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civic dx....swap or sell?!?!

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cIvIc[619]rcer, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. cIvIc[619]rcer

    cIvIc[619]rcer Junior Member

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    Im 16, and have a 96 civic dx, and i was interested in a swap because i've already done a few things to the interior and exterior to the car, and don't exactly feel like selling and then looking for a new car :blink: . Although, which would be a smarter choice in the long run.. Selling the car, or just swapping in a b16...which engines would i be able to choose from.. and which work best. Would it be stupid to go through all of the trouble of swapping in a new engine :huh: ?? Please lmk, thanks. :D
     
  2. simplyfast

    simplyfast Senior Member

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    call a junkyard and ask for these parts.

    hx or hf exhast manifold
    turbo from an eclipse
    blow off valve from same car
    the biggest intercooler you can find
     
  3. SolLess16

    SolLess16 Senior Member

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    definatly look into turboing your motor but if you want a bigger engine look into a ls or ls/vtec , alot cheaper than a B16
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    he's 16 and its not cheaper than a B16 complete swap if done correctly. If done correctly it could adn most likely will cost a lil more than 2K for parts and labor. Dont speak unless you know what hte fuck you are talking about. Remeber if LSVTEC is done correctly including forged bottom end and mild head work.
     
  5. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    So im 16 swapped in the ls, gonna turbo it, and also gonna build an lsvtec. But i do agree, Ls swap or just turbo the DX
     
  6. scottp11

    scottp11 The Seniorest Member....

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    He didn't say he wanted to drag the car, roadrace, all motor, turbo... etc.
    And most importantly, his budget...

    You can put almost any honda motor into your car, of course with the right amount of money.

    If you just want something with a little more power and still be reliable, I'd go with a B16, LS, or even a GSR motor. Then go from there. All them motors are great starting points.

    Good Luck!! :D
     
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