my friend that works with me has a 95 civic dx 1.5 non vtec motor and wants to turbo it, and we are wondering what would be a good kit for it i.e greddy, fmax, drag etc? has anyone else done this or do you know anyone that has? thanks for any help
Originally posted by dreamworks my friend that works with me has a 95 civic dx 1.5 non vtec motor and wants to turbo it, and we are wondering what would be a good kit for it i.e greddy, fmax, drag etc? has anyone else done this or do you know anyone that has? thanks for any help
greddy if you're going to leave stock internals and run low boost...also drag and FMAX turbo kits are very good as well
It gives plenty of HP gain...... 10 HP for every 1PSI of boost(roughly). I have heard of people running 10 PSI on stock internals, but IMO no more than 8. The greddy kit is a great turbo for that car. It spools up really quickly, giving you boost through most of your power band. Not to mention $1500 to bolt right up in a good 6 hours of work, and you are running turbocharged The drag kit will cost you around $3000 and the Fmax is upwards towards $4000. I would recomend the greddy kit, thats what I am doing this summer!!
Even though the compresson is a bit higher as long as you don't run lean I think it'll be fine at 8psi. But remember for under $800 you can get aftermarket rods and pistons for a dseries motor and run 12+psi...
Sold my turbo Civic...
couple of Audi's now.
I ran a custom turbo on my d15. I was only boosting 6psi but it sure woke the engine up...
After seeing the stock d15 rods i'm not sure i'd do it again if it was my only vehicle.....
I wouldn't push it past 8psi periodically and 6psi daily...
94 civic coupe,b16a turbo.
New project, 93 cx/b18c built and boost *For Sale*
04 explorer xlt (daily driver).
Mods: 1.5with greddy turbo tanabe ex,je pistons crower rods venom 500 cc injectors aem fuel pump and regulater intake and head match ported and polllished motor balanced stage 3 drive shats apexi turbo tmer boost cont. and s-afc msd btm ing.
Originally posted by 91Integracer The greddy kit is only for Vtec civics...
it says onley vtec engines. but guess what i have a d15 and guess what kit ihave,and guess what kit bolted right up and what kit is pushing 18 lbs of boost:eek:. if you said greddy you would be right.
watch who you rev , at red lights. ugly cars can be fast too.
Originally posted by joegengsta have fun running like 5 damn pounds. i can fart more psi than that. tell him to save up for a swap. its more potential that way. the turbo is a waste on that motor
I disagree...but this is this guys opinion. I got the turbo and my friend got the swap...yeah, he has the DOHC, but he aint got shit on me!!! As for potential....it aint only about the swap!! Cause I am hanging up there just as well as my boys and there Si's
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