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Old 10-03-2007, 12:03 PM   #1
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My miata stays nice because my civic does dd duty with my two little kids. That said, do you guys think a tiny TD04-9b turbo can maintain 5.5psi (non intercooled) at 8200rpm on a B16a?

We partially installed a low budget turbo in an integra last night and my car might be next. The turbo is wasting away on the shelf. Two of them can push 10psi MAX on Stealths/3000gt's 3 liters (thats what its from) but I am wondering if I should even bother having everything fabbed up when I can try and find a cheap t25. And honda forums are generally worthless, please don't be mad at me for asking here.
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Old 10-03-2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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as long as you don't need more than 19 lb/min. (roughly 170HP)
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those tiny little things are worthless...not worth the hassel
just get a T25, they are cheap and flow much more...and besides it will cheaper to get a mani for a t2
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I'll take that as a no. This motor is pretty healthy and they usually do about 135-145 whp. Of course, thats FWDWHP, runs about half of RWDWHP.
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those tiny little things are worthless...not worth the hassel
just get a T25, they are cheap and flow much more...and besides it will cheaper to get a mani for a t2
The "minifold" will be custom anyways, but thanks for knocking some sense into me.
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Its just not worth the probably only slightly quicker spool.
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Put the 9b on your tractor/lawnmower.
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Put the 9b on your tractor/lawnmower.
or a go cart...that would be fun
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or a go cart...that would be fun
It almost went on a bike.

I have actually been wanting to build a go cart. What engine would be a good combination?
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i have no idea, but keep an eye out in local classifieds, its a lot cheaper and time efficient to buy one already built...i almost bought one out of FL for 500, too far to ship, if it was local i would have had it...
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If you see one near MI....
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honestly, i never look there, the reason i saw the one in FL is because it was a member from here...but good luck in your search, i still want one and i would love to turbo it, how cool would that be...
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looks good, i would rather buy from someone i can trust, but that seems like a decent Turbo, but try to do some research on hte DSM forums, the probably know who the guy is...ask around...
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Coming from Hondas... put at least a t25/14b/16g/t3 on the b16. Smaller just isn't worth the effort...

I run a t3 60/63 on my d16... and its a blast. I wouldn't run smaller after putting this one on the car.
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I've had 2 turbo civics myself and a turbo prelude. Like splitime said - at the very least go with a t25. Even the t25 is gonna give up up top though. 14b might a tad but would be a better choice and is still dirt cheap.
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B16's flow like whoa.
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B16's flow like whoa.
Honda engineers make me
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I'll be limited by 5.5 psi for financial reasons, so I'd like minimum spool time. this way I won't have any traction what so ever this winter.
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i had a dsm t25 on my d16 and to be honest, if you're going to go through the trouble of assembling a kit for your b-series get something better. running low boost on that turbo involves screwing with the wastegate actuator and killing the spool characteristics.
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