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civic swap...need advice

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by JoshCivicEk, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. JoshCivicEk

    JoshCivicEk Josh

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    ok...so I drive a 99 civic ex coupe

    i've been wanting to put a swap in it for a while now...and i've decided im going to take out a loan to get it and in the process ill get some good credit.

    The only problem is I need help on deciding what I should put in it.

    i've been wanting to put in a h22a in because it's kinda cheep for 200hp...and it can beat most people who have b16 swap's...i just lose power steering and a/c

    iv also heard that h22a's dont do so great w/ turbo's because of thier compression...and that i should go for a gsr

    what are some opinions i could get? I'm probably going to take out a $3000 loan.
     
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    badasscrx New Member

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    get $3500 and get a gsr then you can keep the a/c and p/s
     
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    JoshCivicEk Josh

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    yea thats what i was kinda thinkin...

    Bseries goes in alot more easier then Hseries

    and a boosted GSR sounds pretty nice =]

    freinds gotta 60trim turbo layin around...that could be put to use haha

    where can i find a motor worth buyin for a good price? i know of Specializing in JDM-USDM Engines & Parts...hmotorsonline.com
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    pretty much everyone here will recommend hmotors... there are cheaper sources, but none have the great rep hmotors has.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i would get the gsr also with lsd and mount upgrade from Hmotors
     
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    JoshCivicEk Josh

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    ahhhh...thats like 4000 >_>

    should i go GSR or type R

    o well...ill talk it over w/ the people whos gonna give me the loan...and see how much the monthly payments are gonna be
     
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    The TypeR is cool but mainly if your going all motor (also has the LSD). It's compression is pretty high and not really ment for safely boosting....but a properly tuned all motor TypeR should compete with a turbo'd GSR. The TypeR i'm swapping in when running used to take my 8.5psi turbo'd b16a2...

    Basically in my opinion if you want boost no doubt go GSR, if you want n/a go TypeR.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    ITR motors are a bad buy imho. You pay alot just for the bling/rare factor. A gsr motor can be had for half the price and they are close in power output.
     
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    JoshCivicEk Josh

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    i just looked on hmotors and it says the compression on the GSR is the same as the H22A....and i hear H22A's have high compression....am i missing sumthin?? lol...imma noob at cars btw
     
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    h22's have thin, composite cylinder sleeves, which are alot weaker than the sleeve on the gsr. You can boost an h22, just not as much as a gsr.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    ok....
    reading over your posts it seems like you just need to buy the obd2b ls engine and boost that... it will be much cheaper and a head swap can be done at home. fuck the bull shit if you just want a 220-300 hp DD an ls is the best choice money wise.
     
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    What octane fuel should a guy run if he builds a stock ls block with a vtec head (say b16 head)? Can you run 87 octane regular unleaded? Does the b16 head increase the compression ratioof the ls?
     
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    go b16 + turbo, youl own all
     
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    oh yeah. i duno about hmots.. i kno that their motors are probably good ( i never tested the sompression on mine...... well my mechanics didnt want to. but while i was over there.. pretty shitty service.. they acted all really like shady n shit.. and liek they didnt wanna answer any questions.. almost as if all of these motors were stolen lol
     
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    lol Hmotors* and Compression* hahah
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    yeah I bought my motor from hmotors... it arrived in great shape and has been awesome since i got it. I never got a reciept when I bought it tho.... I called them about it and I still never saw it.
     
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