1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Turbo charging my civic EX

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by ANP320, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. ANP320

    ANP320 Junior Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sarasota
    Hey guys. I have a 1997 Civic EX. It has the stock D16 motor in it and i am thinking about turbo charging it. I need reccommendations on what kit to buy. Im looking at this kit on EBAY. It comes with a brand new T25 turbo. Is that a good kit to buy? How much boost can i run it up too? How much boost can my stock motor take and about how much HP my car would have. Ive also read about "replacing internals for high boost" what are internals? are they like pistons and rods etc.? please give me any info you can! thanks!
     
  2. VTECPOWER

    VTECPOWER Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,683
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Location:
    Winchester, VA
    If you buy a kit, get a drag or revhard or greddy, stay away from ssautochrome, it is crap.
     
  3. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

    Messages:
    9,855
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    If you've got a 97 EX, I'd go with the Edelbrock kit. I'm sorry, but the Edelbrock kit fucking ownz any other kit on the market for an EK.

    http://www.modacar.com/products/Honda/Civi.../turbokits.html
    :thumbsup:
     
  4. CiViC_SOHC

    CiViC_SOHC Senior Member

    Messages:
    939
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Search. Look on TurboD16.com LOOK don't post. And there is alot of good kits...but do NOT get Turbo XS or SSautocrome (they are same thing) get greddy or edelbrock. And invest in getting a chipped ECU...a FMU kinda sucks...FMU= Fuel Managament Unit
     
  5. ANP320

    ANP320 Junior Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2004
    Location:
    Sarasota
    how much HP would you say the edelbrock kit would give my car. also, whats the highest psi i could run it at?
     
  6. civic92jak

    civic92jak Senior Member

    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    your gonna gain roughly 30-40 hp with a stock greddy or edlebrock kit, but, there is a reason for this. Their built for what, 50% more power over stock. Their psi is around 5-6psi. Theirs been many people that are running their stock motors at 7-8psi safely, but with a highly tuned engine management such as a chipped ecu. If your not used to boost, i'd recommend you start out with what comes in the kits so you can learn to expect what kinda power you are getting yourself into. Not trying to say you can't handle it, just warning to you to play it safe.
     
  7. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

    Messages:
    9,855
    Likes Received:
    629
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2003
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Hello, you're wrong.

    http://www.importtuner.com/tech/0310it_edelbrock/

    That's as the kit comes, with no boost controller. No boost controller. 175hp/141tq. AND it's 50-state legal.

    I'd recommend you check your facts before you make yourself look like an ass.
     
  8. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    harsh words, but will quotes the truth.
     
  9. Temp_Me96

    Temp_Me96 Junior Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2006
    I recommend DIY turbos. You will learn more and be happier with it when its done. Also I agree do not use an FMU setup go Hondata easy to work with and I can get you hooked up with it if your interested.
    A turbo setup is real easy to build yourself hell go look at al the kits (Edelbrock, GReddy etc) and just build what they have done. Its not like they have a patent on anything special. If you need help let me know. I did my own on my Eclipse 420A and a Honda is way easier than that. Plus you will spend much less.
     
  10. b16ahybrid

    b16ahybrid Junior Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Thats probably the best and cheapest route (plus you are getting only the parts you need and of good quality) but I'm not sure this guy has the knowledge to build his own....I recomend that you do a lot of research before you buy a pre-fabbed kit or build your own.....I personally wouldn't buy a prefabbed kit...
     
  11. eicivic

    eicivic Senior Member

    Messages:
    136
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2003
    Well heres my .02.

    We sell the Edelbrock kits $3250.00 shipped = Great kits!, Great Fitment, Great Power. If you have the cash buy a Edelbrock.

    Greddy: Its your second best for a complete kit that will make good power for the dollar and fitment is great, they also have great quality and will have no installation issues as the the same with edelbrock. We sell the Greddy with intercooler kits for $3100.00 shipped with the type 24 (bigger intercooler kit)


    Honestly i sell more Greddy kits then any other SOHC turbo kit out there.


    If you do a custom eBay kit you will have a headache and if you have issues and you will, you wont know where to start. Plus the greddy and edelbrock kits have everything you need for fuel.
     
  12. b16ahybrid

    b16ahybrid Junior Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Thats if you don't know what your doing.......I wouldn't buy any e-bay kits.....they are garbage to begin with...

    For this guy with his knowledge I would recomend a pre-fabbed kit. There is nothing wrong with greddy kits or edelbrock, except for the cost....I have less then $3,500 into my turbo set-up(turbo manifold,intercooler,wg,injectors,fuel pump hondata,etc...).....I'll be taking my car down to get tuned soon....tuning for as close to 500whp as possible....that you cant do with a bolted on greddy kit for the same price.....

    What suites some doesn't suite all.......
    looking for a bump in power and no worrries...get a kit.....
    Want to tailor your kit to your goals and have flexability while saving money.....build your own....Knowledge is power....use it.
     
  13. EGProject

    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

    Messages:
    2,870
    Likes Received:
    28
    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2004
    Location:
    Whitinsville, Massachusetts
    Spend money where it counts - Turbo, intercooler, wastegate and fuel/engine management. If you have the cash to throw at it, by all means go and buy a Greddy/Vecco/Edelbrock kit. Otherwise, peice together a kit using sources you know (mani by CC-fab, Crome or Uberdata/tuning from anyone of the 13354097 people on HS who do it, turbo from either one of our sponsors or members, etc). Mechanically, peicing together a kit isn't that hard once you have all the components. Other than clocking the turbo, fabbing/welding a downpipe, plumbing the oil/water lines and tapping the oil pan - most of it is pretty straight forward. But to get it to run, have someone tune it for you. It will be money well spent. Bolt-on kits are expensive because they work as soon as you plug them in and bolt them on. All the tuning and R&D is done.

    DIY kits require tuning, so elbow grease, and some imagination. But they also are more satisfying to build. Peices can be mixed and matched depending on your buget. Ebay intercooler piping, a good wastegate, Ebay BOV, a good oil line kit, etc.
     
  14. formby

    formby learning in progress

    Messages:
    5,735
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003


    thats why the pre fabed kit is for this guy....in the long run he will be happy faster.....and he could blow more than his share of sohc if he wants.....

    but if he wants to diy then...welcome....buy advil and patience....
     
  15. Speedracer228

    Speedracer228 ......

    Messages:
    1,610
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2004
    ^ and a welder, chop saw, grinder and learn the way of the whitey bend
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page