Someone posted an awesome image last night, so the credit for it goes to them:SKUNK2import said:YEA WELL IM GOING TO EVENTUALLY SUPERCHARGE IT I LIKE TURBOS BUT IM NOT TO COOL WITH HAVING TO MAINTAIN THEM AND I WANT TO BE DIFFRENT, IM NOT REALLY INTO NITRIOUS. BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO. AND BY THE WAY ARENT YALL TIRED OF KIDS RICING THERE CAR OUT MAKING IT LOOK LIKE A ROLLING LIGHT SHOW. ALL GO AND NO SHOW ISNT SOMETHING ITS EVERYTHING...
if you have your mind made up then why are you asking? first you asked what can you do to add power, then after people start making suggestions you say you already made up your mind with a s/c.SKUNK2import said:YEA WELL IM GOING TO EVENTUALLY SUPERCHARGE IT I LIKE TURBOS BUT IM NOT TO COOL WITH HAVING TO MAINTAIN THEM AND I WANT TO BE DIFFRENT, IM NOT REALLY INTO NITRIOUS. BUT THANKS FOR THE INFO. AND BY THE WAY ARENT YALL TIRED OF KIDS RICING THERE CAR OUT MAKING IT LOOK LIKE A ROLLING LIGHT SHOW. ALL GO AND NO SHOW ISNT SOMETHING ITS EVERYTHING...
CivicNOS1 said:I just posted this somewhere else too, but I thought it might clear up a few things.....
VTEC is one of Honda's greatest invention. Though an undisputed expert in turbocharging as evidenced by years of Formula-1 domination while Honda was active in the sport, Honda's engineers feel that turbocharging has disadvantages, primarily bad fuel economy, that made it not totally suitable for street use. At the same time, the advantages of working with smaller engines meant that smaller capacity engines with as high power output as possible (ie very high specific-output engines) are desirable for street engines.
Thus Honda invented VTEC which allows it to extract turbo level specific output from its engines without having to suffer from the disadvantages of turbocharging (though VTEC introduces disadvantages of its own).
The Basic VTEC Mechanism
The basic mechanism used by the VTEC technology is a simple hydraulically actuated pin. This pin is hydraulically pushed horizontally to link up adjacent rocker arms. A spring mechanism is used to return the pin back to its original position.
To start on the basic principle, examine the simple diagram below. It comprises a camshaft with two cam-lobes side-by-side. These lobes drives two side-by-side valve rocker arms.
The two cam/rocker pairs operates independently of each other. One of the two cam-lobes are intentionally drawn to be different. The one on the left has a "wilder" profile, it will open its valve earlier, open it more, and close it later, compared to the one on the right. Under normal operation, each pair of cam-lobe/rocker-arm assembly will work independently of each other.
VTEC uses the pin actuation mechanism to link the mild-cam rocker arm to the wild-cam rocker arm. This effectively makes the two rocker arms operate as one. This "composite" rocker arm(s) now clearly follows the wild-cam profile of the left rocker arm. This in essence is the basic working principle of all of Honda's VTEC engines."
CivicNOS1 said:Back by popular Demand:
CivicNOS1's SOHC 200HP modlist:
98 Honda Civic EX Coupe...
16" Konig Toxxins
Low Profile Yokohama
Intrax 3" Drop Springs
Arospeed front upper strut bar
Arospeed rear lower strut bar
DC Sports stainless steel headers
HKS Super Dragger Exhaust (cat back)
Jacobs Electronics Pro Street Ultra Team Ignition
NGK Spark Plug Wires & spark plugs
AEM Cold Air Intake
AEM underdrive pulley kit
AEM adjustable cam gear
AEM Hi-flo Fuel Rail
AEM Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
Venom SuperCool Fuel Pump
Venom 320cc Fuel Injectors
Vtec Control & Indicator
Engine build up, bulletproofed:
TOP END =
Match Ported & Polished Head
Angle milled surface
3 angle valve grind w/ new guides and seals
Back cut and swirl polished valves
Line honed cam journals
Crowler valve springs
BOTTOM END =
Reconditioned, lightened connecting rods
Grind and polished crankshaft
Vatted, Bored 50 over (.50 oversize)
High Compression (11:1) forged Arius Pistons
w/ 4cc dish and valve recess mods
Balanced complete rolling assembly
Clevite 77 rod bearings
Total Seal piston rings
Modified oil pump for increased flow
Timing belt, tensioner, water pump, thermostat
Complete seal kit all seals top to bottom
*built with plans for 200shot NOS, 93 octane fuel.
** Final Compression Ratio 11.25:1
Lightning Cell Auto/Audio Battery
Kenwood flip face head unit
Kenwood 4ch 400w amp pushing
two kenwood 6X9's and
two kenwood 5 1/4's
Kenwood 2ch 600w amp pushing
two kenwood 10" tornados
15" Orion XTR sub powered by
600w DHD powercruiser amp
Dynamatted trunk, interior and panels
...i'm gonna build it in one day.... maybe
StreetGlow Blue Undercar Neons
Ignited* Push Button Start
Cusom SilverPearl Paint
Shaved Handles & molding
Omega Security System w/
remote Door Pop.
GTR/Saleen Double Bladed Spoiler
Stillen Front End
Japanese Blue Catz XLO foglamps
Erebuni Shogun side skirts
Tsunami rear bumper cover
One Wiper... oh
APC Side Marker Lights
Blue H emblem for front
Red H emblem for rear
Hyper White Headlights
Custom Euro/Clear Headlights
Modern Image Graphics
Race Pedals, Shiftnob, & E-brake
Custom Painted blue interior
w/ silver accents
Custom Upholsterred Backseat
and doorpanel fabric
Front seat covers
Dyed carpet and floor mats
Engine Dress Up Kit