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Old 06-05-2019, 07:25 PM
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Hello all, I'm new to the honda game, I have just up graded from a ford focus ST because I got bored of it. Wanting something with alittle more personality. So i have bought a 1996 EK VtiR civic. I have about a $3000 AUD dollar budget for turboing the car. I would like some advice on what the best parts for reliability and fun would be. I've heard I can can get a eBay turbo kit, but im a but sketchy on doing that. Ive also heard i can chase a reliable 220whp that will be fast enough to have fun and reliable, so i would be happy with that. Here are the specs for the EK. Cheers all!

B16a2 with a b18a2 head with smoother ports and shaved base and machined flanges B16a2 intake, port matched to head new polished valves, re cut valve seats and new valve seals plus spares
Engine was built by PLR, Nippon Pistons Rings, Acl Hx Race Bearings Rod Main Thrust, sleeves honed and head gasket brass coated plus new head bolt
CASTROL POWER 1 RACING 4T 5W40
Oil pan with additional baffles and flat press flange surrounds
New oil pan gasket plus spare
New oil sandwich gasket
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Spoon whale dick intake
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You can probably do the rebuild with that budget but not get a turbo kit plus tuning ecu.
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You can probably do the rebuild with that budget but not get a turbo kit plus tuning ecu.
What do you mean by a rebuild? It's already got that stuff on the car. Thr budget is just for the turbo setup it's self.
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how much are turbo kits in your country? how much for a tuning option WITH a tune + DYNO?
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Originally Posted by tony_2018 View Post
how much are turbo kits in your country? how much for a tuning option WITH a tune + DYNO?
Well the turbo kits on eBay are about 1000 with postage, But I don't know if a eBay turbo kit would be safe for the car. And a dyno tune is from around 800-1000 as well
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Did't say on ebay.
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B16a2 with a b18a2 head
Did you mean to say B18C2 head? Seems kinda weird to put a non-VTEC head on a VTEC block.
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1) Get a used TD05 turbo from an EVO for 250-300$ and start from there.
Get a water/oil turbo feed / return kit from ebay or go-autoworks
Buy a chinese intercooler from ebay.
Get a walbro 255
A set of injectors 550cc +
Piece an intercooler piping kit from picgures online to get a ballpark on how many 2.5" curves and silicone hoses youll need.
Get blow off of your choise.Chinese stuff work also for that power level.
Go with the turbo charger on a shop to fab the manifold and the downpipe or even cut and assemble the intercooler piping.

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2) get the cheapest turbo kit go-autoworks can sell to you.
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B16a2 with a b18a2 head
Did you mean to say B18C2 head? Seems kinda weird to put a non-VTEC head on a VTEC block.
The guy who sold it to me said that. Here is what it looks like. It's vtec.
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He said it was a b18a2. But it is deffiently vtec. Here is a photo
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It's a B16 head. Not a GS-R/VTi-R head. He made a mistake. Don't worry, though.
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I have an old Kiwi manifold and HKS standard w/g that I no longer need. PM me if interested. You will need to find your own T3 hotside based turbo. Yes, this w/g configuration did creep a little but the old AVC-R and HKS w/g did an excellent job of controlling boost.

AC and PS mockup with an HKS T300S (old school T4(60-1)/T3 from the 90's). This mockup was done in the "junk room" of my third floor apartment.

On the car with a T04E/T3
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