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Getting straight to the point here, Ive been an rsx owner for a year. shortly after being an rsx owner i went with a JRSC supercharger. i melted a piston with it likely from exceeding the efficiency range of the charger so the idea came up LETS GO TURBO. and instead of buying a kit, i built one. 100% in my garage. and here is a build thread to document that.

you are welcome to ask away with any questions or speak up with ideas or recommendations!

goal: run mid 11's with anywhere from 500 to 600whp

strategy: fabricate till it makes the goal



first the engine needed some good parts. it had a melted piston so i put in an order for everything i would need (valvetrain components, pistons, rods, gaskets, head studs, oil pump, etc) and then dropped it off to golden eagle for a torque plate hone and step deck machining. the engine came out great and was broken in with 2,000 miles of abuse on the street.






Next, Billet engine mounts!



Next, a big boy fuel system! using a return setup, Ktuned FPR, grams 320LPH pump, and 20 micron filter. with all -6 AN lines




Time to fab the turbo hot parts. starting with the manifold









Now for the downpipe! decided to do a pie cut with this setup.





Need to get the intercooler stuff out of the way.






 

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now for the mid pipe. also pie cut. but with a 5psi cutout! ill be running this to a stock DC5R system and it will open at 5psi and turn into a fully dumped system!






hot parts are done and ready for ceramic and heat wrap



decided to use -4AN for all the boost lines so got set up on fittings



Almost forgot to throw a quick -10AN bung on the oil pan for turbo drain


While things are at ceramic, other things are showing up. first up i made a harness for the E85 flex fuel sensor. will be utilizing kpro V4 for this feature.



Skunk2 intake manifold, fuel rail, throttle body, and grams 1,600cc injectors finally arrived


Suddenly, the part i had been most anxious about, the competition clutch twin disc


hybrid racing shifter showed up


getting buck wild on welding the exhaust manifold




And finally after the clutch was in, i got to installing everything possible.


There is still a lot to be done. i need to finish installing the rest of the parts, then run the wiring for the flex fuel sensor and boost solenoid. finish installing gauges, delete ABS and build a -8AN catch can. My builds progress photos will be edited and updated into this post so others wont need to scroll through many pages to catch the progress and watch it go.

some random specs for anybody who cares:
- precision 6266 turbo (.82)
- 2.5" intercooler piping
- 3" 304 stainless steel used for all exhaust components
- Ktuned oil adapter used for turbo oil feed
- Ktuned IAT adapter used to weld IAT sensor to intercooler piping
- Grams 1,600cc injectors will be utilized
 

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Is this the one hour in your garage DIY I heard about?

Actually cool as hell. I just bought a finished one and it's informative to see the work put into some of the parts.
I need to look at the flex fuel option. I'm E85 only on a V1, but as 3rd owner I don't like the feeling of not knowing enough about my set up. Turbo is the coolest thing ever and makes my stock TypeS feel slow. Kind of sucks as now you always want more.
 

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thank you everybody! i managed to score 2 days off from work so today and tomorrow ill be going at it full force again to get as much done as possible. more pictures coming!
 

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Wasn't expecting this, nice fab work!

You may already be on this, but make sure you hear wrap the ps line and bend it as far away from the manifold as you can.

Keep it up dude
 

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Yup, #respect. Amazing what you did there, really hell of a job. I'm not nearly skilled enough to do something like that myself, but I'm applying some smaller mods to my car day by day under guidance of my buddy from DSRLeasing. Cheers!
 

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okay its been a couple months but im here with updates, good news, and bad news. gonna pick up right where i left off. which is where the car is 90% done. the car is still on stock suspension! i am having trouble finding the right coilover setup for me. i am very picky when it comes to suspension as i know as much or more about it than the people who build it.

the next step was ensuring that my vacuum block wouldnt fall off the manifold. so silicone in the threads and wire tie was in order.




followed by fabricating the wastegate dump (which was a major pain!!) very tight fit.




followed by one last check on everything and hit the dyno! we did a 91 map, and an e85 map. then merged them for flex fuel capabilities via Kpro V4.





car made great power on the dyno but unfortunately got a very loud whine in 2-4 gears in the tranny. upon draining it, the brand new fluid was black; indicating it got way too hot. i believe the wastegate was dumping too close to it. so i pulled it apart to inspect and found nothing wrong....



