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D16Z6 build????

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by solman93si, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. solman93si

    solman93si New Member

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    Hello everybody. I'm new to the Honda tuning scene. I worked in a Honda dealership for 6 years, but never have dealt with performance mods. I have a 93 DelSol SI with a D16Z6. I know that a lot of people say to swap a B series engine into it, but I would like to know what the possibilities of building 200hp NA with the D16Z6. I don't want anything too crazy, but I would like to build an all around performance car, but want it to be fun to drive. I have found 10.5:1 pistons, cam, valvetrain components, ITB setup and header. Anybody who can give me advice or tell me whether I am on the right track or if I am wasting my time with the D? Anything would be helpful and appreciated.
     
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    yeah it's possible. but of course the easiest way to make big numbers is going with a turbo or super charger. it wouldn't even be that much to do it..well if you build you own turbo kit
     
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    200 at the crank or at the wheels? As stated, it'll be easier to get it through forced induction (and cheaper too most liekly) than to get it NA.
     
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    It depends on what you mean by wasting your time, as in money spent to get the single to 200whp (i'm guessing you mean to the wheels) vs swaping to the b and going 200whp both N/A. I see you said you didn't want to do anything to crazy, but it is going to take a nice little investment to hit that number with a single N/A, and a lot of people might tell you to just go with the B.
    If you stay the course however, you should end up with a reliable and pretty quick single, and you can check off that fun to drive part too, but for a price...
    With the B, you'll have to spend the money for the swap first, then start building to 200, which isn't really that hard with the B, but i see you already have some D parts, (kudos for the itbs)
    In your case, not knowing your budget, i would say stick with the d, just my 2 cents.
     
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    I would say stick with the D too and go boost. You may spend the same money or even less boosting the engine than Na
     
  6. BrutalB83

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    ITBs can be finicky unless you've got somebody experience to tune them. I'd say go with a turbo setup instead...
     
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