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B20B ~VS~ B18B

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by AlphaCivic, Dec 26, 2003.

b20b or b18b

  1. b20b ( older crv )

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  2. b18b ( integra l

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  1. AlphaCivic

    AlphaCivic Member

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    I know neither of these engines are the best racing pick, but my story is this:
    I have a hatch. I love my hatch. My hatch is slow. I have a fiancee and a kid. I love my fiancee and kid. My fiancee does NOT love when i go fast (or try to in my dx) so therefore I'm not looking for a race car. I just want something with a little more streetable power... So getting to work and back isnt so damn boring. (i go up a big ass hill to go to work : anyone from san diego area familiar with the 52 west )

    So... A swap that would be very good running, very smooth, and have some more torque preferrably to putt me around is what i want.

    Main issues with swap is best availability, easiest swap, and most of all PRICE. I have too many bills as it is... i want to make this al low cost as possible. :D

    Thanks! And any comments would be greatly appreciated... ;)
     
  2. Sergey P.A.

    Sergey P.A. Senior Member

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    get a B20 with a b16a2 trany or a type R wit LSD, this thing will go fast....
     
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    why does everyone call the b20b an older motor? its from the usdm crx.. the b20z is the jdm version

    i vote b20b, more cubes.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    b20 get the Z if you can
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i vote for the B20 ... but the B18 will most likely cost a little less
     
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    i voted for the b20 also. good motor if it's built correctly!
     
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    I voted b20b as long as you resleeve that bitch! I love the ls for turbo but if youve got the money to resleeve it and drop in pistions/rods youll have a damn turbo beast!
     
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    if he is keeping the motor stock as in the longblock then the B20 will run forever just like most honda motors.

    I would go with the B20z since it has higher compression than the 20b.
     
  9. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Yup, get a B20Z. Cheap and torquey...
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    yup what he said ^^^ hehe
     
  11. pissedoffsol

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    ls.

    cheaper, no dealing with finding a tranny bullshit, there are 10000's of 96-98 base model tegs to score one from for plug an play operation... and the b20 isn't really much more powerful anyway...
     
  12. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :p

    B20 > B18 :D :D :D

    Either one will really suit you fine.
     
  13. AlphaCivic

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    Thanks for your opinions guys.... one more question to add...

    Anyone one know a good place to buy a usdm motor from here in socal (san diego area..)

    And does anyone know approximately the prices on both of these motors?
     
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    because CRV's only started coming out with B20z's in the 2000-2001 models.

    JDM = B20B
    USDM = B20B4, B20Z2, and the B20somethingsomething, out of the old preludes

    the B20z2 is a USDM motor only and was never offered in Japan. It also has a higher C/R than the B20b or B20b2.

    Go with a B20b or if you're willing to spend a couple hundred more get the B20z. my bro has a b20z swap and his car gets up pretty quick. with a good launch/track conditions I'd say he could hit a high 13 easy on street tires.
     
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    b20 with a gsr tranny, I am not a big fan of the ls tranny.
     
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