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FLAME SUIT ON :ph34r:

Putting together a parts list (mostly ebay for budget build), and using this link for instructions on turbo'ing my civic.

1994 Civic LX
JDM d15b7-ish
Auto

Turbo Parts List for D15b7:
Turbo Kit Link - ~$600
Walboro 255 – Ebay Link - $84
DSM Blue – Ebay Link - $224
Seals and O-Rings – Ebay Link - $18
Oil drain/feed lines - Ebay Link - $65
Vacuum Manifold - Ebay Link - $41

1. Turbocharger: T3/T4 - Kit

2. Exhaust Manifold: Cast - Kit

3. Downpipe: 5-bolt Flex pipe - Kit

4. Wastegate: 38mm External - Kit

5. Intercooler: Front-Mount – Kit

6. Blow off valve: Generic w/2.5” adapter - Kit

7. Fuel Management:
8. Fuel Pump : Walboro 255 – Ebay Link - $84

9. Injectors : DSM Blue – Ebay Link - $224

a. Seals and O-Rings – Ebay Link - $18
10. Map Sensor: up to 10.5psi – no upgrade needed
11. Intercooler Piping: Generic - Kit

12. Couplers/t-bolts: Comes with Kit

13. Oil drain/feed lines & Filter sandwich adapter: Ebay Link - $65

14. Vacuum Manifold: Ebay Link - $41

15. Gauges: boost/oil pressure highly recommened
16. Spark plugs: two steps colder in your spark plugs. Also copper too


Thoughts so far?

Still looking for chipped ECU for my auto sohc non-vtec motor. After reading through the tutorial on installing a turbo, i think I have most of the stuff I need in this list...?

I know I may need to fab and adjust some of the IC piping, etc...
 

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Thought so far? Should swap to a 5 spd first or this is a waste in my eyes. Its your whip though.
 

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I thought about it....the JDM motor I purchased was a 5spd, but just stuck with the auto, because I didn't want to do much fab'ing. But I'd like to run auto until it breaks, I guess.

This is a DD (though I have other DD options) and it'd be great to stay auto, and just have a bit more fun.

Also, forgot HP my goals:

175-200whp.
 

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No auto. :greddy2:

Go with stealthmode performance for the oil line kit. The cheap ebay ones are worthless. You can get away without the vacuum manifold. The fuel pump is good insurance, but unnecessary at your power level.

Just know the downpipe will require A LOT of work to fit your car. I don't think I've read a single story of someone having the dp bolt right up. Also the intercooler piping will require quite of bit of creativity to work as well. I would go with a Go Autoworks kit if I had to do it again. It will fit better, and be better quality.

Edit: Those injectors are expensive for DSMs. I would go with injector dynamics if you're going to spend that much. I got rebuilt ones(DSMs) with the orings already for ~$150.
 

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Go with stealthmode performance for the oil line kit. The cheap ebay ones are worthless. You can get away without the vacuum manifold. The fuel pump is good insurance, but unnecessary at your power level.

Just know the downpipe will require A LOT of work to fit your car. I don't think I've read a single story of someone having the dp bolt right up. Also the intercooler piping will require quite of bit of creativity to work as well. I would go with a Go Autoworks kit if I had to do it again. It will fit better, and be better quality.

Edit: Those injectors are expensive for DSMs. I would go with injector dynamics if you're going to spend that much. I got rebuilt ones(DSMs) with the orings already for ~$150
So these oil lines?

stealthmode//performance Oil Line Kit

I may drop the vaccuum mani to save costs, thx.

Should I get a lower pressure Walboro? I wanted to use it, and just in case I do a motor swap/built motor in the future, I though it would be good to have one.

I'd love to go with Go Autoworks Kit, but at a $2000 pricetag just for the kit, it's a bit high. I'm looking at staying at or below $1500-$1800 total w/tune.

You have a link to where I can get used injectors with orings for that price?
 

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Lise the auto. Your have a headache tuning n finding management for it.
I've had a tough time finding an ecu for it already. I'd love to keep it though if possible. Can I mod/chip my current ECU? Sorry, I actually haven't done much research on the ECU/Fuel management side of things yet.
 

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I stand by my post. If you swap it the overall cost is less then if you keep it auto. Look around at auto to manual swaps and make sure you still wanna keep it.
 

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lol jdm d15b7? to answer your question though, to keep auto and use a standalone ECU you'll be buying a AEM standalone. Otherwise your stuck with a FMU.
Thanks for the info. I'll do some research on FMU.

