HyBr1D wrote:What a shame... practically nothing good for the b16 and even the "renowned" mechanic of GA is also a fiction lol... I did install the whole system myself. It wasnt so bad because the stock exhaust manifold was already taken out prior Hahah. Im already thinking of a rebuild because the engine has lots of miles on it and tbh i probably will need a safe conservative tune that can only make 300 horses on my already worn and tired stock internals, anything past might be pushing it a bit, always something to consider when going turbo.
Did you personally install the turbo kit?
I got a guy down here that does fab-work up in Broward county but he is on the pricey side. I would like someone familiar with the QR which is why I looked towards Joe... regardless, having the money or not, I don't think I should take that journey, simply because it might be a future hassle... I would like to swap out the tranny to something more reliable like a 6spd.. but there is a lot of work with that too... not to mention adding more stopping power as well... so it's not a simple here 10k (more than what the car is worth) build and boost... still need another (close to) 4K to swap the se-r brake system and then upgrade it all.
Buying a QR complete block + build 6K~10K
Tranny Swap (Good condition) 3K~4K'
SE-R Brake Swap (Including rear axle probably changing out the bearings) 2K
Big brake kit (not even considering the rear drag braking system) + stainless steel lines 2K~4K
You're looking at close to 16K~20K in performance mods where you could of used that on a down payment on something relevant/new and probably has enough power already from the factory.
Shit, (I'm no Honda fan-boater but..) a Civic Type R with all the bells and whistles and you drop a 20K Down on a 35/38K loaded 300HP car is not a bad trade off considering.
I would of loved to have the B16 @ 300 horses... but that is a feet I'm not willing to go through with a 7 y/o car... and how low the aftermarket support has been and still is.
For your situation it would be less of a hassle if you just get a b16 spec to boost and transfer all your hard work from the red one to the spec but thats too much of a pain i would imagine lol
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That was a considered option but what held me back was the Spec was going to be used and God knows how the previous owner actually treated the car... So, a lot of maintenance checking before I start considering anything further... Plus, B16 Spec's are hard to find in Miami... hell, Florida in general and even less in red (I like the red color lol).
I don't think swapping over the parts that were installed from one B16 to another would be such a problem. It's just finding a B16 spec... and checking for problems then selling the 2.0 to get the money back (somehow..) which you'd think a QR+6spd swap would be the better choice lol... The full car cost about what, 6K~8K with low miles 2012 private seller?
So, it's pretty much the same thing really.