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97 HX auto-manual plus z6 swap

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by Al Dente, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Al Dente

    Al Dente New Member

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    Alright I want out of this CVT B/S!!

    Mine just started slipping/shaking and I don't want to have to keep dealing with this. I decided I am going to swap the motor and trans, and build a sohc turbo setup. Reason being is money is going to be kinda of tight for a bit, and I don't really have enough to really make a B-series worth the effort. I've been doing a lot of research on single cam setups and they are extremely underrated and efficient for the amount of money you need to invest. So here's some more questions that I need answering. Again, I am sorry for the newb questions but I'm the kind of guy that likes to get one on one advice. Not stuff through the grapevine. I find a lot of info on the web that is old news, not cool.

    First off, I know the singles cam turbos whomp on most stock DOHC motors. But how do they last in terms of reliability? I've heard lots of good things, but I am curious to hear others luck with them. I planned on upgrading to vitara pistons, and getting a tougher rod w/ good bearings etc. Possibly a mild port job, and a cam as well.

    Secondly, I read somewhere that these V-tec-e heads are actually a preferred head in terms of single cam setups? I know you have to replace the internals of it, but for some reason I can't remember or find the site...I have a z6 long block chilling in my garage, but needs a rebuild. Basically, whats the best combo for boost, and what do I have to do to the vtec-e head?

    And third, what is the best transmission to mate with for a boosted single cam setup?
     
  2. hondafreak513

    hondafreak513 New Member

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    how much do you have to spend.. I once bought a complete LS swap for 1300 from a local scrapyard... it all just depends on your budget..
     
  3. serrilion

    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    just another side note.. how much power do u want to have... a sohc on stock internals can't make alot, granted its quite a bit more most times 1.5x times its stock #'s but then at that cost you could have gotten a nice B series motor... just another thing to think about is all..
     
  4. jdmLife

    jdmLife I KILL V8s

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    a buddy of mine has a jdm d15b in his eg and hes been pushin 10lbs of boost for almost a year on stock internals without any issues and he walks on gsr's he bought the d15 swap on craigslist for 650 so i guess jus keep ur eyes out for a good deal
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Would agree.. the D15B is a way under rated motor lol.. 7lbs of boost and dito on its still running, my buddie loves his DD.. 2 years running strong
     
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    My Ls swap on my 98 HX ran right around $1500 for motor, tans and parts.
    You cant swap an OBD1 motor into an OBD2 car, not legal and wont pass emissions.
     
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    damn im glad there is no more emissions bull crap where i live..
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    my state is 10 years older the inspection station doesn't need to check on ECU or the codes it throwing... Head lights, Tail lights, Reverse lights, E break, breaks and a good windshield thats about it.. oh and no rotted out exhausts... so ya.. VT = easy pass
     
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