1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Which Motor To Pick?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by supermonkeyboy, Jan 21, 2003.

  1. supermonkeyboy

    supermonkeyboy Junior Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    i have a 92 hatch cx, my stock motor gave out so i was wondering what i should consider swapping, my two choices are a b18b($2,300 shipped with tranny,ecu,axles,shift linkage) or a b16a2($2,500 shipped with all the goodies just like the b18b) , i heard you can do some things to make the b16a2 a high revving machine, in the long run which swap is better, please help, also do the prices look right? does anyone know where to get a motor for a good price? i live in northern virginia thanks... :(
     
  2. supermonkeyboy

    supermonkeyboy Junior Member

    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2003
    oh yeah i am a college student dont have much funds, but want fast for cheap... haha who doesnt... and reliablitly ,,, :(
     
  3. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.
    The prices look about right,but I'd get the B16A siRII from a 92-95 cause of the obd.As far as for your needs the B16A(2)siRII is the better of the two,IMO.Nothing wrong with the B18B though.
     
  4. SleEPeR_CRX

    SleEPeR_CRX Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Location:
    Vancouver B.C. canada
    Agreed, id go with the b16a2, i love my b18's but vtec is alot better in the long run than torque. even tho torque has its place, its lacking without vtec. b16a is also perfect geometry and u can count on it for alot of abuse and a hell of alot of miles. If u are wanting to go turbo tho, then id go b18b.
     
  5. Baker

    Baker Senior Member

    Messages:
    754
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Location:
    Schaumburg, IL
    thats way to much to pay for a b18b if you look around they can be found for $1500ish.....anyways its the same answer thats always given. If you plan on turbo charging get the LS motor, if you are going to run N/A get the B16
     
  6. Civic EJ1 SiR

    Civic EJ1 SiR Junior Member

    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2003
    Location:
    New York City
    thats not true about getting the b18b for turbo you can turbo the b16a also just got to be done the right way...
     
  7. sohc em

    sohc em Member

    Messages:
    51
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2003
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    i'd say save some more cash, and get the GSR motor (b18c), shop around you can find these swaps for 3grand plus i think you will be happier with this motor in the long run because you can't make up for the torque you will get with this motor.
     
  8. prawjEKt Cx

    prawjEKt Cx Senior Member

    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    upstate NY
    i just think it's alot nicer just normal driving in a b18b compared to a b16, like when your driving along at normal rpm and then you go up a hill and it just bogs out.... that sucks so much, then you gotta drop a gear, then chances are vtec will engage then your car gets loud and you look like the biggest asshole.
     
  9. 2fastaccord

    2fastaccord Senior Member

    Messages:
    538
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2002
    I am going to go against some people on this one. I would select the B18b mainly because of torque. The B16 does have more horsepower and all but it is easier to make hp than it is to make torque. If you do decide to go turbo the B18b will handle more boost. You have to get up in the upper rpm range just to squeeze the full potential out of the B16.

    Peace*
     
  10. SolReaver

    SolReaver Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2002

    thats a rip off...

    i got my 2000 b18b swap with 16, 850 miles on it for 1500, complete swap. Shop around, you can find better prices than that....call up junkyards and see what they have.
     
  11. prawjEKt Cx

    prawjEKt Cx Senior Member

    Messages:
    551
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2003
    Location:
    upstate NY

    good point
     
  12. B16

    B16 Super Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    11,516
    Likes Received:
    511
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Location:
    yay area, CA

    lol, i know what you mean, i dont mind dropping the gear to get to my powerband, i absolutly love driving the b16, i love the sound of 9K rpms :) .. i do wonder what people think though when i do that (downshift to get more power), not like i'm really trying to "get on it" but i'm sure it seems that way...
     
  13. zueke

    zueke Senior Member

    Messages:
    306
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Lansing, MI, USA, Earth...

    IMO - I wouldn't count on being 100% happy with an NA B16 if I were you. I know Pills isn't 100% happy with his choice to run a B16 NA. Hell, if you are gonna run NA, then at least go for something that is going to have lots of potential. I'd go with a B18C1 since you are on somewhat of a budget. Then you get the best of both worlds, displacement and VTEC. (Plus you don't have the long gear ratio of the LS)
     
  14. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

    Messages:
    14,172
    Likes Received:
    48
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2002
    Location:
    C.C.TX.

    B16's are fun to drive in civic hatches.
     
  15. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    Messages:
    49,693
    Likes Received:
    53
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2002
    Location:
    Retirement Home
    even chet is considering getting an ITR block to replace his b16 bottom end.
    they are just too weak
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page