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b18a1 into 88 ef

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by akshn1, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. akshn1

    akshn1 New Member

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    i just bought a ls swap...i have a 88 ef...has anyone done this swap before? how hard was it...and has anyone got this car reffed with this motor....NEED INFO!!!
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Its a pretty basic swap depending on the trim level of your car, search a little and you will find a ton of info on this swap.
     
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    word.pretty easy,1 step up from direct replacement.you will need
    mounts(i have a set for sale if interested)
    axles
    ecu
    shiftlinkage
    fluids
    and the accessories for the motor
     
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    i bought the full swap for $750 off a friend...b18a1..AVID mounts..b16 tranny re-geared to have 4,5th ls gear..lightened flywheel..shift linkage with short shifter................how hard is the swap? does it drop right in?
     
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    wow you got a hell of a deal..it doesnt exactly drop right in..you have to dent the drivers frame rail to clear the alt. and i had to cut the front mount bracket off the front crossmember,you also have to dent the lip down on the rear crossmember to clear the tranny bracket
     
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    Frommy understanding the only changes really you have to do with teh wiring is at the dizy.
     
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    im gonna be dropping it in this week hopefully see how it comes out...ill post pics...
     
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    SO, howd it work out for you??
    I just picked up a 90 4dr and already have the LS parts (Gathering more info since the D15 just runs too wel to pull just now.)
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