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Old 18 Jan 2013, 06:46 pm
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Default B18b1 w/ b16 head swap questions..?

Hey there i have a 93 integra with a b18b1 with all the bolt ons intake 4-2-1 header and full exhaust it has 5 speed in it, and i want to make a couple more horses with it. Heres my questions...

How much would it cost to just put a b16 head on it just the head not the cams or any of that and what kind of gains should i expect ?

How much would it cost to put the b16 head ecu cams and all that so i can have a ls vtec b18b with vtec ?

Also whats a good ecu tuner for these cars ?


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Old 18 Jan 2013, 07:01 pm
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You need to start doing some research...

You can find a B16a2 head from around 300-600 depending on condition. Then you would need to have the head tapped to run LS/V. You would also need the proper head gasket. New ARP bolts. All the wiring/oil lines to run the Vtec seloniod. And I think I P72 ecu that has been chipped, not so sure on that as I hate chipping ECU's and use Hondata as is 100x better, but cost so much more, but hey it is completely tuneable.
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Old 18 Jan 2013, 07:17 pm
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If you have to ask, don't do it. You're adding a head designed for a short stroke engine to a long stroke engine. If you do some research, you'll find tons of people who say that these are volatile engines and have had horrible experiences with them. They are partly right, but the right builder can make this an extremely reliable engine while still getting you the output you're looking for. Don't do it yourself. Spend the cash and get it done right.

The Frankenstein head swap needs to be done by expert builders who have religiously built these engines. Even most "experts" who say they can do it, don't build them correctly.Not all engines are created equal. Make sure, it's someone who has expertly built these swaps. Those are the guys who have built them and failed many times only to fine tune their skills to the point that their builds are just as reliable as a factory offering. Do a lot of research on builders... and I mean a lot. Sounds anal, but it's your money and your engine. You deserve the best for your money. good luck.
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