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Mar 24, 7:58pm - #134295 
Watch out

Just thought I'd show you all a little something, and hopefully I'll be a source of inspiration to some of you...

Picked up the first part of my Turbo kit the other day. I opted against going with an already put-together kit from a company and decided to piece my own together. Here is the first piece...


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Mar 24, 7:59pm - #134296 
Watch out for a boosted Si headed your way soon!


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Mar 24, 8:00pm - #134297 
Good luck, can't wait to see the pics of it when you're finished thumbsup


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Mar 24, 8:06pm - #134298 
kool! thumbsup

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Mar 24, 8:09pm - #134299 
Go nuts brother. Post it when you r done! thumbsup

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Mar 24, 8:16pm - #134300 
nice nice, best of luck! thumbsup thumbsup

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Mar 24, 8:21pm - #134301 
wow, thats a pretty big Turbo, well looks like it anyways, the hardest thing about a custom setup is the Turbo exhaust manifould...


good luck, keep us updated.

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Mar 24, 8:38pm - #134302 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
wow, thats a pretty big Turbo, well looks like it anyways, the hardest thing about a custom setup is the Turbo exhaust manifould...


good luck, keep us updated.



It's not too big, it's a Turbonetics T3/T4. It's bigger than the Turbo that comes with the Si Greddy kit but a little bit smaller than those that come with other company's kits.

As for the manifold...I'm way ahead of you. grin

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Mar 24, 8:40pm - #134303 
sweet...


how are you planning on doing the piping, and are you gonna add a MFIC?

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Mar 24, 8:43pm - #134304 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
sweet...


how are you planning on doing the piping, and are you gonna add a MFIC?


I'll get the manifold, downpipe, charge piping and intercooler all from the same company (Cybernation) that makes full kits, that way I can be assured of a perfect fit and I'll avoid any custom fabrication altogether.

And I am not familiar with your abbreviation: MFIC...but the more I look at it, it looks like it was a typo and you meant FMIC. In which case the answer is above.


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Mar 24, 8:49pm - #134305 
That's gonna be awesome eek

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Mar 24, 8:54pm - #134306 
Cool man can nt wait to see finished product with a dyno!


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Mar 24, 9:08pm - #134307 
ya good luck


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Mar 24, 9:18pm - #134308 
good choice in brands good luck thumbsup


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Mar 24, 11:35pm - #134309 
Hey whatitdo where are you from cause that sayin whatitdo came from the Swisha House down here in H-town?

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Mar 24, 11:44pm - #134310 
So how much do you think that the whole scheme will run you?


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Mar 25, 12:11am - #134311 
Originally Posted by badazzgt

Hey whatitdo where are you from cause that sayin whatitdo came from the Swisha House down here in H-town?


Hehe, I'm from all around Texas: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, or Fort Worth, depending on the time of the year. But I listen to my share of the Color Changin' Click and the whole Swisha House gang. Actually, the name I first chose to register with was Mike Jones, but I put in a wrong email address so I never got to use it.


Originally Posted by slidr

So how much do you think that the whole scheme will run you?


I'm shooting to finish it all off at right at or under $3000. And for all you guys that have asked me to keep this updated/ keep pictures coming/ post dyno sheets when done: don't hold your breath because I am still a poor college student. grin This custom Turbo kit will be a long time coming.


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Mar 25, 12:18am - #134312 
Originally Posted by Whatitdo
Originally Posted by badazzgt
Hey whatitdo where are you from cause that sayin whatitdo came from the Swisha House down here in H-town?


Hehe, I'm from all around Texas: San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, or Fort Worth, depending on the time of the year. But I listen to my share of the Color Changin' Click and the whole Swisha House gang. Actually, the name I first chose to register with was Mike Jones, but I put in a wrong email address so I never got to use it.


Originally Posted by slidr
So how much do you think that the whole scheme will run you?


I'm shooting to finish it all off at right at or under $3000. And for all you guys that have asked me to keep this updated/ keep pictures coming/ post dyno sheets when done: don't hold your breath because I am still a poor college student. grin This custom Turbo kit will be a long time coming.
How much are you saving overall by buying the kit unassembled and assembling it by yourself?

On a side note, I'm sure that half of the people on this site wish that they could do what you are doing, but most of us are not as mechanically inclined as you are. cry


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Mar 25, 12:29am - #134313 
Originally Posted by slidr
How much are you saving overall by buying the kit unassembled and assembling it by yourself?

On a side note, I'm sure that half of the people on this site wish that they could do what you are doing, but most of us are not as mechanically inclined as you are. cry


Well, compared to other kits, I'll be saving anywhere from $500-1000 or so. But there are other benefits beside the cost savings: mainly, I'm gonna have a heck of a lot more fun assembling my own kit than if I would have just plopped down a cold $4000 for something somebody else put together for me.

I appreciate the kind comments by the way. grin


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Mar 25, 8:26am - #134314 
awsome stuff thumbsup can't wait to see the pics


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Mar 25, 8:30am - #134315 
Sweet! thumbsup


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May 14, 12:25pm - #134316 
Be very afraid wink

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May 14, 12:31pm - #134317 
i saw one of those civic SI's at the track 2 days ago...it ran 15.9, and i could see that it had exhaust, your gonna love the Turbo thumbsup, what do you expect to be running with it in the 1/4 mile?


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May 14, 1:01pm - #134318 
watch out for Turbonetics products. i heard their build quality isn't so good. at least i know their wastegates are crap..nice decision on going custom though. you must've been doing your homework like i have happywink

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May 14, 1:09pm - #134319 
Originally Posted by fusi0n
watch out for Turbonetics products. i heard their build quality isn't so good. at least i know their wastegates are crap..nice decision on going custom though. you must've been doing your homework like i have happywink


Yes their wastegates are crap; I'll be using a 38mm Tial wastegate. Their Turbochargers are fine though.

Originally Posted by NorwayGT
i saw one of those civic SI's at the track 2 days ago...it ran 15.9, and i could see that it had exhaust, your gonna love the Turbo thumbsup, what do you expect to be running with it in the 1/4 mile?


15.9 must've been a pretty new driver. Most stock ones run mid-15 s with good drivers.

I dont expect to be running any times in the 1/4 mile; I don't drag. I just mess with cars for the fun of it.

...BUT...if I had to put a time on it, just based on times from other Turbo Si's, I'd say mid to high 13 s.


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May 14, 1:21pm - #134320 
that Turbo is huge compared to the xs one...

and yes, i meant fmic earlier on.

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May 14, 3:15pm - #134321 
Originally Posted by spaztikid
that Turbo is huge compared to the xs one...


grin
It'll work very nicely when I switch to the 2.4 liter block in the future. thumbsup


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May 14, 3:51pm - #134322 
damn all ur plans seem good i can't wait to c the finished product and how much hp and tq ur going to have thumbsup


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May 14, 4:43pm - #134323 
Yea get a dyno done. I want to see the hp and torqe gain.

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