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Thinking about boosting an h23....

Hey guys i just want to know your opinion on boosting an h23 and what i need to do with a motor that has 117k miles on it in order to do it. let me know what you think!
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

first you should re name this thread as" IM thinkin about blowin up an H23" it costs more than your car is worth to do it correctly just so you know that. IM not sayin dont do it,but always go back to the law of 2 fast,cheap,reliable you can only pick 2 of em and depending on which 2 you pick will determine the fate of your H23. EZ
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first you should re name this thread as" IM thinkin about blowin up an H23" it costs more than your car is worth to do it correctly just so you know that. IM not sayin dont do it,but always go back to the law of 2 fast,cheap,reliable you can only pick 2 of em and depending on which 2 you pick will determine the fate of your H23. EZ
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

ok....well what can i do to make it faster? no im not motor swapping
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

You would go through the trouble/work/money of boosting an engine and making it less reliable but won't do the same to swap a more powerful/less miles engine?!?
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

whatever guys i asked for advise not to give me **** cause im not doing what u want me to, and u onder why i dont come to more meets.
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

No....that's not it at all. We are just trying to understand your logic. The scene is way too full of ricers blowing their 100k+ motors trying to boost them every day, and then have them just flat out say they want to be faster, but won't swap...when you probably need to swap your old a$$ motor soon anyway.....

I don't even know you nor care if you go to meets. Lol
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

the motor runs fine.... sorry i dont have thousands to dish out at once thats why im just doing small ****
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

Well what you can do for little things is the big 3 header, intake, ex high performance plugs and wirew. A wider TB and tunning would help ya big time if your not gona boost her. Witch i support you boosting her. Just be advised a motor with that many miles on it wont last you to long boosted. You may need to rebuilder her first than boost it. ... and i dont see where the OP didnt say she wasnt gona do the neccesary work to boost the car.
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

My point was that it was contradictory...they would put forth the work and money into building a motor for boost but not for a swap?

You say you don't have a lot of cash to put all at once...what makes you think a) building a motor capable of handling boost and 2) actually boosting it doesn't require a lot of cash (if you don't want a motor in pieces that these many knowledgable members have warned you about)?

And "running fine" and being able to reliably handle boost are two TOTALLY different things.

A few other points...
For a motor (even running fine) with that many miles, you are going to have to spend "thousands at one time" building the motor to handle boost. New rods, pistons...other internals, basic maintenance... How much do you think even a good set of rods cost? Lol

AND I'm not sure how you are getting "thousands" of dollars for a swap. If you think that you are looking in the wrong places. Hell, the BEST option is to swap a f22 which can be had for $300-$600, which is better for boost anyway. Do that swap, build it over time, then boost it....

Hell I even have a low mileage f22 I can sell ya, that I was planning on building for turbo.
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

ok dark, im sorry i must have taken it the wrong way. And you do have some very good points there.
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the motor runs fine.... sorry i dont have thousands to dish out at once thats why im just doing small ****
well if you dont have thousands, you need to stay away from teh boost. look into a VTEC head swap. thats a pretty nice upgrade and if done properly,wont blow up on you anytime soon. Im planning to swap my H22 bottom end for a built H23 bottom end pretty soon. we arent tryin to make you feel bad abbout what you wanna do, boost is addictive but its expensive.
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

I say go for it !! .. H23 motor is nice, and just as reliable at 250whp than stock. Tuning is key .. dyno tune the motor once the turbo, injectors, MAP sensor, ECU, and all other components are swapped in and you can beat the hell out of the H23 safely at 250whp .. tuning is key. If your goal is beyond that number, then start researching about sleeving and aftermarket pistons/rods.
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Re: Thinking about boosting an h23....

the OP said they dont want to spend alot of money,thats why I tried suggesting going another route. i agree that if tuned properly,the setup could last but all that costs big money.
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