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buy or rebuild? ideas help wanted

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by reaperman63, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. reaperman63

    reaperman63 New Member

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    ok i have an ls vtec swapped 94 del sol and the engine is on its last leg and i have a turbo kit for the engine that i havent put on yet and i want to know what you guys think i should do... spend the time and money to rebuild the engine or order one? i can get a Fully Blueprinted b18a/b Short Block, Forged 2618 Pistons from Wiseco, Billet Manley H Beam Rods, Honda Crankshaft, ARP Main Studs with stock sleeves, bore of 81.5, stroke of 89, 1.9liters with a CR of 9.0:1 for 2,250.00.... could i rebuild the engine with better aftermarket parts and be cheaper then that? ive never really played with a honda engine before but i have rebuild chevy and dodge v8 engines so i think i would beable to do the work myself but if it would cost me the same to rebuild it i might as well save myself the time and just buy the built block....
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    What are your power goals for your car? $2.25k seems reasonable for that setup fully assembled. You will be able to do it cheaper by assembling yourself and opting for less premium parts.
     
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    im not sure about my power goal.... 250-300 would be nice... i just want something thats going to be fast when i want to play but i can still drive it around all day... and i dont like the idea of going with the less premium parts... you know if im going to take the time to rebuild it i want it to last and be fast. But before i go and rebuild it im looking at getting an intake manifold and bigger throttle body any ideas on a good one?
     
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    mntlkase Local neighborhood prick!

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    Build it yourself. It'll save you money. And you can save even more by going with a oem LS piston. They're not forged but have been proven to stand up to 300hp countless times. Plus they're low enough compression that you can run a decent amount off boost safely.
     
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