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im really thinking about putting a turbo kit on my 05 rsx-s and ive heard that turbo kits kill gas, and dont kill gas, can someone tell me how fuel efficient a stage 1 turbo kit would be (someone told me a stage 1 kit doesnt kill gas) im really leaning towards the greddy kit.
 

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im really thinking about putting a turbo kit on my 05 rsx-s and ive heard that turbo kits kill gas, and dont kill gas, can someone tell me how fuel efficient a stage 1 turbo kit would be (someone told me a stage 1 kit doesnt kill gas) im really leaning towards the greddy kit.
First off.. Don't take this the wrong way, but there's no such thing as a "stage 1 kit". Just letting you know before you get flamed around here.

Secondly, it all will depend on your tune and how you drive.. If you're boosting full boost several times a day, then yeah- your gas mileage will suck. However, if you have a good tune and do drive normally for the most part with just occasional spirited driving.. Your gas mileage won't be too much worse than stock.

So again.. It's all about your driving style and your tune. Go with the greddy kit and you'll be happy. Good luck!
 

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First off.. Don't take this the wrong way, but there's no such thing as a "stage 1 kit". Just letting you know before you get flamed around here.

Secondly, it all will depend on your tune and how you drive.. If you're boosting full boost several times a day, then yeah- your gas mileage will suck. However, if you have a good tune and do drive normally for the most part with just occasional spirited driving.. Your gas mileage won't be too much worse than stock.

So again.. It's all about your driving style and your tune. Go with the greddy kit and you'll be happy. Good luck!
thanks for clearing that up, some guy at a meet just told me "stage 1 turbo kit" so yeah i was uninformed, and also thanks for clearing up the gas milage thing, now that i know this im probably gonna turbo my car in march
 

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Im running a premium model '03 rsx with a '05 type s engine, still the 5spd transmission tho. Whats the best route to get this set-up a turbo? Its my daily driver too.
 

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What do i need to do before i put a turbo on my 2002 type s? Is it necessary to change the pistons and rings? And what else would anything else need to be done before the installation?
 

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what turbo kit would you guys recommend me. im looking for a 280-320hp with stock internals. cars is it a dd but I do drive it at least 3-4times a week. my car is a 05 type s and its all stock besides suspension. other then that, I have kpro and rbc but not installed.

how much would I make if I wanted the stock muffler on?
 

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what turbo kit would you guys recommend me. im looking for a 280-320hp with stock internals. cars is it a dd but I do drive it at least 3-4times a week. my car is a 05 type s and its all stock besides suspension. other then that, I have kpro and rbc but not installed.

how much would I make if I wanted the stock muffler on?
for that low of power I'd stick with greddy. full race will yield more power than that, and ive never heard of a full race making that little power. Now with that said, I would get a full race because as soon as you feel 320 you will want more. If you want it stock to the point of leaving the stock exhaust on, just supercharge it.
 

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for that low of power I'd stick with greddy. full race will yield more power than that, and ive never heard of a full race making that little power. Now with that said, I would get a full race because as soon as you feel 320 you will want more. If you want it stock to the point of leaving the stock exhaust on, just supercharge it.
I also asked myself that question lol. I dont want to dump 3grand on a greddy kit just in case in the long run I want more power and it will be a waste when that 3 grand with more doe I can get a full race turbo kit. to be honest this will be my first n/a to turbo car so that is why im doing my research and asking you pros the noob questions. and yes, I know about the stock exhaust problem. I dont mind upgrading. maybe to a apexi ws2 or noir lol

one more thing, I also have a base tranny laying around. I dont drag but will it be better to run the 5sp or upgrade the type s 6sp with lsd?
 

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Turbo or Not To Turbo - After My Engine Died!

Hey guys... new to Club RSX, but not the planet or world of imports. I killed my engine on my 04 RSX-S. On the search for a new engine, but left wondering... since I have to replace the engine, why not install a turbo kit as well? I've want to do this for years, but no justification for it. I have found the TURBONETICS complete kit for $1700, also found a similar for $900. What's the $800 difference?
 

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Hey guys... new to Club RSX, but not the planet or world of imports. I killed my engine on my 04 RSX-S. On the search for a new engine, but left wondering... since I have to replace the engine, why not install a turbo kit as well? I've want to do this for years, but no justification for it. I have found the TURBONETICS complete kit for $1700, also found a similar for $900. What's the $800 difference?

