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Old 03-20-2007, 01:57 PM   #1
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I am about have a swap done to my civic but I am not sure which engine I want. I was stuck on the B16A v-tec but I happen to save more money then that engine cost so I think I am going to go for a JDM B16B CIVIC TYEP R DOHC. My question is should I stick with the b16a or go ahead and shoot for the b16b and what are the pros and cons of those two engines?
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If you have the money for a B16B, then do it. The only downside you might see is slightly worse gas mileage, but that would probably be negligable at best. The B16B is just a higher performance version of the B16A.

Isn't your car automatic? What are you planning on doing for a transmission?
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yea if your car is an automatic, you're going to need to do a pedal swap. Since you want to go with a b-series, then you'll need the conversion mounts as well.
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If you have the money for a B16B, then do it. The only downside you might see is slightly worse gas mileage, but that would probably be negligable at best. The B16B is just a higher performance version of the B16A.

Isn't your car automatic? What are you planning on doing for a transmission?
No my car is a 5sp.
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Ok, that's good. Keep in mind though that you will need a B-series transmission too. You can't attach your stock D16 tranny to a B16.
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If I were you, i'd probably still go for the b16a. Since you saved more than what you need you can dump the rest of the money into modifications. Because the difference between the b16b and a b16a is significant as far as horsepower is concerned, but the torque, which is what really counts is negligable.
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