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Rebuild B18C or build Ls/Vtec?

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  1. freddycivic

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    I have a blown GSR motor and I was thinking of rebuilding it. I believe it spun a bearing, but not entirely sure. I'm on a budget, but I was also thinking of building an LS/Vtec with the head, manifold and anything else I could use. I know alot of the cost depends on the machining required to rebuild the B18C, but I was also wondering about the power comparison between the two as well as reliability. I've been researching alot on a LS/Vtec build, but I'm sure which route I should take? Any input would be great.

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    formby learning in progress

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    sell me the gsr shortblock...you can keep the pistons/rods and crank.....
     
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    ls/vtec will make slightly more power and tq due to slightly more displacement.

    stock block i would rather have the b18c.

    if the blocks were built, id go ls/vtec
     
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    Get an LS crank and rods, then use them in the GSR block with a nice set of custom pistons. You'll have all the advantages of the LS/VTEC but with the features of the GSR block.
     
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    I was thinking of that, which leads me into my next question, where can I get a set of JDM P30 pistons (or PR3) for a good price? A place in Canada would be preferably. I've seen shit on Ebay, but I don't really trust what I see.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    you suck.....and you know why
     
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    LOL. Do you really want to pay for shipping from Canada?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    depends on price
     
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    that and Cal pretty much told you what Formby wanted to do lol
     
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    Why- because I already did it? :p
     
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    Anyone know here I can get some JDM P30 pistons, or even PR3s? A place in Canada would be nice.


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    why dont you look on www.craigslist.com,:shocker: you can look for hella parts around your area=)
     
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    this is from 05 ?
     
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