buttttttt who pulls a tranny out of a car and doesnt build it? so i went with a GEAR X 1-4 drag kit and got a 1-4 carbon coated synchro kit from synchrotech along with a few new bearings for good measure. info for any of you, i believed that our synchros were carbon coated from the factory but this is not the truth. only SOME gears will have a carbon synchro and the rest will be brass. and that doesnt mean every K is like this either. they only implemented these after the shifting problems began. this is why i opted for all carbon synchros. YES all gears shift much better. now i can shift MUCH faster with the aid of the twin disc as well.






these teeth are MUCH larger than the OEM gear set. my 1-4 gear ratios are also much wider. than OEM. in the picture you will see a section of the first gear teeth has been shaved. i wondered upon first inspection why this was. during assembly i noticed it was to give the reverse change over gear some room to fit. this first gear is so large that the reverse change over wouldnt fit without that added removal of material on first gear.


got the tranny in, went out for some pulls. car felt great and very fast. tried an antilag launch on some street tires and the axle decided to give up the fight against horsepower and it snapped. i was very upset because i assumed it twisted the LSD. but nope! slapped a new axle in there and i was back in business.






!!VIDEOS!!
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spoiler alert: i cannot discuss numbers on the forum. however, i am confident there is no other daily driven rsx with more power on the streets in the nation and or youtube. i can discuss numbers in a PM only.
if anybody has any questions on my setup, your own setup, or need any help or pointers for anything, FEEL FREE TO PM ME! i will pass on my knowledge and experience the best i can. i am on the forums to help people. period.
thank you everybody for the positive feedback. doing this build in my garage was a major headache and an insane process. all while working 800 hours of overtime within 6 months!!

youve seen it here, anything is possible in your garage if you are determined to succeed. the car is not done, parts are still coming in the mail, and the modifications will never stop! ill continue updating this thread as it comes. the winter project is to shave, tuck, and paint the bay. i've never done it before so it will be a learning process.

and yes, i said daily driven.
 

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Very nice indeed. Who makes the guages? In the middle of my winter project. Quaife LSD and trying to clean up everything. Seems there is an air dump screamer pipe straight down. Wondered why it wailed once it spooled up. I really need to look into v4 flex. They drop the E85 to 70 and I'm not sure it will start as it's cold. I'm installing insane shafts, bushings and new ball joints. The plastic, fasteners and all that are jacked and will try and get it all done before it really gets cold. -f temps make your tools freeze your fingers as the garage is a torture rack. Would love to take off the exhaust, turbo and tidy all that up as well.
 

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Very nice indeed. Who makes the guages? In the middle of my winter project. Quaife LSD and trying to clean up everything. Seems there is an air dump screamer pipe straight down. Wondered why it wailed once it spooled up. I really need to look into v4 flex. They drop the E85 to 70 and I'm not sure it will start as it's cold. I'm installing insane shafts, bushings and new ball joints. The plastic, fasteners and all that are jacked and will try and get it all done before it really gets cold. -f temps make your tools freeze your fingers as the garage is a torture rack. Would love to take off the exhaust, turbo and tidy all that up as well.

they are AEM X-series gauges. boost, oil pressure, and air/fuel ratio.

my car gets very loud because a lot is happening during a pull. the turbo spools up, the wastegate opens, the cutout opens, and then you have true boost sound. then when you let off, exhaust goes back to stock, BOV opens up, then bam. you sound like a stock rsx again.

once you dial in the flex fuel really well, its effortless. ive used everything from pump gas, to E54, to E85. the feature works great. and you can trim the fuel and cranking fuel percentage to get a quick start with any ethanol content in any temperature. i havent spent more than 4 seconds of total cranking on a cold morning till it starts. cant say for -f though! lowest i was at was 28 degrees.
 

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I have older guages and a trans temp instead of oil. I think the oil pressure would be far more useful. I'll have to figure out the whole system and where the sensors are currently. I have an early KPRO so does the sensors feed the KPRO and cars computer and then the sensors? I guess I could also swap the gauge and see if the readings are reasonable. Problem of not being original owner when you want to know it all. Also where did you take the oil pressure reading?
 
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