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D16 Vs. anything else.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Honda20000, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. Honda20000

    Honda20000 New Member

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    I've got a 2000 civic DX hatchback Special edition with the stock D16 in it. I bought this new 9 years ago as a commuter and want to start a build up on it. My question is, is it worth it to modify the D16 in it? Or should I build up another engine like a B16c or h22a? Money would not be a factor as I have a 2008 civic coupe and this would be a ground up build.
     
  2. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    If you are open to a reasonable budget with a modest amount of work, I would say B16 swap. If you want to spend a little more and do lots of fabrication and have a bunch of work on your plate, I'd do a K swap. Ultimately, it depends on what you want to spend, how much time you want to do it in, and what you will use the car for.
     
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    Definitely depends on your goals. There's quite a few D's that are putting down more power than stock B16s at less the total cost; but the B16 has more potential.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    What he said.
     
  5. 95b16coupe

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    it really depends on your power goals and what kind of driving you are going to do with it. if you want 200hp, i would say just turbo the D. if you want upwards of 400hp on a full build, i would suggest an ls or gsr swap.

    if you have unlimited funds (read: $10k+) i would build a k-series.
     
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    What were the K series in?
     
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    when i hear that, my first suggestion is to buy something other than a honda. don't get me wrong, I love hondas. But if I had unlimited funds, there are hundreds of cars i would rather have. and most require little to no modification on my part.
     
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    please dont go with the d series, weather its single cam or not, their really not worth building for the little performance that ull get outa it especially for not having a rex or older hatch.....personally go with another motor, if ur in a money chrises go with a b20 or h22
     
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    and d@mn if money isnt a factor k20 man
     
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    yeah, you should definitely get a dual cam d-series if you can.
     
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    Well when i say money is unlimited I don't mean millions or hundreds of thousands, I mean I have money do build it the way I want. It won't be a quick engine build and drive away type of deal. I want something I can build from scratch, something to take pride in and spent time doing it. Anyone can spend $40,000 (theirs or the banks) on a car they want. I want to spend it on a car that I can build myself. Sarcasm is the easiest responce to any question and can be found anywhere. I would just like to learn more about honda tuning.

    I have a stock D16Y7. I'm not looking to win any races but 200 HP is good enough to hold its own. Is there anyway to make this a VTEC engine or what can I do to this engine to achieve roughly 200HP?
     
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    do you want to be all motor or do you want a turbo?
     
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    are you referring to my post?
     
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    d15b7 block wuth d16z6 head

    I have a quick question, I've recently been doin some research on mini me swaps b/c im interested in doin one my self. I have a d15 b7 block with b7 head but i could get a d16z6 head from my cousin so i was wondering what would be the best build for boost? I was hoping of hittin 200 whp or more if thats possible soooo what would be the best setup?
     
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    start a new thread.
     
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    How reliable is a D16 with a turbo? Would it be more reliable to have an H22A n/a?
     
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    if it's tuned, it will be just as reliable as an n/a with mods.

    any car that is not 100% factory, will not have factory reliability. it's just how it is.
     
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    d16a1?
     
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