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Old 20 Jan 2008, 03:01 pm
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Default Thinking of buying this turbo for my 92 prelude si. I have some questions.?

Ok I have a 92 prelude si. It is automatic with 164,000 miles on it. I posted a question up on a prelude forum asking for suggestions on performance parts to get without spending more than 800 to a thousand total. Someone posted a link to this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...enameZWDVWThey said I should definitely get this and I'll gain at least 200 hp. But where can I find a place that installs turbos. I can't do anything on a car... I really wish I could I love cars and the idea of fast car. How much would a mechanic or somebody charge to put this on and tune it nicely? Also with all that increase in hp, wouldn't I need to get some other parts too? Would my stock prelude be able to handle a turbo like this with all that gain? Any suggestions or answers will be appreciated. Thank youOk well scratch the turbo then. Someone on a prelude forum told me to look at that. I do want to do things that are non turbo oriented though. What kind of headers should I get? I've also been looking at AEM cold air intake kits? Any reccomendations? Also I have a full Ractive exhaust that came with my car but the stock exhaust is installed. Is this a good exhaust system? Can I gain any power with it?http://92lude.com/flapper_valve_mod.htmalso, would that be a good idea or no?
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 03:16 pm
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crap kit.
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 03:31 pm
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that engine is the h23a1 which has 160hp with that kit and engine u will only be able to safe boost lik 5-7 lbs tops and gain like 60 hp tops
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 03:46 pm
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DO NOT BUY THAT TURBO KIT. THOSE KITS ARE RIP OFFS AND BREAK REAL EASY. YOU WILL SAVE MONEY IN THE LONG RUN IF YOU JUST BUY A QUALITY KIT.
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 04:01 pm
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dont get that kit,even if you where to invest in a real turbo kit itd cost you about $1500 plus if you wanted to run more that 4 to 6 psi you would have to get forged internals which will cost you a bit ,plus getting the kit installed properly would cost you about another couple of grand,if you want more power get a new chrome air intake pipe,headers,manifold,lightend flywheel.hope that helps
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 04:16 pm
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Ok man, simply put, that kit is $hit!!!! that kit will mess your car up! 1st, you dont wanna turbo a motor with 164,000 miles! You said yourself that you don't know much about cars and I can tell you know, unless you owned that car for all 164,000 miles then you dont have a clue what might be wrong with that motor!!!! Adding a boost into that motor could cause the last little amount of stress that could kill your motor. 2nd, before you add a turbo charger you are going to want to prep your motor to handle the turbo. For example, start with exhaust, headers, Cold Air Intakes (CAI's), Fuel Management, Air/Fuel Mixture Control, Hon-Data System over hauls, and things like that. My advice as a mechanic and a tuner is this: Get exhaust, headers, and a cold air intake., then if your motor can handle that for a while, go to a small turbo. As far as finding someone to do the turbo install, get online and search turbo installation. Normally, if you contact a manufacturer like GReddy, Turbonetics, or Garrett they have a list of places nationwide that are certified to install their turbo's. Don't let just anyone do that kind of install, because, like I have told alot of people, that can be seriously dangerous and potentially deadly! I have seen turbo's explode and nearly DECAPITATE someone at the BAYTOWN RACEWAY PARK in Houston, TX.Good luck and I hope that you enjoy tuning!!!
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Old 20 Jan 2008, 04:31 pm
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Why would you put a turbo on a automatic car with 164,000 miles on it and that eBay kit is crap. First get rid of the automatic and get a manual and get a damn engine swap because that engine will be worn out in no time.
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