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Honda Civic LS/VTEC Engine Turbo Build - Big, Bad Boosted B

Part 2: Pro Street Import's Sport FWD Drag Racer Gets A Heart Transplant, Some Boost And Dyno Time.

Dru Barrios
Jan 1, 2006

In our last installment we followed Pro Street's Eugene Castro and "Fat Kid" Aaron as they assembled an LS/VTEC motor built to battle in the street classes of the various import drag racing series that stop in California, Arizona and Nevada.

Originally, the guys at Pro Street Import (PSI) intended to debut the car at the IDRC Firebird Nationals in Phoenix, but time constraints forced them to push back the EG's release until the biggest import drag race of them all: the NHRA Sport Compact World Finals in Pomona, Calif.

2016 Honda Civic
$18,640 Base Model (MSRP) 27/40 MPG Fuel Economy

With the B18B/GS-R hybrid already assembled, the hardest part is behind us. In this installment, Fat Kid and Eugene install the motor into its EG hatchback host. Then they'll bolt on some parts, fabricate others (specifically charge piping) and spin the rollers until the Air/Fuel graph looks like it should.

The combination of a sturdy build, a secret-spec turbo on loan from JoJo Callos, as much fuel as anybody will ever need and an AEM EMS to control it will prove to be a potent, competitive setup for the Street Class racer. This beast made 450 whp at 14 psi on the dyno. When the guys get the traction issue figured out, they'll continue tuning at 22-28 psi, no doubt reaching the magic 600 they're aiming for.

By Dru Barrios
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