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Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

so i have a 92 lude. h23 with 215k clicks on it. which is about 135k miles. im wondering the best, most cost effective and safest way to bring my car to about that power. Should i start looking into building an h22? Can i just turbo the stock engine (safely)? Etc.

Keep in mind this is my daily driver and this is pretty small town. I dont know of any shops that would do engine rebuilds and stuff like that, and im not exactly mechanically inclined.

So to reach my goal which would you say is the best way to go?
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

so your saying turbo-ing my current h23 would be a good idea? i have read that thread about "going turbo" and i can say, i only got a fraction of it. am i going to have to do major engine work before i do it? and if so, what?
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

whether you wanna do turbo or all motor, you have months/years of research and learning to do, cuz its not a walk in the park.

you can def turbo that motor stock and reach your goals, its happened plenty of other times. its just your taking a gamble with how long the motor will last. or you could get lucky and it'll run forever. or you could build the motor beforehand which will ensure it'll handle the power easily, and be capable of holding much more power as well (400-1000hp)

for an entire reliable turbo setup, expect to pay about $3500.
if you wanna build your motor as well, thats another $3-6K.
and if you think thats expensive, don't even bother with going all motor haha.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

money isnt a problem at all. and its something i wanna be able to do, so it looks like perhaps i should just drive my truck and work on the lude, its just alot better on gas. but i do want to learn my way around cars, so i guess this would be a good place to start ^_^
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

or....buy another motor, and build that. Then swap the motors when your done, that way you have a running motor coming out of the car, and it can be ur back up, or you can sell it.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

That's what I did. Buy a motor so you can take your time and do it all right the first time. Then when your ready drop it in.
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i been meaning to build a motor on the side just havent found a motor i can work with yet.
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or....buy another motor, and build that. Then swap the motors when your done, that way you have a running motor coming out of the car, and it can be ur back up, or you can sell it.
sounds like me and the OP have a lot in common.

and this is the route I plan on going as well. buying the motor and building it out of the car until i'm ready to swap it in.

the OP seems as mechanically knowlegable as me, except I've already started doing a lot of reading.

honda-tech.com is friggin invaluable. read anything and everything in the archives and ever stickied basiaclly lol.

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b/c he doesn't know how to properly assemble a motor and probably doesn't have the tools he'd need to measure things.
O.P. could think about dropping a block off at a machine shop, have them do whatever machining needs/wants to be done, and have them assemble it.

I still think buying another motor would be the best route. And read before doing whatever you plan on doing. Read and learn, then make ur decision.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

Think I saw an H23 motor on eBay a few days ago. Might still be there.
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b/c he doesn't know how to properly assemble a motor and probably doesn't have the tools he'd need to measure things.
O.P. could think about dropping a block off at a machine shop, have them do whatever machining needs/wants to be done, and have them assemble it.

I still think buying another motor would be the best route. And read before doing whatever you plan on doing. Read and learn, then make ur decision.
if money isn't a concern, he's probably willing to buy whatever tools he WOULD need to measure things.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

is he gonna pay to learn how to use a micrometer that measures 0.00xmm or 0.000x"?
I suppose he could read about it....

I guess the service manual would be helpful.
Even tho its stated that the OP isn't too mechanically inclided.
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is he gonna pay to learn how to use a micrometer that measures 0.00xmm or 0.000x"?
I suppose he could read about it....

I guess the service manual would be helpful.
Even tho its stated that the OP isn't too mechanically inclided.
I'm sure a machine shop would have to do a lot of work but just the assembly itself should be something he could learn at home?

At least i hope so? I wanna be able to do this myself, I wanna read practice and teach myself how to do these things... the stuff that a machine shop will have to do, they'll have to do, but I wanna do the most of it I possibly can. And while I don't know **** right now, I assume thats what he means when he says hes not mechanically inclined. simply that he doesn't know now.

All I can say is as long as he's willing to read and research up the ying yang before he goes and dives in, he should be okay.

I'm sure theres been a lot of people out there who's not ASE certified but rebuilt a motor in their garage.

Or at least so Honda-tech.com would have you believe.
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The quickest way was already stated and no one seemed to give it any mind. Nos. Quickest and cheapest way to do it. I suggest having a pro install it unless you fancy blowin yourself up. :)
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^and how would you go about paying the pro to do so, to keep it the cheapest??

doing most of the labor yourself is the cheapest, but you will need to have a pro tune da snitch.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

true story. nitrous is most DEF the easiest and cheapest way to hit your power goals. but how reliable is it?.....


including a PROFESSIONAL dyno tune, you could have a 250-275whp nitrous setup for about $600. compared to a $4K turbo/super setup, or a $10+K all motor setup.....
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nitrous is cheap. if you want your car to hit higher speeds. do things to the engine and transmission. dont put nitrous in their
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this thread reminds me of the famous saying.....


