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B16 With B18 Head

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by doofnoil, Apr 13, 2003.

  1. doofnoil

    doofnoil Senior Member

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    what do you guys think of this combination for a turbo setup?
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    why? Vtec would have made the other head a better choice, but i don't wee why it couldn't work.
     
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    It really isnt worth it, especially if you're going turbo.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    an LS head would be a complete waste of time.
    A GSR would work, but why?
    A type R head would also work, but the cost makes it not really worth it.
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    i think that it's just about the stupidest thing i've ever herd.
     
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    keep the b16 and get aftermarket valvetrain components.
     
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    so having a near pefect r/s ratio and a 10:1 compression isn't worth the 300 bucks it would cost to piece together this setup? Sorry for asking such a stupid question, I thought some actual numbers would be discussed...
     
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    You didn't really specify what you wanted to "discuss" other than dropping a B18 head on a B16 engine and boosting that- all anyone had to go on was assumptions and trying to figure out what you were actually asking. Try being more specific, and let us know exactly which B18 head you're talking about. There's more than one.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    What B18 head were you talking about?

    Why not just use the head you've got?
     
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    I don't have a b16 yet...but I know this guy that has a b16 shortblock with less than 20k on it, and he just did an lsvtec conversion so he has a head off of an ls b18 if that helps any. But he said I could by them both from him for 300 bucks. So Instead of getting a b16 swap which should come out to around 2000, I was thinking about buying this and getting an lsd tranny for about 600 bucks somewhere, one that I could rebuild, then mounts and misc. crap plus mounts should come out to around 1500 bucks. So I could use the extra 500 to start piecing together a turbo setup. That's my plans.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    So you mean LS head.

    That is really not worth it. You would have a bottom end that was built for 8200 RPM with a head that barely makes power at 7000 RPM. This engine would make far less power than a B16 swap. The B16 makes its power by breathing well at high RPM. The LS uses the longer stroke to compensate for the lower red line. So basically you would be taking the worst part of each engine and putting them together.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    well not really the worst part of each engine, but the weaknesses of the LS head would be very apparent on a tiny block.
     
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