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The long awaited Full-Race R18 EFR turbo kit!

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The time has come to boost your R18 and we got your back.

Our R18 turbo kit is ready, and matched to new EFR turbo technology it's a winning combination.

Top 10 things that make the R18 perfect for boost

1 - Ultra-lightweight engine, and transmission, showing cyl head with integrated manifold.
2 - Bore and Stroke are identical to the legendary GSR and ITR B18.
3 - The R18 uses a full 1-piece main bearing girdle.
4 - "Long-rod" Forged Steel Connecting rods with rod BOLTS (not studs - easy to upgrade to ARP hardware)
5 - The R18 has a 10% reduction in friction from a special cylinder wall hone and moly-sulfide bead blast and ion treated piston rings. High durability and low friction.
6 - Pistons cooled by built-in oil jets (typically only found on high end honda motors). This is important for a turbocharged engine which has increased piston temperatures.
7 - Cylinder head design is an ultra efficient way to deliver high temp exh gasses immediately to a turbocharger.
8 - Easy to disable EGR using OE Honda components.
9- The R20 is available for more power and any R18 guys looking for BIG power can do a bottom end swap to the R20 (or sleeve your R18 to 2.0L!)
10 - Hondata FlashPRO is available!! MAF based engine management makes tuning very accurate and simple.

Full-Race became interested in the R-series engines by way of BorgWarner's partnership with Honda Research & Development. While testing some early EFR turbochargers on prototype engines, Honda saw incredible performance results using the integrated manifold. The integrated exhaust manifold cylinder head design, combined with a special VTEC system (which delivers improved fuel efficiency not power), requires that the turbo system be engineered to properly compliment the engine's unique flow characteristics. We quickly learned what the integrated manifold engines were capable of with the EFR turbo technology, and became interested to see what the R18 could do.

The Full-Race R18 turbo kit is designed to be exceptionally powerful and very fast spooling while generating huge area-under-the-curve yet maintaining quick response and spool. When it came to designing the specifications, Full-Race engineers followed the same design philosophy as our other legendary turbo systems - offering maximum versatility and value to our customers. After a long and thorough development period, Full-Race is proud to release the R18 turbokit - merging reliable boosted performance AND excellent fuel efficiency.

Included in the Full-Race R18 Turbokit

*** Full-Race R18 turbo manifold - T28 flanged single-scroll with legendary Full-Race quality and reliability. Every turbo manifold is handmade in-house by our team of expert fabricators/welders.
*** Full-Race 6061-T6 Aluminum Charge Piping - Black powdercoated, with black Full-Race silicone couplers and constant pressure T-bolt clamps.
*** Full-Race 3" MAF Intake - designed for high power R18 engine mgt
*** Full-Race 3" Downpipe - With high quality stainless flex section and (2) O2 sensor bungs.
*** YOUR CHOICE Of Turbocharger - EFR 6258 .64 A/R (quick spooling, for street and road-race/autocross applications) or EFR 6758 (street/drag strip setup, 300rpm later spooling, with more top end power)
*** Full-Race Hardware Kit
*** T28 Stainless Steel Turbine Inlet Gasket

*** Full-Race Plumbing - Fittings and lines for oil, vacuum and water.
*** Coatings Are Recommended - for the manifold and downpipe, for road race or auto-x applications header wrap on top of that is also a good idea.
*** Air Filter

*** OPTIONAL Full-Race Vertical Flow FMIC - uses Full-Race's exclusive bar/plate core with aero endtanks (internally baffled for maximum heat transfer and IC core efficiency)

*** Full-Race Bumper Support - This replacement part / intercooler mount is included with the kit.

NOTE: All turbo kits use the same manifold, downpipe, wastegate, exhaust, intercooler, piping etc, establishing the Full-Race turbo kit as the most versatile forced induction system available for the 06+ Civic. For example, if you start with an autocross friendly EFR 6255 turbo and decide drag racing is your thing, swap in an EFR 6758 (or 6258 for the street crowd) and retune... The result: Using the smallest of all the EFR turbos at low boost 8-9psi netted 255whp on a 100% stock Civic R18 engine (upgraded only with clutch and Hondata Flashpro/RDX injectors/fuel pump), the Full-Race R18 turbo kit reliably generates a minimum of 230-250+whp on 91-93 octane pump gas at the low boost setting. With larger turbochargers and race gas, over 400+whp is attainable (power range dependent upon turbocharger used and boost level set. 400+whp requires significant engine and fuel mods). ***FULL-RACE ENGINEERS RECOMMEND THE EFR 6258 FOR STOCK R18 ENGINES, AND THE EFR 6758 FOR BUILT R18 ENGINES***

