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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:40 pm
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my car is a 1989 honda prelude si 4wscan i turbo charge my car, if so how can i do it and how much wil it cost for that particular model.peace owt
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:42 pm
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Yeah, I am sure you can. It will definately shorten the life of your engine though. You'll also have to take special care of it. Expect anywhere from $4k to $10 depending how nuts you want to go.My friend put 300+ horses in his Volvo (yeah I know....Volvo...lol), and it cost him $4k total...but he did the labour himself.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:45 pm
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You can turbocharge anything but dont expect your engine to last long. Then use that as an excuse to buy an H22 from and later model prelude with 190hp stock!! Hmmm... Come to think of it that turbo will cost just as much as that H22 and you still wont have as much HP as a stock H22 just a thought....
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:48 pm
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Yes but it would be a waste of money.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:52 pm
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you can turbocharge it but keep in mind that car wasnt designed to handle the extra power the engine is going to output with the turbocharger. you may damage many of the engines components, or even eventually blowing your trans resulting in additional costs. I dont think its worth it unless you know additional modifications that car needs to have with the additional power. Buy a faster car, its easier.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:54 pm
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http://www.turbo-kits.com/88-91_civic_turbo_kits.html
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 05:58 pm
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BIG waste of money...put in upgraded headers or something if you want some extra ponies under the hood.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:00 pm
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Keep one thing in mind, even if its a turbocharged, you need to find a boost gauge and probably a misfiring system to prevent turbo lag. Preludes do suffer from slight turbo lags.
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:03 pm
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You can turbo anything with the right amount of knowledge, money, and time. It's going to cost a lot and will be a big pain in the ass to tune it right. You'll always have to maintain it and make sure the turbo is good, that means changing oil and everything on time or before it's due. It would be cheaper and a lot safer for the engine to just swap it out and get a new one....like an H22 .
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Old 06 Oct 2007, 06:06 pm
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You can turbo it. However you need to check and see if they make turbo kits for your model. The turbo kit should cost between $700-1000 the cheapest.
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