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Boosted Y8 or B16A2 si?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by brett245, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. brett245

    brett245 New Member

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    Oct 20, 2008
    One of my buddies has a 99 SI with low miles and is pretty much a cream puff in perfect shape...it was owned by an older doctor who just drove it to work and babied it, my friend bought it and installed an AEM cold air and a short throw shifter. hes looking to sell soon, would it be a better idea to sell my 97 ex with intake, header and exhaust and buy his car or boost mine with a jackson racing supercharger :D?
  2. BlackFrog

    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    Sep 29, 2003
    North Freakin' Idaho
    personally, i would rather have a stressed out, stock, hi performance engine like a b16 that loves revs and was built to withstand it, than a stressed out boosted engine that is making very similar numbers performance whise, but was not built to withstand it.

    Sidenote, i know a guy who has blown 4, yes 4 Y8's in his turbo coupe. the last 2 times with stronger internals. My B16 has 122K without even a puff of oil smoke. There is something to be said for factory reliability.
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