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Is a d series worth building?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Jdmfosho, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. Jdmfosho

    Jdmfosho New Member

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    I have A 99 civic coupe and I plan on building my engine
    Was wonderin if it's worth it to put the money in a d series single cam or should I look into putting like a b series in and then build that?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    whats your power goals and budget
     
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    Well not exactly sure on budget plan on makin few grand this summer
    And for my goal probably around 300
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well to get that safely your gonna have to build up a d series and turbo it on to of it or, just get a b series with a turbo on a good tune and be done with it
     
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    300hp is possible w/ a D-series.. much easier w/ a b-series.. .. either one will require a turbo setup
     
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    I think I would b better off getting a b series
     
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    b18 ls vtech all the way i stand buy it have a friend thats running 450 hp out of his
     
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    b18 ls vtech all the way i stand buy it have a friend thats running 450 hp out of his


    you mean VTEC
     
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    any ideas how much a b18 swap would cost?
     
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    LS, 1000 bucks. GSR 2000 bucks. LS/V do it yourself.. 1500 bucks.

    These are rough numbers for decent engines. Go to hmotorsonline.com and shop around, that will give you a good idea what a good clean motor will cost. Or you can roll the dice at your local salvage yard and see what comes up.
     
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    b18 type r 200 hp around 3,000 thats a fast start for project
     
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    ive never done a swap before but i ahve some friends who have but they were sayin would be a little harder cus i have a d series in mine now and want to put a b series in its not to difficult is it?
     
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    no its not that hard to put a b series in. its one of the easier swaps.
     
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    oh ok thanks!

    and has anyone ever baught something from hmotorsonline? or know someone who has
     
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    i have and its the first place i will check when buying my next motor
     
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    okay thanks for the help
     
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    Nobody here has any confidence in the D-Series. Ever think of it this way?
    For the cost of your swap (say around $2500-3k when its all said and done) you could have easily built that D-Series (Pistons, Rods, Sleeves). Now, say that B-Series wasn't enough, and you decided to turbo it stock.. another 1500-2k on a decent turbo setup +tune puts you at almost 5k into the B-Series and you're still stock turbo'd.

    Take that money you just put into the turbo for the B, and turbo the D, and you already have a built engine that's ready for it.

    IMO, stick with the D-Series. Just as capable of making power with the right parts.
     
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    but even with the new sleeves which cost a pretty penny they cant hold as much hp as easy a b series can tho can they?

    and where u take your car to get after market sleeves?
     
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    A properly re-sleeved D-Series will EASILY take just as much abuse as a B-Series. Its just cheaper to do because you already have that engine.

    You can send your engine to just about any speed shop and they will do it, I know Kaizenspeed in Washginton does it, search the shops in your area.
     
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