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    Lightbulb The Official: Q&A for the CT-E Supercharger Kit

    I've worked exclusively with Nate Haines of CT-Engineering in the development and (mostly) testing for the 2012+ CT-e Supercharger kit. It was an amazing experience working and collaborating with CT-Engineering, Hondata and Vitaliy Mikitchenko (aka VitViper) on this kit. It's been a great success and proving to be a very popular forced induction option for 9th Generation SI's, many of the owners being active members on this forum.

    This thread was created with the intention of providing user feedback to potential buyers and existing owners in answering any questions they may have about this kit.

    08nhpbfa5 and I both have installed these kits (and then some) to our vehicles personally and feel that we would be confident in answering questions based on our experience first hand.


    A couple of highlights about this kit:

    -3.8" 3.6" and 3.15" pulleys are available when you purchase the kit. 3.6" and 3.15" being the most popular option providing 7PSI and 10PSI respectively.

    -3.8" and 3.6" pulleys will operate with your OEM factory serpentine belt.

    -3.15" pulley will require a 1640mm (65.56 inch) to a 1658mm (65.3 inch) serpentine belt.

    -You will need a 7-ribbed/micro grooved belt.

    -Popular available belts include Gates and Goodyear.

    -Both IMT and MercRacing have an aftercooler solution for this kit, although some modification may be required as they may or may not have a positive mounting solution for the 9th generation civic.

    -3.15" pulley is capable of generating power in 300WHP+ range.

    -The kit requires no modification to your fuel pump or regulator.

    -I've had 5,000 trouble-free miles on this kit thus far on the stock OEM clutch.

    -With additional upgrades to the popular M62 blower such as an even smaller pulley (2.95"), porting and snout cooling we suspect this kit may break the 400WHP mark.


    Please feel free to ask any questions you have.
    Last edited by Millions-Knives; 07-08-2013 at 10:33 PM.
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    I say you post the basics of what the stage 1 kit offers seeing as this one might take over. Maybe links to the websites of the upgrades you guys have done already ex. Vernom, after cooler, belts. And maybe a list of members with the kit already? (:

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    Here are some links for availability of parts used and for sale:

    Supercharger Kit (2013 Acura ILX)


    FlashPro


    http://vittuned.com/vittuned-ct-e-af...age-2-kit.html

    Aftercoolers | MercRacing Products


    IMT Kool Boost 2.25 Charge-Air Cooler/Aftercooler - IMT Store


    http://www.stiegemeier.com/vcoolers.html


    CT Engineering Supercharger Kit, 2013- Acura ILX 2.4L & 2012- Civic Si, K24Z7 350-094 - HeelToe Automotive


    Honda Civic CT Engineering Supercharger Kit


    Gatorback® Poly-V Serpentine Belts | Goodyear® Engineered Products


    [NGK-Iridium-ILKR8E6] - $18.00 : NGK Spark Plugs Store!, NGK Spark Plugs We Sale, Spark Plug For Racing car, Automobile, Motorcycles, ATVS, Scooters, Marine Engine, Agricultural Equipment


    Wiring diagram for the aftercooler pump using the supplied Mercracing relay kit:

    The Official: Q&A for the CT-E Supercharger Kit-ac_system.jpg

    Here's where I tapped into a "Hot" wire so I didn't have to drill into the fuse box or attach elsewhere outside of the engine bay. Its hard to see, but I tapped the green wire from the relay into the WHITE wire that's inside the black wire protected shell. Those wires inside the shell connect to a harness clip located under the black rubber (transmission cable I believe).

    The Official: Q&A for the CT-E Supercharger Kit-20130921_174649.jpg

    You can also use the oil level sensor fuse in the engines fuse box with an "add a circuit". This is easier and is included in Vits and IMT's kit.

    Here's a diagram of ECU connector A where you can attach such goodies as a Wideband sensor or Hondata's Traction Control.

    For reference,

    ELD is A34
    ECT2 is A44

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    Here is some blower rpm data borrowed from our older brothers at 8thcivc. I have modified the calculations to be based on 7500 rpm.

    2012 Si Crank Pulley 13810-R40-A02
    or
    2011 RDX Crank Pulley 13810-RWC-A01 Cheaper and about 2 grams lighter
    6.37 / 3.60 x 7500 = 13271

    6.37 / 3.40 x 7500 = 14051
    6.37 / 3.30 x 7500 = 14477
    6.37 / 3.20 x 7500 = 14929

    6.37 / 3.15 x 7500 = 15167 Aftercooler recommended
    6.37 / 3.00 x 7500 = 15924 Aftercooler needed
    6.37 / 2.90 x 7500 = 16474 Aftercooler needed
    6.37 / 2.80 x 7500 = 17062 Aftercooler + blower porting + 2 Step colder plugs needed
    6.37 / 2.60 x 7500 = 18375 Aftercooler + blower porting + 2 Step colder plugs needed + possible blower bearing issues

    I personally would recommend 1 step colder plugs and aftercoolers with all setups for extra security and of course power

    Last edited by K24_SC; 07-09-2013 at 10:44 AM.
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    Some additional notes to add to Millions first post.

    Flashpro is not included, but absolutely needed.

