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What can I do??

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Old 08-14-2004, 08:32 PM
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I have a d15b7 in my hatch and am looking to just do what I can with it. anything just looking for ideas I want to get the most out of it. so far I have done the intake headers and pipe but now I want to start doing things that will give me a little more. anything would help thanx.
 
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Old 08-14-2004, 09:51 PM
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i had the same dilema with my 95 dx coupe. if youre not looking to spend the money on a motor swap or FI, then look into a mini-me vtec head swap. you should be able to get everything you need for under 500 bucks. another option is to swap in the whole sohc vtec swap, with a d16z6, all you need is the motor with all attached accessories, your tranny will work but the z6 tranny has better gearing, and the ecu, then run a couple of wires. you should be able to find everything with a yahoo or google search
 
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Old 08-19-2004, 05:43 AM
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you could always upgrade the ECU, grounding kit, stuff like that. Have you gotten into suspension yet??
 
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Old 08-25-2004, 06:03 PM
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Yes everything is done but the engine. Should have done it the other way around.[sm=badidea.gif]
 
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Old 08-26-2004, 04:37 AM
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no, i was just gonna suggest that if you didnt already have it.
 
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:03 PM
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if youre not looking to spend the money on a motor swap or FI, then look into a mini-me vtec head swap. another option is to swap in the whole sohc vtec swap
Those are your best bets. If possible, do the dohc swap.
 
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Old 08-26-2004, 02:42 PM
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yeah, the immediate power gains are great with the DOHC, but the real worth of the b-series is in the potential power of the motors, you can build the hell out of a d16z6 and run the crap out of gsr swapped civics, but then they drop in a set of cams and a thin head gasket and theyll walk away from you. the best way to do it is to set up the suspension and brakes first, to handle the newfound power. i would have gone more in depth with my suspension and little stuff first, but a spun rod bearing required a new engine sooner than i planned.
 
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Old 08-29-2004, 07:10 PM
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Save your money and get a motor swap. That is the best bang for the buck. The best power adder for a sohc is Nos or Turbo.
 
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Old 09-03-2004, 04:39 PM
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So if I was was going to do the swap what engine would be the simplest swap?
 
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Old 09-03-2004, 09:09 PM
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b16a2, preferably jdm (technically called the b16a 2nd gen) or obd1 gsr. any post 94 b-series would be pretty easy. the obd1 would be easier though (and cheaper).
 
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