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It really depends how you drive and maintain your ride for reliable between S/C or F/I. To determine what kit you want

  1. How much money are you willing to spend?
  2. How much WHP are you wanting to achieve?

Those are the big questions and can find the answers on the forums by searching.

The Greddy kit is good for 250-280 before upgrades are needed.

The S/C are dependent on what kit and limited on upgrades to produce more power in the long run.

AJP.. You take your chances but seems to make the power.

There are other kits that are just hitting the market or will be hitting the market by April I would think.

If you don't mind my humble opion!! Wait until the summer to make your decision with the newer kits and tuning opions that should hit the market..:thumb:

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Hit up TeamValorRacing. He is selling his Comptech S/C but, AFAIK, it's mostly checking the belts and changing oil in normal intervals (3000 miles instead of the Honda recommended 5000-6500).

As 07CivicMD said though, how much WHP are you looking for? That would point you where you'd want to go, and take steps from there. Blue Rocket (a sponsor on this site) is getting his engine redone by Redshift after his AJP kit -- so you may want to check his thread out.

Actually it's "Blueroadster" engine build and you can check mine also.. 07CivicMD engine build.
 

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I'm really only looking for an additional 40-80 hp because i'm still going to use this as an every day driver. I just want to start out using a small amount of boost.

Well. that's where you have to watch what you say.. "I just want to start out using a small amount of boost. can cost you lots of money later to upgrade certain kits. Make the determination of how much boost you will be happy with.. that should always be your first thought.. how much power and how much money. Just a tip..

Look at me.. I spent lots of money on the Greddy kit and after 3 months.. BAM!! A Complete engine rebuild and wanting 350-400 for a DD and 500+ for the track.. Boost is addicting!!:SHOCKED:
 

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so You have the Greddy kit? Have you had any problems with it? Do you use your car for daily driving or not?
I had the Greddy kit and loved it. I didn't have any problems other than idling sometimes.. but that just took time to remap fuel cells in the map to get a better fuel/air ratio. Most tuners will tune the car to run "rich" and not on the bleed edge for Fuel/Air ratios. It takes some understanding but not hard to figure out the fuel map and make adjustments to lean out certain RPM while in idle and under load. The biggest issue with the Greddy kit is the E-Management, since It's a piggyback an is consistly fighting with the stock ECU to run fuel. I would be patient for the next couple of months since you have the money and wait to see some of the results from other kits and a few more S/C & F/I kits that should hit the next few months.

Hope this helped!
 
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