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Old 13 Jun 2011, 10:46 am
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Default B18GSR vs. B18 Type-R for completely engine swap? (oo civic)?

Hi I have an automatic 00 civic running on a d16 with a turbo and im looking to swapping the engine, i am also converting the transmission in the process. I am on a 6-7k budget and yes i already have looked into h22's and K20's so please dont suggest those. Its down between these 2 B18 monsters, i could go with the GSR because it will save me over 1k that could be invested in engine performance or i could just go with the stock Type-R and use the left over money to work all the bugs out and have one great stock engine. please help! (I dont want to turbo a Type-R, but a GSR, ill consider)

Looking for reliability here and some good power, everyone has said both are very reliable but GSR is easier to find and that the Type-R is more powerful.

Type-R stats:Specifications

DOHC VTEC 4 Cyl. 16 Val.

? Year: 1998+

? HP: 210hp@8100rpm

? Torque: 134 lb-ft@6200

? Redline: 8400 rpm

? Diplacement: 1797cc

? Compression Ratio: 11.0:1

? Transmission Type: Hydraulic

GSR statsOHC VTEC 4 Cyl. 16 Val.

? Year: 1996-2001

? HP: 180hp@7600

? Torque: 129 lb-ft@6200

? Redline: 8200 rpm

? Diplacement: 1797cc

? Compression Ratio: 10.6:1

? Transmission Type: Hydraulic
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 11:01 am
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Your HP numbers are off by about 10 on both, at least in the US (and since there is no JDM GS-R...)

Consider the fact also that either engine will be at the youngest, 10 years old. If you plan to turbocharge anything, you'll want an overhaul first.
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 11:16 am
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Unless you can get a type R for cheap, its just not worth it, Get a GSR and with the extra money build the GSR.

Type R = Bragging rights. wohooo, Both motors are quite similar anyways. Obviously if you just don't wanna do anything besides bolt ons and just straight out of the package fun, the type R comes better STOCK, but u will pay the money for it.

By the way, h22 are cheaper than Gsr's and come with more power, and don't believe that bullshit that everyone says that it will throw your handling off and is like a million pounds heavier, its honestly not that much heavier than the B series, go google it, they did a weight comparison.

got sick of d series boost? dats what i plan on going (:
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 11:31 am
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They are built well and will run forever even if you fly through the gears..with an aftermarket turbo they can be screamers.
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Old 13 Jun 2011, 11:46 am
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all motor type-r is the way to go. type-r motors rev higher then gsr's and sound hella mean
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