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This is a discussion on 99Civic Si or 99 Civic with b18c1 swap and disc conversion in the HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC forum
hey guys, I am in the process of replacing my daily driver sunfire with a civic. I am looking into my options and i am stuck between the 99 civic si and civic ex with b18c1 swap and rear disc brake conversion. My plans are ...
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|03-07-2006, 10:08 AM||#1|
I am in the process of replacing my daily driver sunfire with a civic. I am looking into my options and i am stuck between the 99 civic si and civic ex with b18c1 swap and rear disc brake conversion. My plans are to eventually build the engine and turbo it. I am eventually looking for around 300 horsepower. Would I be better off buying a 99 civic si? or a cheaper Ex and just do the swap? Is 300 hp a more difficultly attainted number on a b16a2 comapred to a b18c1? all help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jason
|03-07-2006, 11:22 AM||#2|
Both engines are very similar, would be easier to build a B18 to 300 horsepower since the displacement is greater, but it will only take slightly less, weigh your options? cost and ease of doing the swap. it will cost $3-4k to put a GSr engine in a car even if you have everything you need to do the swap. It is up to you.
IMHO; having a swapped car is cooler than buying an SI, but if you find it is going to cost more to put that engine in then just get the SI
|03-07-2006, 02:55 PM||#3|
Check out the cost difference from buying a Civic LX vs buying a Civic Si.
I'll bet the price difference between the two would allow you to buy a swap for the LX... and it'll be cheaper on insurance as well.