Let's cut right to the chase, you want to know what sort of power the 27WON Gin turbo can put out, right? In the graph above, you see a direct comparison of the Gin drop-in turbo in Ball Bearing variety "green line" laid over the graph of the same car with the stock OEM IHI turbocharger "dotted grey line".
Well, how about 140WHP and over 130 WTQ over stock! The biggest difference you'll notice is that fat power band after ~3,250RPM when the boost hits strong and puts you back into your seat. Our best run of the day netted almost 330WHP and 324WTQ. Adding a tuner, bolt-ons, a custom tune, and ethanol brings a nice boost in power by themselves but Gin takes it to a whole new level. We didn't sacrifice too much spool down low by optimizing the compressor and turbine wheels and you can read more about how in our wheel selection section.
This data was collected on our 11th Gen Civic Si running a full suite of bolt-on modifications, some of which you can find here along with a E30 blend of ethanol. Once we add in our upcoming 27WON Turbo Inlet Pipe, we're confident we can extract even more power. We were so impressed after testing this turbo, we wanted to go run down some Type Rs on the streets of Vegas.Right click on graph to open in new tab for larger image. For even more detailed power figure comparisons, see the "Read the Blogs" section below.
Not only are we giving you the option of bundling in a tuning platform (saving $100 in the process), but we’re also giving you plenty of options when it comes to actually tuning for your brand-new Gin turbo. 27WON has partnered with Innovative MotorWorks to bring you the most reliable and tested KTuner maps for your Civic and Integra equipped with the Gin Turbo. Whether you’re running regular 91/93 pump gas or want something spicier utilizing Ethanol, we’ve got you sorted with either off-the-shelf “Basemap” files or your own full blown “Custom” tune options. We want you to get the most from Gin, so if you bundle a custom tune, you get $100 off Gin at checkout!
Gin is Japanese for Silver and is the name given to the latest versions of our drop-in turbochargers for the 1.5T engine found in your 2022+ Civic or Integra.
Every Gin turbo takes years of 27WON experience crafting upgraded turbos for the Civic platform and brings it all together through the careful use of upgraded materials, beefier internals, and latest technologies proven time and time again to deliver blazing performance on the street and on the track.
You could say we're partial to Ball Bearing (BB) CHRAs (center housing and rotating assembly). Now, there is a place in our catalogue for a standard journal-bearing (JB) upgraded performance turbo so we’re giving you the choice of choosing the right version based on your goals. In fact, your OEM IHI Honda turbo uses a Journal Bearing style turbo and it is a good cost-effective option to make more power.
So, here are the facts you need to know so you can make the right choice between Journal or Ball Bearing turbos. Do you have a budget goal in mind or are you after max power? The Journal Bearing Gin retails for a few hundred dollars less than its Ball Bearing (BB) counterpart. On the other hand, if cost is less of a consideration, the Ball Bearing option with the Gin is optimized for just a bit more power potential thanks to its compressor wheel configuration. So, expect peak power sooner and a 5-10WHP more of it at full blast.
Ok, what else? Let’s talk about what sort of driving you do. If you usually drive your car hard on the street or race it often then a BB turbo is the way to go. It will spool quicker thanks to less drag inside the Ball Bearing system. Also, a BB unit is able to take more sudden and abrupt loads better than its JB counterpart so response to throttle input is faster. When you are cruising in 6th then drop to 3rd to pull on that domestic or import trying to flex on you, the Ball Bearing turbo can take all you throw at it and then ask for more. If you’re not about that life and simply like to do some pulls here or there or prefer roll racing (in Mexico) then the Journal Bearing option may be just fine for you.
Below is a side-by-side comparison of the 27WON Gin turbocharger and the OEM Honda/Acura IHI unit found in your 1.5T Sedan or Hatch. Check out the breakdown of these measurements all meant to increase the potential power and responsiveness of this turbo.
These wheel sizes offer a great improvement in mid-range and top-end horsepower and torque without being too large and losing a lot of the responsiveness that the OEM turbo has. This turbo will be at home both on the street and excel in track, auto-x and even during the totally legal highway pulls you do from time to time.
100% brand new unit. No core exchange, no rebuilds, no downtime or waiting for machine work. The 27WON turbocharger utilizes high quality materials made from scratch for a unit that gives you that "new car smell."
On top of that, you'll get all the gaskets and fittings you need for a clean fresh install without having to run to the hardware store mid-wrenching. When we say it's truly "drop-in", we mean it!