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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by tfenton, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. tfenton

    tfenton New Member

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    Hey whats going on guys? Ive recenty bought a crx for 2500 (too much in my opinion, but i wanted one BAD). Its the Dx im starting to fall in love with the car, engine revs great no smoke its got 123k, but its so damn slow. So heres what i did i drove 2 hours to get an engine B18B1 for 200 bucks (came with pistons, crank, head, intake manifold blah blah, all in pieces). So i was thinking of just putting back together and drop it in with b16 tranny some other bolt ons. But ive recently been thinking what could i do so i started to look and now i want to build it up and get like 230ish something to get it crusing. So heres what i found (11lb flywheel, venom 440c injectors, weisco 13:1 pistons, eagle rods, bc dual valve springs with ti retainers, bc valves .5 over, ls crank, 404 bc cams) thats all internal so far i know im missing shit but its a start. Also (stock manifold, 70mm tb skunk 2, jdm carbon fiber intake, stainless steal headers, exhaust unsure). Im new to honda game, i have 01 dakota that i love but it gets 10mpg and shit for that is so exspensive. Now i know you all have opinions and i want to hear them but dont fucking write bullshit PLEASE...my dog just died and i need something to keep my mind off of him...Thanks
     
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    and dont give me a hard time thanks
     
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    in that incoherent babble you asked nothing more than "whats going on guys?" what do you want help with?
     
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    use some common sense give me opinions, what i should do, correct me on shit. Like if it was you building it.
     
  5. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Translated

    You'd greatly benefit from a good port job with this build.
     
  6. tfenton

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    ok new plan since that will cost like 4,ooo. Now im going turbo route because it will be more benfical. Stock bottom end, for the head (could i use turbo cam kit until i get turbo or no?). B16 tranny could i do hydro tranny or im i stuck with cable?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    A decent turbo by the time it's can easily run you about the same after tuning. You can convert to a hydraulic transmission, check out Hasport.com
     
  8. tfenton

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    But a turbo would be more benefical in you opinion? And ive seen a million threads on what b18b1 can handle as PSI like 7-8 other said 10-15 with a good tune would i get about the same with a good tune?
     
  9. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    You're going to need new rings and gaskets on the build, water/oil pumps would be smart. There is no "beneficial", only what you want out of the motor. With your power goals you can get there not too expensively with boost.
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    I think you may be getting in over your head. Have you even built an engine before?
     
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    yea i was looking at the 250-275ish range thats def possible with good tune? Also should i get the head port and polished because thats a lot of money for some sanding but would it almost be necessary?
     
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    ive rebuilt engines but not from the ground up... so im kinda nervous but i can do it ive got to do something its so boring in the winter lol.
     
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    If your lookin at how much PSI you can run, your in over your head.

    I will say this, you can make 300 horse with a B18 reliably for quite a while.

    To me, it sounds like you should prally spend a lot more time researching turbo setups and leave your car like it is for now.
     
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    To get 200+whp NA
    P&P Vtec head
    springs and retainers (I like ITR retainers for a DD as titanium need replaced every 15-30K something some people dont know)
    S2T2 cams
    12.5:1-13:1 compression
    at least 83mm bore, if sleeved 84-85mm (bigger is better especially with NA)
    LS crank for its longer stroke
    LS or GSR rods will do fine
    balance bottom end
    good header like Hytech or RMF (replicas work fine)
    2.5-3" exhaust
    310cc injectors
    190lph fuel pump
    a good tune and the highest octane you can get at the pumps
    But I agree with earlier posts that a turbo will get you to 230whp at a lower cost and less work and 300who on a strong B series is no problem.
     
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    If I could chime in, I'd rebuild the suspension with either rubber bushings or poly. Some new struts and quality springs (about 1.5" lower). Then get a good shop to align it CORRECTLY for a lowered vehicle and weight that you usually carry in it.

    UNCLOG that restrictive exhaust if "the G man" will let you.

    Look for an SI trans or get a cheaper 5spd and rebuild it with different final drive, check out the clutch assy and save up for a build that suits YOU/YOUR driving.. It adds up quick for parts and if you don't get GOOD machine work, all those parts you paid big bucks for just melted...

    You'd probably be surprised how making your vehicle 'handle' will make it act quicker with the 'same ol engine'.. Plus, it all FITS and you won't need special mounting or wiring..

    you didn't say what year crx..?

    Just my .02
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