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B18C5 Vs, B16B

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Trojanswhat, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Trojanswhat

    Trojanswhat New Member

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    I'm sure you guys have all been asked this question before, But im looking to drop one of these two engines in my 98 civic si. I know all the specs about the two engines but I'm looking for opinions. any info/ thoughts would be greatly appreciated. thanks
     
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    If youre not from canada I'm not answering this.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    the c5 will be a little more torquey with a little extra horsepower over the b16b.
     
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    both are a waste of money. they cost wayyy too much for what you get. i would rather have an ls turbo or a b16 turbo than a fancy 'r' series motor.
     
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    Well, that would be your opinion. Some people want a simple drop in motor that performs. Others race in events where you can only have OE parts, etc. It's all personal preference. Hell, I'd take a NA Bisi-built F22A over a turbo LS or B16.
     
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    well, so would i, but he did ask for opinions. my opinion is that they are way overpriced for what you get.

    in the long run, i doubt he buys either one of them. they are rare, expensive and highly susceptible to theft. our opinion is worth nothing without knowing the usage of the engine. even, it's still just an opinion.
     
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    Yes I'm from canada, and yes I understand that my si is really just an ex engine.
     
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    If you want to just swap a motor in and be done with it get the C5, if you want the "bling factor" get the B16B, if you plan to build up the motor for a turbo or something down the line I'd say stay away from both due to the high compression and the fact that you might end up replacing parts that you already paid extra for.
     
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    whats up man, I'm new at this Hondaswap website thing... I was just wondering if you could help me out. Alright I have a 99 honda civic si, I have had it for a while now but its still in perfect conditioin the only major thing I have done with it was a b18c5 swap... I love the swap but I want more..I dont want anything drag crazy just something quick..I want it to be a daily driver but still smoke mutha fuckers u know lol...so i was thinking on getting a K20..is it worth it or should i just build my b18c5.. i have had people tell me to build my b18 that it would be a lot quicker..what do you think
     
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    Stop thread jacking and read up on the forums. No silver spoon feeders here.
     
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