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what can I get out of my engine?

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Old 03-15-2005, 10:36 PM
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I have a 98 civic ex and I don't really know all of these terms of which engines are what, I guess I have a b16 which is a sohc v-tech. Just curious as to how much output this engine can make, or do I need to do a swap in order to make some serious power? Just wanted to get some advice before I go sinking a lot of money into this engine.
 
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Old 03-15-2005, 11:27 PM
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are you sure you have a b16 and not a d16 you can look opn your engine block. To find out where do a search on finding out engine type. There are pics.
 
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Old 03-16-2005, 07:12 PM
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It's the "d". If I could get some decent power from it I want to keep it ya know. I mean I think it would be kinda silly to spend another $4K+ or whatever on a swap to a Si engine for only what 30 horses when I could spend that on a turbo and get 100+ horses. But you guys/gals know more about this than I do.
 
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:36 PM
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Depends if you want the car to be a daily driver or not. D16's can make pretty good power as daily drivers. Thats what I have in my 93', I plan to modify it as much as possible all moter, and still drive it to work every day. Like I said, if you're not going all out on being a hardcore racer, then the D16 will do you good. If you wanna race hard, then a B16 would be your best bet.
 
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Old 03-16-2005, 08:43 PM
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IMO its your choice. the d16 can make some nice streetable hp figures. it really depends on your intentions with the car on what to do . my car currently is running a d16y7 and pushing in the range of 150-160hp at the crank on 7lbs of boost. that makes for a quick and fun daily driven car and still safe. now if you intend upwards of 200 hp i would recommend the LS motor or even the crv. although any dohc motor would suite your needs.
 
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Old 03-19-2005, 11:21 PM
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go ahead and purchace an edelbrock turbo kit out of summit for your car and a turbo xs dual stage boost controller. youll be smoking gsrs and si in no time. youll be pushing 175 at 7psi and 235 at 14 psi. thats the beauty of a ds boost controller
 
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