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1990 civic motor swap

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by 90civichb, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. 90civichb

    90civichb New Member

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    okay i have a 1990 Honda Civic DX Hatchback and i wanna run a turbo in her what motor would be a good motor to drop in there in the near future. i will be building it from scratch and i will want to run a Turbo in it i would like to know what is a good motor to start on and that will drop right on after i'm done
     
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    lilsicsol i lOve my Ef sedaN..

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    d15b....
    unless $$ aint a problem..
    go dohc vtec..
     
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    yeah theres a D15B something in there right now and no money ain't a problem for me so any suggestions for a dohc V-TEC
     
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    lilsicsol i lOve my Ef sedaN..

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    drop a gsr in there and run 8-10 psi on a gt28r. should be in the 300-350whp range.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    A B16 or a GS-R are your main choices. Either one will work fine...
     
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    i think i found what i wanna out into the car. a JDM ZC 1.6L DOHC
     
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    How much power are you looking to make?
     
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    i'm looking for anything in the 225-300 wiith turbo:)
     
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    well a boosted ls or dohc zc would certainly do that for ya
     
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    agreed, but a 300 hp zc is going to need alot of internal upgrades to hold up. I don't know how much you can run through a stock LS bottom end.
     
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    oh dude i wasn't going to leave it stock and boost it not at all... i'm actually going to rebuild it or get someone else to do it for me i know a few people but i have one question instead of a ZC which doesn't have many parts carriers would it be better to drop in a B-series, and if i do the B-series swap what should i go with and what will i have to do in order to succeed at that?:confused:
     
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    Langley eh? I'm out in Chilliwack :)

    Personally I'd recommend a B18A1 or B18B1 with a small turbo pushing a small amount of boost.

    Good luck
     
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    nice. yeah but does it just bolt in with out doing axle swaps and tranny swap?
     
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    no, B-series engine swap would require B-series transmission, new mounts, modified shift linkage and new axles
     
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    shitty i think i will do with the JDM ZC 1.6L DOHC
     
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    www.jgenginedynamics.com Check these guys out. They have built 650 HP d series engine on there stage 3 turbo blocks. I have been talking with them for a while about options for building zc motors. They know a good amount about what it really takes to really juice these engines.
     
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    damn! they had some nice stuff there
     
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    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    its VTEC no hyphen....do you know much about hondas or just gonna pay someone to do it all...and a dx is a d15b2
     
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    I thought you said you wanted a dual-cam VTEC engine?
     
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