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Old 22 Nov 2011, 11:31 pm
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Default Can I turbo a stock b18b without building?

Planning on buying a civic with a stock b18b

the car has about 100xxx miles on the engine

can i just turbo the car without doing anything

if not what do i need to do and if i can just turbo it stock any suggestions for a turbo kit and psi?
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Old 22 Nov 2011, 11:46 pm
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turbo needs , intercooler , blow off valve , Wastegate , Turbo manifold , Downpipe, Turbo , Piping , and bigger mass air flow sensor and modded ecu to read boost and to tune. Stock motors can only handle 10-12 psi . Any more boost will blow it up.
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Old 23 Nov 2011, 12:02 am
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yes just make sure to obtain all the parts mentioned thing that makes the b18b unique is the fact that it has low compression which allows you to raise your psi higher
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Old 23 Nov 2011, 12:16 am
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The last two answers were dead on, but to add to them, the B18B is a great engine to boost. However, keep the boost at no more than 6-7 psi on the stock engine. Many say 8-9 psi but the lower the boost, the more reliable your car will be on stock internals. Turbo kits are abundant and it's difficult to pick one for you without knowing what your long-term goal is and your budget. Turbos are made of different materials and there are different size turbos. Small turbos will be more responsive but have a lower power potential; This is good if you're looking for faster off the line and better throttle response. Big turbos will give you bigger power potential but turbo lag will be noticeable. That means that you will have to get the RPMs up before the turbo kicks in However, shop wisely and do extensive research. There are really good turbo kits and really crappy ones too. Low price can mean lower quality sometimes so make sure if you are looking at cost, that you are getting something of quality. Make sure you get a turbo timer as well. That will extend the life of your turbo. Don't know why OEM turbo cars don't have these. Have fun!!
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