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Turboing a 95 lx?

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Old 07-26-2009, 12:54 PM
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Question Turboing a 95 lx?

Should I even attempt or just do a engine swap?
 
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:08 PM
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What? Are you asking if turboing your current motor is better than dropping in a more powerful motor, or if dropping in a new motor (same as what you have now) and turboing that...

You need to be a little more specific. Also, you need to let us know how much HP you want to be at, how much experience with cars you have, and how much money you have to spend.
 
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Old 07-26-2009, 01:59 PM
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Sorry lol. I'm wondering if it would be more costly to turbo the current 1.5 l sohc with 250k miles or dropping a decent vtec like a b16 or what not. The current set up just cold air and ignition wires so some where around 105 hp
 
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:03 PM
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Save for a Z6 swap.
 
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:47 AM
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Well, you could turbo the current motor for some fun, but be ready if something starts to fail such as piston rings, bearings etc etc. For a turbo, you should have somewhere around $2000 ready to spend (at least). You can buy one of those eBay kits, but the turbos themselves are crap, and the oil lines can melt (not good at all). I would go ahead and piece a kit together if you want boost. Also, remember if you are boosting, you'll need a tune ($$$), and some sort of ECU or piggyback system in order to have it tuned ($$).

If you went ahead and dropped a b16 in, I can say it will be more reliable than the boosted d series, but definitely not as fast. You'll probably end up spending $3000- $3500 for the swap total. You would not have to worry about tuning as you could find a ECU from an OBD1 b16 and be able to use that I think. You would also be able to use the CAI you currently have on the new motor, too.
 
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