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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:16 pm
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Default Supercharger turbo question Honda,?

i have a Honda Del sol in great shape 95 100thousand miles. i want to put a supercharger and turbo on it. i also want to put new headers and exhaust on it. how much horse power will each of these give. also any other comments or advice will help. i was thinking it would cost about 2500 is that close to what you think. let me know whatever.

thanks in advance.

that cost doesn't include installation. give me any other mod suggestions also.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:31 pm
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you want to do a turbo OR a supercharger or you want to try to twin-charge it? never heard of a twin-charged honda, i mean it is more than possible, but its just not worth it. honda engines are hot to begin with, and even just having a JRSC (jackson racing super charger...pretty much the only reliable one out there for hondas) pushing 7 pounds of boost needs some serious cooling upgrades...and you wont be able to get much out of your turbo simply because of the heat.

no way you're going to be able to do that for 2500 btw... a JRSC, if you can even find one for your engine, is going to run about $3k.

if you know what you're doing (meaning you know how to read a turbo's thumb print and you know engine theory and all of that) and you know how to weld you can piece together a junkyard turbo system (meaning taking most pieces from other cars) for a grand or guessing you dont really know all that though so a reliable turbo system is going to cost you atleast 3 grand, and probably closer to 5.

then there is tuning it which, again if you dont know what youre doing, you have to get someone else to do: thats another $300 atleast.

for installing a turbo charger expect atleast $200 depending on what all needs to be done. if its a bolt on it wont be hard. superchargers are a pain in the ass to install though.

HP gains all depend on the turbo/supercharger and the tune.

then theres fuel injectors and a whole lot of other stuff that youll most likely need to upgrade

if you want a decent turbod motor, expect to pay atleast 6k-7k just in parts

edit: btw if you dont turbo and you just go with an aftermarket exhaust: you might see a 2hp gain at the most...not worth $400+ if you ask me. the only time you will see a good enough increase in HP to really make an exhaust worth it is if you have a turbo or supercharger in your car and you're exhaust is high enough that it is backing up. remember: upgrading exhaust does not create horsepower, it only frees up wasted HP. as for headers: do you know how a turbo works? the exhaust is what drives the turbine. you cannot use a header if you have a turbo, you need to replace it with a turbo manifold. depending on what turbo you use and how you tune it, you could see as little as as 25hp increase or as high as a 300hp increase...your stock engine btw cannot handle a 300hp increase.
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 12:46 pm
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Well the turbo can add anywhere from 35 bhp to 70+ bhp depending on the size you go with. An exhaust system will add about 10-15 bhp and same with the headers. Twenty five hundred sounds about right for the parts themselves, but a word of warning: adding turbos to non turbo cars WILL stress the engine and I advise you to maybe upgrade a few key internals (around $150.00 for some new hoses and valves) and be sure to change to SYNTHETIC oil and maintain it well.

Good luck!
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 01:01 pm
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dont turbo your d series get a type r b18 or gsr motor for less than that much and still have the reliability
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 01:16 pm
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Dont forget cold air =)

Im incredibly jealous! and i say you go turbo!

and i think the HP has to do with the type you get.

Im looking for a del sol, and when i get it i wanna go turbo too =)

((sorry im no help, but goodluck!!))
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Old 20 Apr 2010, 01:31 pm
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Well supercharger uses belts and turbo uses air. you could find some okay turbo kits on ebay for around a grand to 2 grand, but superchargers are rare for honda delsols and cost to much. just go with a low boost turbo so your not gonna kill your engines internals also you wouldn't need headers because turbo uses its own. also you can control how much boost you use with a boost controller and with bow off valves, its gonna sound nice when you shift gears. just remember to upgrade your injectors and maybe a light weight crank pulley with skunk 2 manifold and probably aem cam pulley's as well for max gains.
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