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1999 Civic swap advice

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by Peter Boyles, Jan 11, 2017.



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  1. Peter Boyles

    Peter Boyles New Member

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    So I'm wondering what you guys/girls would recommend as a good engine swap from D16y8. Im also planning on using a turbo. I would like at lease a 1.8L and something that's not extremely expensive or extremely hard to swap in. Thanks for your advice.


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  2. HeX

    HeX Authoritah, respected. Staff Member Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Please do some research as every single feasible engine swap has been done, documented and discussed many times along with people regularly asking the same question. Being that you seem to have limited automotive knowledge, research is vital so start by using the search function. Keep in mind that swap options begin and establishing power goals and a budget. The golden rule is...

    Fast-cheap-reliable = you can only pick two
     
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  3. Peter Boyles

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    Thanks for your advice


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  4. A]]Th!ngSound

    A]]Th!ngSound Aspiring to Boost 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Cheap and easy, gets along with a turbo - B18B1
     
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    Mr.Baker Mr. Search Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    If it were cheap and easy, they'd be A LOT more respectable, reliable, better built boosted Hondas' around then,instead of the backyard, low budget, live at my parents still, half done, hack jobs.
     
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    It all depends on ur pockets pretty much u need to change some parts around to make it work. If u get a d series motor ur good money if u get a b series then u need to change parts. I had a gsr in my car paid $1200 for the full swap low miles off someone that parted out there gsr integra n bought the post mount n t bracket with some nice hassport mounts n everything was plug n play minus running longer wires for some sensors n done. I spent alil over $1600 but it was worth it big diffenece or sell ur car n get a em1 b series ready.
     
  7. A]]Th!ngSound

    A]]Th!ngSound Aspiring to Boost 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Please point out where in my post I said it would draw respect? Instead of always being a stick in the mud in almost every thread, please contribute to the topic instead of only picking apart what others post with obviously relative opinion and saltiness.
     
  8. XpL0d3r

    XpL0d3r What Civic? Staff Member Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    I was 20 when we swapped my b18 and turbo. Lived with the 'rents then. Swapped in my buddies backyard.

    It was cheap(ish) and easy. But there will always be people who try do hack jobs and try to find workarounds regardless.

    "Cheap" is a relative term.
    "Easy" is a relative term....


    OP, look into a B18. And look into Go-Autoworks turbo kits.
     
  9. Mr.Baker

    Mr.Baker Mr. Search Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    It wasn't a personal attack on you.
    You don't like it, don't read it, nor reply, and move along.
    Since it seems to matter to you, go back, read my old posts, more often then not, I do contribute with info or guidance.
    Break it down, do the math and get back to me with a %.
    If it's less than 50%, I'll try to do better for you....

    You're one of the anomalies....
    More often than not it seems with these cars, the latter is the case.
     
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