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Old 04-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #1
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Thumbs up fully built sohc or a dohc

I need some help deciding nd wat I should do to my civic should I got fully buit single cam or boost it or just buy a swap for it
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #2
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What motor would b helpful. ive asked the same question for my eg with a d16z6 and across the board was turbo for a sohc. theyre expensive to build and u can sink the same money into a dohc and get more results. turbo kits for sohc are pretty easy to find.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:15 AM   #3
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #4
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I would def go with a DOHC swap, you will spend around the same and with the SOHC engine after you hit the limit you might want more power. The DOHC engine (depending on the block) you might have more room for power/tq. Thats just my opinion though, havent been in the honda game for a while so not trully sure of the SOHC potential v.Dohc potential. Judging by Displacement
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:54 AM   #5
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Wish I had enough for a j swap
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:55 AM   #6
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Yea I was doin some math its gonna b a lil bit more to build the single y8 than just throw a swap in it
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:01 AM   #7
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It really depends on what your goal is, if you think you'd be happy with ~300whp (which if you haven't had a boosted car before will be more than enough) then I'd say build a boost the dseries. You can get have a fully built d-series for under $1k, add a turbo setup for another $2-3k depending on parts, etc... and you're golden. A swap in decent shape you're looking at a minimum of $2k just to get the motor in the car and running then you're looking at the additional $2-3k to boost it. So by this math you'd save $1k sticking with d-series.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:02 AM   #8
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Carguys right it just depends on ur goal and what budjet u have to work with
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #9
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Well honestly I'm single cam guy I like to b the under dog nd yea I get wat ur telling me
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:13 AM   #10
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Yea nd well I always wanted to turbo my sedan
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:20 PM   #11
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Me too my little z6 runs its ass off daily and thats all i ask for. soon it will be turbo'd as well then all thats left is a 5spd swap. Is ur y8 a manual or automatic, any mods?
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U know i was thinkin on my way home about this. if u wanna stay single cam but wanted to drop a little dinero on a swap upgrade why not do like a f22 or somethin. i past one up on craigslist not that long ago for like 250 that a guy was gonna swap but lost interest. how difficult would it b to drop that in? what tranny would u need.

sorry bro not tryin to thread whore but im kinda n the same boat ur in with all this maybe itll help u out
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:15 PM   #13
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Well honestly I'm single cam guy I like to b the under dog nd yea I get wat ur telling me
u are going to keep thinking that way until a build b series swapped car smokes your single cam turbo. doesnt happen often but there are some fast ass b series out there
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:44 PM   #14
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Its a y8 auto
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Old 05-01-2012, 03:11 PM   #15
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Old 05-01-2012, 09:34 PM   #16
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Supposevly 150000 on motor but I gotta change headgasket on it
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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rods, pistons and bearings (rods and rod bolts are the main weak point), head studs, head gasket of your choice, a nice little cam like a skunk unit (been a while since ive dealt with a honda), walboro 255 lph fuel pump, dsm injectors (or even 550cc), adjustable fpr, ebay turbo kit, brand name turbo (precision, garret, etc..), 2 bar map sensor, and chipped ecu with obd1 jumper harness running a program of your choice (hondata, ectune, crome...) have fun :-)


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cool thanks ill prob go that route
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:24 PM   #19
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Yeah he broke it down fairly well i see some things i overlooked when i rebuilt my z6
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Old 05-02-2012, 05:07 PM   #20
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your auto trans will take a poop if you dont do a manual conversion
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