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My wife's 98 civic lx

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by allbottledup, Jul 3, 2004.

What engine should I swap?

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  2. B16

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  3. B18B

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  4. B18C1

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  5. H22

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  1. allbottledup

    allbottledup Senior Member

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    This is our family car for now. But shes pissed that mine is so much faster than hers. Im getting her into racing and she wants me to teach her how to run at the track. She just wants a car where she could be driving around town and joe schmo in his camaro pulls up to the light next to her, and she can smoke him. Let me know what you guys think. We go the best of the best on this site so I might as well take your guys advice on it.
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    if all she wants to do is go to the drags, then the H22, otherwise, GSR.
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    the only problem is its still the family car...gotta take road trips and everything like that
     
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    UnlimitedEK9 Member

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    I would go B16 or B18C1 because both would still be good for road trips and smoking "Joe Schmo in his Camaro" also...

    UnlimitedEK9
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    The easiest thing to do is to sell it and, buy her Joe Schmoe's camaro off him.
     
  6. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Then buy a WRX, or SRT4, do a stage 2 turbo upgrade and a few other things, tune it and run 13.5s... hoping that Joe Schmoe's Camaro isn't a 98+ SS...
     
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    lmao :bo:
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    well if i had the extra money lying around I would get rid of it.. But since I dont the only remedy is to transform it. More than likely I will convert it to an OBD1 too. OBD II is just more problems to deal with.
     
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    go h22, women don't like to rev.... good luck with those camaro's, but you're gonna need more than just the swap
     
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    allbottledup Senior Member

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    oh i plan on doing alot more...i just wanted to see what would be a good start.
     
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    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    huh, my prelude would rev to about 8k before the limiter came on.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    H22 with ITR transmission. :)
     
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    meaning, you don't have to rev an h22 very much to make some power, unlike b16s and 18s
     
  14. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    for thw wife, i'd go with an ls all motor build up.

    nothign crazy,
    still got a long geared tranny for daily drive duty
    throw some more comopression in there and a set of cams, and she'll be happy
     
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    What about a turbo LS. You can also add VTEC later if she wants it.
     
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