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what motor do i buy?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by chadcharb, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. chadcharb

    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    ok i have a 91 hatch that is as base as base can get. 1.5 with a 4spd. no clock no radio no cigarette lighter no power steering nothing. its completely stock with around 225,000 miles and i'm bored and wanna do somethin with it. ive got around 2500 to 3k to spend. i just want quick snappy and reliable which way do i go?:nutkick:
     
  2. HonCiv99

    HonCiv99 EK Swappa

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    Well depending on what your power goals are I would say go with a swap (b16, b18 gsr). Check out www.hmotorsonline.com.
     
  3. hunter4life

    hunter4life Rotary Man

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    I don't know exactly where you want to go with this "project" But you could go with a turbo d series (go with z6). You could swap the old motor out and build a homemade turbo kit. There is tons of write ups on it and it makes it a really fun car. Thats just my 2 cents and its really not that hard.
     
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    chadcharb Well-Known Member VIP

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    yeah i was lookin at the B16a on the jdm website, i think thats were im leaning. i wanna stick to a N/A motor because its still gonna be my daily driver. i want to get a 5spd. lsd tranny to
     
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    red91efhatch New Member

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    if it fits your budget go b16a, plenty in that engine with you car...
     
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    Mpfi swap with a zc will get you quick snappy and reliable. Witht eh rest of the cash you have left over get some other goodies.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Factory LSD transmissions tend to be expensive. Just warning you...
     
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    2-3 grand isnt going to do too much maybe just a motor swap
     
  9. hunter4life

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    Um 2-3 Grand does lots if you are going with a d or even b series. Obviously something hypothetical like a k series is going to be expensive. Also you would have to try it first before you just assume or answer. Doing swaps and labour yourself will stretch your dollar a lot farther. The more you know and can do, the more you'll save.
     
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    IMO.. go with a b18a/b .. they're cheap and everywhere.. throw a b16 lsd tranny on it and have fun.. Crower makes nice cams the b18a/b
     
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    Or if you are on a budget Do a poor man Type-R.
     
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    ive got a b16a in my ef, nothing but I/H/E and its totally a worthwhile investment IMO... another way you can go is do a mini me swap with a d16a6 block and d16z6 head.. my cousin did this with arias high comp. pistons inhis crx and thats also an extremely fun car to drive.. theres so many options... just do some research and figure out whats best for your goals.
     
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