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ls vs dohc zc

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 8thchild, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. 8thchild

    8thchild Junior Member

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    ok i was under the impresion that my eg was going to host the ls engine but read a thread on the zc engine but dont have to much info on the zc. ok this is where the pros come in well by pros i mean you guys let me know a bit of info on both engines wich engine can i get more after market mods.
     
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    bump for an answer
     
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    the zc is a really old motor. it's a dohc nonvtec, jdm only engine. 137hp and 108 tq. it has almost zero aftermarket parts here in the u.s.

    the b18b has 142hp and 127tq. it has a large parts availability, more power, and easy to swap.

    the zc is easier to swap, but it's a lame motor. i personally don't like them. the b18b is a great motor.
     
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  4. 8thchild

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    yes i have a d15b8 and i want about 190-220 none turbo for now if i can d0 190 i will be happy
     
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    Those power goals are pretty unrealistic for a non-VTEC D engine, especially street-driven and without boost.

    As for aftermarket support, the ZC actually has quite a bit of stuff available for it in the US. You just have to look, and when you find it- it's usually quite cheap. It's a definite budget powerhouse, and excellent to build on top of, especially if you're thinking about turbocharging in the future. It's a LOT cheaper to swap in than a B block (can use a D transmission, stock mounts), and can put down 200whp on a junkyard turbo system without any problems at all.
     
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    Sure you can. :)
     
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    i am not saying that i will not boost completely maybe in the futere but for now with out boost. and i will take my time building it. this is for one of the eg hb.
     
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    well i will do my home work and listend to what you guys have to say and check the forums for threads on all the engines that i am intrested in before i make any mistakes. thank you for your feed back guys
     
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    but really what ever numbers i get out of a ls engine i will be happy, 190 would be nice but if i get 160 hey thats cool cause in a few i will take the ls head and get the b16 and make the ls/vtec combo, so the ls is a stater engine cause i dont have much time on my d engine. 400,000 on it and it does not sound good
     
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    at one point i was thinking of using a zc but i found out the ls is a better engine with more options for mods and i want a 1.8 block for my set up
     
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    The 1.8 also had A LOT more torque. The LS/Vtec is a nice engine if built properly. Just required more maintenance. I know, I have one.

    With high compression slugs and the proper build it can make gobs of NA power. 220 ish WHP if tuned properly.
     
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    yerp thats why i am going with the ls for now, most likely i am goint to get a ls from japan for like 450 with about 40 to 50milles on it.
     
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    good for you i will stick with the ls.
     
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    lol. blanco tends to get angry when people blasphemy his beloved d series. we've already bumped heads about it.
    mainly its about personal preference. i prefer a bseries but like blanco says your goal is achievable with a d series.
    BUT if you prefer a b then go with the b. after all it is your ride so it needs to be built to your taste.
    a decently upgraded ls should easily give you what your looking for. not unrealistic. just like dtob said, good build will yield good results.
    have it tuned and you'll be happy.
     
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    my boy has a ls in his eg but i will take a hole nem twist with my ls eg combo. and i have a d in my ride right now but its time to move on to some thing else.
     
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    go for it. have fun. good luck. and when you build, post if you need help.
     
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    yes i will i move tomorow and i will have a garage finally so after we catch up on a few things i will buy the engine hopefully the hole engine, not in parts
     
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    look white take it eazy dont take shit to the heart if you dont like that fact that i posted a thread on a b18 than a d engine thats your problem aight, dont waste my time with your issues i have my own to deal with, you dont like the post its all good that is your opinion and i will respect that but dont have a cow its my engine just injoy when i start posting the results of the build aight chill grave a beer or some thing give me some thing positive on the post that i can use on my build like what muffler should i use i want a muffler that looks stock i heard cherry bomb sounds great and if i piece it right i can make it look stock i got that idea from a thread posted on here.
     
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    look dude i know alot about the b18 my boy was hinting about the cz so i asked i have a nother boy that has worked on hondas only for about 25 years he knows his shit but did not know much about the zc i have heard a mix reaction tords both engines and at the end it is my choice to select the engine to tell you the truth i made some calls to some pros and they said go with the b18 and thats what i will go with. now thank you for your info and if for any reasond you dont agree with me thats all good. no problems i cant make avery one happy. have a good night my ass is going to bed i am moving tomorow that is going to be a pain in the ass its going to rain all day and night i heard. but if you have any Q or advice feel free to pm me
     
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