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B16A or B18C1 Into DA" ?

Discussion in 'Integra' started by GSlider, Mar 11, 2008.

Which Swap Should I Go With?

Poll closed Apr 10, 2008.
  1. B18C1 GSR

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  2. B16A XSi

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  1. GSlider

    GSlider Livin' Loud

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    B16A or B18C1 Into DA'? Poll!

    Hey guys, I have a 93' Integra LS. I want to swap the motor to either the B16 or the B18C. The factory LS motor has seen better days and I've done all I can to try and keep her running good. But the guy I got the car from didn't take care of it as well as he could've. It is my daily driver and it sees mostly freeway duty. I am going to add a Full-Race non-A/C turbo kit to the new motor. The B16 swap is roughly 1600.00 and the B18C is roughly 2400.00 from H-Motors.
    My question is would it be worth the extra 800.00 or so for the B18 vs the B16? Is the difference in displacement really going to matter awhole lot? I want 300-330whp on a good tune using Hondata.

    Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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  2. madvtec_2008

    madvtec_2008 VTEC YO!

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    the b18c will be the easiest to reach your hp goal...it comes factory with 200hp 134 tq and 11.1 c/r
     
  3. SLOWdelawareEG

    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    for 300whp, you'd have to build the b16 bottom end. the gsr motor, however can put down 300 to the wheels with a competent tuner. reguardless, whoever tunes it will get at least 275whp wit the gsr. the b16 is about maxed at 275.. and imo, id steer clear of full race. except for their manifolds, the rest of their shit is pretty much junk, and wildly overpriced, too. piece the kit together yourself and put the $1500-$2000 you save towards a nice eng management system to help you easier achieve your 300 wheel goal
     
  4. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Why not rebuild the LS and boost that?
     
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    VTEC Happy I guess :)
     
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    I think thats the first time I've ever read about Full Race being crap. I do agree their stuff is on the high side of $$$$$. Thanks for the input on the B16 bottom end. I definately will have to use the B18C1. t3/t4 .60trim?
     
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  7. SLOWdelawareEG

    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    also a VERY solid route. i like the way this man thinks
     
  8. GSlider

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    Personally it would be easier to swap the B18C vs building the B18A. Alot has to do with the time factor. I don't have time to pull the motor and wait for it to be built. I can swap the engine/hydro tranny conversion in a weekend. I've done it before and its not hard. I greatly appreciate everyone's input and feedback on the situation.
     
  9. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Then get the B18C and throw it in there. You'll be hard pressed to reliably make that much power on a stock B16, and you're not really wanting to build your current motor, so it looks like the B18C is your best option.

    One other thing to consider...look for a cheap LS to build on the side. That way you don't have downtime on your car.
     
  10. GSlider

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    Never thought about that. I may have to look at that route. After all, a built motor would be better to handle the boost anyway :D
     
  11. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Trust me, you'll notice boost before any VTEC engagement ;)
     
  12. monotech909

    monotech909 Got V-tec?

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    B18C is a good choice ;)
     
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