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^ima sig that, hopefully it will start a learning curve
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money isnt a problem at all. and its something i wanna be able to do, so it looks like perhaps i should just drive my truck and work on the lude, its just alot better on gas. but i do want to learn my way around cars, so i guess this would be a good place to start ^_^

i said THE EXACT SAME THING a dozen times when i came into a nice wad of cash.

outside the box, ya if you can just throw about 7 grand without any problems
do your self a huge favor and just do it right now and never think twice and have a hell of a time but if you cant.......

speaking from RECENT first hand experience once you start crawling in the cave of chucking money the deeper you get the sooner you start looking for the light on the other side....its there it is just going to cost you a little more than you think.

I cut my loses at about $2400, but i should have looked into this a little more beforehand with the simple n/a build im going to do i would be happy to see 220-240 on the crank.
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

This thread is good help. Also, ive been thinking about some things not mentioned here. Luckily for me. My business pays for all my gas and insurance. So keeping two vehicles insured all the time would be no problem. So Looking around, I found this black 2007 jeep liberty. I really havent used my truck for towing or hauling anything, and if i do need to, My friend has a Ram too (gas. YUCK!). Im going to sell my megacab and get this.

Lets talk lude. So with this in mind, Im thinking I am going to rebuild the motor on the side in the garage. I think my dad still has one of those... almost like a thing you rotate a pig on over a fire to cook evenly... but for a motor... I could use his garage and tools for that and sort of restore the prelude . So I guess I will need to look into a new engine and paint and everything to make it looking new. I will be looking into a h22, since Its going to be my road warrior. Anyways. I will be forming a list of stuff I will need to do to my car, and start looking for it. Would the local honda dealer have OEM parts? I would rather that than shop online just because I know its from honda and i know its what was in there before.

Basically, the reason im choosing to keep the lude over buying a new car is because of its uniqueness. I live in the north, and winter is from november to may. There are so many ****ing dodge rams here it isnt funny. There are 3 preludes in my city. One is mine, red, and sexy. One is black, sexy, but not mine. And one is a champagne colour... owned by some old bat. Mine is the only 4ws in this city, and knowing that just makes me love my lude that much more ^_^

So anyways, here is my list so far of what i need to do to get it in mint condition. Keep in mind, i will have another vehicle to drive while I do this, so downtime on the lide doesnt matter.

1) New motor, doing whatever has to be done to it to make it capable of about 300hp. I want to do the most that i can myself without a shop doing it. I have access to quite a large amount of tools, and anything I need, I will buy, as this wont be the only car i ever work on...

2) Paint - Going to keep it that sexy red, but it has nicks and dings, and a little bit of rust and sun fading. This I wont do myself, I can grind out the rust, but thats about it.

3) Climate control - Idk if its just me, but this car takes FOREVER to warm up in the cold... Longer than my truck... and its a huge deisel, also the slider doesnt slide. its stuck in luke warm leaning towards warm. If i slide it over, it springs back... :S

4) Any aftermarket things I feel I would like... ATM I would say Dynamat ( DAYAMN that trunk rattles...), New guages... if possible i would want those ones like in the newer cars that digitally say how fast you are going...
I want to take off the stock lip, and put a nice sexy one the same colour as my car on. No body kit or anything over the top, I dont personally like them.
New headlights. I have projectors, and IDK if its because the lude is so low, but I really only have visibility for about 15 feet before the light just cuts off. So Im thinking about just putting some regular headlights in, and possibly tint the housing on them red? Then put in some white lights... unless that would make them pink...
Fogs... definitely going to have to get some red fogs. sex!

5) STANCE! I want to keep it stock height, but put in a better suspension system, maybe some 17's (18's might look kinda goofy? Idk, i havent seen them on a lude) I am a close family friend with a guy that owns a tire/wheel place here in town, so I could probably get a pretty sweet deal :)

6).... well i guess there isnt one as of yet. But im sure that this list will keep me going for a while...
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

As far as suspension goes. I would atleast do a mild drop. Try some Eibach springs with some Kyb-AGX struts. While rolling on some 17's with some 215-40-17 tires. Great setup. If you eventually crave more stiffness try some Tanabe underbraces, swaybars, and some strut bars(<----These don't have to be Tanabe).
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

May i ask why you would drop it? What purpose other than making it lower does it serve? There are alot of bumps and potholes in this city so I wouldnt want to wreck my car.
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stay away from nick...he makes people go turbo lol

if you do go expensive i would go SC man, ESPECIALLY if your only limiting yourself to those numbers and nothing higher...only thing is i hear its a pain to fit into a 4th gen

but as always both sc/turbo has their ups and downs, its always the choice of the driver!
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Re: Best way to hit 250-275 HP?

Well, considering that turbo just uses exhaust, and doesnt require extra source of power... i wanna go turbo. no sc lag pls. :P and yeah, ive heard that in the engine bay there really isnt much room for a supercharger. so Im thinking just turbo, Im going to do some research, and im not limiting myself to that amount. thats just how much at least im lookin for... :D
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