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hmmmmmmmm.....should I swap my motor (again)?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by hosmer, Apr 7, 2006.

USDM B18B vs JDM B16A

  1. yes...the tq loss is worth the hp gain and Vtec powah

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  2. no...not worth the effort of doing it all over ag

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  1. hosmer

    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    So, as many of you know, I have a USDM B18B (96+) w/an OBD1 harness, dis, and ECU in my car.


    I found a decent deal on a JDM B16A SiR II motor



    Now, the B16 is a motor only, so I'd be keeping the LS tranny

    Worth swapping everything out again or leave it alone?
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    budget lsvtec...
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    put the b16 in the crx and give me that d15a3 for $50 [​IMG]
     
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    no time to do it right


    :)....I have the HKS kit for the D15 so its going NO WHERE
     
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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    lsvtec. it doesn't take much longer than doing swap from b18 to b16 anyways.
     
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    to do it right, you should swap the rods/pistons/ect and I'm not dropping that much more $$ on this car, I have other cars that need attention.



    and like I said, I have to bang it out on a weekend...stripping it down to a shortblock and doing it right will take a bit longer than that
     
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    what would be the point?
     
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    you don't need to swap the rods or pistons. i'd do the head swap as well.

    its a 1-day job if you have the right parts.
     
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    what else do I need?

    Head
    water and oil pump
    t-belt
    ls/vtec kit
    head gastket
    head bolts

    I just sold all my P28's too...I'd have to track down an ECU and get it chipped
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I thought the LS water pumps weren't good for the high RPM's?




    anyway, we'll see...now I'm thinking about it...The CRX comes back in a week or 2 and blah blah blah $$ $$$ $$
     
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    if you're not going to do the LS vtec i wouldn't fuck with it

    look at the HP curves and then make your decision

    you'll need to keep the B16 above 5500 rpm ALL the time to really get the experience...

    LS vtec or sell the B16...

    and do you have pics of the HKS kit? i wanna see [​IMG]
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    The HKS kit left CA 2 days ago, supposed to get here on the 11th.

    I send you some pics when I get it.




    I got my 1 piece hood yesterday :)
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    oooohhhhh pics pics pics
    fwap fwap fwap

    you have an ebay ID for the hks kit?

    and the A3 is the EW4 right?

    i have an EW4 manifold with an adapter plate with a volvo turbo :mrgreen:
    i just don't have the motor in my car anymore...
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    I didn't get it off ebay...it came from a guy on RPR





    I still have to take pics of the hood....its friggin nice
     
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    its fiberglass right?
    how does it fit?
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    yeah, its fiberglass



    Haven't put it on the car yet...its still in NH


    Should fit well, the guy who made it test fits them on his (totally straight, never wrecked) car before he ships them out
     
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    yeah :thumbsup: to that guy. im going to be getting one, probably in 2 months for my crx :)
     
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    I'd personally go with the LS/VTEC like everyone else said. If you put the B16 in you car with the LS tranny, you will be WAAAAAAAAYYYYY slower than with the straight LS. But on the plus side, you will be able to do 73mph in 2nd gear! [​IMG]
     
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