agreed.yep the b18c5 is overrated your gonna spend 5k for all the parts when you could have built a turbo 350 hp b18a1 or could have made a 2k d motor that would stomp the b18c5.
b7 rods will last until ~200whp. Crower makes rods for 1.5L blocks, but the price tag will make you cry. One option is to swap in the d15b crank, and then you can use d16 rods. I don't know what all is entailed in that; you'll have to ask somebody for more information.Will the weak rods in the b7 though not stop this engine from making a lot of power from boost for example? i have have a b2 aswell. has any genius discoved some good rods we can swap in like tt rods in the d16?
I think itz fun beatin any B-Series with a Sohc, especially when you tell em itz a Sohc. Like Walkin B18B's With a D15B.... IMO: Work With Tha D, you will be happier, and so will your pockets....i think its fun beating people with b18s with a sohc