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'94 Civic Hatch Ideas?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Dymond, Sep 19, 2008.

  1. Dymond

    Dymond New Member

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    Hey guys... I just bought my first Civic and I was wondering if any of you would mind giving me some input as to what I should do to it. It's running the stock non-vtech that originally came with the car and I wanted to swap in an upgrade. So it's a '94 Civic Hatch. My budget for the project is going to hover around $2000 give or take. It's going to be my every day driver, so I'd want something fuel efficient, but I want it to be fast as well. My brother suggested that i get a b16, but I wanted to get some more opinions. If i get a b16... what mods/accessories should i get for it... and how much do you think it would cost. Hope I get some good input. Thanks :p
     
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    If $2,000 is your total budget then you're barely going to be able to afford just the B16 swap, let alone any mods...
     
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    D16Z6 with bolt-ons. That's about all you can really put in there for that price to see a difference.
     
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    My budget for the engine is going to be $2000, but I'm going to invest more for parts. Sorry about not clearing that up to begin with. Thanks for the tips so far :)
     
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    LS w/ Boost.

    For 2 grand, you can get an LS and boost it. It will cost you additional money on top of that for the mounts, linkage, ECU+tuning, etc.
     
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    He's looking or dependability most likely since it'll be his DD. for 2k he would have a shitty turbo setup
     
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    ejclide Swapper for life!

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    for 2K you can get a B16 Swap, just shop around. You might spend a little extra on little parts here and there, but I've seen them for somewhat near that price range. Probably your best idea too in my opinion.
     
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    $1200-$1400 is more than enough for a decent turbo setup. You can pick up a B18 for $600-$800.

    A boosted car can be just as reliable as a N/A car. It's all in the tune.
     
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    deff. get a ls turbo. like george said. and ls's are cheap. even if something breaks on it or it blows. its cheaper then a gs-r or what not. ls's are more turbo friendly . and b16's are junk. cept for the type r.
     
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    B16's aren't junk. They have proven themselves to be exceptionally good motors. If they were garbage, there wouldn't be a market for them. It's the stupid shit people do to them that make them unreliable.
     
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    just saying you need to do alot to them to make em fast. like a stock ls vs. b16 , ls would win.
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    For get the DOHC nut heads haha! Go get a D15B, Turbo that and enjoy! :) Its a fun Engine, with alot of Power for a SOHC. It waxes the D16z6 and y8's Rear all day IMO and I love it! turbo'd at 9 LBS im getting about 33 MPG everyday so its play full... Jut my idea tho!
     
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    engine

    For my 94 hatch, I went with a very low mileage d16z6. I added an exedy stage 2 clutch, 7.5lb flywheel, airmass ceramic header mated with stainless all the way to the tuner can, Tenzo R cold air intake, and ARP headstuds (for future boost). Its economical on gas and catches a lot of people off guard... with a flywheel that weights half what the stock one does, it puts power to the ground fast!
     
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    exactly what i was goin to say, i have a d15b7 that im goin to swap a d16z6 head on it and make a "mini-me" swap, then boost, its cheaper than the rest and u still get some ok power..thats what i would do lol
     
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    Yeah, I just don't like the idea of boosting my DD. I'm thinking maybe a built n/a z6. A reasonably low mileage z6 would run like 400-600? Then spend some on building it. Objections/alternative ideas?
     
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    D-series

    I'm a fan of the z6 for sure. There are so many options out there for a powerful NA motor, but what I like about the z6 is that if something goes wrong on it, theres plenty of parts out there for them. Mine with 70 000kms (about 43000miles) came with a harness and p28 and only cost $300. I'm more than happy with its performance. There's always something better/more expensive/more powerful out there but the z6 gives you a thrill on a budget. We'd all like a k or j series or even a b16B, but those are all big money in comparison. **Also, getting a motor out of an automatic is something to shoot for because they tend to be in better shape internally IMO**
     
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    Why did we bring back a thread that was dead for 6 months?
     
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    do the z6 is a good engine and fast to be a sohc i have one in my civic and wow down here in mass you can find one for 150-300 cus everyone is going b series and set up right youll see good numbers if you change mind about boosting your DD
     
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