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Is a B16 swap really worth it

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by RiceRocket55, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. RiceRocket55

    RiceRocket55 Junior Member

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    I just picked up a 91 civic hb 5-speed, and the 90 or so horses it comes with is laughable. It seems like my best bet for a swap is a B16. but that'll only put me at 160.(2500 bucks later) How hard would it be to swap in a h22. price wise the h22's aren't that far away from the B16, and 200hp sounds a little better.
     
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    Jdubspeeds Senior Member

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    I dunno, I just got done with the b16 swap and I like it. It has potential to be much faster. I think a h22 or anything hydro tranny would be a pain. Thats my 2 cents at least
     
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    don't attempt the H22. yes it can be done but do you really want to spend a month or two trying to get it in their and working? The B16 will be plenty to pull that 1970lb.(?) car. And theres more aftermarket support for it as well.
     
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    what can any one tell me about a frankenstien setup. like a B18 block with a B16 head. :huh:
     
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    i have a b16 in my eg and im completely satisfied, its a huge differance from stock in every aspect and theres so much more i can do.

    sure an h22 would be more power out of the box, but overall i think a bseries is the best route.

    you mentioned the prices were similar for the two, theres alot more involved with the h swap though and i think youll find it more expensive and time consuming in the longrun. where the bseries is pretty much everything you need to get running and keep you running for a long time to come.

    .o2
     
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    H22 isn't that smart,Ya it's 200 horsepower but you could go with a B18c5 GSR motor is runing 195 which will save you Cashmoney.And It's Easier to swap if your doing it yourself.
     
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    saturn_boy96 88 C1V1C 53D4N DR1V3R

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    y-speed: a b18c5 is an ITR motor. it will cost more than a b16, it'll come with a hydro tranny if he gets a swap, and it will be obd2.

    a b18c1 is a gsr motor, it will also come with a hydro tranny, and can be obd1 or 2

    RiceRocket55:

    here is a price breakdown-

    b16
    swap + labor=2000-2500

    h22
    swap= 2700
    custom mounts=700
    custom axles=300-500
    custom wiring=300+
    all the time you will need to modify your frame to fit the much larger motor= Free if you do it your self or 1000+

    the b16 is a much easier and cheaper swap. if you want 200 hp, buy a b16 and later buy a cheap ls block. put your b16 pistons on the ls rods, grab some arp bolts and head studs. buy an adjustable cam gear set and go to a dyno. done.
     
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