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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by newb_civic, Mar 4, 2003.

  1. newb_civic

    newb_civic Junior Member

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    I have a 93 Civic coupe EX. I finally got my tax refund...3000! Woohoo! Back to the question. I'm really confused on what engine to purchase. I want a B18C or a B20 with a VTEC head. Whats better and affordable? What places do you guys recommend to buy from? Your input would be helpful. Thanks.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If you have about another $500 saved up,you could go for a B18C1,but if the $3000 is what your working with you'd be better off with a B16AsiRII and a couple mods.
     
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    newb_civic Junior Member

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    Oh I have more money on the side. Another 2 grand...saved that up.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Then I would say get into a B18C1,nice motor.I/H/E fun.
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    Where about do you live?
    -If you have like $5K to work with, can you say ITR. <_<
    -Do you want what everyone else has(B16 or B18C1) or do you want to be different and have a R-spec motor?

    -IMO, bring on the ITR. :D
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Why?Five G's will cover the ITR motor,then he's got stock,everything.With $5000 you can pretty much install and bolt on all the basics on a GSR or 16,and maybe if so inclined a little spray.Then your way ahead of the game.
     
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    I agree, with the $5000. You can have a gsr swap with a "mildly" built engine as well. My boy dropped a gsr in an eg cx with only i/h/e and that shit flies. Of course, he's now building it up for turbo now, so he'll be pretty darn quick when he's done. :D

    Also, there is another factor to put in, how much money are you actually willing to spend? I mean do you plan on doing more mods in the future? or just a grocery getter? If money isn't a factor at all, then by no means go with the itr, you have a better platform to start out with. Although with the gsr i/h/e setup, you'll have a quick car as well.
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    Just look at it like this:
    stock ITR = 195hp
    stock GSR = 180hp
    GSR w/ i/h/e = +/- 190-195hp
    stock ITR >= GSR i/h/e
    ITR = :D
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Sorry GSR with mods>running ITR through stock EX systems.
     
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    i agree, like i said, if you have more then enough money, then i would get the itr, if not, then i would get the gsr and mod it, good luck.
     
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    What places do you guys prefer to purchase an engine? A place where customer service comes first not the cheddar. I would appreciate the suggestions. Thanks!
     
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    I base it highly on reputation. This is a general statement for engine swaps and part installations and etc. I go to the shop that knows what they're doing and they've been doing it for a while. It's one thing to go to a shop cuz it's cheaper but how much experience do they have??? You know what I mean?
    You have to take everything into consideration. (customer service, cost, down time, reputation, experience).

    GOOD LUCK.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Hybrid Revolution
    Hmotorsonline
    Passwordjdm
    Import Auto Salvage
    Have all got good reviews
     
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