Of course I would love to throw in a jdm b16 but I just dropped about 5k for the car and I don't have all that much left for tuning currently. I have around $1K for the engine which I am fairly confident I can swap with some help from my friends in exchange for beer. I am wanting this to basically be a fun daily driver so mild tuning on the cheap is the order of the day. I sat down and checked out the various articles and the engine list and the two engines that seemed like they would be a good swap were: D17A2, D16Y8 or possibly the mini me hybrid engine. I kinda liked the D17A2 motor because it had slightly more horsepower and more torque the the D16Y8 but when I looked for aftermarket cams and valves I couldn't find anything for it, while I could find em for the D16. Iv done a little looking around and I think I can come by the engines for around $650 (does that sound about right?) though Im not sure if the ecu is included in that. According to your engine swap guide the D16 engine is a bolt in swap with direct hookup to my tranny. I think there is a guide to the vtech wiring so that shouldn't be too much trouble... So basically Im just askin if any of you guys have any advice on what the best option would be. I will be tuning other parts of the car as well but I figured the motor would be the best place to start for a flat out horsepower increase. I may pull the head and have it worked on but thats too pricy right now. A list of other things I would like to do as well: integra brake conversion short throw shifter momo steering wheel and remove both airbags bigger throttlebody and port manifold coil over suspension new master cylinder to shorten clutch travel exhaust systom preferably NOT a coffee can cat like you see on all the ricers here in MN ?will putting this engine in prevent me from being able to get an intake??? if not I can live without it light fly wheel and maybe a carbon fiber hood and rear hatch if the weight savings r big enough to seem worth it and they turn out to be sturdy(IE not crappy or a pain in the ass to install) all of which will be done later and probably with credit "sigh" If you have any other mods that would fit well with a daily driver to make it a better IE more phun car feel free to recomend them as well. Thanx in advance to all who reply!