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Hello everyone! So a few years back I bought a 2010 civic dx-vp with a 5 speed manual transmission. Since then I have gotten quite into cars and want to start doing a major build on this car. I have been doing research for about the last year and a half and I feel that I am ready to begin this challenge. Before I get into this, my car is fully paid off, no I do not want to engine swap or sell it and get an SI, and yes I am aware that the R18 wasn't designed for much power. I want to work on this car because it is a cheap and good learning platform. That being said, I am willing to invest the money that is required to do this build properly. Most of the forums here about building the R18 are eight or nine years old so I figured I would start up a new thread. So as for this I am looking for feedback on which brands are good, things to look out for, and any suggestions anyone may have. I already have a full cat back installed as well as a cold air intake kit. I have Deatschwerks 525cc injectors and a Deatschwerks 255LPH fuel pump that I am waiting to install until after I get my Hondata flashpro. I want to eventually install the Full race turbo kit, but I want to build the top of my motor first just to minimize my risk. I want to get a skunk2 camshaft, CP pistons forged piston heads, K1 rods forged connecting rods, Brian Crower valve spring upgrade, weapon R intake manifold with the thermal gasket, a skunk2 throttle body(although I am not sure if that will line up with the intake manifold). The turbo kit I am looking at boasts 300+whp at 12psi (hence why I want to build the head first). Has anyone tried any of these upgrades or used this turbo kit before? Is there anything that I am missing that I would need for a bullet proof build? Any advice or help is appreciated.
 

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Haaa for doing research you are doing a bad job that throttle body will not fit period you can get a p2r throttle body spacer and the thermal gasket. The full race r18 turbo kit will fit and don't go above 300 whp 300 tq on stock block or you will bend your rods. The only thing you can do with the r18 head is upgrade the valve train. You can't port it as the exhaust port(header) is built into the head. Ummmm r18 motors are cheap so you can do all those mods first and build the motor last if you are going to. You never stated how much power you want and how much money you have to spend on this. There are two threads you need to read to extend your knowledge and all are relevant to right now 2017 standards. I could go on and on about this lol and YESSS I am a turbo r18 owner with all the above stuff you mentioned check out my YouTube channel. Lordof8mages

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/civic-coupe-sedan/239947-official-turbod-r18-crew-144.html

I can't find the other thread but it's within the turbo thread. It's a list of all companies that make all the various parts for our cars and all the links work. Remember there are more then one boosting options for r18

Turbo kits

Full race r18 turbo kit
Tsi v2 turbo kit
Gato preformace turbo kit<beware>
Godspeed turbo kit


Supercharger kits

Kraftwerks supercharger r18 kit
Jackson racing r18 supercharger kit


You really need to do more studying
 

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Build first, turbo later

Thanks for the reply, and very nice car by the way. But as for the throttle body, I wouldn't waste my money on a spacer as it won't do much for a more modern car. I hadn't done much looking into the throttle body, I just saw it listed for my car and wondered if anyone had been able to rig it up properly. I know the full race turbo kit will work as it is marketed directly for the R18, I was looking for feedback on it as the data I have found has been quite limited. I did my research and have looked at all of the other FI kits out there and to me it looks like the full race kit had the best build quality to it. I am looking to push 300-350whp by the end of this build which is why I said I would put in new pistons, connecting rods, cam shaft, valve train, intake manifold (one that isnt plastic), and the turbo kit gets rid of my cat with a downpipe, so no need to worry about porting it. I will also be picking up a newer transimission tomorrow (my second gear synchro died a few months ago) and with that I will be installing an ACT stage 2 clutch, re-surfacing my flywheel at work and replacing my master cylinder. All that being said I dont have a set price for now, I am just going to do what it takes to do this properly. I am hoping to stay below $8,000, but we will see what happens. What upgrades do you have exactly and how much hp and torque are you pushing?
 

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Look at my profile to see all my mods I have lots of them. You can watch my YouTube channel as we'll. keep it below 8k that's not happening even if you do your own labor. The full race kit alone is 4500 lol basic kit no upgrades. Kit does not come with a down pipe either add exhaust down pipe weapon r intake the thermo as we'll guages and holder and clutch the skunk2 cam then hondata and tune you we'll above 8k just in parts add labor to that your in the 10k and up range. Plan on spending money to do a power build.
 

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God damn. Yea ill have to think a new career path if i want to dish money like that. Props to you (boosted owner) for spending that kinda cash on an R18.

There are plenty of threads i could look up, but this place is a ghost town, reccomendations (from boosted owner) for bolt ons? Id greatly appreciate.

Its corona virus time, so who knows when shipping items will be back to normal. Currently I just want aesthetics, lip, rear visor, hoodbra, painted brake components. But id love to see a good bolt on list from an r18 owner whos done a full build.

Ty!
 
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