Mostly depends on how much you are willing to spend.
Another is what you are willing to sacrifice.
And another is whether or not you're planning to run turbo or an N/A project.
H22a is cheap + 650 for mounts. But if you want turbo you're going to lose your AC / possibly PS.
c5 is VERY expensive, but probably one of the best N/A applications out there.
c1 is a good motor for boost or N/A, not as fast as the c5 obviously, but more more affordable.
(b18)b1 is good for boost from low compression, and is a fairly cheap swap. Lower starting HP though (142usdm) will make you put more into it to get high end HP numbers... although HP doesn't mean everything. No VTEC overlap..etc..
Originally posted by b16a91crxsi@Dec 29 2002, 03:57 PM I couldn't begin to tell you what would be the best engine for you but here is a link to let you know what the easiest swaps are for your model. http://www.performancesupply.com/swapinfo.htm
If your just trying to cruise around town and upset a couple folks than a B16 siRII is a good choice as well as the B18c1 and b18b1.They are cost effective,decent power out the box and good platforms for build up with no shortage of parts.
we're the experts? i wouldn't really say experts on my behalf, but thanks for the compliment... it's only a hobby for me
and since you have not listed a budget then i'd say go for the b18c5 or b18c1... either one would be a good platform to start off with, but if your budget is limited stick with a b16... anything you can do to a b18c5 or GSR, you can almost definitely do to the b16
you also have the option of having a shop build you a motor like an LS/VTEC... multiple possibilities in this worl od street racing a professional drag racing