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Lite engine mods for no more than 2,000$

Posted by red talon, Sep 10, 2011

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  1. red talon

    red talon Proven Member

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    So I'm looking to put some " bolt-on's" to my 4g63t engine. Like a larger turbo new turbo manifold, larger down pipe, and some new cams and 3rd gen. lifters. I don't have a lot of money and would like to do all this for under two grand. So I thought I'd ask on here for some advice and some help. Thanks!!
     
  2. Pestilence

    Pestilence Probationary Member

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    What mods do you currently have?
     
  3. marineeagle28

    marineeagle28 Proven Member

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    maintenance first... as in timing belt and ALL components.. Then something to tune and log with. Then a wideband 02 sensor. after that you can look in the classifieds for power adders.. Do it the right way, the first time. I think link, WBo2, a timing belt kit, a used 16g, used 190 walbro, and used 660's should be right around 2 grandish... good luck
     
  4. Boostnvegas

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    Defiantly start with maintenance. Timing belt and components. 16 g wouldn't be a bad idea as far as turbo as well as a must have wide band. Then I'd throw an ECM link on there with a 190 fuel pump and I'm sure you can fine some 550's on here pretty cheap. That will give you a lot more power in your car.
     

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  5. Pestilence

    Pestilence Probationary Member

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    IMO

    1. Full Maintenance
    2. Intake
    3. Exhaust
    4. Fuel
    5. Turbo
    6. FMIC
     
  6. 9!'clipseDOHC

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  7. Boost_Addict_88

    Boost_Addict_88 Proven Member

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    After maintenance, get 560cc injectors, 190lph fuel pump, 2G MAF, wideband, EGT, boost gauge, good mbc and a tuning device such as an SAFC II/Neo and a datalogger.
     
  8. LiquidX

    LiquidX DSM Wiseman

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    You can't do a larger turbo without fuel mods, you cannot utilize fuel mods without a proper tuning solution. Sure you can put on a larger turbo, now you need to let it breathe with a better intake and free flowing exhaust. All that hot air that is compressed needs cooled down so you'll need a more efficient intercooler. Cams are fine assuming you know how they actually work (as it seems you don't), you'll want to get adjustable cam gears as well to dial in the cams to a proper center line and then advance or retard, and let's not forget about the minimum of a boost gauge and wideband sensor. It can be done, start looking for used parts.

    This is of course after doing ALL maintenance work of 100% timing side, boost leak testing, replacing bad sensors, fixing leaks, flushing fluids, etc.

    Once you do get all the maintence out of the way, I would honestly start out with either DS*Map or ECMLink as your first mod. Nothing better than being able to tune the stock platform and be able to log as well.
     
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  9. red talon

    red talon Proven Member

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    Well so far I have got all the maintenance done and it runs fine now. I have gauges from glow shift. And I have a 90 talon which I'm not positive but I have heard that they have different ecu's than like a 92? I'm sure if this makes any difference? I have changed all my fluids and have an Exedy clutch and flywheel in it.
     
  10. Boosted DSM 32

    Boosted DSM 32 Proven Member

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    Honestly i really wouldnt say you need a bigger turbo or a manifold.. the stock turbo on your 1g is good for over 300 horsepower from what ive read, and for the budget you have id say thats plenty of power. I'd just upgrade your fuel pump, injectors, fuel rail, exhaust, and like other people have said just take care of some maintinance parts as well.
     

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  11. superorange

    superorange Proven Member

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    Its not a civic LOL intake shouldn't be the first mod
     
  12. Pestilence

    Pestilence Probationary Member

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    I'm a noobie. Forgive me LOL
     
  13. Aerofury

    Aerofury Proven Member

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    Boost Gauge? MBC? RRE, Burshur, and this site all have pretty great upgrade paths to follow as money allows, I would suggest to do some reading on those primarily.
     
  14. superorange

    superorange Proven Member

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    Its all good if you don't know for sure don't just suggest things to people. I in no way have all the answers, but that's why the things I don't know about I let other members respond so the poster gets the correct answers. It would suck to go out and buy an intake before you get a wideband or boost guage or other supporting mods you know.
     

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