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Old 10-08-2008, 07:10 PM
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Would it be better to swap my the b18b1 engine for a B16a2? Ive heard that the ls has more torque and its better but other ppl say the si is better because of the HP. Let me know what yall think about this please. If the si is better ima start the swap this week.
 
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:37 AM
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b16a's are great engines but so are the ls engines if you want some real horsepower gains look into power adders. I would stick with the ls for now
 
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Old 10-09-2008, 03:57 PM
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thanks bro for the opinion
 
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Old 10-09-2008, 04:43 PM
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do an LS-VTEC swap
just put a b16 head on it

here's a pretty good synopsis i found
http://www.sportcompactcarweb.com/te...ine/index.html
 

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Old 10-10-2008, 02:51 PM
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Here's the two things I'd do, depending on the budget.

1 (low budget): Boost the b18; even the b18b's can hold up to 300whp before you need to reinforce the bottom end.

2) (higher budget): Do an ls/vtec swap using a b16a head. Build the bottom end, and use a gsr crankshaft, and add oil squirters. Throw in some big cams and upgrade the valvetrain. Viola, reliable ls/vtec swap that can safely rev to 9k or higher. Actually, that's not a bad idea... I might have to do that lmao

*edit: to clarify, the b16 is an extremely overrated motor... feels like a single cam until vtec hits. IMO, not worth the trouble of swapping from a b18b to it.
 
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okay thanks alot trust and reaper...now im thinking about doing it LS Vtec....right now i can get a vtec head from a GSR since my friend has one or should I look for and Si head?
 
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by civic_eg_ls View Post
okay thanks alot trust and reaper...now im thinking about doing it LS Vtec....right now i can get a vtec head from a GSR since my friend has one or should I look for and Si head?
that'll work

i'm pretty sure GSR has a better cam than the b16 head (don't quote me on that)
 
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:46 PM
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yeah, the gsr head will work... not sure on the difference in cams though. But I believe the b16 head flows slightly better than the gsr head, so keep that in mind too.
 
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But I believe the b16 head flows slightly better than the gsr head, so keep that in mind too.
just get it ported and polished
 
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touche good sir
 

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