GT2860RS is a sweet turbo and matches a 1.6 liter Honda nearly perfectly. You will enjoy it on the street.
It definitely needs a restrictor if there isn't an internal oneMissed out unfortunately..still on my radar though..
Bought some bigger rims for this thing, factory 15" Honda alloys are almost impossible to get or people want crazy money for them.
These are 15x6 +45 Mazda 323 Protege wheels, to clear the upgraded front brakes/calipers when I do them, wheels aren't a direct fit, the centre bore on the rim is slightly too small so a 2mm spacer was added all round.
Gonna drop the ride height a touch, not sure whether to go coilovers or spoon springs, which are rated at Front: 6.5kgf/mm / Rear: 5.5kgf/mm SPOON Progressive Spring Set for CIVIC TYPE R EK9 8/97-8/00 B16B 51400-EKA-001 | eBay
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Decided to have an easy relaxing weekend put a rebuild kit through the T25 as I was concerned the turbo didn't spin free, it caught the tiniest bit spinning by hand and the car was having some intermittent smoking issues, unusual I know, for a $20 turbo off FB marketplace.
Splashed out and bought a rebuild kit from eBay for $58 delivered, comprehensive kit which included a 360 degree thrust washer upgrade.
Marked up the compressor wheel, shaft and nut and proceeded with dismantling it. Used the exhaust housing bolts against the core of the turbo, to try and press itself off, which it surprisingly moved slightly and with a few whacks with a dead blow hammer it all came apart.
Journal bearings are cooked
upgraded 360 degree thrust washer
Polished the shaft good and proper, fitted new piston seal
And re-assembled, balanced with my backyard balancing eye
And back together.
Spins freely now with no catching, also gave me an opportunity to attach the coolant lines, back on the car and it has addressed 99% of the smoking concerns I had, I still have the slightest whiff of smoke, I'm thinking of adding a restrictor to the turbo oil feed line and see how it goes.