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B16a vtec turbo? or B20 vtec turbo?

Old 07-29-2011, 05:37 AM
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Default B16a vtec turbo? or B20 vtec turbo?

i currently have a stock B16a, i want to go boost. i want something in the range of 220-230WHP.
i want to run stock internals, or at least near stock
i have a TD04 turbo off a Mitsubishi Eclipse

will the stock B16a be enough to make that much power?
or will i need the B20 for this?
i will be running vtec
what slight mods to which engine will i need?
because i'm on a tight budget.

this build will be for an EK hatch, daily driven, for drag, autocross and touge.

can anyone suggest to me how to get there?
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Old 09-24-2011, 09:49 PM
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B20 has thin sleeves so it is not good for boost. The B16 however is very boost happy. With a good tune and the proper fuel upgrades 280-300whp is possible with a stock B16 and the proper turbo setup. The DSM TDO4 turbo is a good match for Honda motors. It will spool up quick but max out at around 12-13psi. SSAutoChrome makes a nice manifold for the TDO4 turbo on a B series.
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:42 PM
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The B16 will surely be able to make 230 with stock internals...but BE SURE TO TUNE IT WELL. Lots of research and learning is the answer to a good boosted setup. I have made around 290 dependably on multiple cars with a totally stock B16a (almost 40k miles and counting on a daily driver)

As for the B20..boost will kill these motors quick, they also like to burn valves...stay away...
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