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Thinking about my next step...

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 99sidude, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    I just got a new job requiring me to drive almost 1000 miles a week for the next few months. I decided to spare my jdm gsr motor the abuse and throw in a b7 swap i got for 150 bucks. My roommate is building and boosting his KA 240sx, and I know it won't take me that long before I get sick of a lack of power and want to have a fast car again. I figure at the end of the summer I will have around 3k to spend on the car, and there are a few different routes I think I could take. Keep in mind i sell the gsr I have 3k plus whatever I sell the swap for.

    -mild build and boost of the gsr
    -N/A build of the gsr
    -sell the gsr and do a k series swap
    -sell the gsr and do a h22 swap

    Keep in mind my car is a daily driver, and reliability is important to me. What do you guys think?
     
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    welfare Ancient Member

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    mild build and supercharge the gsr, more reliable and easier to tune than turbo and with rods and pistons and a blockguard you can easily run 12lbs boost, and alot more if you sleeve the block.
     
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    EJ2*Whitey Young Member

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    Well, everyone's gonna say go with the k-series, but to be more realistic..I'd like to see the N/A gsr build. Something different, I debated back and forth on wether to go na or fi..and boost won. lol.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    i would go with
    h22 sleeved and bored/stroked to 2.6
    [10.5:1 flat top pistons]
    bizimoto f/h>b tranny plate

    break it in
    then boost
     
  5. 99sidude

    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    that would be nasty:D can it be done for 5-6k?
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    depends on who does the work and tuning. ohh and someone who can give you a sweet deal on stuff.
     
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    99sidude Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Well im thinking that I will never get what i paid for my gsr swap so i figure its wise to stick with what I have. besides, its one of the best starting points to go in a number of directions. As it sits the motor has just over 50k miles on it. I'm thinking of putting on a cometic head gasket and some arp head studs and doing a jrsc setup. That should get me to my goal of low 13's.
     
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    H22 swap.

    NA is *TYPICALLY* more reliable than FI.

    Plus, an H22 swap is pretty wicked NA, a hatch will move pretty good with an H22 in there. Some basic bolt ons and you will still see decent gas mileage and a reliable car that sits in the 13's.
     
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