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This is a discussion on Adios Honda, Hola Scoobies!! within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Daddy_Digital kinda high..162,xxx. Just keep in mind, a higher-mileage motor is going to be far less responsive ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy_Digital View Post
    kinda high..162,xxx.
    Just keep in mind, a higher-mileage motor is going to be far less responsive to modifications. Get your leakdown and compression tests done well before you start modifying anything. If you have bad compression in any of the four cylinders (whether it be cracked piston, leaky seals, or stuck valve), the last thing you'll want to do is dump a larger turbo into the mix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 06scoobyrex View Post
    Welcome nick... nice looking bugeye! Read the stickys on the top of the subforum area to learn the basics... there is a link in my signature about the importance of engine management for modifications... post up some pictures of your old hondas...
    ill post some pics of my civic this weekend. picking up my scubbie after work today. im VERY excited about it. ive been reading stickys on here and NASIOC. very informative.

    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    That is a really good find! How many miles on the clock?
    162,000. high but ive heard subys are good cars. just like hondas, keep up on the maintenance and ur good.

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    Car looks great - welcome to a better world!
    thank you! yea, i actually feel good about changing car brands. i always said if i didnt drive a honda, id get a subaru.

    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Just keep in mind, a higher-mileage motor is going to be far less responsive to modifications. Get your leakdown and compression tests done well before you start modifying anything. If you have bad compression in any of the four cylinders (whether it be cracked piston, leaky seals, or stuck valve), the last thing you'll want to do is dump a larger turbo into the mix.
    so far ive read that NO GO on CAI's unless i get it tuned for that. so..screw that. i may want to do a front mounted intercooler, but nothing to gain any power for now. not until what you suggested is done. thanks for the advice

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    You do not need a front mount unless you plan on getting a 20g+ turbo, look into a good tmic. Like an sti tmic, or process west, etc.
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    newb question...what is a TMIC? top mounted intercooler right? how much does an STI one go for?

    i also got a question about rims. heard a rumor that the STI rims are not 5x100. are there any nice oem rims that are in 5x100?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy_Digital View Post
    newb question...what is a TMIC? top mounted intercooler right? how much does an STI one go for?
    you can get an STi TMIC for about $250 (used), but you'll need a new splitter, y-pipe, and TB coupler. You'd be better off buying a ProcessWest intercooler that includes all these items. You're looking at about $800 for the whole shebang.

    Quote Originally Posted by Daddy_Digital View Post
    i also got a question about rims. heard a rumor that the STI rims are not 5x100. are there any nice oem rims that are in 5x100
    2005-current STi bolt pattern is 5x114, so these wheels will not work on your car unless you replace the wheel hubs. 2004 STi wheel hubs are 5x100, so take-off 2004 STi BBS wheels are what you're trying to find, provided you're able to locate a set. They fetch quite a premium...
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    Tmic = top mount intercooler

    04 sti wheels are 5x100

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    I just purchased a STI TMIC (thanks to sinister) for $250. But when you purchase the STI TMIC it should come with the y-pipe and coupler.

    Unfortunately for you, the bugeye has a very small scoop, and you have to purchase a sti air splitter and hood scoop to correctly work with the STI TMIC. When all was said and done, I spent $290 for the scoop and splitter, which was shipped from the UK, and the $250 for the TMIC, which = $540
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    thanks for the info guys/gal. ill keep all of this info in mind for future mods n such.

    this where my car is a FAIL, its automatic. not by choice...my Finace doesnt feel comftable driving 5 speed, so i OKAYed the automatic. i wanted a 5 speed so bad. but oh well. any thing i should keep an eye on with this kind of transmission? how hard or easy is it to convert to 5 speed?

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    A lot of people actually like the 4eat, automatic transmission.
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    The 4EAT has a much more advanced AWD system to the 5spd. keep that in mind.
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    picked it up today. so its official now. i cant wait to get working on it. not sure where to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamaha_rider619 View Post
    A lot of people actually like the 4eat, automatic transmission.
    why? pls elaborate

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    The 4EAT has a much more advanced AWD system to the 5spd. keep that in mind.
    okay..i think thats true for any car. automatic trannys are way more complicated then stick shift. more parts, sensors and more things can go wrong. the only reason i OKAY'd the auto 4 speed was because my fiance will be driving this car too and she doesnt feel comfortable driving stick with my kids in the car. so its a safety thing. plus i dont wanna be driving everywhere lol now i can sit back n enjoy those comfortable seats.

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    i mentioned i would post some pics of the civic i sold in order to get my wagon. it was a 97 Civic EX, Si clone with a 97 B18C5 w/ the LSD transmission. im gonna miss my civic but im already falling in love with my wagon. too much good stuff! i hope you guys enjoy and appreciate the pics. i worked really hard on it. it did not look like the way it does in these pics. im very proud of how it came out.

    PS. i kept the license plates and they are now on my wagon.







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    [QUOTE=yamaha_rider619;Unfortunately for you, the bugeye has a very small scoop, and you have to purchase a sti air splitter and hood scoop to correctly work with the STI TMIC. When all was said and done, I spent $290 for the scoop and splitter, which was shipped from the UK, and the $250 for the TMIC, which = $540[/QUOTE]

    negative.. You don't need to upgrade the scoop to run the STi intercooler. Just the allotted will be fine.


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