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Old 05-15-2013, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Head build, which route to go? v-tec? or a big cam? D16A6

So I have been waiting to do a head swap and I just cant figure out what to do. I was considering doing a mini me swap but I've been reading up on it and there only seems to be a 8-10 HP gain with a Z6 head. I have a spare stock head from a d15(b2?) and I was considering putting a cam in it, doing a port and polish and maybe titanium springs, but since its speed density and not mass airflow I guess i would need to re-program the fuel maps with the new cam? I dont want to dump too much money into the head swap, what is my best option?
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Don't bother....unless boosting only thing you can really do to get power to cost reasonably with the D series. or save for a swap
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or.. you could get a sohc 88-91 sohc ZC non vtec. its rated at 130hp and moves pretty darn good in a crx/civic. if your going dohc, get a b18c1. you wont regret it.
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Don't bother....unless boosting only thing you can really do to get power to cost reasonably with the D series. or save for a swap
Boosting it is definitely an option down the road, but I'm doing the head first since it seems to be having some issues. Is it possible to run a bigger cam without having to reprogram the fuel maps? Or should I run a stock SI cam and just port and polish the head and use better springs? Trying to do this for decently cheap
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or.. you could get a sohc 88-91 sohc ZC non vtec. its rated at 130hp and moves pretty darn good in a crx/civic. if your going dohc, get a b18c1. you wont regret it.
Yes I've heard about the ZC, I'd have to change the whole block tho right? not just a head swap
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you would be just getting an entire long block. they are cheap. 5-700$.
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