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bradleyk335
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 1:47 pm    Post subject: New here and to Honda  Reply with quote

Hey guys - I just bought my first Civic a few days ago ($500 - runs and drives) after riding in a buddy's boosted eg. Shocked I bought an '89 LX Sedan with a 5 speed. Looks to still have the original D15B2 it came with from the factory (293k miles). Not really sure what I want to do as far as modifications yet, just working on getting the maintenance items back to spec (replaced both axles, changed oil, MT fluid, starting on badly rusted exhaust next) before trying to make it go faster. What I do know is that I'd like to have somewhere in the neighborhood of 160-200whp and I want to keep A/C + power steering. If possible, my ideal way to get that kind of power would be a turbo. Right now I am trying to research which engine is going to best for my application to be able to reliably get that kind of power out of a DD, as it is my understanding that the D15B2, even with the MPFI conversion, is not cut out for a turbo. If you guys have any suggestions on engines or mods, please don't be shy!

Thanks!



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome!  Are you looking to stay D series?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

go b18/b20, the extra capacity will feel great when you go turbs.
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Welcome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome! love the gold sedan!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2017 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: New here and to Honda Reply with quote

bradleyk335 wrote:
Hey guys - I just bought my first Civic a few days ago ($500 - runs and drives) after riding in a buddy's boosted eg. Shocked I bought an '89 LX Sedan with a 5 speed. Looks to still have the original D15B2 it came with from the factory (293k miles). Not really sure what I want to do as far as modifications yet, just working on getting the maintenance items back to spec (replaced both axles, changed oil, MT fluid, starting on badly rusted exhaust next) before trying to make it go faster. What I do know is that I'd like to have somewhere in the neighborhood of 160-200whp and I want to keep A/C + power steering. If possible, my ideal way to get that kind of power would be a turbo. Right now I am trying to research which engine is going to best for my application to be able to reliably get that kind of power out of a DD, as it is my understanding that the D15B2, even with the MPFI conversion, is not cut out for a turbo. If you guys have any suggestions on engines or mods, please don't be shy!

Thanks!


Do you have any plans to “upgrade” your car on the exterior, too? Wheels, spoiler, lowering it, something like that?
Or you will only work on maintenance for now and that’s it.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 2:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

~Sp33~ wrote:
go b18/b20, the extra capacity will feel great when you go turbs.


he said he wants to keep AC and P/S, I don't see an easy way to do that with a B series.

however, my D16Y8 powered turbo coupe (98 Si in Canada) put down 270 at the wheels at just 1 bar pressure.

sounds like you have a good plan, work out the maintenance, then worry about power.  I'd personally find a workable D16Z6 or D16Y8 and build that for a bit of power.  Direct bolt in with a bit of wiring.

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