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Old 12-21-2009, 02:18 AM   #1
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Hey all,

I'm new to the tuning world and I'm looking to get started on my engine. I've got a '93 Del Sol with a B18b1 which is practically stock.
Besides an intake and headers, any recommendations as to what I should spring for?

Also, where can I get performance parts?

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Old 12-21-2009, 07:43 PM   #2
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get a vtec head (b16a, b16a2, etc)
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Old 01-01-2010, 12:40 PM   #3
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get a vtec head (b16a, b16a2, etc)
VTEC is really the way to go, huh?

What if I'm broke and can't get an engine swap haha...
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well depends what you want from your setup. it's not a bad idea to have vtec. not sure if you know what i meant, but buy a b16 head and add that to the b18b block you already have. LS vtec setup is great for a turbo build.
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Ooh! I completely misread, and I never considered the LS Vtec setup. How does it compare vs. b18c1?
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supposedly there's better low down torque from a b18b bottom end compared to the b18c.
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isn't ls vtec also pretty pricey? i heard that they make the engine more prone to problems, anyone have personal experience with it?
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ls vtec is a hell of a lot cheaper than buying a b18c1, b18c5, jdm b18c, or even a b16a2 sometimes. sourcing the block and head seperately is relatively simple with all the parts for sale here locally. transmission can be expensive if you go for the Type R ones.

i'm not sure where you're getting this prone to problems theory from, but any engine you build should always be rebuilt to get the most out of it.
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