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Which swap should I make?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Znypar, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Znypar

    Znypar Junior Member

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    It is time I have started to think seriously about what engine I am going to drop into my 98 civic EX coupe.

    I dont want a dam ricer.

    Which engine should I swap, and where is the best place to look?

    I am looking mainly for stock power, I am not going to do much rebuilding or things like that. Something I can easily make my own without too much cash. I am also thinking about my wallet so I don't want to spring for a type R engine. :p
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    Znypar Junior Member

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    awesome, thanks!

    which 18c though? lol
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    well, to make the wiring easier, just buy a USDM B18C1 out of a GSR- then add wires to the harness, get the proper OBD II P72 ecu and have fun :)
     
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    i put a b18b in my 97 hatch and im happy with it
     
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    Znypar Junior Member

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    anything bad about the f20b?

    also, what is so bad about the h22a? does the con of the weight really overwhelm the pro of the power?
     
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    brc80 Senior Member

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    The f20b is going to be a pain in the ass (ie. not cheap.) And the h22 will end up costing you more in the end the the gsr will.
     
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    well it all depends what you want to do with the car- if you want to autocross than i would stay away from the h22a, but if you wanna go fast in a straight line, or start with gobs of power out of the box, than go with the h22a- other imo, B18c is the best bang for the buck and has tons of aftermarket support
     
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    Znypar Junior Member

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    k cool. all that was a mystery until now.

    I'm still confused on which b18 to get though. they all run at pretty high cost, some more than others. but which will be worth it more?
     
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    Znypar Junior Member

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    lol u posted that when i was typing :p

    now just which b18c?
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    b18c1 is the GSR engine. It has dual intake manifold system, dual overhead cam VTEC head, 1.8 liters of displacement and a decent transmission.

    The b18b is the LS engine. Non VTEC, shitty transmission (easily swapable with a b16 or ITR tranny) with 403 or 404 cams, the engine rocks. Pretty cheap for alot of performance.

    b18c5 is the ITR swap. High reving, high hp, high trq, bad ass tranny, LSD, list goes on. Pretty expensive.
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    a USDM OBD II B18C1 out of an OBD II gsr will result in the easiest wiring conversion
     
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