I do believe that most SCs setups only have a working pressure of about 4psi and do have a smoother more progressive power delivery as they are engage all through the rev range.wickermonkey said:Sorry to hijack your thread but it is the sort of on the same wavelength
Would this be the same for a supercharger? I've read somewhere on a civic forum that SC's cause less stress on the engine due to the power being a steady increase and not a massive burst with turbo's
Exactly, I blew my D16 head gasket with only 5psi of boost, it lasted about three months and ran really well but ended up in a costly rebuild which is still going on, the extra power will find any weakness on your car very quickly, I'm now dealing with clutch and gearbox probs.spoons said:honda VTEC engines are built high compression pistons as they are NA a turbo engine needs low comp pistons and that is totally different to the honda one, sticking a blower on a B with standard internals will end in tears dude, but it is possible.
Sounds like you got the facilities, what I tried to do was get most suppliers to list lower invoice values, I've found if your seller uses Fedex, UPS they are less likely to charge duties, if it comes through USPS and then Parcel Force (Royal Mail) they tend to be more diligent, a bit too job worths.... if you believe that!! (And a big hello & no offence to all you posties out there )clinchy said:im getting all my major components from the states, did you get stung on import duty?
i have full access to my dads garage so i have my own 4 poster and all the tools, ive read all i can on notching the block and cradle and it looks pretty easy.
i've had a quote on S300 at £650 for the unit, install and full dyno tune.
just waiting on my turbo setup to arrive atm.