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  1. #1
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    Benjis 91 fwd wagon

    Hi guys, starting a build thread here and hoping to keep it updated as I continue to improve my wagon
    Here's the day I picked it up, drove almost 2 hours back and it made it back without any issues


    a month later the timing belt go so it was time to say goodbye to the d15


    Swapped in a b20 I got off my brother, some of the dpfi to mpfi wiring




    putting the motor in, the plm tri-y header looks so good


    motor in


    everything in and hooked up, started up right away with no issues!


    said goodbye to the ebay coilovers for koni yellows with ground control springs


    also got hardrace camber kits for the front and rear and replaced all the bushings that I could


    new brakes too


    pressing in new rear trailing arm bushings lol


    After the first drive around the block, also picked up some kosei k1's wrapped with falken azenis

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    Enjoyed the car how it was NA and then decided to turbo it over the winter (2017-2018)
    Welded up the turbo manifold myself using a kit from treadstone performance, the collector is a stainless cast peace with the wastegate flange on the side

    eBay 50 trim turbo, tial 38mm wastegate I got off a friend, no clue if it's real or not lol, turbonetics raptor bov


    tucked the intercooler behind the front bumper as much as I could, didn't have to trim much and I kept the full bumper support


    The wagon made 230hp/215tq on a mustang dyno, unfortunately I don't have any good vids :/ For my first turbo car ever I had loads of fun with it

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    Wanted to make more power so I picked up an b16 head and got to work, ended up finding one with a blox manifold and a skunk2 70mm throttle body for $400


    got the head on, used a cometic head gasket, the head came with a line for vtec for the sandwich plate.
    also installed a fuel lab fpr and switched out the 255 pump I had in the tank for a walbro 450 pump, forgot to say on my last update the car is using 1000cc injectors


    You can see here the wires going to the battery behind the bumper, I ended up putting the battery in the trunk but don't have any good pics of that :/ Also welded bungs on the valve cover for a catch can


    The wagon was tuned before on ectune which worked fine, but I had some issues trying to get a chip for it and decided it'd be a good idea to go ahead and purchase hondata.
    Got the ecu with hondata already installed with boostbygear components for $575 from Tri-state motorsports during a sale


    Got a basemap from my tuner but my car wasn't very happy with it, I ended up messing with the tune to get it running and driving good and learned a lot in the process, but not without running into my own fair share of issues. The timing belt ended up skipping a tooth because I was missing one of the washers inbetween the timing belt and the crank pulley. I also had to pull the head off once because I accidentally dropped a part of my valve cover hardware into one of the cylinders.


    Also ended up switching out the b16 cams for gsr cams during this
    The wagon was just open dump before, this time I welded up a full 3 inch exhast for it, I used a dummy cat, with a vibrant 12" super quiet resonator and a vibrant streetpower muffler

    actually still need to fix this because my exhaust is a little crooked

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    Next up was the horrid driver seat, replaced it with a corbeau seat that feels great. Also put in a ktuned shifter.






    I used some universal brackets I had to modify, still kept the stock seatbelts
    Time for a tune! The wagon made 315hp at 13.5lbs



    Car has been feeling great! The only problem i've had is trying to keep the coolant temps down, I found a couple leaks and then changed out the fan for a spal fan I have wired to be on all the time now but it still gets very hot when cruising down the highway. Watching the coolant temps on the hondata app it will creep up to 205 and by then I usually put the heat on full blast so that it doesn't get any worse. Other than that she's been running pretty good. Here's some pics I've got of the car recently

    First meet I went to with the wagon and there was another wagon! Had a built single cam, not sure how much power it made


    Took the car to a cool street in my city


    drove there with my buddy and his speed3


    Stock wagon that was a small local meet at an old toys r us

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    Good work man! Sounds like you need to upgrade the radiator to handle all the heat?
    88 WAGO MF !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckslammer View Post
    Good work man! Sounds like you need to upgrade the radiator to handle all the heat?
    Thanks! :D Yea I need to figure out something soon, driving around with the heat blasting is no fun when it's already 80 degrees outside. I've seen suggestions to try driving around with the front bumper off, and if the coolant temps are staying down that it's an airflow issue then. Might give that a shot

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    Nice build. What temp thermostat are you running? I would run at least a 190 thermostat to allow the radiator to work at cooling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arries289 View Post
    Nice build. What temp thermostat are you running? I would run at least a 190 thermostat to allow the radiator to work at cooling.
    Thanks! I switched out the oem thermostat for a gates 170 thermostat but unfortunately it didn't fix my problem. I was able to get a fan shroud on it yesterday, but when I'm cruising down the highway she still gets hot. Cruising around town and idling in traffic is a lot better with the shroud tho

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    Great build! Are you using the most recent Hasport mounts? Was it enough to add the hood spacers or did you also trim the webbing to clear the B20 swap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andreas542 View Post
    Great build! Are you using the most recent Hasport mounts? Was it enough to add the hood spacers or did you also trim the webbing to clear the B20 swap?
    Thanks! I got the hasport mounts used so I'm not sure if they're the most recent ones available, the hood spacers actually weren't enough and my hood rubbed off some paint on the valve cover

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    Here's some parts for my next setup that will be going in probably during the winter, hoping the b20 holds together for the summer lol.

    Had this b18 block just sitting in my garage for at least a year now, decided to tear it down and see how it looks

    After a little bit of pb blaster the pistons came out surprisingly easy, and all of the rod bearings and main bearings looked good no major problems

    Ran a ball hone done each cylinder quickly to clean off some of the rust and it turned out pretty decent. After seeing the good condition of the block and crank I decided to send the block out to CSS. I found a used set of 81.5mm CP pistons on facebook and sent them with the block at the same time.
    Not sure what was up with the weird markings that's just how they came. I was told the block they were in spun a rod bearing.
    After a month wait I got my block back! I had them bore the block for the new pistons and also have it honed, plus decked and jetwashed.

    Since my current trans is pretty messed up I was on the lookout for a decent hydro trans and ran across this on Facebook as well, GSR trans with an ls 5th gear and Mfactory lsd installed. I split the case once I got it home to make sure what I was told was correct.

    Unfortunately for me the trans has a b16 2nd gear. It would be great if I was all motor but it's going to be pretty short for the built motor and turbo setup.

    Mfactory LSD! I've also been on the hunt for a bigger turbo for the next setup, ended up going with the boostedboiz special, an ebay dual ball bearing gt3582

    I also picked up a blemished speedfactory coolant fill pot for $100, super stoked on this!



    The only defect I can really see. I started making the collector for my next manifold! The next manifold is going to be a top mount. On the last manifold the collector was one stainless cast piece. This time I used a cutting fixture to make it from scratch. It took me some trial and error with pvc pipe to learn how to setup the fixture properly. It's not perfect but I'm happy with the results, plus I learned a lot during the making of it.



    The middle of the collector was definetly the hardest part. I messed up and got it too hot when welding and part of the merge burnt away.


    Last but not least I got a new steering wheel and some awesome 3D printed cup holders from Naytontech! I am so in love with them it works amazing!

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