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97 DX looking for best engine swap

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Old 09-24-2008, 09:26 PM
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I have a 97 DX hatchback with the original B16 and only has 96,000 miles. However, I am looking to start now on an engine build, so by this time next year I will hopefully have all the parts gathered and the necessary machine work/assembly completed on the engine.

My question is what will be my best choice of engine for this car? I am not too concerned about a budget so long as I keep this build under 10grand. I am just looking for the most possible horses, whether it be N/A or turbo. What additional parts should I consider to complete the swap? I want to make this hatch as fast as possible but still keep it as a street car, possibly daily driver. Also, what are my options on tranny that will hold up?

Sorry for all the questions, I am not new to Honda (owned one since 16) but I am completely new to engine swaps or modding. Thanks for any and all opinions, just please be detailed as possible.
 
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97 dx has the d16y7 not a b16. Anyway you could swap in a better d like the d16z6 have it built and turbo it for well under 10 grand. You could swap in a b16 and have it built and boosted for a couple grand more than the d16z6. Research alot more before you get to involved but the only way to put down alot of power with a honda motor is to turbo it.
 
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jdm k20a. puts down about 220 horsepower plus you step up for 1.6 liter to 2.0, gaining what torque a honda can have. it'll run you a good 5 grand though, but if you turbo that b*tch, it'll be damn fast
 
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Old 09-28-2008, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by brutekiller787 View Post
jdm k20a. puts down about 220 horsepower plus you step up for 1.6 liter to 2.0, gaining what torque a honda can have. it'll run you a good 5 grand though, but if you turbo that b*tch, it'll be damn fast
no, and probably not
 
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Single cam can be built to rip for dirt cheap. You could easily build the head for the money you'd save not buying a b-series and put yourself over 300whp on pump gas. Tires, wheels, mounts, traction bars, and shocks/struts would be pretty necessary to keep power to the ground. Then again if money isn't an option, b-series are generally much better bases for a build.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:37 PM
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Originally Posted by arust45 View Post
b-series are generally much better bases for a build.
yeah, if anyone here has seen an actual integra type r in action, you'll see why b-series is a good choice.
 
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