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ls crx to b16 swap

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by ctbmotorx, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. ctbmotorx

    ctbmotorx New Member

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    I believe this is the right forum to use but anyway, I have a ls crx that I want to get a b16 for. I have already considered ls vtec but am not interested. I am wondering what I need to get since I already have most of the ls stuff needed installed on my car from my ls. Do I need to get a new si harness or should I just get a harness from rywire. If you guys could just let me know what all i still need it would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    pw0 ecu for a obd0 b16, keep your harness, run 2 wires for the vtec, and a complete b16 swap...
     
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    if the ls bottom end is decent dude just do a ls vtec , its just as simple as doing the b16 swap just a super performance upgrade
     
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    I am just worried about the reliability of ls vtec and the cost.
     
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    Its not too expensive and the reliability is based on how well it is built and if it is tuned properly..
     
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    Well the thing is is that i'm 17 and know how many shops would want me coming around. I live in Co and so far I have been pushed away. The closest one to me is Pfi and with the ls vtec I would have to use a shop. I am afraid I would get screwed with the tuning.
     
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    Then if your worried about the shops screwing you over on it then just put the b16 swap in..
     
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    Thats what ill do. So I can keep the axles I have now I just need the ecu engine tranny. Can rywire help me out with the vtec harness?
     
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    Also for emissions since they have that in fort collins now I heard I can get all the emissions parts from a del sol, is that true?
     
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    dude there are PLENTY of threads pic by pic on how to do a ls/vtec swap and how to wire the vtec
     
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    So all you guys agree I should do an ls/v just do it on my own?
     
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    Ok Im just going to go for the ls/v is there a head u suggest using with my obdo block something not crazy exspensive and something easier to find? I also aprresiciate all the help
     
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    from what you've said you have everything you need, have fun ,lol
     
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    If I want to turbo it want compression should i go with? What pistons and rods would you suggest? Also what is a good shop to use to send my block and head to for honing and port and polishing?
     
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    here's where you need to do some research and planning. a turbo setup requires planning for two reasons:
    1) reliability. you dont want an under-built engine for the power goal you choose.
    2) results. if you want the desired results, youll need to pick specific parts that will work together to get you exactly what you want.

    now, that being said, here are the general steps taken to put together a reliable (and suitable) turbo setup:
    1)choose a power goal
    2)choose parts to support that power goal (example: 500whp is not a good number to be running on stock pistons and rods!)
    3)choose how you want that power to be delivered (do you want the car to dive straight into the powerband? or do you want something that comes on later in the RPM's?)
    4)research turbochargers (have a whole thread on it here, and theres TONS of articles on how to select the proper turbo based upon engine speed, load, etc all over the internet)
    5)just when you think youve researched enough, research some more and compare with other people's setups that have already been dyno'd.
    6) buy your parts and assemble it.

    obviously this is just a basic guideline but im not going to spoon feed you the information that is already written all over the web.

    in regards to compression, that is something that you will figure out during the research process. higher compression generally means quicker spool time and more power on less boost, but can be tricky/dangerous to tune and higher pressure levels due to higher cylinder pressures.

    i wouldnt worry about where to send your head for a port and polish until you do some research and figure out EXACTLY what you want from this build.
     
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    I read the forums from the time I wake up and get to work to the time I get off and go to sleep. Its seems as I can never get enough info so ill just keep reading away i guess.
     
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    clearly you did not read what i just posted. i gave you a place to start.
     
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    You said research turbo set ups so I'm reasearching turbo set ups. Why does it not look like I read your post, im only listening to what you said.
     
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