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Old 09-09-2009, 03:52 PM   #1
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wtb a motor for an ek civic

Iam looking for a vtec motor to build up and put into an ek civic (im leaning toward a hatch but might pick up a coupe depending).this will be my first honda build.I have built up a couple mustang 5.0s but have now decided its time to build a does anyone have a suitable motor stock or modified for sale?
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with money comes anything....

Almost any fwd motor made by honda can fit in the EK engine bay....its huge...what are your goals?
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a good engine would be the B16a or B18c just cause they're much easier to install and much less wiring to do as opposed to other engines

if you're baller go for a K20. or even H22a, not a lot of people are doing those anymore.

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I'd pick up a b20 crv motor and swap a vtec head and manifold onto it with a golden eagle manufacturing vtec adapter kit. If you're going for a full build that is. No replacement for displacement.
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with money comes anything....

Alm can fit in the EK engine bay....its huge...what are your goals?
I want a motor that i can build up into a nice daily driver that has some power.I plan on bolting on parts with the goal of having a civic that runs about as quick as a stock 5.0 stang.nothing too crazy.Im into modding cars and have built up a couple quick stangs but now its time to build a civic.
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This isn't the Buy and Sell section. If you're just looking for a motor, check in there. Otherwise, this section is for technical information.

Just an FYI.
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As mentioned, your possiblities are astounding.

A good daily driver motor, that won't blow the bank, would be a B series motor. Unless you're planning on tearing everything down, and replacing internals, bumping compression, etc, that kind of thing, my choice would be a B18C motor from a GSR. Decent amount of power in stock form, not super expensive, but with a few bolt-ons, like a good header/cat back exhaust, intake, mild cam, a good tune with an aftermarket ecu upgrade (ex: Hondata, etc) you'll have a pretty quick car.

Another option is to go with a B18b from an LS Teg. Doesn't have as much power out of the gate as the GSR motor, but you still get a decent motor, with some good options. Plus finding a good, used motor is pretty easy, and the price is WAY cheaper than anything else. Like building an LS/VTEC frankenstein motor. Or because of the lower compression of the LS motor, you can run a turbo set up. Although a lot of guys will recommend going with the B20 motor from a CRV, keep in mind the stock internals are not as strong as they are in a B18. But if you're planning on replacing said internals, then you're good.

There is enough different combos to make your head spin. Best thing is to start reading as much as you can. See what motor might best suit you. You might want to shell out the coin for a K series motor, which would be awesome, but might not be something you want to spend that much money on. Here are a couple good sites to get you started.

Loads of info on those sites.
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