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5th Gen Si Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Smonkeyboy, Oct 2, 2002.

  1. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    im looking at a 1992 VX hatch with the piece of poo D15Z1 and was wondering what it would take to Swap the Si motor (D16Z6).

    do i need any new motor mounts, shift links, or a new ECU???

    P.S. i just starting with honda swaps so any help is appreciated
     
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    BlackJDMdeath Senior Member

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    i say why limit yourself to the babys? go big or go home... go with a gsr or something along those lines, the vx is a very light car... make the most of it... and dude... its a civic, the thing hasnt changed since the cvcc lol j/k...
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    yeah, my best friend has a 92 cx and has been saving up for the past year and almost has enough for a GSR, while i could get an Si motor for $200 drop it in and have juice, and a built bottom end by the time he gets his stock GSR motor
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    true-

    its plug and play
    if you really wanted to, you could go for the mini-me as well.
    if not, the long block and a p28 ecu will be a snap. you can use your stock tranny... although i wouldn't recommend it for performance because of its tall gearing.
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    so will the D16Z6 drop straight in?
    Would i need a new ECU? or could i just get the stock one re-chipped?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    get the P28 ECU for it
     
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    so i wont need ne motor mounts or shift links???
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    nope your stuff will work
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    Rad

    you guys kick ass
    :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
     
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    a d16z6 motor is a good choice. i have one in my '92 cx. i turn in pretty good times. dont let anyone dog you on what you wanna do. i had a '92 dx 4 door that ran a 15.9 on 50 shot of juice. no one thought that was impressive but i did. you going with the d16 is a good choice especially if you are on a budget. peace & aloha. let me know how it turns out.
     
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    oops (my set up) peace
     
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    :werd: I am sticking with my d16z6 for many reasons. Its cheaper to replace than a b16 or b18, So are the tranny's! There is pleanty of aftermarket support for this motor. I also want to have a very very respectable SOHC! I love to see peoples reactions when I tell them that they just got smoked by a SOHC! Yeah I wont create the peak HP of a b16 or b18, but I am on a budget being married and have a daughter. My next build will be a boosted b18b! But that wont be for a while!
     
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    the B18 is one bad motor with boost that what I`m building right now but do it right bottom end and top end and i have three kids and a house.
     
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    but i'm in the military and we get some doo doo ass pay!
     
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    Im all about cost effectiveness. I scored a 1992 Sentra SE-R (SR20DE) :D
    for three grand and ran a 14.8 with a stock motor and an exhaust :D :D

    (old people shouldnt be able to drive, and insurance companies blow ass)
     
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    P.S. i toatled it 4 months after i got it
     
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    I'm gonna add....The D-series is a very respectable motor...considering GM has to use 2.4liters to get the same power as the D16z6, and as Knowledge pointed out...the parts are cheaper...alot cheaper!. when you blow up a B-series it costs at least a grand to replace it...blow up a D16z6 and pay 150-200 dollars for a D15 until you fix the z6!..I dunno about everyone else...but I'm on the budget bus..I too have a mortgage and a 16 month old son...ever notice how sick children in day car get?...B-series are nice to have...but b/c of their popularity..their prices are unjust...
     
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    the guy im trying to getr the vx from doesnt want ot go below 4K and the car books @3800, and his needs $1000 worth of work (2 cv boots, new brake pads, timing belt, battery, coolant flush, A/C fitting)

    sure he doesnt know i will do it all for $400 but does ne one have advice on what i can say to get him to drop the price.
     
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    just tell him you'll go find one in better shape for cheaper. and tell him good luck selling it for more than it's worth
     
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    that might work since my friend with the CX got his a 94 for 3800 in georgious condition. i just had a mental block.
    i will also tell him about how much the insurance company is doing me in the ass on my SE-R
     
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