Quote (chewbacha @ Oct 20 2019 05:36am)
Yeah, I already looked into it and Honda made this for saving gas, estimated 35MPG combined..
I also just bought an entire new transmission and supporting transmission parts for it so K-Swapping is way out of the picture and budget.
K-Swapping is also a huge headache so I went with the easier option which is turbo charging it.
Stock numbers are 127hp/120torque I think, I'd be super happy with 200/200...
I'm just going to zip around town anyway and I am betting 0-40 or 0-60 mph will be more than decent if I hit 200/200
Anybody have experience with Hondas and Turbos? particularly any of the E series such as EG, EK, EM, b16, d16, etc...
have a d16 here, EG. fully built top and bottom end, on stock greddy legal turbo kit, 16PSI, 280WHP. (Wisco pistons, Eagle Rods, valve, springs, retainers, block was sleeved, machined, anything you can probably think of has been done)
built for 500+WHP if wanted, still need a breather kit for it, alot of blowback pressure, and need a retune, car moved from LA, to Bay Area, so its running weird due to the weather/climate difference.
currently not running, been busy with work, and dailying my 1st gen prius xD. tires are flat, shes just sitting in the garage, since all that commotion about the nonFIXIT exhaust tickets, and state refs. (California)
tbh. the EM2 is a bad chassis to do this with, most people ive seen touch these cars or modify them at all, are for show cars, stance, car meet built.
your gonna be putting in alot of work and money for little gains with a turbo setup on one of these, and then theres a ton of troubleshooting, to get it to run somewhat reliable.
the trans/d17 engine in those EM2 are horrid for boosting/NA. theyre literally for daily commute, which is a big reason why i dont think they made a SI in that trim/chassis (EM2). i do believe the EP3 was the SI version of that year though? but it was a hatch.
my honest opinion, if u love the honda scene still, and want a 4banger, and want some okay power, id go with a DOHC VTEC Engine (B16,B17,B18C1), swap or something that came with one already (GSR, SI).
RSX is also a choice, theyre pretty affordable now, even the TYPE-S.
bolt on's, tune, and your probably at enough power to have fun as a daily, will definitely be able to hit 200crankhp easily with certain mods if thats your goal for power.
you can also turbo them too, and the power will be pretty good bang for buck, 8-10PSI should be sitting around 280+WHP - 300+WHP range.
save ur money, dont mod the EM2, its a waste of money. and take it from someone who has had 3 buddies try to mod their EM2's, 1 was auto, 2 were manual, all 3 were pretty poor imo, performance wise, functionality and aesthetically.
but at the end of the day, if its your car, and its all you got at the moment, or you cant afford another car, by all means, maybe Lower it, throw some wheels, decent tires on there (at the very least Falken's), Bolts On's, and if u wanna go above and beyond, get it dynotuned, imo thats all you should really be doing
to a car of that caliber besides Aesthetics.