i need help on my first project car 500hp goal!!

TurboRex90

Golden EG
I once held high dreams of owning a clean looking, fast car. I cheaped out in the beginning, being way too impatient and it landed me in a heap of problems. I ended up replacing half the shit i cheaped out on, but ive learned from my mistakes and from all the helpful input fellow HS members can give. I advise you to do the same thing, we talk from experience.

My daily is a 300whp 92 hatch. All on a D16, and i still have more stuff i can do to make power. Just research, research, research. Patience pays off in the end.
 

Willie

New Member
Any thing is possible with the money to go along with it. Seriously though if it were me I would build 250 to maybe 300 and run that for a while. I am also23 and have had a track car in the past, as well as know a rather large group of people that run massive amounts of power in there DD. They are usually spending alot of money maintaining the cars just to keep them in driving condition. with that much power and not alot of skill your clutch will weep, your going to torture axles and half shafts, and other nagging bits that are going to keep you from having fun with the car. From my experience 300 is a very manageable and relatively easy goal to reach where you will not be breaking parts left and right and the engine will not be on the border of ripping its self apart. Being that this is your first build start low and work your way up. You are going to run into problems and the car will me more leaniant to a new tuner. You really need to know what your doing when you want to go for a goal that high. It's a fantastic hobby and I would hate to see you start and get so fustrated that you just give up on the car just because it wont idle or even start up. Personaly I'm building a Del Sol right now as well and looking at a B18 or B16, and if I were you I would be putting in a B18 maybe do a few internal mods then boost it. It is something that every one has done so there is alot of documentation on it and you will make some good power. This will also give you time to learn tuning, wiring, and a base on some engine building. It will also give you time to do suspension and chasis regidity (ie. a cage and other bracing) which is something often looked over by new builders wanting POWER!!!!!! as Jermey Clarkson would so eliquintly put it. Then if you decide to run this with more ponys as your skill goes up or decide this would be a great track car and put someting else on the street all the more power too you. This is gonna make me sound like an old fart, but I was 18 too once and had a 250HP Subaru that was AWD and it got me in to enough trouble. I would hate to see some ones pride and joy end up rubber side up in a ditch. Just remember the instant it becomes a project car as well as a DD you are no longer building just for power, you are also building for reliability. Those two things tend to be inversely proportionate to each other. Again what ever you decide to do good luck with it this can be alot of fun if you can fight through the frustrations.
500hp daily wont and will not happen it will tear up fast cause you being 18 wont keep your foot out of it and possibly kill yourself so dont have your goal to be on top first ive rode in a 736hp civic and that was real sketchy fun but sketchy 250hp to 300hp is safe to daily your getting way in over your head bro start of small then if you feel like you want more go bigger but 7000 wont get you 500 hp trust someone who has done there research. presicion p6262 turbo 1200.00 thats just the turbo. need i say more
 

Willie

New Member
500hp daily wont and will not happen it will tear up fast cause you being 18 wont keep your foot out of it and possibly kill yourself so dont have your goal to be on top first ive rode in a 736hp civic and that was real sketchy fun but sketchy 250hp to 300hp is safe to daily your getting way in over your head bro start of small then if you feel like you want more go bigger but 7000 wont get you 500 hp trust someone who has done there research. presicion p6262 turbo 1200.00 thats just the turbo. need i say more?
I have has a 2002 eclipse that ran 10.63 at the track punching 327hp that was a daily driver it was cool yes scary yes till I got use to it but I learned while ur building u can see the increases start low before u wanna make a 500hp car my car burned in flames because I put so much work time and money in it I let my friend rig up a fuel line in the car and it caught fire because the turbo all that money and time for aftermarket parts but hp not all that makes a car go torque is also a big factor so much hp and stock torque hp is worthless I'm now building my daily driver the right way slowly building I have a y7 just got the h22a1 once I put it in I'm going to do changes to the motor slowly trust us who know I'm also 18 years old
 
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