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I need help on making my D16Y7 honda engine better than stock. I'm willing to spend about maybe 5 g's. Need some advice on what to buy for maximum horsepower!!!! :wink2:

posted by  green_04_civic

what year? what trim? ie. ex, dx, hx, si (si implying to 92-95), hx, hf?

posted by  mazda6man

I'm guessing by his sign-on name, it's a 2004 Civic...green in color. Trim unknown. :wink2:
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posted by  BavarianWheels

ha, didnt even notice his name... ok... wele have to see what he says for trim

posted by  mazda6man

It happens to the best of us! :ticking:
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posted by  BavarianWheels

It's a 1999 Honda Civic Lx. It already came with a cold air intake and a short shifter. I was thinking of just slapping on a turbo but what other modifications would i need. Meaning clutch, ignition, pistons, etc. to make it work with the turbo. :screwy:

posted by  green_04_civic

u already mentioned some of the things u will need. theres also the wastegate, unless the turbo has an internal one. turbo manifold, downpipe, new exhaust, connecting rods, probably new bearings. will probably need a new valvetrain as i dont know if the stock system can put up with alot of boost (which i doubt). metal head gasket with arp headware is a must everywhere. thats all if u plan on running alot of boost.... well and the fuel system: fuel jets, pump, rail, lines, pressure regulator. dont forget the boost gauge and EGT gauge and maybe either a manual BC or an EBC

posted by  Inygknok

I stand corrected. :banghead:
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posted by  BavarianWheels

So what youre saying is that I should start with internal work. What about pistons, crank rods??? Strut bars, sway bar, gotta have new brakes rotors, right??? What about the clutch???? Would I need to change my computer??? How much do you think this will all cost??? We're talking about alot of mods. :banghead: Would it be easier if I just slapped a B18C1 engine under the hood??? :screwy:

posted by  green_04_civic

pistons and rods ARE part of the internals..... and like i said, since you had already mentioned some of the parts (like the clutch), all i did was mention the things you hadnt mentioned yourself. u can swap a b18 engine if u want, but u will need to go through the same process if u plan on running big boost anyhow. its up to you.

tuning the ECU is always a must, specially for turbo cars, and even more for NA-Turbo conversions. ofc, this will all cost alot, mainly depending on how much power you want. better brakes is always a must for safety, but hey, its up to you.

posted by  Inygknok

First if your tranny is auto, personally I'll forget that right now.

With 5g I'll go with the Greedy turbo kit with an optional intercooler http://www.greddy.com/prod_turbo_bolt_on.htm but you will have some mods to do to fit perfectly on your engine. Or go with Turbonetics everything included and you're sure it fit without mods http://www.turboneticsinc.com/tsystems.html.
If you want to go homemade and save, there is good info on turbo kit you can make for around 1g to 3g. http://www.homemadeturbo.com
Look at this guy, he have D16Y7 with turbo on it http://solid-technology.com/dominic_civic.htm

You can also get a nitrous kit, 50-75hp should be good too, I've the same engine as you with 75 shots on it.

Have fun! :thumbs:

posted by  EK2000

you dont need to go out and rebuild the entire damn motor to turbo it. you can get about 7 psi which is a heaithy power increase (no kill all power but still) and have the stock rods and all be just fine. just stick to the factory redline. You have more force excerted on the rods from revving over redline to get more power than to have a turbo at 7psi at the recommended power band.

posted by  Low Impedance

B series swap...

posted by  99hatch

First and only step to get power.......BUY AN AMERICAN V8 :drool:

posted by  pewter99ck

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