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d16y8 head swap.

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Old 01-12-2005, 02:21 PM
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Hey guys.

Im now considering maybe doing a y8 head swap for my 93" 1.6 vtec. Just a few minor questions and concerns. Im looking in to getting a Skunk2 intake manifold, do I get the one for 92-95 civics, or 96-2000? Also, I have a Holley 68mm TB at home its for 92-95 civic, would it work with either of the skunk manifolds for 92-95 and 96-2000 civic? Should I upgrade to a stage 1 cam at the same time? Do I need any thing else other than the head?
Thanks guys!
Andrey
 
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Old 01-12-2005, 04:10 PM
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Why do you want the Y8 head if you already have vtec?
 
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:09 PM
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Default RE: d16y8 head swap.

itll bump compression about half a point. i think the manifold will work on either one, if theres different p#s for them, get the 96+. yeah, the TB should work fine. and yeah, go for the cam while your at it. the higher comp will love the bigger cam.
 
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ah. gotcha.
 
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:55 PM
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Ok, say with the y8 head, and a stage 1 cam, how much HP and torque can I expect to gain? If all this was done on a stock 1.6 vtec.
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Old 01-13-2005, 05:51 PM
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Default RE: d16y8 head swap.

i'd say conservatively, 20hp, but it depends on how aggressive the cam you go with is. and torque should be close to that, probably a little less, but still VERY noticeable.
 
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Default RE: d16y8 head swap.

haha. i guess no wonder ppl consider the D16 series to be the "mini-me" of the B16 series. 20 hp is quite impressive.

-B
 
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:16 AM
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Yeah, a lot of people are just... stupid. If you don't have a B16A, no one expects you to turn any impressive numbers. But it ain't hard to show 'em with a D16...
 
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