Recommended Supporting Modifications

*** Full-Race 3" Exhaust

*** Full-Race Traction Balls

*** High Temp Coating on the manifold and downpipe

*** Turbo Blanket for turbine housing

*** Full-Race Vacuum/Boost Distribution Block

*** Full-Race Billet Battery Strap

*** manual transmission R18's should upgrade their clutch. We recommend ACT (available now) or Competition Clutch (coming soon)

*** automatic transmission R18's should use an external transmission cooler and/or level10 torque converter

*** Honda RDX injectors

*** Hondata FlashPro

*** High Pressure fuel pump

*** Hondata 4bar map sensor

Full-Race kits have always been designed to be hardcore and versatile with no-frills, and the R18 Civic turbo kit is no exception - you get ONLY the best of what you need, no corners cut or compromises made. Our manifold is the best quality, highest flowing and longest lasting turbo manifold on the planet... with the most beautiful welds in the industry. Our handmade, TIG welded stainless downpipe is a true 3" - the least restrictive design possible. The optional intercooler system is one of the best designs we've ever developed and easily the highest performing intercooling option for this car. You personally choose which clutch, fuel system, gauges, exhaust that YOU want in YOUR car. For example, you have the choice of using any fuel injectors you want to run (we recommend the Acura RDX injectors), but our turbo kits will work with all types. There is no hacked up engine management system included for you to waste money on, Hondata FlashPro is the best choice for a boosted honda (we build the best turbo kits, they build the best ECUs; they can't build turbo kits better than us and we can't build ECUs better than them - symbiosis). This is a major benefit over many of the other turbo kits currently offered ie: some kits include small injectors with less optimal spray patterns than stock, so driveability suffers and the first time the boost is turned up a little the "new" injectors are maxxed-out and already need to be upgraded. Many of our customers also have their own engine management, and/or their own clutch, fuel system, etc and do not need to purchase those items a second time... so while Full-Race does not include all supporting items with the base turbo kit - we custom tailor the turbo kit and supporting components to be a complete optimal package designed for you and your specific application. We aim to give you the most value and most performance at the best price.

Please take a look at our FAQ page for more info on installation and specs!!
Full-Race Civic R18 Turbo Kit FAQ | Full-Race.com

We are holding a special price on the first 5 kits! feel free to contact me with the turbo you want to run, options or any questions as and I'll get you the special price!

Contact by - PM -* E-mail - [email protected]* Phone - 602-437-2101 ext:613

Thank you for looking!!

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The kits are ready, unfortunately the turbos are on back order... however you can also use a GT28 internally gated turbo for this. Just need to figure out a down pipe solution since it would be a 5 bolt and not a 3" V band set up.

*Also a BOV will need to be added to the IC piping if running a GT28 turbo since the BOV option is only built into the EFR turbos.

Why don't you guys just offer the kit with a different turbo? I don't think anyone wants to pay $$ for a brand new kit, and then have to go cut it up to make other parts work. Just my opinion, but I'm sure that's shared by just about any person on the fence about purchasing a brand new turbo kit
If the demand for the kit with a different turbo is there we can modify the parts. Once the EFR turbos come back into stock this set up will be very solid.

Nice, so it sounds like there are buyers from the r18 community. I was getting embarrassed for us
Nothing from Borg Warner as of yet unfortunately.
wont this turbo be elligal because it takes away the catalyst converter? for californa
Full Race is off road use only**
The wait is OVER!!!!!! the turbos are on their way. If you are interested in a quote, please send me an e-mail to [email protected] Please include the following information.

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Jon :eek:hsnap:
thats lamb sauce, whats the point then if ya cant use it on the roads..:/
For California, but other states are more relaxed when it comes to emissions.

For California, but other states are more relaxed when it comes to emissions.

ya true story.. really sucks in ca for that kind of stuff :/
ya true story.. really sucks in ca for that kind of stuff :/
:shadyhat: as long as you are low key about it. whos going to know.
Full-Race R18 manifolds and EFR 6258 turbochargers are in stock!! all you R18 guys can finally put the Hondata Flashpro to good use :)
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