Putting Turbo In A 02 Lx

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RuthlessIllusions

Junior Member
I just wanted to know about how much Hp i would probably get of of a turbo for my 02 LX
(what i really want to do is drop a new motor in it)
 

torqen2k1

Junior Member
If you want to turbo a LX you could only run like 4/5 psi that is to stay on the safe side. Also you would have to get a custome exhaust mainfold, you would have to get a return fuel line also you would have to reprograme the ECU and so on... You would only have like 150hp at the wheels wich is weak. Try to find a K20A2 and just swap that in.
 

trick000

Junior Member
Someone at 7thgencivic.com ran 197hp to the wheels on his turboed 02 ex. He ran on stock internals, didn't have to convert to a return style fuel system but I think he used a stand alone haltech fuel controller. I don't remember the details. But yeah, I'd still go with a type-r swap instead.
 

mcwoowoo

Junior Member
It's probably not save to install turbo in the stock engine of 7thgen civic. I asked some bodyshop enginner and he told me that the stock engine can't take very high presure, so it's pretty easy for the engine to blow-up. :)
I have a Civic LX as well, and I thinking of getting a B16 series engine to replace the stock engine.
:lol:
 

CRXRookie

Senior Member
Originally posted by mcwoowoo@Mar 10 2003, 05:56 PM
It's probably not save to install turbo in the stock engine of 7thgen civic. I asked some bodyshop enginner and he told me that the stock engine can't take very high presure, so it's pretty easy for the engine to blow-up. :)
I have a Civic LX as well, and I thinking of getting a B16 series engine to replace the stock engine.
:lol:

A B16? are u serious? it'll never fit.
 

phunky.buddha

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Originally posted by CRXRookie+Apr 3 2003, 10:34 PM-->
@Mar 10 2003, 05:56 PM
It's probably not save to install turbo in the stock engine of 7thgen civic. I asked some bodyshop enginner and he told me that the stock engine can't take very high presure, so it's pretty easy for the engine to blow-up. :)
I have a Civic LX as well, and I thinking of getting a B16 series engine to replace the stock engine.
:lol:

A B16? are u serious? it'll never fit.

Yes it will.

And by the way- what does a body shop engineer know about engine combustion dynamics anyway?
 

Domeskilla

Senior Member
I thought 01 or 02 was the years the k-seriess will fit with a mount kit. I didnt know it would also fit a b16.

Anyways.. the d17 has a PLASTIC IM, i wouldn't put a turbo on it, it would cause massive heatsoak and be worthless.
 

liquid00meth

Senior Member
you might be able to hit 190s. The negative effects on a stock motor would be monumental at least
 
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