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94 coupe- h22 or lsvtec

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by chrono404, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. chrono404

    chrono404 New Member

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    I have a 94 ex coupe. I was going to put in a lsvtec, however reading on this forum in abouther topic read That the h22 will beat an ITR(and thus a lsvtec). They are also a lot cheaper. Are there any down sides To the h22 or a h2b(h22 with b16 tranny)

    I would like your comments to help my indessiveness. Thanks in advance

    The car will be a daily driver. I don't care about top speed, I just want to get to it as fast as possible
     
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    chrono404 New Member

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    Some of the main things I want to know follows.
    I have heard that the H22 is heaver then the B-blocks, Is it to heavy for the front of my car, i.e. Will it make my car to front heavy and thus spin out in those tight tuns going 100+?

    I have access to a full metal shop and not worried about the wiring or making of brackets. Is there any reason to choose a B-block, specifically a "LSvtec" or "Poormans Type-R" over the H22?

    I do know it is noobish to post a question like "omgwtf what engine should i use" but these are some of my concerns that I am turning to you, the Hondaswap pros for guidance. If anyone does reply I will be grateful.
     
  3. BrutalB83

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    Well, one thing to consider is that it's not necessarily cheaper, especially if you're going to go the H2B route. You're going to have to source an H22 and a B-Series transmission separately, and good B-Series transmissions aren't always cheap. And all of that is aside from the cost of an H2B kit, which I've seen for anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000. If you have access to a shop and you can fabricate things yourself, then you may just want to stick with the H22 tranny and do whatever cutting/fabricating you need to make it fit.

    As for the weight issue, it's really not much of an issue. An H22 will weigh anywhere between 60-80 pounds more than a typical B-Series motor. That kind of weight really isn't going to make a huge difference as to the handling of the car. Actually, you might see a slight improvement in traction due to the engines weight sitting over the drive wheels. Just get a decent suspension setup and you should be fine.
     
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    All motor I'd go h22 or h2b because of the extra torque but turboed I'd go ls/vtec.
     
  5. hondapowerb16a2

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    Ive got a jdm h22 swap in my 94 cx hatch and it is awesome. You'll really like it and its got great power without any mods. If your interested i am getting rid of my hatch. I'll let the h22 swap go for $2200 thats with swap mounts, motor, tranny, axels, ecu shifter assmb. and cables. (everything your gonna need) also has a dc header and aem fuel presure regulator and fuel rail. pm me if your interested.
     
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    i have a full h22 swap for an eg that i'm trying to sell too. everything except distributor.
     
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    Since an H22A swap is not that hard in an EG with a mount kit, I would go H22A. Simply put, you are NOT going to get the kind of torque that an H22A can produce from an LS-VTEC. Also, buildinga good, reliable LS-VTEC is not going to be cheap. And there could be smog hassles, depending on where you live with a mixed and matched motor. So just get the H22A and drop it in. As for H2B, I have heard that, due to motor placement, it is not the best choice for a street car. For a daily driven street car, going with an H22A transmission is your best choice.
     
  8. dtob

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    Ya you are right that a properly built ls/vtec is not cheap. Mine cost me 4k so far and I'm not even into the head yet.
     
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