Do not expect to reliably turbo your car for under $3k



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turbo v all motor

Hi, i couldnt locate exactly what i wanted to know so ill just drop in on this thread. I got an 03 type s stock. other than an injen cai. I am really leaning twards going all motor for reliability purposes but if i were to go boost whatre the pros, cons of goin turbo as apposed to all motor. And are there any reason i should use a vta bov vs. recirc bov? thanks guys.
 

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Hi everyone,

I am based in Zambia. though id get a few opinions from you experienced Greddy Bolt On / Turbo bolt on users on ur RSX type S.

I have purchased the car in Japan with a full Mugen tuned track set up. I have bought a greddy bolt on kit with complete Trust exhaust and e-manage ultimate (I thought of Hondata, however jap tuners preferred ultimate). Car has a bunch of other mods (suspension, fuel pump, oil cooler, mugen intake, mounts, OS Giken clutch kit and LSD)

Basically I wanted to know how much boost / power with a reliable tune can the stock internals hold?

don't mind going forged internals, however im concerned over the drive shafts and gear ratios weakening. therefore any tips would help.

Thank you.
 

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Integra Type R - Greddy Bolt on Kit

Hi everyone,

I am based in Zambia. though id get a few opinions from you experienced Greddy Bolt On / Turbo bolt on users on ur RSX type S.

I have purchased the car in Japan with a full Mugen tuned track set up. I have bought a greddy bolt on kit with complete Trust exhaust and e-manage ultimate (I thought of Hondata, however jap tuners preferred ultimate). Car has a bunch of other mods (suspension, fuel pump, oil cooler, mugen intake, mounts, OS Giken clutch kit and LSD)

Basically I wanted to know how much boost / power with a reliable tune can the stock internals hold? Car is being tuned and worked on in Japan.

don't mind going forged internals, however im concerned over the drive shafts and gear ratios weakening. therefore any tips would help.

Thank you.
 

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I hope this doesnt come out as nubby as the majority of questions here.

Im looking at going turbo (surprise)

Im wondering if anyone can point me to a specific size.

Goal: 350 at first. to maybe nearing full potential at 450-500. I know it takes a lot to "max" out a turbo and I plan on staying on pump gas and never actually reaching the "max potential". So basically if "max hp" is somewhere around 500 I would never attempt or expect to see 500.
Powerband: start feeling the boost working in around 3.5/4k full spool by maybe 6-7k


Basically I want something I can retain normal driving tendencies to a certain point and then let it flow right around my vtec engagement point.(4.2k on current tune)


All the research I've ever done was for a different platform entirely Im at square one when trying to research sizes to achieve this scenario.


This is something that was recommended to me.

http://www.spoolinperformance.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=26_109&products_id=573
 

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FYI Kevin, that 50 trim turbo will spool relatively quick compared to other turbos used on RSXs these days (6262,GT35R,GT30r).

You said you want something that will make 300-350 on pump gas with the potential to expand more. Seeing as how you were looking at smaller turbos, that 50 trim should meet your goals, but I wouldnt expect much more out of it seeing as how its rated at 450 crank hp.

Understand that with a turbo that small youll probably sacrifice some top end power band with it.

Your other option is to go with the other turbos I recommended in the 57-58mm range. They might spool a bit later (*but much quicker than some of the larger turbo options out there), but they will give your legs some stretching room when the boost bug bites you. I would consider a 57-58mm a mid sized turbocharger for most hondas.
 

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FYI Kevin, that 50 trim turbo will spool relatively quick compared to other turbos used on RSXs these days (6262,GT35R,GT30r).

You said you want something that will make 300-350 on pump gas with the potential to expand more. Seeing as how you were looking at smaller turbos, that 50 trim should meet your goals, but I wouldnt expect much more out of it seeing as how its rated at 450 crank hp.

Understand that with a turbo that small youll probably sacrifice some top end power band with it.

Your other option is to go with the other turbos I recommended in the 57-58mm range. They might spool a bit later (*but much quicker than some of the larger turbo options out there), but they will give your legs some stretching room when the boost bug bites you. I would consider a 57-58mm a mid sized turbocharger for most hondas.
Lol the damn avi is spreading into other threads now :shakehead

when do you think a typical t3/t4 housing with those sizes will begin to make power? Reach full spool? Is that sizing about what most companies offer as a do-all turbo?


Also, thanks for all the feedback here and in our forum Alex. Really appreciate it :thumbsup:
 
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