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axle question for ZC transmission

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by kmoallem, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. kmoallem

    kmoallem New Member

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    Hello,

    I have a chance to pickup a ZC transmission, intermediate shaft and axles. The donor vehicle is a 92 Civic hatch. I was wandering if I could reuse the axles in my 1989 CRX Si. Does anyone know if the axles would fit? And if it doesn’t … it’s the 89 Integra axles that I need … right?


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  2. danse

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    I think you also have to remove the bearing seals.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :no: :no: and :no:

    You can't use your old axles- you need equal length axles now. Your stock Si transmission doesn't use an intermediate shaft, so if you used your old axles, your driver's side axle would be about a foot and a half too long.

    This is what happened when I used 89 Integra axles in my ZC transmission:

    http://hondaswap.com/~mike/crx/wrong_axles/

    The text may not show... if it doesn't, you'll have to highlight the top section to read it. It's old. I think I ended up using 90-93 Integra axles.

    As for removing bearing seals, it helps if you're having clearance issues with the hub end of the axle. It's more of a dust ring though- I wouldn't remove any actual seals.
     
  4. kmoallem

    kmoallem New Member

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    Thanks for the reply Calesta … your link answered my second question (about the 89 Integra axles). But, for my first question … I wasn’t asking if I could use the Si axles on the ZC trans. What I’m asking is if the entire package (axles, intermediate shaft and ZC transmission) coming out of a 92 Civic would fit my 89 CRX. I’m asking this because i know that the two cars are from to different generations of the civic. I guess I can rephrase my question by asking: Are 4th and 5th generation Civic axles compatible?

    [FONT=&quot]Thanks a lot for the link … I certainly don’t want that to happen to me :eek:
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    I know this is an old post but can someone send me a pic of the ZC axles and intermediate shaft?
     
  6. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Sorry, I don't have one... but bump for you so you can find one.

    Thread crappers, this is a zombie thread- but he's definitely on topic! ;)
     
  7. jlicrx

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    this is the intermediate shaft for the 88-91 JDM ZC L3 transmission - only JDM ZC will work

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    these are the axles used with the 88-91 intermediate shaft - they are 90-93 Integra axles, one left (on bottom) and one right (on top) - 86-89 Integra axles will not work - they are too short

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    this is the intermediate shaft for the 92-95 JDM ZC S20 transmission - only JDM ZC will work

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    this is the driver's side axle used with the 92-95 intermediate shaft (passenger side axle is 90 and up Integra) - you must get a custom axle for the driver's side when using this intermediate shaft - there are no USDM axles that work

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