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Old 22 Jan 2013, 08:50 pm
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Default what is the best honda vtec engine swap for 1994 accord?

i have a 94 accord with the F22B1 vtec with 145 bhp and 147ft-lb but i want something more it the 200-250hp range i know if i put a low boost turbo (around 8lbs) i can run the motor pretty much stock and get the numbers but for some reason F-series turbo kits are like $1500 were b-series turbo kits are only $300 so any ideas i need something that will pretty much be a direct swap were i can keep the stock engine mounts i have and would keep the same wiring harness etc i know with changing engines i would obviously need to change injectors and the computer (preferably with a computer that will have the same plug set up im not good at wiring)

thanks let me know what you can think of.

(or if you have a link to where i can get an f series turbo kit complete kit with turbo for under $600 then post the link thanks)

dude i already have a 73 nova ss pushing 575 bhp and guess what i still get 25mpg in it i dont need another v8 i just want to have fun with this cheap little honda and you are high if you think its $6000 for a complete turbo kit i am a mechanic and can do all the work my self on the car i just need to know parts my friend who is a mechanic has a 99 accord with a rare 2.5L l4 vtec (yes its is an L4 was only built for use in hondas race cars) he got the engine from pick n pull for $300 rebuilt it had to have all custom parts made $1050.48 then he got a twin turbo kit and computer programmer and 700cc injectors cost $800 and now he has a rare 2.5L vtec pushing over 380bhp and still getting 35mpg fyi his 0-60 time is around 4.5 seconds but he sucks at shifting so it could be faster
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Old 22 Jan 2013, 09:02 pm
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I see this question asked several times on Yahoo Answers every day. What you are saying is that I bought this cute little wing pinger economy car and I hate the doggy performance.

This is an economy car. It is built for fuel mileage, not for speed. There is a reason why you never see these things racing at Talladega.

Your budget is completely unrealistic. Add another zero to the cost of your turbo kit. These are more like $6000, not $600.

So you have three choices here.

First choice:

Be satisfied with what you have and do nothing to it. For one thing, this is a 19 year old beater. It still has a 19 year old transmission, clutch, pressure plate, differential, axles, etc. Put much more than stock power to these old parts and things will break


Second choice:

Start with the trendy simple bolt-ons like the ever popular cold air kit and a fancy muffler only to realize that you spent a lot of money on stuff that didn't really do all that much. You can then add some fancy spark plugs and some cool looking spark plug wires, maybe a computer programmer, only to discover little or no more gains also. You then will come to the realization that if you want any noticeable improvements you are going to need to spend some serious money. Change the pistons, cams, have some larger valves installed, have some port work done, change the computer, add a turbo. By now you may even be considering an expensive engine swap. Now you are getting into some serious cash. You are also starting to discover that the transmission, clutch, differential, and other driveline components aren't up to the task and things are starting to break. Your so called reliable little foreign car isn't all that reliable any more. So you need to throw some money at these things also.


Third choice:

Sell this little four banger economy car. Take the money from the sale, add to this amount the several thousand dollars that you were going to spend on modifications to your wing pinger economy car and buy something with a V8. Maybe something like a 2000's Mustang GT or Camaro Z/28. From the start the Mustang GT or Camaro Z/28 will be quicker and faster than this little economy car could ever hope to be. The Mustang or Camaro will be more reliable because it will come from the factory with drive line components matched to the more powerful V8 engine. You will have a platform that takes well to performance upgrades. You will find that there is a huge amount of aftermarket performance parts available for a Mustang GT or Camaro Z/28.

If you want something fast, don't screw around. Buy something that is fast to begin with. It takes very little to get a V8 Mustang or Camaro to do 12's in the quarter. It would take several thousand dollars to get a little 4 banger economy car into the 12's. Spend several thousand on modifications on a V8 Mustang or Camaro and 10's are possible.
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Old 22 Jan 2013, 09:16 pm
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The g25 wasn't used in Honda race cars... It came in the 92'-94 Vigor and the 95'-98'TL. Honda uses v8's when racing. And I highly doubt your friend has a twin turboed Honda, as there generally isn't room and it is pointless for a Honda, not to mention something like that is a custom job that would cost more then 800.

Now good(not ebay) turbo kits cost between 4000-6000 bucks. You can't and won't find the turbo,manifold,waste gate, turbo timer, down pipe, IC piping, intercooler, Hondata for 600 bucks or less...Hondata alone is 500 bucks... Now for engines. You have to swap mounts, axels, wiring harness, shift linkage, etc. The only engine worth dropping in a heavy Accord is the h22. 200-220 horsepower(depending if you get the type-s h22) and has 160 torque. A b-series motor wouldn't make enough torque to pull that heavy boat, so you will have to go h22 or if you really don't want to swap mounts/wiring/axles then you have to stay F-series which is pretty much crap except for the f20/f22 which is the s2000 engine and you can't use that unless you convert to RWD which isn't going to happen.
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Old 22 Jan 2013, 09:33 pm
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Without a doubt, the H22. It was used in the Accord Type R from that vintage; which were never even sold here in the U.S. (eventhough many were made at the Marysville, Ohio plant). Being that you have the Accord EX, you already have the wiring for the VTEC.
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