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Old 20 Jul 2010, 02:46 pm
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Default What Things do I need to upgrade before putting a turbo kit on my honda civic 1998?

I have d16y7 1.6 engine on it and everything is stock .So How much it will cost to do all that?
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 03:01 pm
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get a newer car
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 03:16 pm
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You are gonna need a full build so that you dont worry about anything. gonna cost a couple grand in the motor build thena couple grand for the turbo kits. Then a couple grand for everything else like tuning and instalation costs.

It can be done on the stock motor but i wouldnt suggest it
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 03:31 pm
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So many people spend some much cash on their performance. I know I have been one. It is certainly addicting.

But, believe me, the Honda Civic on a budget can go fast enough on its own.

Where I would advise to spend fair money on in this car FIRST would be to invest into your suspension. Make the car handle! It is a great little car and corners like you may not even imagine when set up properly.

Great cornering! Great stance! Great look! Great mileage to boot! 'Because you didn't jack up the engine beyond its own means!

Spend some time with this, making it look right. Do tires wheels first, lower marginally using camber kits front & rear and put a GSR 24mm front swaybar and a 19mm rear so as to not create over-steer.

Just my .02c
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 03:46 pm
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I didnt know you could put turbos on ricecookers?!

Put $10000 in your civic, I'll still beat you in my 1999 bone stock mustang.
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Old 20 Jul 2010, 04:01 pm
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crazy legs is one of those people that knows nothing about cars...and its flat out pathetic that he believes his his 150hp 3.8L v6 is something to brag about...too bad that same year the honda b18c1 was pushing 170hp with only HALF the displacement and 2 cylinders less...but some people just have to lie to themselves to sleep at night i guess

anyway with a good tune you could push low boost (7-9 psi) without any engine work at all since your engine already has pretty low compression (9.4:1). however if you're going for economy and want more peace of mind, check out hte honda-tech forums for vitara builds.

the MOST IMPORTANT part of boosting a car is the tune, so make sure you get that done right.
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