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Old 19 Jul 2008, 12:46 am
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Default is b16b legal in US?

are there any civic type rs in the USdo they have to be certified if imported from japan
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Old 19 Jul 2008, 01:01 am
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yea they come factory in old civics....
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Old 19 Jul 2008, 01:16 am
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No because they have no carb certification. If you want to use them on the track, no problem. If you want to use it on the street it depends on your local law enforcement. In smog controlled areas, like California, good luck sneaking that engine by them! BuT in places like where I live, Hawaii, we have no smog check. So it is illegal to have the engine, but no one is really going to find out. Some special racer police task forces will know though. They know more about cars than most mechanics.Also the Civic Type R is exclusive to the Japan and UK markets. The closest thing we got was the 1997-2000 Integra Type R or the 2000 Civic SI. In either case no match for their JDM counter part.Best thing to do is just swap in a US spec GS-R B18 and JDM Type R transmission. You get a legal engine, shorter gear ratios which keep you in VTEC, and LSD to boot!
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