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90 Teg And B16

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by 2fastaccord, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. 2fastaccord

    2fastaccord Senior Member

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    A friend of mine is getting a 91 Integra and wants to either build it for boost or swap in a b16. My question for you is....... Is the sacrafice of low end torque provided by the b18 worth the extra horses put out by the b16? I know it is extremely easy to build HP but torque is harder to come by. What do you guys think?

    Peace*
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    keep the b18, boost it and it'll be way faster than a b16 swap
     
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    Word! That's what I told him too!

    Peace*
     
  4. boost the b16 and it will eat the b18
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    and cost 3 times the money to do so.

    b18 > b16 in a heavier car
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Not in a teg.
     
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    I was under the impression more torque with a lighter car was an advantage? Sure, you are vastly more prone to wheelspin but if you keep it down - accel will be sensational.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Torque is nescessary to get any car going,just in a light civic chassis it isn't as nescessary,as say in a heavier teg chassis.
     
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    Damn whats your secret? let us in
     
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    Rebuild the motor with low compression pistons, build up the bottom end, and boost the hell outta it and it will be able to beat a b16, no problem. Plus, you won't have to spend as much as well. good luck.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    :wtf: Building and boosting not cost as much as what???
     
  12. say what? you got to build and boost to beat a b16? lol and thats not spending as much?
     
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    k, i got a 91 integra with a b16 and i feel that this was the way to go. the b16 cost me 600 bucks from jdmhondaparts.com, and basically that was free because i sold my stock LS motor for 400 bucks, so i paid 200 dollars for a vtec motor. now the thing is, the integra is the same weight as a 99 civic SI, and my friend got a boosted SI and that shit pulls hard. its all a matter of what you want. theres a lot more possibilities with the b16, so thats why i went with that. sure, there is NO torque, but once you boost it, the torque will be very comparable to a boosted LS.
     
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