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need help, got a few questions

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by HiImJordan, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. HiImJordan

    HiImJordan New Member

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    Oct 24, 2011
    First off I hope I'm in the right section, didn't really know where to put this.

    Total noob here, I just bought a 98 civic coupe ex, and I really wanna get into swapping and turboing, I had a wrx but wanted to go Honda. Thing is, I don't know a lot about motor swaps in hondas so figured I'd come here, hoping to learn a lot from you guys/gals.

    Basically I wanna get into the 300-350 ish hp range, without having to cut my arm off n sell it to pay for the swap.
    What's the best swap to look into for a 98 civic coupe ex? Also what works best between various swaps, and the average prices on them? Plus I'd wanna turbo it.

    Like I said I know like nothin yet about hondas but I really wanna build this one, so any info on the best way to build my civic would be great, thanks for all the help.

  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Sep 28, 2002
    research research research
  3. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

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    Apr 16, 2006
    OBD2 GSR swap, quality turbo setup and tune will get you there.
    Start here:
  4. 98EkSi

    98EkSi New Member

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    Jan 1, 2011
    It all depends on your goals. I agree that a OBD2 GSR swap would be the best way to go as far as a motor. I also really like LS Vtec and B20 Vtec motors but for a new to Honda person just get a GSR swap. They are great motors. However a B16A2 swap would also get you to your 300whp goal. The GSR is a better choice IMO because first 1.8L>1.6L and the GSR has a better bottom end, oiling and cooling system. A turbo kit can be put together for pretty cheap. A standard TO4E turbo will be a good match up. 300whp is pretty safe for a healthy B16 or B18 stock motor.
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