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99Civic Si or 99 Civic with b18c1 swap and disc conversion

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by porsche911s4u, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. porsche911s4u

    porsche911s4u Junior Member

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    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 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
     
  2. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    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
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    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.
     
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    capone9399 Senior Member

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    Yeah your much better off buying a lower trim if your gunna build it up.Start with slow and make it all go.
     
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