Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 2:58am - #134295 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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...


Linked Image

Linked Image

Linked Image

Linked Image

Linked Image

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 2:59am - #134296 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Watch out for a boosted Si headed your way soon!

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Evan
Rebel
Evan Mar 25, 3:00am - #134297 

Rebel
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 4,658
Washington
Good luck, can't wait to see the pics of it when you're finished thumbsup

[Linked Image]
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 926
se7enmodgt20
Senior Member
se7enmodgt20 Mar 25, 3:06am - #134298 
2002 Red Toyota Celica GT
Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 926
San Antonio, TX
kool! thumbsup
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
grcelica
Specialist
grcelica Mar 25, 3:09am - #134299 

Specialist
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,073
NW, PA
Go nuts brother. Post it when you r done! thumbsup
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 416
GTStick
Senior Member
GTStick Mar 25, 3:16am - #134300 

Senior Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 416
New York
nice nice, best of luck! thumbsup thumbsup
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid Mar 25, 3:21am - #134301 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
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.
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 3:38am - #134302 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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

Linked Image

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid Mar 25, 3:40am - #134303 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
sweet...


how are you planning on doing the piping, and are you gonna add a MFIC?
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 3:43am - #134304 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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.

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,034
CeLlYgT04
Specialist
CeLlYgT04 Mar 25, 3:49am - #134305 

Specialist

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 2,034
Orange County, Ca
That's gonna be awesome eek
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 169
SatinSilverGTS
Member
SatinSilverGTS Mar 25, 3:54am - #134306 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 169
Indy
Cool man can nt wait to see finished product with a dyno!

Remeber this when trying to out run the Police "There Isnt a car on earth that can out run the ole Motorola!"
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 343
Sik_Wit_It
Member
Sik_Wit_It Mar 25, 4:08am - #134307 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 343
South Bend, Indiana
ya good luck

[Linked Image]
Honda's are like the special Olympics, even if you win you're still retarded.
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
eric_h
2low2slow
eric_h Mar 25, 4:18am - #134308 

2low2slow
2002 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,612
St.George, UT
good choice in brands good luck thumbsup

[Linked Image]
A boats a boat, but the mystery box could be anything....Even a boat!
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 125
badazzgt
Member
badazzgt Mar 25, 6:35am - #134309 

Member
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 125
Houston,Tx
Hey whatitdo where are you from cause that sayin whatitdo came from the Swisha House down here in H-town?
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Mar 25, 6:44am - #134310 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
So how much do you think that the whole scheme will run you?

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 7:11am - #134311 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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.

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
slidr
Specialist
slidr Mar 25, 7:18am - #134312 

Specialist
2000 Toyota Celica

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 3,077
Saint Louis, MO
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

Aqua Teen Hunger Force...number one in the hood, G
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo Mar 25, 7:29am - #134313 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,030
Erick
Bread Fishing..
Erick Mar 25, 3:26pm - #134314 

Bread Fishing..
2001 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Sep 2002
Posts: 3,030
Bay Area, CA
awsome stuff thumbsup can't wait to see the pics

LNK
"you only need something when you know it exists..then it becomes a want"
Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 448
QuickChick03gt
Senior Member
QuickChick03gt Mar 25, 3:30pm - #134315 
Senior Member
2004 Acura & Subaru RSX-S A-Spec & WRX S

Joined: Oct 2003
Posts: 448
Colorado
Sweet! thumbsup

*Every moment creates the story of your life,
so you might as well make it interesting.*
[Linked Image]
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo May 14, 7:25pm - #134316 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Be very afraid wink

Linked Image


Bump

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
NorwayGT
Specialist
NorwayGT May 14, 7:31pm - #134317 

Specialist
2004 Dodge SRT4

Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 2,269
Seattle, WA
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?

was....5speed with i/h/e
15.41 @ 89.30mph 2.282 60'

is....04 srt4 stock
13.936 100.15mph 2.177 60'
Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 271
fusi0n
Member
fusi0n May 14, 8:01pm - #134318 
Member

Joined: Feb 2003
Posts: 271
Michigan
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
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo May 14, 8:09pm - #134319 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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.

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
spaztikid
dikitzaps
spaztikid May 14, 8:21pm - #134320 
dikitzaps
1974 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2003
Posts: 5,346
LA
that Turbo is huge compared to the xs one...

and yes, i meant fmic earlier on.
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
Whatitdo
Member
Whatitdo May 14, 10:15pm - #134321 
Member
2002 Honda Civic Si

Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 72
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

My lugnuts require more torque than my Honda produces.
Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
EuRoBoYGT
black & blue 4 you
EuRoBoYGT May 14, 10:51pm - #134322 

black & blue 4 you
2000 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Oct 2002
Posts: 1,233
El Paso, TX
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

[Linked Image]
i've been changing but you'll never see me now
now i'm blaming you for everything
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 140
ImportRacer
Member
ImportRacer May 14, 11:43pm - #134323 
2002 Candy Red Toyota Celica
Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 140
Alabama
Yea get a dyno done. I want to see the hp and torqe gain.
Join the conversation - Register now or Sign in to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Customize Your Toyota CelicaPrivacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2016