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Old 18 Feb 2013, 01:02 pm
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Default turboing my 97 honda civic hx?

i am getting a turbo setup from my buddy that needs money for 200$. it comes with the turbo waste gate inter cooler and header. what other things do i need so i dont blow up my motor, like head studs fuel pump. i want to know what i need, im just going to run 7 psi.

another big Question is what should i do about injectors?

its worth more than 200 dollars. he is dumb as a box of rocks and didn't get to graduate and now he needs money really bad. that's why i can get it so cheap.

can i get by with 280 injectors or no? why or why not?
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Old 18 Feb 2013, 01:16 pm
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if it's just 7 psi you can probably just bolt it on. you should maybe get bigger injectors but if it's just running 7 psi it might not be necessary
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Old 18 Feb 2013, 01:32 pm
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If you think a $200 turbo setup will work well

You're gonna have a bad time
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Old 18 Feb 2013, 01:48 pm
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Do it right or don't do it at all. What brand of turbo is it? Intercooler and piping doesn't matter as much as well as the exhaust manifold (might crack one day if it is cheap). There is no header in a turbo civic. You will still need a down pipe, arp head studs, upgraded fuel pump, engine management. As for injectors, you can run blue top 450cc DSMs injector which will work as well for your goal. Also, power is not rated by PSI its rated by horsepower. So your real answer is I want to make "xxx amount of hp" and not " I'm just going to run 7psi".
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Old 18 Feb 2013, 02:02 pm
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Don't do it!! Find another Civic to turbo. The HX is an interesting Civic in that they can achieve 45-50 mpg. They still command higher prices because of fuel prices. You're gonna ruin the value of it by dioing that. My advice? Sell the HX and buy a different model... like the EX. Then add the turbo. Honda discontinued the HX in 2006. Could it be because it got better MPGs than the Hybrid for less money? I'm not some fuel sipping junky, but I do know that the HX is a special car. Hypermilers love them.
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