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Old 18-Sep-2003, 04:57 PM
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Hello this is my first post and i was just wondering if the type r crank rods pistons are worth putting into my b18b1 dohc non-vtec block. I have been told that it really isn't worth the money to do that, but then i have also heard that it is well worth money with the hp and torque increase. I have no idea, who to belive if anyone can help me that would be great. Oh ya i am doing this swap in a 95 civic hatch i dont think that means too much though.
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Old 18-Sep-2003, 07:51 PM
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meh not worth it...just get a gsr tranny (which is key to a all motor car because the ls tranny sux *****)...then either spray it or boost or even just add cams like crowers these are better ideas to go for....or go for a b20 for more displacement and torque wiht a gsr tranny....or jsut do i/h/e then with the left over money get a gsr LSD tranny to go with the b18b...for the money you spend on parts and machining you could have a boosted b18b setup with WAY more power..
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Old 18-Sep-2003, 08:05 PM
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how much can a b18b b found for?.......also how much would it cost after full install into say a 89 civic si.....im thinking of doing this swap, ill need the tranny to right cuzz it wont bolt up to my stock si tranny?
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Old 18-Sep-2003, 10:06 PM
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you'd need a mount kit still but the motor itself is not hugely expensive....

and putting in the rods, crank etc from a type r is not really worth it.... unless you later plan on putting a type r head on it... or any b series dohc vtec head for that matter.... those type r compents are a lot stronger then the LS counterparts
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Old 18-Sep-2003, 11:38 PM
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i cant bolt a b18b up to my stock 89 si tranny can i?.......how much would a complete b18b swap cost me at a shop?
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Old 19-Sep-2003, 06:26 AM
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no you can't use your si tranny with the b18b1 setup
and i think it's anywhere around $3000 - 4500 for a b18b swap

i think it would be a lot cheaper for you to do a b18a setup instead, in your 89 civic
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Old 19-Sep-2003, 01:36 PM
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wow that much for a b18b, i thought these were fairly cheap......how much would a b18a run me and whats the specs on one of those?
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Old 19-Sep-2003, 03:58 PM
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Ok thanx for the info guys. I like the cam idea and the boost idea but all turbo kits ive seen are just way outta my price range. The cheapest i have seen one was about 1500 us. I like the cam idea i thik that is the way to go. If you have any more ideas please let me know.
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Old 21-Sep-2003, 12:11 PM
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ya if your going cams for it then go for crowers.....and don't over rev it if you get your ecu chipped.....
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