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Turbo Setup On A B16a

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by motore, Feb 12, 2003.

  1. motore

    motore Junior Member

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    Feb 12, 2003
    Im tryong to get parts ready to build my B16 turbo.

    Just wondering I only want to hit 6-8 lbs now and evebtually 12-15 at the end of the summeror next year.

    Can I do it with an FMU or i was thinking of buying Hondata 2b.

    Any info would be great thanks
  2. tdehnel

    tdehnel Senior Member

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    Jan 24, 2003
    I should be able to help (I just finished building mine :D )

    First, there is a big difference between 6-8 and 12-15 psi (Assuming you're going to run an 18g or comparable sized turbo). For both setups I'd recommend:

    Pistons (about 9:1 CR)
    A good intercooler
    larger injectors (350 or so for 6-8psi, 500cc for 12-15)
    A 3" exhaust system (Thermal R&D makes an AWESOME system)
    adjustable fpr
    fuel pump (190lph should be fine)
    Apex'i AFC
    some kind of boost controller (manual = cheap, electronic = sweet)
    ARP head studs
    Gauges: Temp and Boost

    For 12-15 psi, I'd start looking at the following:
    Hondata (but AFC would probably be OK)
    blockguard or sleeves (MAJOR controversy over the blockguard)
    Gauges: Oil and Fuel pressure, EGT

    Now I like to build reliably, so if some of this this seems like overkill, it probably is, but it costs a lot less to spend a lot money now than spend a shitload in repairs and rebuilds. When you're done, get it tuned professionally.

    A tip: however much you think you'll spend on this, add about 50%. Seriously. Good luck.

    Also: Don't bother with an A/F gauge. They're useless.
  3. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Sep 28, 2002
    if your engine in great shape you can run 10-11PSI no problem with a fully stock setup 9PSI is better for everyday driving but you will still have the option to turn up the boost

    things on my list would be

    440 injectors
    Hondata with boost option
    Apex-I AVC-R
    new clutch
    and tuning tons of tuning

    11PSI wont be a probelm if the engine is running good to start with
    then again a crappy turbo setup done halfassed will be lucky to see 7PSI making half the power with out blowing up so just make sure you have a shop that knows how to tune turbo hondas

    as for boosting 12 PSI you could do it with some SRP pistons, and Eagle rods.
    if you want to make a strong engine you wont have to worry about go with resleeving "block gaurds are not worth the time or money" JE pistons and some nice rods
    I push to people to stick with SRP pistons if they can unless they are looking to make very high power since well it really makes your honda suck ass when it comes to being a great car for everyday driving JE pistons
    burns oil and makes the engine really loud and so on.... Synthoil has helped a lot on the oil loss but its still there VS my SRPs NEVER losing any oil and sounding soooo smooth
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