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what motor is better for boost?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by honda_boy911, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. honda_boy911

    honda_boy911 New Member

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    hey everyone i have been doing alot of reasearch on which motor swap i want to go with. i will be boosting this swap in the near future. the two motors i have yet to decide from are the B18c1 (gsr) or the Ls swap. i know the two motors have quite a big price difference but besides that which do you people think would be the better motor to go with... my hp goals are 250-300whp. thanks everyone
     
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    b18b
     
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    could you please explain your choices aswell.... thanks
     
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    you want low compression with boost, and the b18b has less than the b18c, 250whp will be easy to get with a ls
     
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    cool thanks man.. what about 300whp is that easily possible
     
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    yes with a good tune
     
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    is it easier to get more whp out of a gsr?? someone was telling me VTEC was not good for boost. is that true??
     
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    well really it wont matter with a good tune,the gsr has more stock hp, but save your money and juts get the ls,because its just as easy to get there with a b18b
     
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    the ls loves boost..and there are plenty of them around-meaning waaaay cheaper..and your goals are easy as hell to reach
     
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    yeh makes sence.... what about for N/A the gsr would be the better purchase right??
     
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    meh...it all depends on the budget...ive seen some quick LSes...and some REALLY quick LS/VTECs
     
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    yeh thanks man ... still debating
     
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    sorry forgot to mention that i am going to be running this motor for a full season without boost. and i want something that i am going to enjoy NA
     
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    im gowing ls/vtec.its become one of those you cant go cheap. its just one of those things like anything... do you want to swap all internals? i dunno i went from 91 lude si b20(loved that engine)to srx si(hated the power loss)now im gowing my own way with a 91dx ls/vtec swap... its really on you man no one can say this that the other. its really about what you want.in any direction you are in the right engine type.go b or save big and try k.single heads just dont seem to make as much power.(if im wrong and sound like a newb just iggy me laffin)
     
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    Meet in the middle and go LS/VTEC.

    You can't go wrong with that route.
     
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    no matter what you pick, get a good tune and it will do fine, but all im saying is why waste the money if you can get your goals done with a cheap ls
     
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    yeh....will i enjoy the LS for the year that its not turboed???
     
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    its a power upgrade from what you had stock..how much have you looked into the swap man?
     
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