My 98 EJ7 a work in progress

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98EkSi

New Member
Figured I would post up my build process of my 98 Civic Hx EJ7. I have had this car for 3-4 years now, picked it up from a good friend for $1000 cash bone stock with some minor body damage. He hit a cow and trashed the hood passenger head light, fender, door and mirror. It was well taken care of but needed some TLC. I replaced the hood with an unpainted primer hood, JDM style smoked head lights and a new side mirror, stil rocking the faded hood and dented door and fender, yea. As I said bought it bone stock but quickly added an AEM CAI to the D16Y5 Vtec E motor and started researching turbos for the single cam. An axle back followed shortly after.
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After doning a bunch of research on the Y5 motor and finding it was useless are a tuner motor I got this for $800 long block with 60K axles, trans, harness and ECU
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After I did the swap, fully OBD2 functional and legal swap with no issues. Used a 98 Civic Dx harness the Hx harness was a pain to rewire and a OBD2 P75 ECU.
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Lowered it on cheap coilovers that I hated
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After tunning on Hondata the B18B1 made
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That kept me happy for a while but I had always wanted to have a DOHC Vtec motor having built many in the past for customers it got me wanting one for years.
So this started to happen
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B16 head fully rebuilt with all OE parts and 3 angel valve job.
H22 Type S LMA with custom shims went it
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Hey what happened to my head?!
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and a day later
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Then it was back to the dyno to get retuned for Vtec
Tim at SRD doing the magic tune
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And the results are in
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Here is what she looks like today, now lowered on Eibach and GR2.
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Mod list
Ls Vtec stock B18B1 block with ARP rod bolts
Rebuilt B16 head
S80 LS tran
DC short shifter
ES shifter bushings
JDM ITR shift knob
AEM CAI
4-2-1 header
Custom 2.5 inch cat back
Port matched B16 intake
Eibach Springs (red ones)
GR2 struts
99 Si rear sway bay
93 Del Sol Si rear disc conversion
Baer slotted vented front rotors with Hawk pads
Blox solid trailing arm bushings
Skunk2 rear strut bar
Ebay front strut bar
JDM Sport front camber kit
BWR rear camber kit
Plans in the works are a turbo kit with a goal of 250-300whp.
 
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98EkSi

New Member
^^ where are you getting 25hp? Tuning the Ls gained 15whp plus whatever the IHE added before the first baseline run. 132whp is around 160hp not bad at all for a stock B18B1. If you want to look at it this was 117whp on my LS and 161whp on LS Vtec that is a 44whp gain from a head swap and proper tuning.
 
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RoughKnight

Christmas Car
I could be reading his dyno sheet wrong, but his yellow number is usually a base pull and the green number is the max achieved so far during the dyno testing...
Which would be 117hp before and 132hp after...
 

RoughKnight

Christmas Car
Durr he has two dyno sheets posted lmao, failsauce on my part! ;)
 
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