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ok my budget is 1000 - 1200 dollars for my bottom end. my car has been taken off of insurance so theres no timelimit on how long i can spend working on the car. i have a b16 with the head fully aftermarket. the bottom end is stock. so i want to work on bottom end.

heres the list of what i am going to need to buy:

ctr oil pump
b16 gasket kit
pistons ( im looking at nippons because people say they are good, but if you have huge power they arent that great. they look like a decent option. the ctr replica would be the ones i would get)
water pump
rod bearings
main bearings

i know i will have plenty of money left over so i am considering more options.

rods? (i might see how much a shop would charge to shotpeen my rods)

get 1mm oversized pistons and get a machine shop to bore it out? (would there be a benefit in that because there will be a better fit than if i got normal sized pistons and honed it because there would be more clearances?)

also the nippon pistons come with king bearings. honestly i have been looking for king bearing reviews but have come up empty handed.

let me know if this is going in the right direction/ if there is anything that i should consider with money that is left over from the 1000-1200 dollar budget.
 

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eBay Motors: CP Pistons Eagle Rods Acura Integra B16 B18 B20 B18c (item 390041594865 end time Apr-12-09 15:25:44 PDT)

Pistons, rods, and rings, you can get them rated at 9.0 compression, up to 12.5.

I know its a bit spendy, but these same pistons are in a buddys car, and hes pushing 540whp for over a year with regular hard driving.

I wouldnt bother with aftermarket bearings IMO, bearings are designed to be soft and get dirt embedded into them instead of scratching the crank. race bearings are hard and if you are not good about oil changes or driving in a fairly clean environment, your crank might suffer for it.

OEM bearings work best IMO

BUT i did find a site talking about King and ACL bearings, they say they work GREAT for their intended race purposes. Id get the race bearings only if you get a super good oil filter and are religioug with oil changes :btu
 

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I just typed in king bearing (no s) and got it on the 6th or 7th result.
 

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it was on a forum, prolly why you might not have seen it befotre, it said 2009 on the post date if im not mistaken.
 
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