Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by 1992civichatch, Sep 9, 2007.
i have a 1990 civic hatch STD
so what engine should i swap with not that much money
I MAKE 270 a week and have 300 and nothing 2 spend it on so yea
Well, how much are you looking to spend on a motor? For $300 you're not going to be able to get much of anything that's a significant improvement over what you have now.
i was either going 2 save up for a b16 or buy a ls motor and shoot for ls/vtec
for cheap, your gonna wanna stay with a d series.
bolts right in with no aftermarket mounts or linkages.
you can get a d16a6 for reasonable prices.
or you can go with a d16z6. etc.
cheaper than a b.
You'e going to need at least a grand for a B16 or LS, possibly more. Also, you can't use your D-series transmission with a B-series motor, so you'd have to get a transmission too. You'd also need an appropriate ECU. For a B-series swap you're probably looking at $2,000, at the least.
I'd say look towards a D16Z6 (92-95 Civic EX/Si motor). They make 130 horse, you can get one for under a grand, and it will bolt up to the transmission that's already in your car. If you can afford the transmission then I'd get that too...the gear ratios will be better suited to the motor than the ones in your STD tranny.
You'll actually need a 88-91 SI trans. Do not use the 92-95 D16Z6 trans. It's hydrolic and will feel like crap if you do the Hasport conversion.
Thats what I would do. D16Z6 with SI trans. keep it stock and Turbo it later on when you want more power.
ight thankz for all the help but do yall kno any good places 2 get it from
locally if possible.
I bought mine with an SI transmission for $400.
Otherwise, check the For sale threads here on Hondaswap or on Honda-Tech.
d16 are good to gain experience in buildup with a a6 block and a y8 head and si transmission expecting for n/a 140hp stock internals if willing to build up expect close compression ratio to jdm b16a obd0 they rate 160hp and torque 111 lb
and the d series will easily have an advantage of torque but high end power need boost hope this helps
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