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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Jesus thats spendy . You can get a hx-35 holset from a dodge cummings truck for 200 or less best bang for the buck. An it's about big as mine an that nitics . Or a t3 from a sabb. Start easy bro.


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Quote Originally Posted by Vanilla Sky View Post
    I'm afraid of turbocharging period. I'm expecting to blow up at least one motor. I just understand that it's the cheapest way to get a lot of power from a motor. I still have a few months to get everything purchased, built, and installed before the challenge. If I weren't budget limited, I'd still be buying cheap stuff, though. I want to get my feet wet with parts that don't cost us our first born.


    nooo, see thats the problem. 99% of the turbo stuff is best to buy name brand parts the first time, cuz they wont break. the only things that really break on turbo cars are bottom ends and turbo seals. everything else, its go big so it wont limit your power or will rob your reliability.

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    pullin up turbo spoolin fast lookin fly like a 3g like a 3g like a 3g

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    my car had 150,000 but a HARD 150,000 on my first motor been to iowa and wa 4 times then wa to tx then wa. LOL not to metion i hot lapped it in tx at the track. I turboed the beast in 08 and it lasted a long time till i swtich to a t3 and shit started to give out.

    If you spend the money on good parts the first time youll save money on the long run. If you buy cheap shit like i did you have to spend more money to get good parts. No ching chong meow on my 3g now. dont be afraid sky. Just do it.


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Well, turbo motors tend to die in a more spectacular fashion, taking more parts out than a typical N/A build. I'm not too worried about blowing a motor up like this. I AM worried about killing a turbo.

    Most of the parts I plan on using are OEM parts. They're either going to be Honda OEM, Subaru OEM, or Mistubishi OEM. Possible Saab or Volvo for some of the piping.

    With my build, I'm going to be flirting with the edge of what the setup will give me. I need to be able to squeeze everything I can out of that motor without spending too much. Like I said, I have around $2000 to spend on the whole car, and I'm already in for about $400.

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Nice. need to make a build thread. OR did i miss it some place?


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Build thread is there, but the project is idle until I gather parts and tools to do anything. I did try to get it running again, but I'm not getting fuel.

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    shit for piping use some ebay civic CAI. i have a few sections of that stuff in my piping haha.

    and i forgot ur doing the time attack thing. if u wanna use my mani to copy, come up here and pull it off

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    There's one in the marketplace that I'll probably buy if I get the money.

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    So much for helping the guy lol might as well change the name of the thread

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    LOL. i was bout to say that. A its still bout turbos. LOL so good info for him.


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    ahahaha

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Quote Originally Posted by 89T View Post
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    jerry....we want dyno numbers from your car...i know you have a brand new set up but no numbers...only guyanabo, ericw and you have proven to have bad ass turbo cars

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    O i havent. I SEE HOW IT IS LOL. just cause im brown. orale hommmes


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    ill show you WATCH LOL


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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Really, all of this talk has been a lot of help to me. But with more info comes more questions, and now I'm wondering about the ecu upgrade to obd1. What all do you need to do that, just a distributor and ecu or is there more you need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rendon LX-i View Post
    O i havent. I SEE HOW IT IS LOL. just cause im brown. orale hommmes



    DUDE!.... thats your old set up anyways....btw...your car is preaty fast....just no traction....lol...we need a meet so i can get a ride in the new set up

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    my car is faster :P

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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    just remember, if you do anything ghetto, youll end up re doing it. Plus, my first motor died because of a main bearing issue, not pistons, not rods, not headgaskets etc... Im pretty sure that mains were damaged before going turbo (always heard a noise i could not diagnose) and that motor def had a hard life.
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    psh ive ghetto rigged stuff... lol jk it only happens when stuff breaks and im on the road...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    jerry....we want dyno numbers from your car...i know you have a brand new set up but no numbers...only guyanabo, ericw and you have proven to have bad ass turbo cars
    I have posted dyno numbers, and graphs. 234/224 Their not the current one's though.
    un-motivated!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda View Post
    DUDE!.... thats your old set up anyways....btw...your car is pretty fast....just no traction....lol...we need a meet so i can get a ride in the new set up
    Why does he have to give you a ride... build you're own and race him.

    My boy Rendon got it all sewn up! LOL
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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    O hell no Jerry lol. Talking shit bout your homie Rendon mannnn. Lol I'm going to dyne in Seattle once I get done with the tuning an obd1 conversion. Well my old setup which Tim has got down but lacked top end due to 2 inch downpipe lmfao. This setup beast . If you come down you can drive it. Bring another set of chonies just in case lol.


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    just playin bro.. I am trying to get messy to step up.
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    Re: Turboing an 89 Accord LX-i

    Quote Originally Posted by 89T View Post
    just playin bro.. I am trying to get messy to step up.
    yeah...you are right

    i need to quit one of my 2 jobs and stop spending money on going out

    ok here is my inspiration


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    Get it done. Brotha!
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