ED-EF Swaps 1991 and older Civics, CRXs

b16 or b18?

  #1  
Old 06-25-2010, 11:37 AM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 32
Default b16 or b18?

ok i have a 89 hatch si and its got a pretty much toasted motor so i wanna go to the jdm side. i want to build a badass motor one day but for now i just have enough cash for the motor and accessories. im looking to boost it one day but not soon.

my questions are:

what motor would you choose and why would it be better?

how much will it cost to get everything i need and how hard of a install is this to do at home (me and my friend are pretty much mechanics just never swaped a jdm.)

and most importantly what all has to be done in order to complete the swap?

THANKS FOR THE ADVICE AND HELP IN ADVANCE!
 
  #2  
Old 06-25-2010, 12:22 PM
trustdestruction's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 11,417
Default

B18C1 or B18C5.

Why does it have to be JDM though? just wondering...


Why would it be better? The B16 is a torqueless, overrated engine. If you're spending that much on an engine you might as well get something better than a B16.
 
  #3  
Old 06-25-2010, 12:25 PM
NIKE H34D's Avatar
HCF Member
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Pueblo, CO
Posts: 3,428
Default

89 Hatch? JDM? DOHC ZC

I was also wondering why you want to get a "JDM?"
 
  #4  
Old 06-25-2010, 12:43 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 32
Default

i just wanted the jdm motor because thats what went in this car in japan correct? i have been leaning toward the b16 just for the reason that i want to turbo it to death one day and ive herd that they handle boost well.
 
  #5  
Old 06-25-2010, 12:52 PM
trustdestruction's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 11,417
Default

B18 will handle boost well too...
 
  #6  
Old 06-25-2010, 01:36 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 32
Default

ok then if i do get a b18c1 model then i would also have to get a cable to hydro kit for the clutch and certain motor mounts right? sorry i ask so much but ive looked into it before but not very much and really want to be confident with my buy whenever i do.
thanks tj
 
  #7  
Old 06-25-2010, 01:40 PM
trustdestruction's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 11,417
Default

You could use a B18A1 cable transmission from an integra. I can't remember if you need 90-91 or 92-93... the splines on the clutch differ between those two years. I can't remember if that even matters.
 
  #8  
Old 06-25-2010, 01:47 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 32
Default

only thing i could find was a b18b but idk im still kinda leaning towards the b16 because it was only a 20hp and 10flbs difference in the b18 and cost way less. i forgot to mention in the first post that im on a kinda tight budget. not so tight that i want a oem motor or the zc. and also one thing im confused about. if i used the b16 for the year era of my car will the wiring harness that comes with it plug right in or do i have to chop it up? if so do you know of a diagram i can go by?
 
  #9  
Old 06-25-2010, 01:50 PM
trustdestruction's Avatar
Moderator
Join Date: May 2007
Location: FL
Posts: 11,417
Default

The B18 has way more potential. I'm not talking about a B18B though, I am talking about a GSR (B18C1) or ITR (B18C5) engine. B18C1 has 170 HP and is found in the Integra GSR. B18C5 has 195 HP and is found in the Integra Type R.

I don't understand why you created a thread asking for advice if you're not going to listen to any advice.

http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/sc...age&item=30009
 

Last edited by trustdestruction; 06-25-2010 at 01:54 PM.
  #10  
Old 06-25-2010, 01:55 PM
HCF Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 32
Default

damn that b18c5 sounds pretty mean. i bet it comes with a big price tag though lol. is there any modifications to the firewall or anything at all? and does the motor mounts that come with it fit up in my car? and also like i was sayin will i have to rewire the wiring harness?
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: b16 or b18?


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.