Right ive decided i need a turbo in my life, i went in my mates R5 turbo and i loved it, does anyone know how it can be done to a EJ9? ive seen 2 that have been done before but didnt ask. If anyone can help PLEASE Do!!!!
If you turbo it you will have to notify your insurance and they will rape you hard, really hard. You would be better off getting a 1.6 engine. It wont be as hard a raping on the insurance as a turbo would.
turboing the 1.4 will gain about 30hp=128hp. the 1.6 d series has that much power. and if u get a b series it has proper vtec and 160hp.
a bolt on turbo costs about £2000. selling your car and buying a pre-facelift ek4 vti costs less than the 2 grand.
i'd wait until you can afford insurance before doing serious mods. and i got a jordan insured at 20. costs for fully comp £1400. i have 3 points and an accident in the 1st year.
at 19 i looked at the civic sport (04 plate). wasnt any faster than my fiesta 1.4. also looked at fabia vrs (same insurance group as zetec-s=9) and it was fast-ish. but diesel and crap.
decided that my budget wasnt 8k and got myself a jordan. dont regret it.
wait until your 20 and have the funds and find a nice vti. you will LOVE IT