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Old 08-06-2008, 06:31 PM
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I have a 2001 gsr. I am looking to turbo it. I was hoping to get some feed back from others who have gone this route as to which brands to go with. Also I dont want to have to change out any rings and what not. How much boost can i safely run? Any help would be great.
 
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do you want turbocharger or supercharger? it is similar but different.
 
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I am up for suggestions. I have heard that you can get cheaper power from turbo but I dont know a whole ton about the pros and cons. If you have some insight i would love to learn
 
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a turbocharger is more efficient because it is using the "wasted"
energy in the exhaust stream for its power source. On the other hand, a
turbocharger causes some amount of back pressure in the exhaust system
and tends to provide less boost until the engine is running at higher
RPMs.

you can find more on howstuffworks.com

 
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what kind do you suggest? is there a brand that is better than another? How much can i look to spend on parts for a decent set up?
 
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i've never used turbocharger so i dont have an experience with it.

you can it here:
www.turbochargers.com/store/

 
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I suggest turbo! Turbochargers react faster as compared to supercharger. Plus you feel the power instantly. If you are gonna turbocharge your ride I suggest getting a big Garrett turbo or you can opt for the Integra turbo kits to make it easier. Good luck!

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is there a kit that is better than another? I know there is a huge price difference between a garrett turbo and a kit. I dont know if ebay is a reliable sorce for kits or not but i have seen some on there for five hundred... is that a scam or is that what i can expect to pay?


 
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I've heard there are only 4 or 5 manufacturers really... all that "no name" stuff is just weak quality, Gerrett is a good company, look into them, you wont really get all that much power out of a SC as you would a TC, best bet is to go on youtube.com and type in turbo integra or something and just read what kind the people have, do research on that kind and go from there... hope I've helped
 
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Originally Posted by thomatt12
I suggest turbo! Turbochargers react faster as compared to supercharger. Plus you feel the power instantly. If you are gonna turbocharge your ride I suggest getting a big Garrett turbo or you can opt for the Integra turbo kits to make it easier. Good luck!

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This is backwards. Superchargers provide instant power because the moment you step on the gas, the boost is there. this is because superchargers are belt driven. But the belt requires HP to turn, therefore causing parasitic loss. Turbos create much more peak HP, but take up to several seconds to spool up, because they are driven by your spent exhaust gasses. Also, the bigger the turbo, the more turbo lag. You need to base your decision on whether you want instant constant power, or serious peak HP. Ive seen both on integras, and both work great with the proper tuning. Just remember, you cant just bolt on a turbo and go. You have to get the proper setup(piggy back or new ecu, new injectors, exhuast, PROPER TUNING). You've got a lot of research to do. Itll be worth your time, or else you are gonna turn your engine into a pile of bolts!
 
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