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View Poll Results: How will you want to mod your engine?
Give me the boost of a turbo. 55 47.83%
NOS, the best bang for the buck mod. 10 8.70%
Engine swap is the way. 38 33.04%
Will stick to Naturally Aspirated High Compression build. 10 8.70%
I wont touch my engine. It will remain stock, thank you. 22 19.13%
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Old 24th August 2007, 08:55   #31
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I voted based on my current situation in the US: no way is it possible to do something like an engine swap on the cheap unless you do all the work yourself (tough).

But if I were in India, engine swap would definitely have been my choice.

Case in point: Dolphin with a G13B/MG413 gearbox swap. Nothing cooler than a homebuilt rod. And enough to give any garden-variety turbo esteem/city/zen a swift kick in the nuts.
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Old 24th August 2007, 12:11   #32
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I would vote for an engine swap first. My choice, should be obvious, B16 into Dhanno!

Second choice would be a high-revving, high-compression NA setup. Don't like turbo's that much for some reason.
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Old 24th August 2007, 13:49   #33
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B18 C5 into the OHC for me, no second thoughts on this one!! Lot better brakes, tires and suspension to follow that up, and thats about it.

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Old 24th August 2007, 14:56   #34
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Me too voted for the Engine Swap..but how reliable is it?? say for a car like the carb esteem, do I have enough options?? and if yes whats the time frame I am looking at for the conversion??
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Old 24th August 2007, 18:34   #35
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I wont touch my engine. It will remain stock
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Old 24th August 2007, 20:57   #36
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Bone stock.

If I wanted more power, I would just buy a more powerful car instead of tampering with my car and ending up with something that would not be reliable, give up on me when I am least expecting it, would require 10 mins of idling each time I start or kill the engine or require fancy fuel that is available only in cities, thereby killing my love of long distance driving etc etc.
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Old 24th August 2007, 21:07   #37
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agree 100% with post #35 and 36.
i would buy a faster car if i wanted more power. reliability is key for me as i put a lot of miles in all cars ive owned. i dont want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere at 3am with a broken engine.
lightweight wheels, grippy tyres, coilovers and big brakes are all i need.
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Old 24th August 2007, 21:11   #38
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B16 into an OHC is not a bolt-on, I hope you guys realise. It's not a Mivec style swap.
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Old 24th August 2007, 23:10   #39
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Quote:
Originally Posted by v1p3r View Post
B16 into an OHC is not a bolt-on, I hope you guys realise. It's not a Mivec style swap.
really? i didnt know that.. thanks for the info.
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Old 24th August 2007, 23:24   #40
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I'll go the NA way. Squeeze the most out of my engine the naturally aspirated way.
- Fueling Re-map coupled with a cam-profile according to need to go with.
- Independent throttle bodies
- A race exhaust with minimal restrictions with just enough back - pressure.
- Body weight loss. All the unneccessary stuff goes out. Replace as many body panels with plastic/carbon fiber body panels to increase the power to weight ratio.
No spare no car jack no rear seats no stereo. I'll leave the AC in there though.

And yes all the suspension components required to handle the twisties with some super sticky RUBBADD!
Nice thread by the way

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Old 25th August 2007, 04:42   #41
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I'd rather spend thak kind of money.. maybe 100 times less on some nice rims...
Dicors are not made for speed you know.. So.. its rims for me..
Ohhh.. I already have a Turbo...hehehe

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Old 25th August 2007, 20:30   #42
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Swapped turbo, please.

Car: Old Honda Accord/Cedia.
Engine: K20A(or the C32 V6, perhaps?)/4G63.

For FWD, these would be my first choices.

Personally, I'd prefer a RWD swap...
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Old 26th August 2007, 11:52   #43
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engine swap for me

Mivec engine that is
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Old 26th August 2007, 16:34   #44
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Very simple step by step procedure for me.
  1. Engine Swap
  2. Will stick to Naturally Aspirated High Compression build.
  3. Will Turbo is when i have the $$$
  4. and Finally NOS
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Old 26th August 2007, 20:16   #45
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I somehow prefer NA or Supercharged...seriously thinking of a roots (a full bolt on unit with all parts for my elantra petrol). just have to order it on-line. costs 1.2L...saw in elantra forums in korea & US.
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