hours, but you should try doing some searching around first and come back with more specific questions..
     
  5. dilbeckskate

    dilbeckskate infamous

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    couldnt have put it any better
     
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