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1997 Civic DX Coupe - Needs a swap.

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Old 09-04-2009, 10:12 PM
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Default 1997 Civic DX Coupe - Needs a swap.

which of the engines do I have? and which is the ideal engine I'd want to swap it with (the best swap possible, the most powerful engine).. and which is the most economical engine swap (most bang for my buck) I could do? What would I be looking to pay for each? I have plenty of mechanics in the family willing to do it for free.
 
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:50 PM
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b18c swap
 
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Old 09-05-2009, 03:49 AM
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what is the name of the engine I have in now? D15Y7, right? B18C is out of a 95-97 Acura Integra SiR right? Is that the best upgrade, or most economical?
 
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Old 09-05-2009, 06:16 AM
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you have a d16y7 you can look on your block. just to the left of your exhaust manifold. next to where the trans meets the block. the b18c is the best power
for the best bang for the buck i suggest a d16z6 its a good vtec engine from the 92-95 civic ex/si
for economical as for best gas milage a d15z1 is from a 92-95 civic vx and is also vtec but not as powerful as the above engines.
 
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Old 09-05-2009, 09:27 AM
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wow 1,750$ shipped for the B18c :O

600$ shipped for the d16z6.. what's the horsepower difference between the 2?
 
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Old 09-05-2009, 08:28 PM
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D16Z6
VTEC
  • Found in
    • 1992-1995 Honda Civic Si
    • 1992-1995 Honda Civic EX, EX-V
    • 1992-1995 Honda Civic ESi (European Market)
    • 1993-1995 Honda Del Sol Si (US)
    • 1993-1995 Honda Del Sol ESi (European)
      • Displacement : 1,590 cc (97 cu in)
      • Bore and Stroke : 75 mm 90 mm (3.0 in 3.5 in)
      • Rod Length : 137MM
      • Rod/Stroke : 1.52
      • Compression : 9.2:1
      • Power : 125 hp (93.2 kW, 127 ps) @ 6600 rpm
      • Torque : 106 ftlb (14.7 kg/m, 144 Nm) @ 5200 rpm
      • Volumetric Efficiency : 87.68%
      • Redline : 7200 rpm
      • Fuel Cut : 7411 rpm
      • VTEC Switchover : 4800 rpm[3]
      • Fuel Control : OBD-1 MPFI
      • Head Code : P08
      • ECU Code : P28
B18C
  • VTEC
  • Found in:
    • 96-98 JDM Honda Integra Type R DC2
    • 96-98 JDM Honda Integra Type R DB8
      • Rev-limit: 8600 rpm
      • Power: 147.1 kW (200 PS; 197 bhp) @ 8000 rpm & 138 ftlbf (187 Nm) @ 6200 rpm
      • Transmission Type: J4D (96specR w/ LSD & 4.4 final drive), N3E (98specR w/LSD & 4.785 final drive)
      • Displacement: 1,797 cc (109.7 cu in)
      • Compression: 11.1:1
      • Bore: 81 mm (3.189 in)
      • Stroke: 87.2 mm (3.433 in)
      • Rod Length: 137.9 mm (5.429 in)
      • Rod/Stroke Ratio: 1.58
      • VTEC Engagement @ 5800 RPM
 
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:14 AM
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I can afford the D16z6 with some money to spare, is there anything a little better than that one? Maybe the vtec engine in the 96+ EX's??


Also the H22 is better than the b18c, isn't it? more hp and what not..
 

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Old 09-06-2009, 10:44 AM
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If you want cheap put another D series head/intake manifold on your engine. Look up minime swap. Your basically gonna make your car comparable to a stock civic EX.

If you want a bit more power than that (and your willing to spend to get it) then do a B16 or B18 swap. For a b series swap you need the engine, transmission, axles, mounts, etc.

What is your goal or budget and are you planning on naturally aspirated or turbo?
 
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Old 09-06-2009, 12:19 PM
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the d16z6 is the best sohc(also will bolt right up with nothing special needed) then just get a p28 ecu and wire vtec to it.. the b18c is better than the h22/h23
 
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I dont think an engine swap is in my price range.. the prices I was giving was the engine alone, without transmission, mounts, axles. My goal is to beat an Infiniti G35 Coupe.. It runs a quarter mile in 14 seconds I believe.. so a 13-13.5second civic, is that possible without a swap? I hope so..
 

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