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i have a 00 Civic EX..(D16Y8) im thinking about getting a Greddy Turbo kit but they only make kits for the 92-95 civics (D16Z6). My question is are the blocks the same / similar that the kit will match up fine with my D16Y8 block? I have a DC 4-2-1 Header. I looked up the part number for it and it matches up with the 92-95 civic ex part number. So im guessing all should go smoothly right?
 

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the manifold will work .. just replace the gasket and also you will need new piping for the IC if you have one... and the downpipe will need to be modified a bit....
 

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cool thanks turbo...what kinda mods would have to be made to the downpipe ?
 

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Well it really depends if you decide to go with a bigger exhaust.. If i were you i would spend an extra $60 for a 3 inch pipe to the exhaust (i hope you have a Thermal or Apex N1 Turbo muffler) and you will notice how much faster the turbo will spool up... also a 3inch downpipe will help dramatically as well... good luck...if you have any questions keep posting...
 

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my bad i didnt even answer the question.. i got a little side tracked.. well i think from the EG to the EK you have to slightly bend the downpipe a little more to the left.. although sometimes its just a perfect fit....
 

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i have the Apexi N1 Exhaust..when i installed it i measured the diameter and it was 2 and 3/4 inch...isnt that pretty close for turbo applications?
 

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I know that Apex makes a 80mm inlet and a 60mm inlet.. Im not sure what the conversion is to inches.. but the 80mm is the turbo muffler.. ill look up the conversion right now and let you know..
 

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Ok here it is...

80mm = 3.14 inches
60mm = 2.36 inches

so i think you have the Naturally aspirated muffler.. not to worry though.. just make sure you have 3" pipe all the way to the muffler without a cat....

If you really want an 80mm N1 i can get it for you cheap... You can actually sell your 60mm to someone i know looking for a 60mm and i can get you an 80mm for a good price...
 

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cool thanks for the info..im gonna try n see how it goes with the exhaust i have now..i plan on getting a high flow cat with the turbo to free up the airflow..hopefully that will help..if anything i'll just get custom 3" piping. The diameter that i have now (2.75)seems a little in between 60mm(2.36) and 80mm (3.14). Do you think it will be fine ?
 

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Yea it will be fine infact it would just help if you took out the cat compeletly and you wont have to worry too much about 3" piping and a new muffler..
 

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aight cool..if i took out my cat..i wouldnt have a problem when it comes time for my car to get an inspection would i ?
 

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lol.. what do you mean inspection... You wont pass smog thats for sure... if you have the street legal greddy kit then keep the cat if you want to pass smog but if you have any other kit then you wont pass smog and get rid of the cat so you can actually get some power...ive never had a cop check under my car for a cat then again my car is low b/c of the bags so they cant see anyway...
 

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hehe here in NY we gotta bring our car in for inspection make sure everything works and also that it doesnt polute the air with high levels of carbon monoxide or some sh*t..i wanna keep my car a daily driven street legal race car..Thats why i decided to go with the greddy kit. now all i gotta do is find a 50state legal hi flow cat =). Thanks for all the info though man. good lookin out
 

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oh a couple more other things..since im on a tight budget..I can only get the Turbo kit and maybe 2 or 3 other things...i probably would have to live without the intercooler for a little bit. but i was thinking of getting a blow off valve, turbo timer, and gauges with my kit. do you think thats the main things i would need ? or should i upgrade the fuel pressure regulator, fuel pump, fuel rail, and fuel injectors first ?
 

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for sure get a boost gauge and turbo timer... then the rest depends on how much you plan on boosting.. usually with higher amounts of boost you would end up upgrading the fuel system but for now your cool... although i would get an inline fuel pump for any turbo just to be safe.. also make sure you get colder plugs and some plug wires...
 

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cool thanks again..i plan on staying with the preset boost level (5.5-6psi) since im running on stock internals also the fact that i have an auto... im not going to up the boost..just going to keep it at that level. My team tells me to swap out the tranny and everything swap out the engine...but i wanna be different and stay with the stock engine and auto tranny...i have faith in the D-series and i dont think anyone around here Turbocharged a D-series auto..so it would be something different i guess..i've always wanted to smoke an Si or GSR and tell that person that "This is a Singe Overhad Automatic.." :D. Since i have an auto and my foot doesnt have to let off the gas to switch gears i would be running full boost through out the rpm range until i let my foot of the gas right ? I also only have 4 gears so the Turbo would benefit alot would it ?
 

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The benefit of turbo is that you can hold down the brake and hit the gas pedal to allow the turbo to spool up.. and also the lag is very little.. but again there are a lot more disadvantages such as downshifting and spool up at the instant of gear change.... my buddy turbo'd his ex and the first thing that went out was his tranny ... depends really on how hard you drive on it....I only wish they made stronger Auto trannies ... you can buy tranny kits but they cost near 1000 and you have to get someone to install them.. as for now you will just have to replace it when it breaks..
 

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I was looking at a level 10 torque converter. That would hold my tranny up for a while right ?
 

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well it really depends on how often you boost and how hard you drive and the conditions... for 5-6psi i think it will hold up for a good while
 
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