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Old 02-17-2008, 08:18 AM
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What would be a more practical and $$ wise way to spend. for about $1000 I could either piece together a turbo kit for my d15b7, or I could buy a jdm d15b swap with lsd tranny for myeg hatch. Now the turbo will need a tune, can I tune it myself if I use a program like the hondata s200? I would swap the d15b myself. What is a better choice, swap a d15b and add on some high quality bolt ons for this year and turbo the d15b next year? Or spend the money on turbo now on my d15b7 until the motor dies? Of course I will check the compression and general condition of the b7, but I dont want to go spendingmoney on building it for a turbo. (my d15b7 has 120000 miles on it) = 192000km
Old 02-17-2008, 08:47 AM
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you have to be a dealer to tune an s200, i believe you can really only tune the s300 yourself. I would just boost the b7 and get way more power than an lsd d15b no turbo
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boost it.
Old 02-17-2008, 02:48 PM
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lol sweet[8D] Im hoping it will last all summer until next winter once it is boosted, I am going to get a winter vehicle and leave the civic for summer duty. Is the hondata s200 a good choice instead of somethinmg like the greddy emanage? Ive done a bit of research and im pretty sure its what I want to use. I found a really nice charge pipe kit here
http://fjdistributors.com/product_in...roducts_id=260 its got a blowoff valve already installed and silicon couplers clamps and that. What type of turbo would you recommend using? And I want an intercooler, what is the best way togo, front mount?
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Emanage is junk, I tried that route. If you plan to tune it yourself, go with the s300, very very nice system. It's just a little over my head right now. Pretty expensive as well.

I went with an oldJRC intercooler front mount, and a 14b mitsubishi turbo. which is a little bigger than a t25. T25's are a dime a dozen, you can pretty much find them everywhere and they're cheap to rebuild. I'd go that route ifI was you. I'd go with an HF manifold as well, you don't want a cheap ebay one failing on you.
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