1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

OEM rods for my Ls/Vtec

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Canuck 93 Civic Si, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2002
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    After scrounging for a while, ive gotten ahold of a B16A and a B18A. Now ive always heard Ls rods are the best oem rods you can get and would be the best to use in my Ls/Vtec. After looking at the rods side by side, it looks like both rods are the same size almost. The only exception is that the B16 rod bolts are longer and have more meterial holding the rod cap on. That and the LS rods say PR4 18 on them and the B16 rods say PR3 36 on them. Can someone please explain how the Ls rods are better for my setup? Thanks for the input.

    Sean
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    For one, they're longer than the B16 rods. If you use the B16 rods in your LS/VTEC engine, you'll lower your compression by a LOT. The pistons won't go up as high in your bore because of the shorter rod, and you'll probably have compression around 8:1 or 7:1. Those are just rough guesses- you will definitely get a significantly lower compression ratio though.

    If you want an aftermarket set of rods, I have a set of used Eagle H beam rods in very good shape. Let me know if you're interested.

    http://www.hondaswap.com/~mike/sedan/2003-06-28_Eagle_Rods/
     
  3. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2002
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Heh ya, i just tosed the B16 rods and pistons in the B18 block with some assembly lube and wow. The piston doesnt even come near to the top of the block.

    Thanks for your help
    Sean
     
  4. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
    Sure thing. eBay those B16 rods to someone who thinks they need them. :)

    Good luck! Let me know if you want the Eagle rods.
     
  5. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2002
    Location:
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Eagle rods eh? well the plan is to boost this thing later on when i can afford it. How much for these rods?
     
  6. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

    Messages:
    28,465
    Likes Received:
    228
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    Dallas / Fort Worth, TX
  7. beerbongskickass

    beerbongskickass Senior Member

    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2004
    Location:
    Longview WA


    Actually the LS rods, because of their design, put more stress on the rod bolts making them weaker than the B16/GSR rods.
     
  8. 97CTR

    97CTR Senior Member

    Messages:
    745
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    yeah ls rods are the worst honda rods, next to the b20's.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page