Jimbobs' B18c EK9 Hondata Tuned + VIDs


EK9turbo

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Hi EK9.org peeps.

Had another EK9 on the rollers today, It was Jimbob's with a B18c
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  • JDM B18C engine
  • oem 4-1 manifold
  • de-cat
  • full Fujitsubo exhaust
  • 70.00mm Throttle body (with inlet to match)
  • HKS suction system
  • 10mm nology hotwires HT leads+ngk irridium plugs
  • HKS Grounding kit
  • 7.5 lb flywheel
  • Exedy stage 1 clutch
  • Hondata S300 (with custom WILL tune) ;)

Had a few issues in preparation in the morning, nothing alot of well place elbow grease couldnt sort out :clap: Damn you white oil filter! :)) lol

Anyway, heres the results, and some comparisons for you guys. I'll edit the thread at a later date and add pics of Jimbobs EK9 into the thread. We'll be doing some more work on the map at some-point to smooth certain parts out with a little more time...

This is wheel hp. Modifications list to come later.



This is comparing before the VTEC poing was lowered after part throttle vs the final passes. Notice the 50hp jump in HP. heh, it'd be a bit TOO wild like that for the street. JB decided upon a fairly smooth transition for now.



JBs vs. a well tuned EK9 with cams IHE.


JBs vs. a totally stock EK9


Im sure thisll give you a good idea of the power diffeences a B18'd EK9 can have compared to the B16b. Im sure JB will post up his thoughts and feelings on the tune or the B18c engine setup in general. Later peeps.

what the client had to say...

Rite guy’s sorry for the late reply, I have been out playing all day!:drive:

I cant explain to you guy’s how different my 9 feels now, it feels like a totally different car!:D
The only way I can explain is my 9 before hand was quite a jerky car to drive both on & off the throttle & now it jus feels like im driving a sheet of silk!:clap:
The difference in power is f***ing awesome, no matter what gear im in I just put my foot down & it starts to pull like a train right through the rev range!
It feels so much faster & smother now, im just loving it!:bow:
If anyone ask's the question is the B18 worth it or not then i welcome anyone to come drive my car, because it will defo answer there question for them! LOL

I have to say a massive thanks to WILL for tuning my car!:secret:
Watching him tuning my car I renamed him the MAD SCEINTIST, he just knows too much! LOL
If anyone wants there Honda tuning I would advice everyone to go see WILL, the guy is a legend!:bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

All in all I just cant believe the power WILL got out of my 9 & I just cant stress enough how different my car drives now!

Once agen a MASSIVE THANKS to Will:nice:


VIDEOS
After Tuning
MOV00148.flv video by JIMBOB-EK9 - Photobucket


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ADDED 04/03/09 - Rundown Losses. And smoothed vs. non smoothed.
Theres always much confusion on this and many different opinions of how accurate bhp dyno reading are.

Fact is its very rare to lose 40hp in the drivetrain of a FWD all-motor car. generally you'll see losses of 10-30hp dependand on a few things from health of the box, oil being used, driveshafts/front bearings being fine and alignment being good. All of this can increase drag on the drivetrain.

Theres a few ways the BHP figure is calculated. DD dynos for example used to just use a database of losses and use these to add the BHP, they do now have a run-down test too which is 'better'

How does it work?... well, on a dynojet for example, it knows how long the rollers take to slow down on their own, then it looks at the drag on the gearbox and calculates the negative HP then adds this on to the whp measurement. Tracking etc can throw this reading waay out, or if the operator isnt holding the wheel straight then this can throw the reading waay off. Unscrupulous operators may use that to mislead their customers. When you, thats why most good tuners concentrate on WHP. The best thing about the run-down tests and negative HP is that I could test different gearbox oils and compare the difference in losses. The Dynojets also have a resolution of one hundredth of 1hp. and during runs its repeatable within half a horse-power! Thats how accurate the DJs are!

I didnt do a rundown test on the final run of JBs car but heres a run that made 2-3hp less than the final run but shows the horse-power at the engine! There is a loss of 12-14hp. on JBs gearbox. This loss will be the same on his final dynorun of 198whp. = 212bhp.
 

