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Build Engine Or Swap?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 98 4dr civic, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. 98 4dr civic

    98 4dr civic Junior Member

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    I am generally not pleased with my d16y7. I have a short ram intake, headers, exhaust, no cat or resonator. I understand its a weak ass engine but I dont know whether to swap it with like a DOHC ZC because that all I can afford right now or build the d-series. If you say build then give some info on where to start and what to do. I am basically looking for any and all opinons on this right now. Thanks.
     
  2. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

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    it seems your car is a 98, so legally you can only swap a 98+ motor in there, i dont think you could really get a ZC to work in that car anyways.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    save up and drop an LS or B16 in there
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    or if you are dying for a few more horses, get a d16y8 head on your motor.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    That works- plus you save money on not buying a new header and transmission with a B block swap.
     
  6. 98 4dr civic

    98 4dr civic Junior Member

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    I thought about going the y8 head route. Probably would hold me over for a few months. I just started doing some research about my engine and what I can and cant do. Ive read of people pulling some good power out of their sohc engines. Whatever I end up going with I want it to be affordable, reliable, and be fast as well. People swear by the b series but what is a d series capable of and can great performance be achieved from them?
     
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