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Angry why the %$^ 01+civic turbo kits cost sooo muuchh????

3,200 and up, what the heck they think we are???
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supply and demand.
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3200$? i thought they were around 2000$ for the SF kit? or maybe its just been a while... either way it is the best HP mod you can do so of course it is going to cost alot!
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i know the TSI kit was quoted at $3000. That is pretty crazy though, when that kit only does liek 5lbs of boost. maybe if it came with a turbo that was worth something, then it wouldnt be so bad paying it. but now, you gotta buy the kit and then get a decent turbo. and by decent i mean with at least 12lbs of boost.
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stock internals on the d17 can only take 7-8lbs of boost i thought?
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either way it is the best HP mod you can do so of course it is going to cost alot!
the problem i think is that these kits out right now for our car cost as much as a Carb Legal Greddy Turbo kit (if they made one for our car). not like i am saying the kits out there are not proven, but as least get it carb legal and still have decent gains.
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I think its just greed. If your one of the only shops in town you can set your own prices! If someone got smart they would make a decent base kit and charge 1500-1800 for it.

The volume of buisness from such a price would be huge!

If your looking for a killer turbo then 3000+ is ok I guess (depends) but guys like me who are just looking for a few more ponies dont need the extra stuff that most high end kits include.
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if turbo kits were 200 dollars, then even your mom would have one....
and who wants your mom's car?
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stock internals on the d17 can only take 7-8lbs of boost i thought?
from what i hear our cars can handle 13 pounds on stock internals. im runnin 8 pounds right now.
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Wink man, my mom has a grand prix GTP SUpercharged

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if turbo kits were 200 dollars, then even your mom would have one....
and who wants your mom's car?
She has a Grand Prix GTP Supercharged, so is good at blasting some stupid *** tiburons and corollas xrs
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from what i hear our cars can handle 13 pounds on stock internals. im runnin 8 pounds right now.
What kidna power are you gettin from the 8lbs?
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damn i would want to life in the state!!if you say 3000$ here its like if its for
nothing!here in belgium you will have to pay alot more! because it's get shipped
wen i arrives here you have to pay like 21% taxes and 7% import!
So it wil be like an 4000 to pay up!!
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^^ that sucks!
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Yea my mom has a BMW M3 but I like your mom as a ride much better
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my kit was $3,200........but, i got about $5,000 into it
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it's not that the kits are expensive, it's just that you're really poor.
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I could be wrong, but I believe TrueHonda.com sells a turbo kit for 7thgens for about $600....but I'm not 100% sure.
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ya its called an imagination turbo
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ok i was wrong its not truehonda its this site,... http://www.turbocalculator.com/sale-turbokits.php
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ok i was wrong its not truehonda its this site,... http://www.turbocalculator.com/sale-turbokits.php
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that is just the turbo and fmic ......not a complete kit
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if i had admin rights i would have already lock this thread and banned the noob.
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ok i was wrong its not truehonda its this site,... http://www.turbocalculator.com/sale-turbokits.php
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im pretty shure that would only work with d15/d16, our manifold is different right? if that kit worked people would be all over it, with aems ems out now thats all you need + some odds and ends, oil and fuel system...
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from what i hear our cars can handle 13 pounds on stock internals. im runnin 8 pounds right now.

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Yeah I'm almost 100% positive that the manifold is for the d16's. Even so, if you wanted to you could have a machine shop fab you up a manifold for a couple hundred bucks and some IC piping for a couple hundred bucks and you'd have a turbo for 2000. Then you'd need to grab a ems for fuel.
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hmm..is forced induction too much stress on an auto tranny ? what would be safe for running boost on an automatic?
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Build your own damn kit! It'll cost soo much less!
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i thought it was much more expensive to build the kits from scratch?
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Thats what I think, give it a year or two they should go down
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civic01vtec for your 2F2F question. I thought that was a purge for the NOS set up that he has in it. I believe it has nothing to do with the blowoff valve. I've seen a setup like that before but the guy told me that was from his nos not blowoff valve.
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hmm..is forced induction too much stress on an auto tranny ? what would be safe for running boost on an automatic?
4psi with tranny cooler
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