1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

civic/prelude swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by mucus_relief, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. mucus_relief

    mucus_relief New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    hey there, not sure where to post this so i picked here, ok here is my dilema right now, i have a 99 prelude automatic, paid for, body is in fairly good shape, only a couple of dings, but it needs new headlights and it really needs a new paint job, i got this car awhile back for a good price but im wanting a car for autoX/road courses etc, i really dont care for how the 5th gen ludes look, also just seem like its too long, but anyways i digress

    i been doing some research, im looking to get a 92-00 civic(which ever i can get cheap and in good condition)...now my question is what should i do, im thinking of just parting out the lude, using the h22 for the civic, brakes, 5-lug conversion and so maybe some interrior bits and parts or would it be easier to just get a civic and buy a new engine and everything, im not sold on h22, but i got one with all the other stuff sitting here already, and the 5-lug and brake swap, i havent seen much diffenite info on how hard it is to do, anyways i need opinions
     
  2. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    6,482
    Likes Received:
    389
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    If you already have the Prelude, why not do an H22 swap? If you are able to get your hands on a hatch, that'd be a pretty quick car. It would also do pretty well in autocross with a solid suspension setup.

    You should look into a Civic that is setup for manual, and buy a manual H22 tranny. I believe you'll need new mounts for the Civic, but everything else should just swap right over. Shift linkage, accessories, etc. You will also have any needed sensors/plugs at your dispense because you have the Prelude sitting right there. :)

    I'd say get a hatch setup for MT, swap it over, nice suspension and call it a day.
     
  3. mucus_relief

    mucus_relief New Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    yeah im gonna be putting a b-series tranny on the H22 if i do it, probbly a gs-r with some custom gearing, final drive and lsd, main thing thats gonna make it worth it is if i can do the 5-lug swap off the lude onto the civic, if i cant i think i can get 4k for the lude if i sell it then i can do whatever with the money, on the other hand if it can be done without alot of hassle i got alot of parts at my disposal and i can part out the rest of it for cash if i need too
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page