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Old 03-26-2005, 02:26 AM   #1
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Double Turbocharger + Honda Civic

I scratched the idea of getting a toyota avalon, and decided to get a Honda Civic. First I have a couple questions:

1. Is their such thin as a double turbocharger? And if so, can you get a decent one for around $1000-$2500? (Cheaper is better :p, as long as its decent)

2. What double turbochargers are compatible with a honda civic/how do you tell if one is compatible with a certain car?

3. How much horsepower can a double turbocharger add to a car?

4. What makes a double turbocharger (if it exist, google turned up some results but no actual places to buy one from so im a little skeptical), versus a regular turbocharger. And whats the difference between a turbocharger and a supercharger?

Thanks a lot in advance to anyone who answers and yes i've tried googling all of this.
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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im not that good but ill give it a shot.

just the basic and simple things,

superchargers give you low end power, meaning you will be able to accelerate off the line much quicker

turbochargers are the same but only at higher revs, so at the start it will lag a bit.

depending on what you want for your car, both are practically the same. i read off a magazine that this guy in an evo put both on his car(supercharger and turbo) dunno how he did it though

*edit*: dunno about this but i think a double turbo is just 2 turbos joined by 1 pipe leading to the actuall engine. ill let the more experienced guys handle this now...
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:55 AM   #3
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that helps, yes i have read the howstuffworks article on turbochargers. It says that one turbocharger can increase horsepower between 30-40% since their is some error in it. So that brings the civic up from 115 to 155.25 horsepower, using the mean of the %'s given by howstuff works. Now if I have two double chargers will that take that second number (155.25 horsepower), and increase that by %30-%40 giving an average of approximatly 210 horsepower? OR will it simply increase the stock Horsepower of the car from %60-%80 (average being %70 obviously), giving me around 195 horsepower?

Also, what are some other things to increase my horsepower on the civic? And what are two turbocharges (which is a double turbocharger i guess), that will be compatible with my honda civic in the price range of about $1250, or if you could simply tell me how to decide wether or not a turbo charger is compatible, and then gimme a site where I can buy them from.
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Old 03-26-2005, 02:57 AM   #4
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that helps, yes i have read the howstuffworks article on turbochargers. It says that one turbocharger can increase horsepower between 30-40% since their is some error in it. So that brings the civic up from 115 to 155.25 horsepower, using the mean of the %'s given by howstuff works. Now if I have two double chargers will that take that second number (155.25 horsepower), and increase that by %30-%40 giving an average of approximatly 210 horsepower? OR will it simply increase the stock Horsepower of the car from %60-%80 (average being %70 obviously), giving me around 195 horsepower?

Also, what are some other things to increase my horsepower on the civic? And what are two turbocharges (which is a double turbocharger i guess), that will be compatible with my honda civic in the price range of about $1250, or if you could simply tell me how to decide wether or not a turbo charger is compatible, and then gimme a site where I can buy them from.

$1250, i dont think that might be enough for a turbo setup in a civic since they are NA plus i live in new zealand so i cant really help you too much
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Old 03-26-2005, 03:30 AM   #5
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i can go up to $2000, i wouldnt want to but i can.
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:15 AM   #6
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Is their such thin as a double turbocharger?
Looks like the answer is YEP!




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http://www.turbocalculator.com/turbo-works.html
http://www.turbo-kits.com/civic_turbo_kits.html
here are some sites to help with your findings. the first one tells you how it they work and the secound one is kits for honda civics and some prices.

But it is not called a double turbo charger it is called twine turbos.
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But it is not called a double turbo charger it is called twine turbos.
Is that because they're held together with rope?
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Old 03-26-2005, 04:46 AM   #9
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no god you suck. they are called that because they are the same turbo but they are on two diffrent sides of the engine. but turn on at the same time and increases hp by about 70% almost.
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no god you suck. they are called that because they are the same turbo but they are on two diffrent sides of the engine. but turn on at the same time and increases hp by about 70% almost.
The same turbo on two different sides of the engine. How do they do that, cut a turbo down the middle? Read your post again, get out a thesaurus (do you even know what that is?) and with almost no effort, something you're obviously good at, you'll understand where the rope reference came from.
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wow your dumb. did you not read i said they are meaning two. next time know what your talking about.
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Old 03-26-2005, 05:03 AM   #12
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Not all TT setups have the turbos on opposite sides of the engine. You're generalising, or atleast talking about a general application

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wow your dumb. did you not read i said they are meaning two. next time know what your talking about.
Nope. Read your post. You very specifically said...


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...they are the same turbo...
It doesn't say anything about two. Words mean things Zippy (as in pinhead).
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same as in the same type thats why it is twine meaning two that look the same. now you know.
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same as in the same type thats why it is twine meaning two that look the same. now you know.
It looks like we have a new winner in the "Stupidest Person to Ever Join a Forum" contest.

Try reading this if the words aren't too big for you; http://www.onelook.com/?w=twine&ls=a
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