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Same old Question, 97 ek coupe, h22 or b20

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by killercannible, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. killercannible

    killercannible Senior Member

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    Heres the thing. I want reliabilty, power, and to be semi unique(kinda impossible to be unique with honda swaps). I love the b series because they are tough and reliable and with my car it is a bolt in swap. But i want more power. I want a b20 vtec or i want to go the difficult way and be diffrent from the cars i see daily and go with an h22. I want to hear what you guys think. I know people who can back me up on wiring and shit so i'm not too scared of an h22 swap. But i know a b20 will be reliable and i have only heard and seen mixed results with h22's. H22 or b20 vtec. (also give me your idea of monetary expeditures)
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    I say go h22, i haven't heard of any reliable b20v's to date!
    In the end i think you'll be happier with the h22.
    Altho the K series is looking better and better every day. :)
    I think in the end they swap will cost about the same as well.
    (for a RELIABLE b20v / h22)
    h22 swap~$3300;
    Swap: $2400
    Axles: $200
    Mounts: $300
    Wiring: $250
    Exhaust: $100
    Misc small shit: $50
    I'm sure you can do it for less/more, and i haven't heard of any reliable b20v's to break down the prices, im not sure what is involved in building reliability for that.
    Go H! either way good luck with the swap :)
     
  3. killercannible

    killercannible Senior Member

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    I don't know, b20's are cheap and easy to swap. Not to mention b20 vtec is just as easy and reliable as ls/vtec. Its pretty much the same motor with more displacement as an ls.
     
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    VTECin5th Administrator

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    Yea they are cheaper than an h22.
    b20 complete swap = $1200-1400?
    Add VTEC head tho +$500ish.
    Add oil lines/gaskets etc + $150
    GSR Oil pump + $40-80
    h22 = $2200-2500
    To tell you the truth, i don't know alot about lsV or b20V because i haven't seen one run reliably, and didn't have the interest to learn more.
    It's like learning about Chevy cars, the constant bad things help you lean towards a new pick.
    I still vote H22 :)
    Reliable 200hp 152tq > Possibly reliable ~180hp ~135tq
    Good luck tho, I'm sure some other HS'ers can chime in more about it.
    Try posting in the engine building forum here to see what you need to build a reliable setup.
     
  5. PLA5151

    PLA5151 New Member

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    well, I have an H22A civic coupe and my friend down the street has a b20vtec in his 93 teg and I pull on him every morning going to work.....kinda to remind him he shoulda got an H22

    .............just my .02 :p
     
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    killercannible Senior Member

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    how hard was the swap itself? I need reliability and a good clean look. post pics if you got them.
     
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    SpoonTuNed Senior Member

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    h22 all the way, my buddy has one in his ek and he pulls sti's all day....and bad....im guessing his car runs 12's.
     
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    I'm guessing he has work done :)
    EK+h22 != 12
     
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    SpoonTuNed Senior Member

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    nope, just a h22a with a header, msd, and chipped ecu. no joke
     
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