Yea, I haven't seen the engine stamp, but it was labeled d15b on the papers.

So maybe this motor (info from Wikipedia):

D15B
Found in: 1988 Honda CRX 1.5X (rare)
1990 Honda Civic 25XXT Formula (Japanese Market)
Honda Civic Ferio MX (Japanese Market) EG8
1998–2001 Honda Capa GA4 (Japanese Market) Displacement : 1,493 cc (91.1 cu in)
Bore and Stroke : 75 × 84.5 mm (3.0 × 3.33 in)
Compression : 9.2:1
Power : 103 hp (77.23 kW, 105 PS) at 6,800 rpm
Torque : 14.1 kgm (133.4 Nm) at 5,200 rpm
Rev limiter : 7,200 rpm
Valvetrain : SOHC (4 valves per cylinder)
Fuel Control : Twin carburetor/fuel injected


Out of the box, it was Carbeurated/5spd.
I swapped it info my Fuel Injected/Auto Civic LX.
 

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I stand by my post. If you swap it the overall cost is less then if you keep it auto. Look around at auto to manual swaps and make sure you still wanna keep it.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do some more research. I'm hoping it's not too labor-intensive :).

But if I'm going turbo, it's going to take some elbow grease anyways, so I might as well do the 5spd swap at the same time, I guess... I'll look into it.
 

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Converting to a 5 spd ain't that hard holmes, do and ittle be well worth the time and money
This Thread is a little bit intimidating, but I'll need to weigh the cost/benefit of doing this. Seems like I need to gather quite a few parts...
 

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Take your time gather all your parts and I promise ittle pay off in the end. That thread makes it seem harder than it really is. The junkyard is gonna be your best friend, building an autotragic is a waste of time when it comes to hondas.

But your money your time so best wishes on your journey
 

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Take your time gather all your parts and I promise ittle pay off in the end. That thread makes it seem harder than it really is. The junkyard is gonna be your best friend, building an autotragic is a waste of time when it comes to hondas.

But your money your time so best wishes on your journey
I do appreciate all the feedback. You guys are the experts, so I'll take it from the seasoned veterans and look into/plan on piecing together a 5spd swap along with boost.

I've got access to a garage, tools, and siblings who are great at fab'ing/welding and everything cars. I can't even start to piece together the kit until 2013 or so, so I'll continue to research and put together a wish list. Again, I hope to keep it below $2000 w/tune, so maybe I can find some better deals on Turbo/Injectors/ECU and parts to piece this together.
 

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definatelly a 5 speed swap, im currently about to do the 5 speed swap on my car. Engine management for automatic is just not really there like said previously the fmu is a terrible idea and i wouldnt trust it ive heard bad stories and a complete ems system is way too much money so it is cost effective to do the manual swap. Get a 5 speed trans from a civic ex so you get the shorter gears which will help a lot with acceleration. There are a lot of other little parts and bolts to do the swap so its probably best to find a junkyard where you can unbolt the parts you need and save the bolts. Then a chipped ecu with a stock basemap for your engine to drive while you collect all the parts for your turbo setup, then install your turbo kit and your ready to tune.
 

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Heres some good dsms if you really want to go that way. It includes the required resistor box as well.

For just a little more money than above you can get NEW precisions which I have heard will have better idle quality than the dsms and you dont have to mess w wiring in the resistor box.

I just meant the intercooler piping kit from Go autoworks. You will save yourself a lot of headache going with the whole kit, but just getting the IC piping will save you some of the trouble.

The stealthmode kit you linked to is the one. I'm using the same kit.

If you're going to replace the fuel pump go w the 255lph. Just saying you can get away with the stocker at your power level.
 

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definatelly a 5 speed swap, im currently about to do the 5 speed swap on my car. Engine management for automatic is just not really there like said previously the fmu is a terrible idea and i wouldnt trust it ive heard bad stories and a complete ems system is way too much money so it is cost effective to do the manual swap. Get a 5 speed trans from a civic ex so you get the shorter gears which will help a lot with acceleration. There are a lot of other little parts and bolts to do the swap so its probably best to find a junkyard where you can unbolt the parts you need and save the bolts. Then a chipped ecu with a stock basemap for your engine to drive while you collect all the parts for your turbo setup, then install your turbo kit and your ready to tune.
Awesome, thx for the info.
 
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