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Old 08 Apr 2009, 04:31 pm
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Default Question about engine swapping. Someone who knows what they're talking about please!?

I have a 1990 honda civic Si hatchback and I've asked already what is the most powerfull engine I can fit in my honda. I've been given the run around, my best bet, what I should probably do. I just want a clear cut answer, what is the most powerfull engine I can fit in my civic. thanks.
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Old 08 Apr 2009, 04:46 pm
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k20 or b18 hands down either of those are perfect your decision good luck budand both are almost a direct bolt on =]
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your clutch and transmission and axles won't handle any more power, even if you could, it would be a waste of time and money. Trust me.
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Old 08 Apr 2009, 05:16 pm
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1. The K20Z3 from the 06+ Honda Civic Si2. The H22A from the Honda Prelude3. The B18 Integra GSR or Type R motor
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i would say the h22 but it wont fit right in.im pretty sure you will have to cut it up a bit to get it too fit right.it depends on your budgeti would go for the k20 or b18 seeing how it just bolts right up
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Old 08 Apr 2009, 05:39 pm
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Default Re: Question about engine swapping. Someone who knows what they're talking about please!?

This thread is full of fail.

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k20 or b18 hands down either of those are perfect your decision good luck budand both are almost a direct bolt on =]
Wrong. Nothing about the K or the B series motors is a "direct bolt on".

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your clutch and transmission and axles won't handle any more power, even if you could, it would be a waste of time and money. Trust me.
Wrong. You don't use the D-series axles and tranny when you do a swap, unless it's for another D-series.

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1. The K20Z3 from the 06+ Honda Civic Si2. The H22A from the Honda Prelude3. The B18 Integra GSR or Type R motor
The most accurate answer thus-far.

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i would say the h22 but it wont fit right in.im pretty sure you will have to cut it up a bit to get it too fit right.it depends on your budgeti would go for the k20 or b18 seeing how it just bolts right up
Wrong. H22 doesn't perform better than a B or K swapped EF. You can swap it in, but it's a huge motor to put into a small area, and it adds additional weight over the other motors. You can produce the same power for cheaper with other motors.

OP: Depending what your budget it will determine what you should get. If you can spend upwards of about $10k, a K swap will be your best bet. If you want to spend around $5k, you can get a Type R swap installed. If you are in the neighborhood of $2k, a B18 or B16 will suit you well. If you wanted some impressive power while spending between 2 and 5k, boost an LS.

Other than the K and the B, you can do another D-series. The D16Z6 is a good little motor that can be made to be fast. If you were looking for a cheap replacement with minimal work, the D16Z6 is your best bet. The H22 is another option, but like I already stated, you can create the same power for cheaper.

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Old 08 Apr 2009, 05:46 pm
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OK first off what is the budget? The most powerful would be a K20 from a newer generation, BUT it is a $12,000+ swap when done correctly. The next best swap is a B18C5 from a Type-R Integra, Again a $6,500+ swap, then there is the H22 swap, initial cost of motor/tranny is cheap but a lot more modification than the B-series, about $4,500, after this the B18C1 or B16A, both about the same power and about $3,500 installed.
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