I want to get it tuned, but I am in an area that has no one around that does Hondas, or tunes in general. Everything is like 3 hours away for a tune shop. Also, I'm gonna do as much research as possible and use an ebay kit, and probably end up never getting it tuned because I don't know where to go. I'm in the middle of nowhere for that stuff. Car scene is dead around me. On top of all that my motor is 21 years old and 266k miles, I don't know how long it will handle boost so I'm gonna do my best to get it tunedThe way I see it, you have a couple options.
1 search , research, and search. For as long as it takes for you to have a solid understanding of exactly what it's gonna take to slap a turbo on your car, and have it maintain reliability.
2. Go ahead, and buy some janky ass ebay turbo kit, slap that shit together, say your gonna go get it tuned, but keep putting it off, until one day you decide to show off, and throw a rod through the block.
3. Buy someone else's car that's already turbo'd and tuned.
4. Sell the honda, buy an e cig, a vw1.8T , and all the other latest and greatest edm bullshit, and never look back.
5. Honda + ? = profit
That's just a link to start a new thread in the n00b forum. Why don't you fix that Mr. Mod! :fingersx:
I really only wanna make enough horsepower to push my car hard, but not blow it up. Also, im going to try to go for 200 hp or less, and im planning to swap to a d15 jdm vtec next summer, so I want it to last until I buy the second motor.Okay ... now that you've shown that you've put forth a little bit of effort. I'll throw you a bone.
Your D15B7 is not boost friendly. It can be done ... but realistically on a stock block you're looking at maybe 150 whp before those tiny rods get angry (perhaps less with that high of mileage). Maybe this will make you happy, but chances are you'll want more ... we all do eventually. Then you'll have to either tear the engine down and get some bits that can handle more power in there, or swap to a D16.
Yes there is a member here who's gotten 300 whp out of one ... however ... this is not cheap.
If you want cheap, reliable power ... with no need for a tune. Save your money, do a GSR swap and call it a day.
Also ... always remember the build philosophy.
You can pick any 2.
for less than 200hp swap a b-series in it or f series for a more budget setup as you can get those for almost free. for more than 200hp go turbo d16. both cost about the same all said and done (depending on what kind of deals you get). or even better do both, turbo f-series is a budget setup that can make serious numbers with ease.I really only wanna make enough horsepower to push my car hard, but not blow it up. Also, im going to try to go for 200 hp or less, and im planning to swap to a d15 jdm vtec next summer, so I want it to last until I buy the second motor.