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Turbo Advice

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by racer_XX, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. racer_XX

    racer_XX New Member

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    i am looking for minor boost on my d15block d16y8 head mini me. ive seen a couple for sale on here and i was wondering which would be the best bang for the buck? my three options are

    1. eBay Motors: T3/T4 Turbo Kit D16 CIVIC 92 - 2000 w/ INTERCOOLER CRX (item 230170505183 end time Sep-13-07 14:00:13 PDT)

    2. t3/t4 hybrid used only 15min
    dsm bov
    brand new black charge piping
    like new stealth mode oil lines
    all elbows and clamp
    custom made downpipe
    manifold w t3/adapter
    all oil fittings
    intercooler
    total cost: 500$ shipped.

    3. K03 turbo (audi) internal waste gate
    Wrx bov
    intercooler
    Custom 3" down pipe
    hf manifold
    Front mount intercooler
    Brand new boost gauge
    Side mount intercooler
    total cost:$400

    im aware of the other mods needed. injectors, maybe bigger fuel pump, chipped/tuned ecu etc... i just want to no from other turbo owners which would they prefer for this setup, bang for the buck. any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Why on earth does everybody want to slap such a big turbo on such a small motor? Get a T25 off of ebay for $100.

    Check out homemadeturbo.com too.

    My 240 ran low 13's with a T25 . . . and it was a 2.0 liter. The T25 should be fine for your 1.5l.
     
  3. AHHVTEC

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    just take 1100 bucks and buy a good name brand turbo kit, like greddy or you will be sorry
     
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    thanks for the site homemadeturbo.com! good info, if any of u have any setups that have worked well for u and hopefully still are let me no!
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    I have never turbo'ed a honda, but the HMT website is a great source of info. You better not spend over $400 to tubo your car -> its pointless as your parts are mostly pipes/manifolds.
     
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    im thinking of buying a complete kit greddy turbo and internals all done, but seeing as i never turboed before i am just runnin all stock with a HMT. Ive learned doing things for the first time never end as expected so id rather have my mistakes done on sumthin a lil less expensive lol. dont get me wrong ive rebuilt min-me's, 2.4 prodigy engine, sir etc... but turbo? ill see what my HMT gets me. if i go threw with it expect to see it in a couple months.
     
  7. c97x

    c97x sorry boss, its turbo

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    id just buy a full bolt on kit, that way you know you didnt look over anything needed. im not really a fan of hmt's thats how my last kit was n i dont trust it but w/e
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    ^ care to share any insight w/us as to what happened or how your car ran?
     
  9. c97x

    c97x sorry boss, its turbo

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    runs fine, i bought all the turbo kit parts, but then i sold the whole kit i assembled for 1000 bucks. i never even put it on because i wasnt ready, im not doing any severe engine mods until spring when the winter beater goes off the road.

    so i sold the hmt and will probably buy a pre-fabed kit
    sorry for the thread jack
     
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    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    umm yeah, take your 1100 and piece together your own. much cheaper, and as long as you buy a quality manifold, turbo, and wastegate you should be ok
     
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    or take about 1100 and buy a greddy kit
     
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    well that too.. but better parts can be had.
     
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