1.5T PRL Motorsports 1.5T Civic Bolt-On Big Turbo Kit Upgrade Results

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So how will this work on the CVT? Is it worth to spend around 2-2.5K for this turbo kit knowing that the car has a CVT? Can the torque be limited to around 250 while having around 320hp?
also with a CVT hoping to hear good news of possbiilty safe tq but higher hp



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You could limit boost down low and keep torque from exceeding 250 ft-lbs and still end up with around 300 hp at the top. While it might be a little dead at the bottom and linear in the top 1/2 of the RPM range... with the CVT, you'd still just lock in at peak power and let your CVT unwind. 250 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM is right at 310 hp.

Edit @360glitch won this race with ~320 hp to my 310... and a few seconds.
 

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you can make a very large-mouth breather with a larger, later-spooling turbo and don't go over 6k.
you'll lose a bunch of low-end, so it's a trade-off
 

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You could limit boost down low and keep torque from exceeding 250 ft-lbs and still end up with around 300 hp at the top. While it might be a little dead at the bottom and linear in the top 1/2 of the RPM range... with the CVT, you'd still just lock in at peak power and let your CVT unwind. 250 ft-lbs @ 6500 RPM is right at 310 hp.

Edit @360glitch won this race with ~320 hp to my 310... and a few seconds.
Well should have a professional tuner do it for you then.
 

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Well should have a professional tuner do it for you then.
Yep. Run it on a dyno and you'd actually be able to know the exact output through the range. Ask them to run it with low-ish boost for a baseline then use the follow on pulls to dial in how you want to put down the power... stating you want to not exceed X torque value. They oughta be able to adjust the boost targets to meet your needs, and validate it on the Dyno.
 

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I see the kit comes with a re-circ BPV. Safe to assume that we will not be able to have it vent to atmosphere? I thought I read that somewhere originally the kit was going to allow us to have a BOV
 

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I see the kit comes with a re-circ BPV. Safe to assume that we will not be able to have it vent to atmosphere? I thought I read that somewhere originally the kit was going to allow us to have a BOV
Air is being metered the same way as stock, so you would have the same issues here if using a standard BOV.
 

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I’m planning to either go full bolt-on PRL with CVT cooler as well on flex fuel, or Big turbo kit with CVT cooler on 91. Which option do you guys recommend to me?
I see the kit comes with a re-circ BPV. Safe to assume that we will not be able to have it vent to atmosphere? I thought I read that somewhere originally the kit was going to allow us to have a BOV
i remember the same. they must of went away from the BOV
 

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Want a BOV? Buy MOTEC, pay a tuner to convert to MAP based tuning. Anything can be done ..... and done well and correctly if you are willing to pay for it.
 

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Want a BOV? Buy MOTEC, pay a tuner to convert to MAP based tuning. Anything can be done ..... and done well and correctly if you are willing to pay for it.
Very true. Only reason I asked is originally I thought this would be an option with the kit. Either way still an awesome kit that I will definitely be getting
 

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V8-levels of horsepower and torque from a tiny 1.5L 4-cylinder engine. Impressive. :)
 

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Any ETA on price & options?
 

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V8-levels of horsepower and torque from a tiny 1.5L 4-cylinder engine. Impressive. :)
Going to need internals eventually lol who knows how long these motors will last with that much whp and wtq
 

                           
































































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