yea, i noticed that too. it doesn't look like they have it done yet, its just plans, but they said more will come in the next issue. it would be sweeet if they actaully come up with somehting
What gen RL?KindBuddy said:I glanced at a current issue(october) and saw that they are following an RL being supercharged. I was wondering if anyone had payed attention to it or maybe saw what they were going to use for management?
oh really!? id love to see how they adapt that. HT is 1 month behind on my subscription, i just recivied my article issue two days ago.Kenso said:It's a first gen RL. They're using the supercharger from a Thunderbird SC like Diaz and some others have talked about. Should be interesting.
I don't know if you ever read one of the thread where we were talking about this, but it appears that the setup on the Supercoupe would almost fit right onto a Legend with certain modifications. Then we started taking measurements .Dv8 said:oh really!? id love to see how they adapt that. HT is 1 month behind on my subscription, i just recivied my article issue two days ago.
Can someone post it here?
biggest problem i see with a blown Legend is not so much the ECU, but if they made a custom pulley with a custom belt and where they relocated the TB......Mikey851 said:I am interested to see if they get it to make good power. If they have money and good resources it will be possible. Wonder what they attempt to use for tuning. I had an M90 at one point, but when I went to go get a custom intake manifold made or a Supercoupe manifold modified, it would've cost me well over $1500; maybe I just didn't know the right people.
I actually thought about this. The supercharger fits in the valley between the heads, so that may work better. I don't know about how the oil inside the supercharger will react to being on the top of the supercharger vs. the bottom.Mikey851 said:Edit: The weirdest part about it is that the supercharger sits upside down in the setup.
It will be fine; their superchargers will work updside down, sideways, inverted haha. Have you seen the Supercoupe setup in person? The blower is actually upside down on it; the plenum that says 3.8 on it attaches to the blower outlet.Mike Diaz said:I actually thought about this. The supercharger fits in the valley between the heads, so that may work better. I don't know about how the oil inside the supercharger will react to being on the top of the supercharger vs. the bottom.
I would rather give them a call and point them in the right direction so we can get custom intake manifolds made. The engine management part CAN be taken care of with a good chunk of change for a stand alone.swift said:wow. maybe we should just wave at the nerd at HT that is on the forum:type:
You see guys i have 3 of the pics on my computer that are in that article. I also have all the volumetric effieciency charts for the M90/M62 and i have all measurement of both in length, height, width etc... I was also going to install in it upside down to use the stock type 2 manifold. It may have worked except for one small thing.....and the funniest thing...the most built up coupe ever... ran into the same problem.
SO yeah i should bet HT on doing this. But then again there is that whole management issue thing...lol
sorry guys i hate when they write complete garbage. "hey why don't we rent a car and put NOS on it"...
Sorry for the confusion Bang, me and DV8 were talking about the Throttle Body, not timing belt. HT says they are having a custom crank pulley made so they can have extra space to drive the blower. In this setup we would have to move our throttle body. The way it will have to be setup (because of the way the blower sits) is the throttle body placed on the pipe leading to the supercharger inlet, almost just like the Supercoupe setup. The only variable is how HT sets it up. If they install it exactly like the setup on the supercoupe then the TB will be on the passenger side and if they install the setup upside down it will be on the driver side.B+O said:Great Post....I love what Honda Tuning is doing! I'm going to grab that issue!
What's confusing me is if they're going to use a regular drive belt or are they going to try to use the TB...using the TB wouldn't be the smartest thing to do...not with this application, seeing as how we don't have "extended" versions of our timing belt.
Also, Dv8....how do you move the timingbelt to the "rear" of the engine?????
The supercoupe was OHV so it had pushrods...i can't see them needing to move the Timingbelt, and i can't see the timing belt being moved without a rediculous amount re-engineering.