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Would this Build Work?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by Riceras, Feb 14, 2005.

  1. Riceras

    Riceras Senior Member

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    Which would be easier???

    LS Crank
    B20 Block
    B16 Head

    or

    LS Fullswap Bored Over to 84mm
    With B16 Head?

    Which would be an easier Build? That would also allow more power down the Road?
     
  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the LS and B20 cranks are the same, dont bother changing one out for the other
    boring a stock LS to 84mm is asking to blow up
    now if you meant resleeving it to 84mm, then yeah definatly go that route.... a resleeved 84mm LS block will be stronger than a stock B20 block
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    LS swap, SLEEVED to 85 mm (might as well)
    b16 head
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    B20 would be easier because you don't have to resleeve, but the B18 with an 84mm bore sleeve would be stronger and more expensive. Both go together the exact same way.
     
  5. Riceras

    Riceras Senior Member

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    What is the Difference between Boring and Re-sleeving?
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Boring shave the clynder sleeves, so the walls get thinner. The thinner the walls get the weaker they get. Sleeving replaces the stock sleeves with larger stronger ones, that is why it cost $$$. GO LS/vtec and if you want / have the $$$ in the future sleeve the LS.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    well the sleeves themselve aren't even that expensive. It's installation that's expensive.

    I was going to do it till I was quoted nearly $600 to install them on top of the 450+ they are to buy, plus the 400 for pistons.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Damn- Golden Eagle will install a set of sleeves for just over $800- that's way cheaper than the $1000+ you were coated.
     
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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    damnit...i woulda done it too. 800 bucks for a practically brand new engine. I had a perfect crank too. Some 9:1 Wisecos and some scat rods. I could have had a 400 HP LS.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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