2.0L K20 Turbo kit?

  1. takemorepills

    takemorepills Senior Member

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    Fair enough then. The constant cheap shots about the GTI get old.

    Also, my assertion that the CVT can't handle much is, honestly, based on anecdotal evidence. Such as the majority of past Honda CVT being trouble prone, Civic9 CVT being weak. Also, Nissan 3.5 CVT dislikes significant power increases.
    True, it's all anecdotal, but I am willing to bet against this CVT, the odds are on the side of my pessimism.

    But no one has proven either way, right? Again, my money is against it.

    That being said, I still honestly believe the 1.5T will be a fine mid-level motor to tune. Those who get the future 1.5T 6MT version will likely be very happy with it
     
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    I dunno bout all this but I was chatting with a Honda mechanic on fb the other day and he recommended the injen intake. I brought up that I was worried if the CVT could handle it and if it would make any difference without re-programming the CVT... He claims that the CVT will learn the new power curve on its own and re-program itself.

    Dunno how true it is but I thought I'd throw it out there.
     
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    Really?! Comparing VW to Honda?!
    Like comparing bmw to a Ford Focus!
    Honda and Toyota TOPS in reliability...
     
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    My last car was a CR-Z, and Jackson racing made a turbo kit that worked with the CVT that raised the HP from the 120ish factory to about 180-190 IIRC. No problems with the CVT from that increase.
     
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    I thought you had to be wrong about the 120, but then I looked it up on wiki and was shocked :confused1:

    Not sure how similar the CVT's in the CRZ and Civic are, but if they are the same we still don' know what the ceiling is for power (torque is really the kicker).

    We'll see what the 1.5T manual dynos show, but I wouldn't be surprised if some of these stock engines make around 180-185 hp, which could - in theory - put them pretty close to the limit of this CVT. :dunno:
     
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    Yeah, I would think the Civic's CVT would be a bit beefier to handle the power the civic puts out standard vs the CR-Z. I was just commenting that we've seen cars with CVTs designed for lower power gain a significant amount without issues. Hopefully Honda assumes people are going to mod the hell out of their cars and provides pieces that won't be destroyed when they do, but we'll see.
     
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    This is something I hope and pray will come as a result of Hachigo-San. In today's automotive world everything is driven by a business case...and making a part stronger/heavier/costlier is never a good business case for a car like this. Type R? Sure, but not a base civic. That said, Hachigo seems to have a desire to return to the days when Honda put out cars that enthusiasts could pick up and run with. Fingers crossed it starts with this car :thumbsup:
     
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