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1997 hatchback mini swap or swap???????

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Old 06-04-2005, 04:01 AM
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Default 1997 hatchback mini swap or swap???????

sup guys i got a 1997 hatchback and am needing to know what i should do? i keep getin pulled back in forth from geting a swap or just geting the d16y8 head and go from there.. ive had my car for about a year and still dont know what to do. haha so im basically lost if u guys could give me some suggestions that would really help me out..thankz......i want at least 250whp daily driven what u think????
 
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Old 06-04-2005, 10:31 AM
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b18c or h22 with a turbo is your only hope of 250whp. uless you want to spend way more money doing it some other way, but thats your most direct routes. h22 isnt a drop in swap, and it can mess with the handling of the car, i would personally go with the b18 and a turbo. hope youve got some money saved up.
 
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Old 06-04-2005, 08:29 PM
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250 whp is a LOT of horsepower for a civic because theyre so damn light. Some of the fastest civics in the world are just over 200 and are running 10 second quarter miles. saying at LEAST 250 whp in a civic is like a muscle car guy saying they need at LEAST 500 whp
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 05:31 AM
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ight then so ur saying 250 is to much to ask for hmmm well i was thinkin on spending about 7 gz in total and gettin the 250 what u think????alot of people been telling me put the d16y8 head and rebuild the bottom end and turbo and should be able to get the 250 what u think????????????????......thanks for the feedback
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:45 AM
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if you have 7 grand, just drop in a us spec b18c1, swap a b16 head on it, and get a greddy turbo kit running at about 7-10 psi. your CR will be about 9.7. thats perfect for a street car, not too low that you lose all the low end power, but low enough to push that much boost with a decent intercooler.
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:25 AM
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For 7 G's I'll push your car wherever you wanna go!
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 02:14 PM
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no 250 isnt too much to ask for but you dont need to say 'at least' because 250 is a ton of HP on a civic. look at it this way. a 250hp civic will beat a 300 hp muscle car in a straight line...hands down..because the civic is mostly aluminium and carbon fiber so its only about 1400lbs. you dont need that much HP to be fast.
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 06:00 PM
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not to start any kind of arguement, but i would love to see a 1400lb street driven civic
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 10:04 PM
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yeah i think im in the 2200 area n e wayz thanks for the info,,, so if i went with and stuck with my motor what does everyone suggest i do????
 
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Old 06-05-2005, 11:16 PM
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if it were me with 7k i would go with a b18 block b16 head and a turbo, but to each their own
 

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