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b16 header vs b18 header

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by civiclxb16, Jan 9, 2005.

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  1. civiclxb16

    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    ok i have been looking up headers for the past week and i have noticed there are more choices for the b18 then there is for the b16 now i know the b18 is taller then the b16 so i wanted to know is there a major difference with the actual hook up of the exhaust? meaning am i going to have to make special bends or move my cat around so on so forth if i get an integra header. or is it just going to be closer to the ground then the b16 header. the reson why i am asking is because in the next year or so i am building a b18 block to put my b16 head on and i don't want to buy another header later on in the game. so should i just get the b18 header and call it a day? or is it going to be more work getting a b18 header now?

    also is there a big difference with the usdm header and the jdm itr header?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    get any b series header they all mix and match ( i bould recomend a b18 header)....i used a stock b16 Exh manifold on my lsv for a while then i bought a cheap Egay b18 header until i finish my turbo kit..... the size of the tubing is smaller on a usdm header.....
     
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    civiclxb16 Senior Member

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    thanks man that is exactly what i needed to know i guess for the time being i am going to go with an ebay one because i am also parting together a turbo kit do you still have that header?
     
  4. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    The B18C header is taller than the B16A header. The B16A header will work on a B18A/B and a B20B/Z block, but most will hit the oil pan on the bottom of a B18C or a B16B because of the deeper pan (has to clear the girdle). To be safe, the taller B18C headers will work fine with all B series blocks. The hookup to the exhaust is the same- you won't have to modify to change between the two types of headers.
     
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    just to reiterate: a friend of mine and some of us had to use some serious elbow grease and ingenuity to get his b16 header on his b18 swap... just some additional thoughts

    dosterschill
     
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    IanB MB4 X2

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    Awesome post! I'd heard that the B18C was different, but nobody had ever said why, thanks.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I'm glad your excited man, but next time check the dates on stuff before you post. This thread is over three years old...
     
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    IanB MB4 X2

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    Good eye, lol. All the same, I find that many of the things like that, it's easy to find the what, but much harder to track down the why.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :thumbsup:
     
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