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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by MoSeS, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. MoSeS

    MoSeS New Member

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    ok i finally have the money saved up to get an engine for my civic, but now im torn between an h22 or a b18. i know for a fact that i want vtec and its going to still be my daily driver, but i also want to take it to the track every now and then. im just looking for some advice on what to get, i want to know which engine would be easier to swap in, which is more powerful, which is cheaper, everything. i am also going to research this on my own but i want testimonials and opinions. And no i don't want to nor do i have near enough money to :buyanm:
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    either... B or H series engines can be had with VTEC
    either... B or H series engines are both daily driven with minimal problems
    either... B or H series engines are both quite capable on the track... but there are considerations... like what type of track (road course / drag / etc)
    both are good choices
    in a civic a B series is easiest
    in stock form the H is more powerful... with mods it can go either way
    the H series will usually be cheaper to purchace... but the B series will generally be cheaper to get into the car
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    the h22 will have more base power and more potential for power due to more displacement.

    for a daily driver with a few track runs here and there either will be fine.

    either motor could get you in the 12's fairly easy.

    the h22 will be a harder swap, but if your not doing it yourself then that doesnt matter :p

    just comes down to cost i guess.

    you planning on boosting or staying all motor?
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    How much heavier is a H22 then a B18?
     
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    i want to keep it all-motor and i want to track it on a road course not drag
     
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    b18c-r if you can afford it, b18c sir-g if you can't
     
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    If you're going to be doing track duty, get the b18. If cost isnt an issue for the most part, get the type R motor as it has a superior high end than that of the gsr (c1) motor. Otherwise, stick with the b18c1 and just mod it, most likely it will turn out to be cheaper.

    What is the extent of the modifications you have planned? (lets be real)
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    For a road course car I would think lighter in the front and all around would be better, B18 :)
     
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    thats what i was thinking but i just don't know all that much about the b18 at least not as much as i know about the h22. as for the mods (and yes cost is an issue) i was going to do basic bolt-ons, I/H/E, intake manifold, pulleys, clutch and flywheel
     
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    before you buy anything, you should get a rule book from your local club. figure out what you can and cannot do to stay in a class.
     
  15. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    nothing sucks more than building the shit out of something only to find out you are not at all legal for what you wanted to get into in the first place
    best of luck and have fun with it
     
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    ok thanks for the advice i think im going to go with a b18 now. i will check the local club rules and see what all i need to do to be "legal". what engine code should i be looking for, i want it to be vtec (of course) but i don't want jdm (too exspensive) so would i be looking for a gsr from a usdm integra???
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    B18c1 = Usdm Gsr
     
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    the motor prices are gonna be pretty much the same for usdm or jdm
     
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