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Deciding on a swap

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by Sofast, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sofast

    Sofast Member

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    Well winter is coming and this is when I start my mods. Undecided on if I will do another LS swap or something Vtec DOHC or SOHC. Having a family im on a budget. What is the best bang for my buck. I have a JDM D15B vtec obd1 but leaning toward a b series. Let me know what you all think.
    Here is the start of my project a 91 Si. Excuse the gay fenders, I couldnt find used and oem new was 330 plus shipping. And yes I know it needs lowered. I have springs ordered. Looks hella goofy now.

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  2. phunky.buddha

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    Best bang for the buck? SOHC VTEC D16Z6 or D16Y8 with a well put together junkyard turbo system- it's the cheapest way to 200whp. If you can spend a little more money, swap a B18 non-VTEC block in there and turbo it later.
     
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    I'm also looking into getting a swap into my 89 CRX DX. The current engine has over 240K's and I just noticed the head gasket not working. There's a D15B2 currently in the engine bay and wanted to swap another engine in it.

    If you recommend a D16Z6 or B18B, what exactly is needed for the complete swap? Is there another engine that I can just use the same tranny, wiring harness, axles, and ecu without any mods. I prefer just buying another long block and just bolting it on.....
     
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    D16Z6 will need wiring update, different distributor, and ECU swap for VTEC and MPFI. The B18B will need the same but will also require different engine mounts- that's why it'll be more expensive.

    To use all the same hardware and wiring, you'll have to just get another D15B2. You CAN get a better D16 engine but use the D15B2 intake manifold to maintain your two injector throttle body injection setup, but you won't really get much in terms of power gains.
     
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