Sleeper, very nice. Looking good.
Built engine isn't a bad idea. Push the limits a little more and the piece of mind is nice. Nice to see someone with the R series that actually wants to make power instead of slapping on an intake and exhaust. Don't know how you'll live without a/c. I did that for like 5 years and it was terrible....then again i'm a fat guy in Texas.TBH I was thinking about buying a new car but I paid this one off already it's been really nice having no payments. Also looking into the specs of a 2016 coupe its around 2,770lbs and only makes 18 more hp than my R18 after going with flash pro and tune I never dyno'd it but I was beating Stock Si sedans by about a car (maybe they just needed a driver mod idk). That's when I knew this engine really had some potential so I guess you can say the FB roasters never even tried a basic modded R18 Manual Coupe, and couldn't even give a two sided opinion...so they roast peoples dreams of building a fast car right away!
Also I have plans of building a backup motor this summer (I can pick up a complete engine for about $450 lol) I have my eyes on a complete engine build Rods, Pistons, Dual Valve springs and TI retainers for the stupid low cost of about $1,600. That even includes all the little things that go along with every fully built motor. Also there is so much support for modding these Honda's I could get a CNC block guard fabricated for only $500 bucks.
Just expect much more to come once I get this turbo build rolling
The fact that it was such an arduous journey and was still around 5gs is pretty impressive. We've all heard of people going from shop to shop, dumping money, and having nothing to show for it.So I really thought I could install this kit myself and save the Labor cost for a engine build, but all the fab-work that goes along with an eBay kit is insane so I left it to the experts and bit the cost. My advice for any of you R18 turbo guys with dreams of a custom turbo kit make sure you know a good installer before hand. It took me over 12 shops but I finally found a die hard Honda guy willing to work with me.
Yeah I had quotes all over the place 10k, 12k, get lost, 7k, 4k it went on and on lolThe fact that it was such an arduous journey and was still around 5gs is pretty impressive. We've all heard of people going from shop to shop, dumping money, and having nothing to show for it.