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b18 head choice

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by sparky, Mar 14, 2005.

  1. sparky

    sparky Junior Member

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    Alright guys. I'm tryin to figure out which head would be optimal for the engine building. Im currently building a turbo b18 engine... i am in the midst of buying a built dart block and I am wondering what head choice would be the best. I know my options are a b16 head, b18c1 head, and a b18c3. From what i have read the b8c3 has a better valvetrain as well as it being "tuned and ported to perfection". Any info would be appreciated. Would it be cheaper to just buy a 18c1 head and p&p and upgrade the valvetrain(obviously cams too). Thanks Jason :D
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    If you are dropping the cash on the Dart Block, get the Dart Head as well. It's ported better flows better and is based off a GSR Blank.

    Brian
     
  3. sparky

    sparky Junior Member

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    alright thanks
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    As far as valvetrain... if you arent going for crazy perf. #'s... stick to OE ITR shit. It's engineered to last... so use it.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    You are better off buying a b18c1 head (GSR). While the type-R does have a mild p&p its not designed well for high HP. The valve train + cams are better but aftermarket will take you a lot further than any OEM.
     
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    Which is why I suggest he tells us goals/budget.
     
  7. sparky

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    i apologize for not stating my goals. My target horsepower is 350-400. I want to build it right to be reliable. But yet why would i go overboard and spend more if i dont need to. Well I have the money to buy a dart head at this time also. I have a good 9k set aside for this engine. I dont wanna overdo myself but i want it to be as reliable as a turbo engine can be.. haha. thanks for your help guys, i really appreciate it.
     
  8. formby

    formby learning in progress

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    buy the dart head/block.....go to www.fullrace.com then to hondata.com....then to gearspeed.com and to hasport.com...and some gator axles......you're set with a bulletproof set up.....more than 350-400 possible 9k + though???? if i came across 10k thats what i would buy..

    here is a good example of 9k invested

    http://www.centralfloridaturbo.com/dynovideos.php

    the gsr
     
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    Dont forget no matter what you do as far as building the engine you have got to get it tuned. Not getting it tuned right away is asking for trouble.
     
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    sparky Junior Member

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    i meant 9k on the engine meaning that I the turbo setup was not included. I dont know if that black integra on that site was 9k with or without the turbo setup. Yeah and im definately putting it on a dyno and getting it tuned as soon as its finished being built.
     
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