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Old 01 Dec 2011, 09:01 am
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Default turbo my d16z6 in my civic?

i have a 92 civic hatch and it has a d16z6 in it (not Vtec) and im not trying to make this car crazy fast i just want to speed it up a bit and from what ive been told if i got a turbo kit for it considering how light the car is it would be pretty fast. anyone want to make suggestions as to what i should buy for the turbo kit? ive looked on ebay and found this any opinions ? im no expert and im just trying to learn a bit here if anyone could help me not doing anything crazy to this car i just want a bit more power and was wondering if this kit would do it
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Old 01 Dec 2011, 09:16 am
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To properly turbo charge the d-series motor and maintain any kind of legitimate reliability out of the setup, you'll end up spending about as much as it would cost to swap in a B-series motor into it. Look into the non-VTEC B18 motor out of the LS Integras. They will be a much cheaper solution to your power needs, it will maintain reliability and you'll also have a good starting point for a higher horsepower setup down the road.

Turbo'ing the D-series motor will yield a bit more horsepower on the minimalistic end, but you'll also start having issues with oil consumption, internal wear and tear, etc. And you must also understand that most of this basis turbo setups do NOT include everything you need to make that turbo D-series run properly, you'll continue to buy additional parts and by the end of it all, you'll have wished you just did a swap. (Not to mention a turbo'ed D-series is still going to be quite under powered for a forced induced car, you'll be displeased the first time a bone stock GTI 1.8T runs away from you and you're giving your little civic everything it's got).

For the money, the non-VTEC B-series swap is a better idea.
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Old 01 Dec 2011, 09:31 am
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usually with these ebay kits they dont include everything that you need. such as engine management before everything is said and done you will have spent several thousand dollars just to get everything just right. either get a turbo kit from a reliable company like edelbrock or swap to a b-series engine. i personally would do the engine swap cause single cam engines have limited tuning wise and have alot less aftermarket support
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Old 01 Dec 2011, 09:46 am
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look like everybody is talkn out of there ass the d16z6 has a 125 hp so with a d series turbo kit your are look at 30 to 50 horse power and the z6 is v tec only so its not a z6 is most likely a d15b7
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Old 01 Dec 2011, 10:02 am
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before i put the k20 in my del sol it had a D16z6 Vtec. someone correct me if I'm wrong. but i don't think they made non vtec d16z6
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