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b16 vs b18

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by delsol88, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    as the message says im would like to swap my d16z6 in my 95 delsol to a b series. the main reason is the redline difference. i know it isn't much but around here 800 rpm would help me out alot. ne ways i need so opinions. im sure its been posted but i can't seem to type the right words to get a good search. what would be better. i have a budget of 3500 give or take a $100. so what is everyones opinion. put down the 3000 for the b18c1 or put down 2000 on a b16 and put the rest of the money into it???
     
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    Hasid Lafre Master of the obvious

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    If you can get one motor cheaper than the other do it then put some money twards what you would need to finish it off.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    get the b18c1 it's better.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    but also less reliable
     
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    ok the other night my buddy let me drive his 95 gsr integra to help me determine if i wanted the b18c or b16 i drove a b16 a couple months back, i like the b18 more, it just feels like it gets up and goes in every gear, now, would my del sol be a little bit quicker than his gsr, basically, is the del sol lighter than the gsr???
     
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    stock vs stock the b18c will be better it has more torque
     
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    LS/vtec or crvtec built properly if you have any kind of mechanical ability would be the winner.
     
  9. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    A motor is only as reliable as its builder.

    And a Del Sol with a B18c would be much quicker than a stock GSR. I read an article that a Del Sol with Type R(B18c with minor work) can walk certain models of corvettes.

    The way I see it, a B16 came in a Del Sol stock at one point. Why swap to a B16 and have it still considered stock?

    My vote is for B18c if you dont want to build a B20VTEC or an LSV.
     
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    ive decided to go with the b18c1, and if i wanted to i could always slap a b16 head on it couldn't i?? that would basically make it a type r minus the port and poish on the head
     
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    93civicracer Oh, I do a little here and there.

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    Get the b16a and use the remaining $1,000 to piece together a homemade turbo kit :D!

    That's your fastest option.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    a well pieced together homemade turbo kit would cost more than $1000
     
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    srry i didn't mention it earlier, but i don't want to go turbo on the car. altho u r right ive heard a b16 is more potent in top end power, turbo just isn't my thing in this car, ive got a side project 240sx that im puttin an sr20det into it, that is gonna be my first turbo car and ill see how i like the turbo then.
     
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    go with a GSR.. you'll be happier in the long run.. if you get the b16 it'll leave you wanting more.. trust me, i know.. haha
     
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    Hatchyspeed B20/TypeR Head

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    I say GSR i have one on engine stand im building for boost just after i built my B20/TypeR head but like it said its all on the builder...
     
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    ok im not new to motors but this would be my first swap, i know i would need a motor mount kit, but would the motor here B18C1 (GSR)B18c1 come with everything i need, or would i need more, and please, if u think im looking in the wrong place or there is a better website with better service and prices let me know, thanks much
     
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    so what was different from the site i was looking at?? i see that it didn't come with the axles, is that it or was there more?? or should i do something along the lines of ebay?
     
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    so what was different from the site i was looking at?? i see that it didn't come with the axles, is that it or was there more?? or should i do something along the lines of ebay?
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    HmotorsOnline sells great stuff and has great customer service to back it up.
     
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