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very impressive,

especially the torque of the b18, its quite considerably higher compared to the stock b16b and the ihe+cams b16b,a lot more than i would of expected anyway:nice:
 



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Great work Will, can't wait to get this done this year... How's it feel after the Tune Jimbob?
 


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Great results jimbob bet your well chuffed with that mate ,once again top job will :nice:
 



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Thoughts JimBob?

Looks like B18C totally owns B16B?
 


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Some good results there, looks like the B18C is the way forward! How would it compare with a K20?
 


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Looking good that mate! Long time no speak!

Hows it feel Jimbob?
 


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Rite guy’s sorry for the late reply, I have been out playing all day!:drive:

I cant explain to you guy’s how different my 9 feels now, it feels like a totally different car!:D
The only way I can explain is my 9 before hand was quite a jerky car to drive both on & off the throttle & now it jus feels like im driving a sheet of silk!:clap:
The difference in power is f***ing awesome, no matter what gear im in I just put my foot down & it starts to pull like a train right through the rev range!
It feels so much faster & smother now, im just loving it!:bow:
If anyone ask's the question is the B18 worth it or not then i welcome anyone to come drive my car, because it will defo answer there question for them! LOL

I have to say a massive thanks to WILL for tuning my car!:secret:
Watching him tuning my car I renamed him the MAD SCEINTIST, he just knows too much! LOL
If anyone wants there Honda tuning I would advice everyone to go see WILL, the guy is a legend!:bow::bow::bow::bow::bow:

All in all I just cant believe the power WILL got out of my 9 & I just cant stress enough how different my car drives now!

Once agen a MASSIVE THANKS to Will:nice:
 




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thats sweet!!

Ive always had Will in mind IF/WHEN i get a mappable ECU to tune mine as he definietly seems to know what hes doing! Nice work!

Im thinking of posponing my 3sgte build on my starlet and going for a B18 on a mappable ECU, SImilar set up to yours JIMBOB.... Impressive figures...... And all in all isnt that much money, nothing out of my price range a little saving wouldnt do :nice:
 





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Rite guy’s sorry for the late reply, I have been out playing all day!:drive:...Once agen a MASSIVE THANKS to Will:nice:

Dude, I told you hondata and tuning was worth it! We're you liking the look of the trick parts in my workshop?.. you know I can hook you up with all the best parts if you decide to take it further in the future. 200whp is a very FAST car for now though, I'm sure youll be very happy with that for a while to come. :D

how is it that powerful?!that gotta be like 220 atleast at the fly yeah?

try 225-230bhp! Its that powerful because its a pretty good setup with good intake/exhaust. On another dyno I recall JB telling me it was previously 17Xwhp. Even fitting a decat on its own will lean out your mixture and cause more oil consuption in the long term from lean heat. You just think, everyones so keen to bolt new parts to their car but 90% of people skimp on the most important part The part that ties it all together... Hondata + experienced tuner Get the ferry over to England and I'll tune yours too :nice: I keep LOTS of Hondata in-stock.

You wont believe how responsive Jimbobs car is now, sounds awesome too.

I VOTE FOR VIDEO!!! :bow: :bow: :bow:

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Will,

How much do you sell Hondata + Fitting + mapping? So i can keep in mind for future.

Thanks
 


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so basically by mapping a hondata ecu on his car and doin nothing else you achieved like 30 horse power.thats phenomenol.christ im actually thinkin bout getting on the boat!i need to get my car running properly then i must look into this.what i need just buy the ecu and then you map it that simple?and a ballpark price so i can budget for future
 


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Should be more like 230 @ FLY at least. Maybe a very healthy engine as well as very good tune :secret:

:nice:

Will,

How much do you sell Hondata + Fitting + mapping? So i can keep in mind for future.

Thanks

PM'd :nice:

so basically by mapping a hondata ecu on his car and doin nothing else you achieved like 30 horse power.thats phenomenol.christ im actually thinkin bout getting on the boat!i need to get my car running properly then i must look into this.what i need just buy the ecu and then you map it that simple?and a ballpark price so i can budget for future

Yes that is correct SIR. ...Get on the boat tomorow,, or better still get on the blower and I can book you in somtime! :nice: I'll PM you full details.
I also sorted a couple of issues at the same time and made note of things to check ;) All in THE service.

I supply the ecus, everything you need. PM sent :nice:
 

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