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D16, B18... turbo, NA?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by jdm99ek, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. jdm99ek

    jdm99ek New Member

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    I want to up the power output of my civic, its a 99EX w/ a d16y8 and i was debating wether or not to build and turbo it, find an ls motor and turbo it, or build an NA ls w/ gsr head. which one will get the most back for the buck, so to speak?
     
  2. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    prolly turbo a b18b. thats just my opinion tho
     
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    spiritofjosh know your role!

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    depends what you wanna do, if you boost you have to take more car of the car imo and boosting is also kinda expensive and i dont know how much you plan on spending. again this is just my opinion but id go with the ls vtec, you can get a head and block for pretty cheap if you look hard enough and still put out some decent power with internals. and then in the future if you want boost you can invest in it.
     
  4. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    most bang for the buck is to turbo it. you can get 80-100hp for under $1500.

    just depends on your goal, your budget, your driving habits, and your mechanic skills.
     
  5. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    The best choice is one that you can afford. If you really want bang for the buck, nitrous is the ticket.

    Building a car N/A is the expensive way to go slow. Boost an LS and call it a day.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    if you are set on a swap that is. if i were to build a honda again, on a budget, i would do that.

    now, if i was to build one today, i would sc an itr. but, i have money and know how to do the labor. you however, are just starting out. keep it simple.
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    I built and boosted my LS and i had TONS OF FUN!
     
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