Thanks about the car.zexed-hx said:Ryan- first of all phat car.
second- I didn't read most of your post (basic math skills escape me and I was a communication major in school...not a lit. major).
However I never said either couldn't be boosted. All i said was "the ls (b18b) has lower compression which usually means better for turbo"(please note the - usually ).
k, I'm not sayin' you're wrong but I don't understand what static compression is. the "mathematical" formulas have what seem to be random #'s just thrown in there. I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE WRONG. Maybe you could just explain little better? If you could that would be awesome...knowledge is power (you seem to have more than I do).
I read my bible (Corky Bell's Maximum Boost ) and metioned nothing of static compression. Please, please, please expand on this.
I think they're good motors. But if you're going to seriously build up you're motor I think the B18B would be the best bang for you buck. Don't get me wrong I have a B18C but I think a B18B has a lot of potential too. It's just why spend $1,000 - $1500 for a B18C if you're going to change out the pistons, rods, valvetrain etc anyways. The reason why the B18C is a better motor is the vtec head, stronger built internals, shorter gear ratio in the tranny, better fuel pump..etc. Well that's just my opinion but basically everyone has their ownsetup and any motor can be built fast.biskey77 said:lets say i want to spend about $5000 on a swap. what would give the best performance in a 97 lx sedan.
zexed-hx said:but why does everyone usually want a lower compression motor to boost?
What you said is right on track.outlawtas said:The theories in the thread are correct. However...personally, I would pick the b18b over the b18c1. As far as comparing motors, the b18c1 is far superiorin almost every mannor...except price. The b18b is nearly $2000 cheaper! IMO, you could spend that $2000 on a Standalone Engine managment system...or possible plug and play or Hondata. An EMS would, in theory, allow you to run much higher boost, say around 15-20. There are people that run low 11's and high 10's with internally STOCK engines and EMS. HOWEVEr, (and this is a huge however) it must be tuned almost perfectly, almost all the time. This requires skill, and TIME! As well as some time on the dyno.
So depending on what you want, either engine could suit you...The b16 is a great engine, it rev's high, has the best flowing head of the 3, but lacks torque. The b18c1 does'nt rev as high, but has a good amount of torque, but also expensive. The B18b is cheapest, will put out the most torque of the 3 engines, but will NOT rev high unless you do some serious building into the head...it's very dangerous.