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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by rsaeini, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

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    Check this out.
    My original plan was to get a H22 motor put in my 95 Civic. I was going to have it done in April. I had already purchased my new springs to install to start beefing up my suspension but my shocks were jacked up and they busted open once I installed the springs. So I had to purchase new shocks(KYB's) and that set me back roughly another $300.
    What I was thinking about doing is putting a B16 in right now through Hookup Imports in Upland. I talked to Chris over at HookUps and he told me that if I want I can bring the car back in a few months and hell swap in a CRV block so I'll be running a B20/Vtec <_< . This will cost me an additional $1800(few months down the road). And until I save up enough for the B20 block I can get my rims and tires.

    What do you guys think? Should I get the B16 now and convert to B20/Vtec later or should I just wait a few months and get a B18C1 or H22?

    Your opinions will be considered very carefully.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I'd say go with the crvtec in the future and the B16 now.If you cn afford them to do the conversion,then why not,crvtec seems like a good motor and Hookups is a competent shop.What are they going to charge you for the B16?
     
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    He said he'll do it for $2900. I'm gonna ask him for a little better deal once I go there. I'm planning on heading out there later today to talk to him.
     
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    Hook Ups did my b16 swap and they did a great job, Chris is a really nice guy. How much are they going to charge you for it?
     
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    B16 swap into my 95 Civic through HookUps = $2900
    converting to B20/Vtec in a few months through HookUps = $1800
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    BRC80 and 92b16vx,

    how much did they charge you guys for the B16?
     
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    I got my whole swap for $1900
     
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    How did you get it so cheap?
    Was it a B16A1 swap? If so, that would explain why it cost so little.
    He quoted me $2900 for a 2nd gen. Not sure which engine he's gonna get me yet. Either the A2 or A3. He doesn't have the engine yet, he's gonna pick one up as soon as I gime him a deposit for it.
     
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    Yeah mine was a jdm 1st gen.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I live in Germany,haha,but I've seen their work and talked to Jake,they know their shit.
     
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    IMO.. wait for the h22 or the gsr...
     
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    Yeah i agree, Chris and Jake know there shit, i am very happy with the work they did, very neat, and thourough. (If i spelled that right?)
     
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    People, I think I got a pretty good deal.
    I bought a B16A2 complete change-over from a guy for $1800(delivered). I have chosen to install it myself due to budget costs and the fact that I think it will be a sweet project to do myself(with a friends help of course).
    The only problem is that it's uses a OBD2 and my car is OBD1. Oh well, that's what a project is all about. If you have any experience in this please help me out. I have made another post titled "B16A2 swap instructions" and any advice you could give me would be great.
     
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    Live by this phrase.



    Go big or go home
     
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