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choosing an engine

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by badhabets23, Aug 23, 2003.

  1. badhabets23

    badhabets23 Junior Member

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    im considering to swap out my engine from a 94 eg hatch back si and was just wondering which engine would probably be the best choice if im considering to go turbo in the future between the b18c5 w/lsd, b18c1, or b16a, w/lsd?thanks for your help.
     
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    civic15.8 Senior Member

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    b18c1 in my opinion
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    well, that depends.... whats your plan for the turbo? all out? bolt on kit? and whats your budget looking like
     
  4. civic_loverh22

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    If you are planning on f/i then go with the b18c1 it comes with about 190 hp stock but is better for f/i, the b18c5 is about 195 base hp but not as good with f/i but what you need to worry about is the cost, these are running about 5000+ on average, because they are in such high demand.
     
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    :axe:
     
  6. civic15.8

    civic15.8 Senior Member

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    a b18c1 does not come with 190 hp out of the box 180 is more like it
     
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    I got my info secondhand, I stand corrected, thanks though!
     
  8. civic15.8

    civic15.8 Senior Member

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    no problem my bad if i sounded alittle up tight
     
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    yeah i re-checked for myself and I saw that is is around 178hp out of the box, man was I off :)
     
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    if money isnt really an issue, go fo the b18c5. you can run 8lbs safely w/o needing to lower the compression. this is all if you have the money. plus tuning for vtec will cost some extra too....tuning the car for vtec takes a little more than a butt dyno. what kinda budget you got? what kinda plans or goals you have for your car? :D
     
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