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B18b route

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by nealo, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. nealo

    nealo Senior Member

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    I've finally made up my mind for my 94 Civic Si. After contemplating on how difficult it would be to smog a jdm engine (b16 sir II) or a OBD2 engine (b16a2) in California, I've taken the easy way out and decided to search for a OBD1 USDM b18b to put into my Hatch. The engine will most likely be built with a slight chance of turbo in the distant future. Questions are; will i really feel and preform much different from the stock sohc vtec engine (d16z6) already in my car? If not should i just build and possibly turbo the d16? And whats the average price on having a b18b installed into a civic? :spin: Your help would greatly be appreciated.
     
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    darwins_vtech Senior Member

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    Unless you find a cheap turbo kit you will spend more turboing your D16 then you will by swaping a B18. When you by a turbo, you need a lot of new parts ,acces. and you will still need to get it tuned. The swap is a much easier route to go. GSR's aren't bad motors and you will have less of a chance of blowing something up like with a turbo. Swap is definetly the way to go.
     
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