View Full Version : turbo ls/vtec civic si hatch build project

03-16-2009, 10:13 AM
just ordered competition stage 4 6 puck clutch!
block goes to the machine shop in one week! 4/1
top mount manifold with 500hp axles and a vband wastegate next on the list.

vehicle information : 1993 honda civic si
- b18b block (built soon)
- wiseco pistons
- eagle h beams
- b18c head
- skunk2 stage 1 cams
- bdl adj. cam gears
- arp studs
- gsr trans
- competition stage 4 6 puck clutch
- competition ulw flywheel
- skunk2 intake mani
- top mount manifold soon!
- 500hp axles soon!
- v-band wastegate soon!
- del sol si 2core radiator
- turbonetics gt35r bb turbo
- ebay intercooler & piping (for now)
- aem fuel pressure regulator
- walbro 255 fuel pump
- hondata s300 w/ p75 ecu
- msd sci ignition box
- msd 8.5mm wires
- msd external coil
- msd distributor cap
- tokico springs and shocks
- konig helium wheels 15" (11.6lbs)
- bfg g-forse tires
etc etc...


the story starts with me buying a '98 dx coupe. i installed an aem cam gear, aem pulleys, injen intake, dc header, magnaflow exhaust, agx shocks, eibach springs with some white 17" wheels. i sold it for $6700.

later on with the money i bought a 1996 integra gsr with fresh paint, brand new tokico/eibach supension, itr header, injen intake, apexi ws2 exhaust, skunk2 mani, skunk2 stg1 cams, bdl gears then with in a week a installed a cf type-r spoiler.. with in 2-1/2 weeks i had wrecked this beautiful love machine.

two days later, i bought this '93 civic si from a friend w/a dvd player.. other than that and a rear strut bar, it was completely stock. my friend went off to buy a 4dr gsr and then later traded it for a hx ek(dumbass).

with in a week i had my wrecked gsr and my rusty hatch down at the shop getting swapped, this is everything after word.

this is with the gsr motor and 15" konig helium wheels (11.6lbs)


after winter i backed up into a dodge neon, revealing a thick layer of old bondo that broke right off. i decided it was time to swap the quarters out.


i gutted the carpet out and found a hole about 6"x4".. time to cut it out!

out with the old
in with the new

time for paint and such. also figured out i dont want an antenna anymore
why not chop and spray the valve cover?
also got rid of those stock usdm healights for some tyc one piece's

after all the paint and having the gsr for a while, i decided i want boost so i got ready with a lower compression ls block. ended up beating up the rings so i swapped in some new rings and with in a month after had bought this ebay turbo kit
with this turbo i ran it with out a filter and ended up sucking a rock inside and ruining the turbo.
i bought another for $170 shipped and wasted it from boosting too much.
decided i was done with shitty ebay turbo's and bought this guy!
turbonetics gt35r bb turbo for $1200

i finally got the gt35r to stop blowing off intake pipes every 2 seconds and boost. story goes, my boost controller is shit and let me boost 17lbs on stock internals.
ended up getting as close as possible to blowing it up. on cylinders 2, 3, and 4 i broke the ring lands.

while i was waiting for the gt35r i threw some spoon wanabe mirrors on along with a 3" exhaust and a cf duck bill.

whats next? bought some pistons/rods and hondata s300

time to pull the motor AGAIN

in progress right now. front end is completely off and engine bay is getting shaved. computer is sent to texas and block should be off to the machine shop anytime soon!


don't forget to tell me if you actually like the car or absolutely hate it... give me new ideas


03-16-2009, 11:15 AM
big project, i like it but it needs to go lower

03-16-2009, 01:50 PM
big project, i like it but it needs to go lower

yeah i want to but i have so much stuff going on right now with the motor build that i can't afford nice suspension so i have to suffer with my tokico stuff for now.

03-16-2009, 01:53 PM
nice work.

03-16-2009, 09:42 PM
looks good man but not feeling the headlights keep up the good work and keep us updated

03-17-2009, 11:43 AM
looks good man but not feeling the headlights keep up the good work and keep us updated

yeah i'm still not sure if i like the lights in the day time but at night these look gorgeous.

06-22-2009, 08:56 PM
that is a great looking car. good job on a nice hatch

06-23-2009, 12:35 AM
this is great stuff.

06-23-2009, 07:50 PM
this is great stuff.

thanks guy.

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06-24-2009, 12:57 AM
looking good...

why did you keep blowing off intake pipes ???

06-24-2009, 01:00 AM
cant wait to see it finished

06-27-2009, 08:46 AM
looking good...

why did you keep blowing off intake pipes ???

the pipes are very close fit along with my blow off valve is located right in my fender and the clamp for the bov pipe is right at the metal going back to the engine bay.

06-27-2009, 08:57 AM
cant wait to see it finished

I can't either! I had to send my pistons back and get the correct size.. well I got 'em back and they are back at my machine shop (pro flow) and will be done by this Friday. It really should be done by monday. The block guard has been welded, the cylinders have been honed, and it's been decked. All he has to do is assemble and balance.