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b18a1 rebuild / swap help

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Jimboslicetv, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Jimboslicetv

    Jimboslicetv New Member

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    I just bought a b18a1 engine i plan on swapping in to my ek and eventually boosting down the line. this will be my first swap and build so i was wondering what all should i replace/buy for the engine to get the most power out of it, as well as it being strong enough to run boost? around 500-1300$ budget basically low budget but long lasting engine build if that makes since.
     
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    weak spot on the b18a/b are the rods. A good set of those will run you 350 -500 ish alone + getting them in is a bit of work. Does that budget include the build or just the turbo aspect?
     
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    you can do a budget build b18a1/b1 turbo setup with 8-10lbs and a tune and make easy 225-250whp , small intercooler 2' piping with a garrett t20/25 turbo would not only be super efficient with little to no lag but reliable and you can use the stock bottom end, and its a good base setup you could expand from later if wanted, far as things to replace on the engine assuming you bought a healthy engine id just change all the old gaskets you could and do a timing belt/water pump and adjust the valves while the engine is out and makes things much easier , btw 225whp will be balls fast in your ek would need suspension and wheel/tire to match
     
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    build first turbo will come much later down the line
     
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    In that case, you're in pretty good shape. like I said, 350 ish should get you some decent rods. while you're in there, a set of forged pistons might be a good idea too. I'd put the rest of they money into other supporting parts, like better brakes, suspension etc to handle the power to come with the turbo
     
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    Pistons, rods, ARP rod bolts and head studs at minimum if you're going to do it. You can always go back and add the head studs later I suppose, but why not do it now while it is all apart? Then you can drive it all motor, break it in, and be more than ready for your turbo setup.
     
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