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hey guys, it has come to my attention that alot of the threads are outdated on the prices of things, and as i am collecting parts, I will post prices here for all to see!

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Miscellaneous hardware, nuts, bolts.



Purchased -
1 x Bully Stage 4 Clutch Kit, (ceramic 4 puck clutch) + MX3 Flywheel - $416
1 X Set of 6 2001 Millennia S 310cc injectors - $55
1 X Set of Intercooler Piping and couplers - $106
Miscellaneous hardware, nuts, bolts - $67
1 X 4psi Wastegate Spring- $13
1 X Gaskets - $42
1 X Apexi AFC Neo- $150
1 X Manifold Wrap (75ft x 2")- $23
1 X Tapped Oil Pan - $25
1 X Modified Crossmember - $100
1 X 36" Braided Oil Feed Line - $30
1 X 36" Braided Oil Drain Line - $30
1 X Turbo Headers - $150
1 X Fuel Rail Adapter - $25
1 X Walbro 255 HP Fuel Pump - $57
1 x 12:1 Fuel Management Unit - $9
1 X Lightweight Aluminum Intercooler and fittings - $55
1 X Type-S Blow Off Valve Kit - $27
1 X Flange Pipe - $5
1 X External Cast Steel Wastegate WG - $30
1 X T04E Turbocharger 50 trim - $110
1 x Battery Relocation Kit - $60
1 x Oil Catch Can - $17
1 x Oil PSI Gauge - $21
1 x Wideband O2 Gauge - $155
1 x Boost Gauge - $22
1 x A-Pillar Pods - $50
1 x Oil Temperature Adapter/Sandwich - $19

Total Spent - $1829

This setup made 240WHP/240WTQ. Close to 90whp increase over my NA dyno numbers on the same dyno. On 4Psi. It was daily driven with 25+ mpg and I never had a problem with it. (2/19/2015 - present )

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Since then I have:

Sold FMU and Apexi NEO -$300(not sold yet)
Purchased Stratified PNP MS2 V3.1 + $400

Total cost:

$1529 + $400 = $1929
 

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alas, i am only 18, and the legal drinking age is 21 here in the USA. woo 'merica. and i wont admit to any illegalities ;D
 

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ebay ones for $180. heard the quality isnt terrible
 

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yes sir thats why! i wouldnt say close... but i am working on reinforcing the fuel and oil systems and getting my gauges so i can tell whats going on.

anything that dosent have a price next to it, i dont have yet. im around $500-$800 away haha... uhm probably another year. next summer
 

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ok. long time, no post.

so after taking a break from this project, and installing everything i already bought.. im around $500 from a running turbo.

my revised plan is...

buy FMU and AFPR $110
buy 50 trim turbo/wastegate/bov $200
buy some rubber turbo couplers $30
buy oil fittings $50
get hotpipes welded by local exhaust shop $100

boost 5psi and keep an eye on my A/F ratio, oil psi, and boost.

any problems with that? i know it isnt the best, but for a basic setup?

boosted engines blow because they lean out right? will keeping an eye on my wideband gauge keep my engine from blowing? #safe?

thanks guys. ive got the bug. the boost bug.
 

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Boosted engines blow because of many different factors. Keeping an eye on EVERYTHING is the best you could do. Inch your way up, and make sure everything is within a comfortable range. 5 PSI should be okay on the KLDE if you know you stuff about tuning. I wouldn't go any higher unless I had forged rods, and a better transmission. Careful in 3rd gear. It's known to go out on the MX6 if you're pushing at or over 250HP.
 

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Oh I'm gona baby her. Probably start at 3psi and work my way up. Just found all the parts I'll need on craigslist. Brand new for $280.
 

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Do you guys think that is safe enough?
 

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Since you PM'd me, here's what I think....

My motor in 03 was a totally stock KL w/ 96k miles. I ran a straight T3 48/60 for a while and it was insanely torquey, it was perfect for auto-x. Then I got a used 60 trim t04e and pushed 8.5psi with a 12:1 vortech FMU, stock injectors & rails, 255 walbro LOW pressure pump. My fuel pressure went over 110psi! DON'T DO THAT! If you can live with 235whp for a while, do an 8:1 or 10:1 FMU and raise the base fuel pressure to 50psi. I can't guarantee how it will idle but it should survive as long as you don't boost spike and have clean injectors.

My oem KL motor lasted 25k miles of torture. I tore it down and the pistons had huge chunks missing on the corners from detonation. One of these chunks actually rattled around in there and smashed a valve and spark plug. If you just have an FMU you better watch the wideband o2 like a hawk and stay under 7psi with a small T4, like a 50 trim ebay turbo. I'd rather see you choose MS right away and not risk the motor. It's only $300ish to get that up and running. It will be sooo much smoother and even a crappy base tune would give you 25hp more over an FMU, where you can't control timing. Good luck with whatever you choose and be careful. Remember, learning from your mistakes is part of the journey. I made lots and don't regret any of it.
 

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Ok. So I'll be fine with 5psi and not racing it too often. Then I'll save up and get her tuned
 

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Got a turbo, Wastegate, intercooler, bov with tube, MBC, and a set of civic brake pads. All for $230.
 
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