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Gen 2 Integra Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by Gen2spoon, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. Gen2spoon

    Gen2spoon Junior Member

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    How hoard is a 1st gen b16a into a 90-93 integra. i know that these morors come stock in the gen 2 integras over in japan so it seems like it should be a direct bolt in. Do any of the mounts have to be modifyd? Any clearence issues? Anything have to be banged out to make the motor fit right?
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    If you are putting this B16A into a 90-91 Integra, it is pretty easy, no need to reshape the bay or even get a motor mount kit. Just add wires for VTEC and go. If you are trying to put it into a 92-93 you are installing an engine older than the chassis into it which will be both illegal and difficult to wire.

    Before you do, consider this: The B16 came in the DA for 2 or 3 years. Then they dumped it for the B18C. I think even Honda realized that the B16 doesn't produce enough torque for that chassis. It does work and you will have a reasonably fast car, but people with a comprably built B17, B18C, or LSVTEC will walk all over it. Just make sure you know what you are getting before you purchase the swap.
     
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    Im planing on putting the B16a into my 92 integra. What kind of wiering problems am i going to face? Will i need a mounting kit? i know that my chasis is a little heavy for the swap but after i have it built it should do just fine. Legality is no problem cause the cops around where i live don't know anything bout cars. They only pull people over for those riced out pisser lights.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    You will not need a mount kit. For wiring you will need to convert your chassis to OBD0 or your engine to OBD1. I don't know which would be easier.
     
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    Thanks for the help. I now plan on doing a ls vtec with my b18 block. Everything ive been seeing from the dyno runs w/ those engines is insane. if u have any insight on the frankenstine itd be alot of help. thanx again.
     
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