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Old 07-07-2006, 09:49 AM
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I just recently bought a 91 civic 3 door. It has the 1.5 liter (d15a I believe?) I am staring my preliminary plans for the motor. I wanted to get some ideas from you guys since I have never rebuilt a Honda yet? I want to get the best HP, but I am not looking to race, just for fun and show. Money is important, I am a family man, so I need to have this economical also. So, here is the question, should I rebuild the 1.5 with strong internals and better head/cams etc. or should I just do a d16ZC swap? Which will get me the best bang for the buck and be the easiest also?
Old 07-07-2006, 01:52 PM
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to rebuilt will at least be 1500-3000 grand to rebuild with performance parts v/s you can get a da16z6 swap with everything for about 700 bucks
Old 07-07-2006, 02:43 PM
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or inmy case, you start with a swap, then decide.. well as long as its out, cam, springs, head resurface, valve seats..... 4,000.00 later im still workin on it
Old 07-09-2006, 01:05 PM
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D16 why rebuild an old worn out motor when you can get one with 30-50 thousand on it for under 1,000.
Old 07-09-2006, 07:16 PM
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D15 is a good motor to turbo (talk to Nail about this) but that's what I hear, so personally I'd rebuild and turbo.
Old 07-10-2006, 09:39 AM
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I have been just looking for a swap engine, I found this one at the following website, http://www.sunrisejdmmotors.com/honda.php It is number 8 in the list. It is a D16ZC, Is this a good choice for my 91 civic hatch? I would like to get about 200 - 250 hp out of this engine. Could anyone tell if this is possible. I notice in a swap guide that this is a easy swap with little modification.
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