    The 3.15 pulley will require 750cc injectors or larger. The injectors you want can specified at the time of ordering the kit along with your request for different pulley if wanted. You might as well go with the Deatschwerks EV14 1000cc to future proof yourself. The 2.95" should be in the 80's% duty cycle on pump gas when aftercooled.

    1 step colder plugs are recommended - NGK - ILKR8E6 will work.

    Mercracings aftercooler will require a 1700mm (67 inch) belt, with the 3.15 pulley others may work too. If using the Merc Cooler with the 2.95 pulley - the OEM belt will work - 7PK1697

    For IMT - A 1658mm/ 65.3" belt will work with IMT's .25 Phenolic spacer set up with their 1.25" Aftercooler. The 2.95 pulley with 2.25 cooler will use stock belt

    Vits aftercooler with 2.95 also uses stock belt

    A few people have had idler pulley problems (known issue with 8th and 9th CT kits) - You have a couple options

    1- Jackson racing 2.5 Idler pulley - spins slower due to larger size, but its plastic - I used one for some time and had no issues.

    http://supercharger.com/Shop/ViewProducts.aspx?PlateIndexID=33938

    2- IMT 2" idler - I am running it now and its a nice piece, no known failures yet.

    http://www.innovativemotorsportstech.com/idler-pulleys

    Last edited by K24_SC; 08-19-2014 at 02:51 PM.
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    I want to add that I have only had this kit a week, with my car barely tuned and its freaking awesome!!!!

    Special thanks to:

    Nate@CT Engineering
    Hondata
    VitViper
    Troy@IMT Technologies
    Jose@ Mercracing
    Marcus@HeeltoeAuto
    Garage 5 Innovation

    Extra special thanks and shoutouts for answering lots of my questions to:

    Millions-Knives
    mjk120185
    Six_Speed_Demon


    and anyone else I may have missed
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    Last edited by K24_SC; 07-29-2013 at 01:13 AM.
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    Can you add the link for the 1 step colder plugs? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08nhpbfa5 View Post
    Here is some blower rpm data borrowed from our older brothers at 8thcivc. I have modified the calculations to be based on 7500 rpm.

    2012 Si Crank Pulley 13810-R40-A02
    or
    2011 RDX Crank Pulley 13810-RWC-A01 Cheaper and about 2 grams lighter
    6.37 / 3.60 x 7500 = 13271

    6.37 / 3.40 x 7500 = 14051
    6.37 / 3.30 x 7500 = 14477
    6.37 / 3.20 x 7500 = 14929

    6.37 / 3.15 x 7500 = 15167 Aftercooler recommended
    6.37 / 3.00 x 7500 = 15924 Aftercooler needed
    6.37 / 2.90 x 7500 = 16474 Aftercooler needed
    6.37 / 2.80 x 7500 = 17062 Aftercooler + blower porting needed
    6.37 / 2.60 x 7500 = 18375 Aftercooler + blower porting needed + possible blower bearing issues

    I personally would recommend aftercoolers with all setups for extra security and of course power

    Great data!!!! :clapping:

    I would like to add to this if possible! I don't want to step on anyone's toes or anything.

    On my 8thgen I was doing the following:

    6.37 / 3.00 x 8800rpms = 18,685!

    That was with:
    Ported manifold
    Ported blower
    Venom cooler (snout cooler)
    Stage 2 aftercooler (with bigger core and bigger heat exchanger)

    With ceramic bearing it would be for sure safe to run at 18,900rpms for sure.

    So with the 2.60 pulley and ceramic bearing venom cooler and a stage 2 aftercooler it will be perfectly fine.

    Just giving some useful info as well since I've done a lot of the research as well! Not trying to step on any body toes or anything just trying to be helpful!

    Also at the 17,000 rpms I would recommend 2 step colder plugs. So heat range 9 that is what I had to run the 1 step colder (hear range 8) wasn't handling the heat from the blower to well! That's just from my research and development

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssj4 civic View Post
    Can you add the link for the 1 step colder plugs? :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Six_speed_demon View Post
    Great data!!!! :clapping:

    I would like to add to this if possible! I don't want to step on anyone's toes or anything.

    On my 8thgen I was doing the following:

    6.37 / 3.00 x 8800rpms = 18,685!

    That was with:
    Ported manifold
    Ported blower
    Venom cooler (snout cooler)
    Stage 2 aftercooler (with bigger core and bigger heat exchanger)

    With ceramic bearing it would be for sure safe to run at 18,900rpms for sure.

    So with the 2.60 pulley and ceramic bearing venom cooler and a stage 2 aftercooler it will be perfectly fine.

    Just giving some useful info as well since I've done a lot of the research as well! Not trying to step on any body toes or anything just trying to be helpful!

    Also at the 17,000 rpms I would recommend 2 step colder plugs. So heat range 9 that is what I had to run the 1 step colder (hear range 8) wasn't handling the heat from the blower to well! That's just from my research and development

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    Ouch mah toes!!! LOL JJ bro, thanks for contributing some excellent info. You have great experience with these blowers, your input is highly valuable bud

    I'll be thinking about smaller pulleys and porting for next year Its sounds mad the we can run the 2.6 with such lower blower rpm...I love it.
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