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97 D16y8 into an 89 civic 4dr DX

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by WannabeSI, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. WannabeSI

    WannabeSI Senior Member

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    Hey i just picked up an 89 civic DX 4 dr as a second car and it alright for a car while my nice car is down but it is sooooooo slow I have a 97 D16y8 in my garage and i was wondering if it would be that hard to put in the 89. If i use the D15's distributor and stuff and used the D15 tranny what else would i need to do to get it running. is it wortth the trouble?? Also what ecu would i use?
     
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    also i need to wire vtec and change from DPFI to MPFI i know that but will it be a pretty straight forward? what other motors swap in this car cheap and easy? Like junkyard cheap not b16 or anything.
     
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    the easiest and cheapest way would be to use and si ecu and distributor and then run a rpm switch for vtec activation but you cant use the dx dis on anything but a dual point injection system
     
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    Cool Thanks For the info. How do i wire up an rpm switch and where would i get one?
     
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    MSD rpm activation switch, runs about $40 I think from summit. Use a 90-91 ECU and run Ghettodyne fuel management and you can actually create a VTEC fuel and ignition map from the stock maps. Best of all it's free.
     
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