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Old 01-06-2005, 11:02 PM
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Hello, I have a 94 civic and was wondering what a good engine replacement would be. I just want a VTEC engine that runs good and isn't the most expensive thing in the world. The one I have in there now works just fine for me, but it has 209K miles on it too. I know that Hondas can go way past 400,000 miles if they're driven grandpa-style, but I don't drive like one lol. Anyway, I was just wondering what a fairly low mileage VTEC engine would cost me, just for future reference (deciding if I should sell this car and just buy another with lower miles if it gets too pricey)
 
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Old 01-06-2005, 11:18 PM
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when i was looking for a new engine after i blew up my stock one, i found a few complete swaps (sohc vtec) for under a grand. just the motor should be about half of that.
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:04 PM
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i love the eg civic i might get one anyways......umm well i think since you have a sohc motor you should just get a another motor like a d16y8 you just gotta wire up the v-tec and put mods to the car and i thow you'll be glad you did it. unless your a money maker and dont mind getting a b-series motor but its gonna be over a grand.
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:11 PM
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Just for kicks ('cause it's damn near impossible), I'm gonna say get a B16B...
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:28 PM
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oh you can get em, but you pay through the nose for it. its cheaper to get the damn j-spec GSR, which is only down about 5 horses, and up like 20 lb-ft of torque. but the b16b should come with an LSD, which many gsrs are sadly lacking.
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 06:55 PM
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Yeah, I wasn't really serious about the suggestion, but it'd be fun...
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:00 PM
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id only do the b16b in a 99-00 civic i was building as a type r replica. its not worth it in anything else, unless i got a smokin deal on it..... then id be fine with it
 
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Old 01-14-2005, 08:17 PM
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alright thanks guys. I think I might just look into buying another SOHC VTEC if it's only $500 without the tranny!
 
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Old 01-15-2005, 12:10 AM
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sohc is not as bad as everyone thinks... although prolly many of us say go for the dohc. sohc vtec is a good bet man. my friend's gf's uncle got a civic with slightly mod d16y8 and he beat the hell out of a nicely souped Mitsubishi Eclipse.

-B
 
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Old 01-15-2005, 02:12 AM
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You can't really go wrong with SOHC or DOHC, but when you're comparing two nearly identical engines (ZC's, for example), pushing about the same power/torque, with one SOHC VTEC and one DOHC non-VTEC, I would still say go with DOHC for tunability. Don't get me wrong, I love VTEC, and it's ****ing amazing technology (so many companies try to emulate it every year...), but a lot of times it is majorly overrated (people equate it with a turbo or something).
 

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