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I Am Sixteen And Can't Decide!

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Lizard, Jan 20, 2003.

  1. Lizard

    Lizard Junior Member

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    Hey I am going to get a 97' Accord EX but i don't know if i should swap for a JDM H22a or just keep the F22B1 because I found www.f-max.com and they have built and tested turbos for the Accord, T03-04 I think, see for yourself. I want to see what you guys think of my idea , and I want lots of opinions! Of what is the best bet. You can e-mail me directly at erick@techie.com. I want other ideas other than mines.

    Thanks everybody!! :worthy:
     
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    Holeshot Junior Member

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    97 Accord EX, turbo, engine swap... 16 years old. What did I do wrong? <_<
     
  3. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    How do you guys get the money to do swaps at 16? I am 16, and still paying off my car parts I just bought and the car which was only like 2G to me, stolen recovery. Do you guys just get a car from your rents? then get to use daddy's piggy bank to buy stuff? wish it was that easy for me. I have hella mods you could say and i earned them, no one else. Not trying to bash or anything, just asking
     
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    prawjEKt Cx Senior Member

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    i'm glad my parents never spoiled me... (not saying you are but c'mon your 16) it just makes me appreciate what i have..... or maybe i'm in denial and i'm sick of driving a fuckin stock 98 hatch
     
  5. 94delsoljjg

    94delsoljjg Junior Member

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    I'm in the same situation slammed89integra... well sort of. I'm 15 (16 in a few days) and just bought a del sol to mod a week ago. I have enough to do a b16 engine swap but not much more. I got the money to get this far by starting a business last march... I started with only like $300. No money from my parents... I knew a year ago that if I didn't want to drive shit I had to do SOMETHING. Bad part is I need to keep some money at home to keep investing in the business... so even though I have enough to do a swap I can't right now because I need it if I want to keep making money. I'm trying to start a new type of business soon though and if that works as I think it will I should be able to do some serious modding!
     
  6. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    I didn't own a car until I was 19. I drove my parents car before that. It was a 91 Civic DX. 6 months after I turned 19 I bought my 93 Integra and I have owned it since. My parents have put a whopping $80 towards that car. (I was broke and needed a part).
     
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    what type of business do you do at 16, or is it something you houldn't tell us about
     
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    94delsoljjg Junior Member

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    lol no I'm not a pimp or a drug dealer. It's an eBay business actually
     
  9. Lizard

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    :blink: Hey sorry but I am not rich and I STILL dont have a car yet and I was just plannin on future and I use that word loosely by that I mean years, mods that I might have for the engine and for you guys about the job at sixteen stuff its that I only got like 3200 saved so thats why I was asking if I should keep the F22 or wait a hell of a lot of time for the H22 but the jokes were funny !!! :D But hey today this day I am 17 and look I am empty handed so please dont make fun I am just like some of you with pipe dreams that you struggle to make come true I too want to put my blood in sweat into my car but not literally you know. Well thanks for hearing me out. I have liked your answers anyway.

    P.S. Actually Jul 11 my b-day!
     
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    I have a job that pay about 14 dollars an hour, actually i pretty much write my own paycheck depending on how well i sell, last weeks check was $605. I make more than my mom in a month usually.


    oh and wtf do u sell on ebay.
     
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    Having your own car at 16 is no big deal. Fixing up the car is though. I'm only 18 and i work for Classic Courier. I make about $4k a month. Before i build my b16 for my '97 Honda Civic, i'm building a Chevy 383 for my 1952 Ford Customline. Now, that is a difficult thing to do. That's why i haven't been on this board for a few days. I spend most of my time reading articles on www.hotrodders.com. As for the original question posted, go with the H22. I would.

    -Chris
     
  12. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    f-series sucks.

    swap it. end of story. if you want boost, boost the h22 when your 17 :)
     
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    I'm with B. There are lots of guys out there who'll tell you to mod the SOHC (D- or F-series), but it really isn't worth it. Swap for an H-series.
     
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    F22B1 is 145hp. Add a turbocharger on, say you get 75hp. Then you're running 220hp crank. Or get an H22A at 200hp. H22= power all the time. Turbo = waiting for it to spoil, then woo weeeeeee.
    Turbo + H22A = Wooo W0000000000
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    i got an 87 accord when i was 17 and i didnt even buy that.

    im 21 now, make a little over a grand a month waitressing yet i have most everything i want. dont get me wrong, theres always more, but overall im happy.

    i think its nuts that anyone under 18 has the ability to get what i cant. that shouldnt be allowed, unless theyre doogie houser.
     
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    hehe i need a money scam for my h22 tho, i think i got my mom talked into if i ever blow my motor just go ahead and get the h22, i told her, well mom, 2 cams are better than one because it conserves on gas, and the motor will last longer. hehe my mom doesnt know crap about cars so i can feed her what i want...
     
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    dude think about a... dohc vtec motor rated at 200hp with more than enought torque to get you movin even in that almost 2 ton vehicle of yours,put it bluntly the f22 sucks! and you still have a few years anyways youll prolly change your mind.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    How is 3,031 lbs close to 2 tons?
     
  20. dohcvtec_accord

    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Give or take a thousand pounds....
     
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