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I've got a dillema. This car is in great shape and am hesitant to pull a perfectly good 1.6 sohc vtec with low miles. Are there any modifications that can be done with the current motor to turn it into a fun daily driver. I've got a sweet set of 17" sport wheels for it, but I'm retaining every stock part I replace. Should I say heck with it and go for an engine swap, or add some performance bolt-ons. I've never tuned a Honda before, but am anxious to see what makes these cars so popular to tune! Thanks.
 

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Thanks for the knowledge

if its the z6 like i think it is. you got alot of things you can do, like most people will probably say, build a turbo kit. or sell me the engine if you get a swap hehe
Visited an old friend the other day who's become known for working on these things in the local area, I expected to get a few pointers, but he wanted to swap it with a b series dohc. While that sounds nice, all I wanted was an extra 20-25hp or more. I was a little skeptical when I asked what a low mileage, 93 1.6 vtec would go for if I sold mine, and he said 400-500, seems low.
 

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I would suggest keeping the Z6 if all you have offered/availabel is the B16. you will gain only a little bit of performance, and not worth it in the end. For the money spent on teh swap, you could build a nice reliable Z^ with an extra 20-30 horses.

Most people looking for performance on the single cams go turbo. Up to 200whp, they are still fairly reliable and very peppy, and the best part is you can pass people on the highway without bouncing off the rev limiter in 2nd gear :lol

If your going for a more fun driving experience without going crazy,m a cold air intake, header, and tune will net you 20whp (peak, not necessarily drivable increases) for less then 500 bucks. I myself have a 40 dollar ebay full cold air intake (not the short style, which is good only for sounds) and a 50 dollar ebay header soon to be reinstalled, and my dinky d15b7 will be about 10-15 peakier horsepower.

a bigger throttle body can help with motor response , but will only be really useful with a new intake manifold. a blox or skunk2 manifold with work well.
 

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get an ebay N1 stykle over that excessively raspy sounding tenrai, and yes the skunk2 is ridiculous, for cheapoer you can get a B series manifold and have your D series flange welded on
 

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Sorry:hug I like giving my opinion too much. :D
 
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