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from block up, b16a or b18b

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by blacksheep115, Apr 17, 2005.

  1. blacksheep115

    blacksheep115 Junior Member

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    I am wanting to buy a block from my 98 civic EX... I was wanting to know what the best way to go would be? I have decided between a b18b and a b16a. Just because these are the cheapest and easiest to find blocks. I will be going turbo and possibly NOS(just for looks). I would like to know which block would get me the farthest in the long run. And also, just a side question. how much does it cost to sleave a b16 or b18? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Um, NOS, just for looks? What does that mean? It's a performance part, not a decal.

    Read the forum and FAQ, you need more than a block to swap into your car. And either of those motors is great for boost.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    b18b = more displacement, better torque.

    b16a = high end power

    it's up to you what you want. I'd personally do an LS/VTEC and then turbo it. Best of both worlds.
     
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    lude9593 Senior Member

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    or keep it simpler and go ls turbo.
     
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    Why keep it simple if he is building the block. Daily driver or just a car for messing around on the weekends? LSVTEC turbo would be fast as long as you didnt drive it daily so it would last longer.
     
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    Simple yes, but an LS/VTEC Turbo will put more power down than a simple B18b turbo at the same boost level.
     
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    blacksheep115 Junior Member

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    92b16vx... Yes first off i know NOS is not a decal, and i also know i need more than a block to swap it into my car. As i stated i wanted to build the engine from the block up. And it will be dyno'd using NOS and turbo. But the odds of me spraying it, since it will be a street car will, will be slim to none. I want it more for car shows, and to show off. For everyone else, thanks for the opinions and advice. I ordered a b18b block. I will keep everyone updated on what i do if wanted. Will be a while befor the whole engine is built. And no i'm not looking for a simple way out. I want to do the engine right, although i'm not looking to push 30 psi of boost. I want the ability to do so if i wanted. If i'm gonna spend the money to build the engine later on i might turn it into a drag car.
     
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