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Turbo kit )vs( Engine swap B18

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Old 08-15-2003, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Turbo kit )vs( Engine swap B18

I got 98 CIVC si and was thinking of doing a enging swap till i saw this turbo kit from edelbrock ... check it out http://www.edelbrock.com/automotive/index.html
It puts out 176 whp and 150 147ft/lbs of torque. U can also run this from a stock engine, and its also cheeper $3500..
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how about a B18b and a turbo? but yea that edelbrock turbo is nice.
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Turbo is better in the short run, sure u can boost ur small engine, then its done, or you can get a better engine, and possibly later turbo/supercharge it. Your choice
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or like si said get a b18b and turbo, teh motor is about 2000, and if you can install nice, then a turbo, thats what id do....
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i disagree with all.......... for ~$3200 plus shipping you can get a b18c1, which is rated at 170hp (at the crank, of course)...... with basic bolt-ons you can make the kind of power that turbo kit makes. not cool enough....? throw a t3/t4 on that b18c1, and you'll be moving around in a big hurry.........
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New motor, but don't waste your time with the B18B. Its a good motor for boost but in the long run the higher revs of the Vtevc motors will help out more. And if you get a good turbo kit on a stock B16A you can get at least 250hp out of it.
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Yeah but you can make the b18b vtec and still keep the torque of the LS engine. I would say just drop the b18b in the car. Later add a turbo, and if that isnt enough LS/Vtec and GSR trans.
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I did the LS/Vtec turbo for a bit and it works like is should but its full of problems and I had a really bad problem with head gaskets, and random parts just not working right with the motor.
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id still say get a b18b and turbo if money is tight....doing waht team4r said is nice, but is going to cost aroun 6 grand, thats alot of cash....
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Yeah but you can make the b18b vtec and still keep the torque of the LS engine. I would say just drop the b18b in the car. Later add a turbo, and if that isnt enough LS/Vtec and GSR trans.
i'm not too sure about adding vtec later on. most high HP turbo honda motors that i'm aware of disable the vtec. reason for this is because there's too much overlap and you end up losing power.
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F the price drop in something you can always mod till ur hearts content... Im gettin a K20 engine from my friend in two years when he's in college and gets his type r engine swap... Id say go with a better engine because itll produce as much HP as ur turbocharged... and the s*** is still N/A.... with big bucks add a turbo to the swap and take home excessive trophies provided you get enough traction... but im still a n00b i dont know that much
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first.... to the site.... and i would get a b18C if i could.... but i dont c why not just get a turbo... i mean so what if its SOHC... u can still get enough out of it... but if u REALLY want the power... then i guess u should get b18C
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i would love to get a b18 and turbo charge that mofo.. but money is the problem. I think i myte just get the turbo kit for now and upgrade to a b18 once i save up the cash ... the turbo kit is universal to i can alway throgh it on the new engine.. thanks guys for the replies..
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swap then boost that what i am thinkin
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swap = more power, and stock reliability
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