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I Have An 89 Civic Dx With 1.5 What Should I Swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by WNT2LOSE, Jan 15, 2003.

  1. WNT2LOSE

    WNT2LOSE Junior Member

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    I have an 89 honda civic with a 1.5 i have not beable to find very many performance parts for it. I would like to swap an enigne into it but im not sure what kind to swap i want one that will mate right to my tranny. It wouls also be nice if it would work with my ecu and wiring harness. But if there is anything i could do like swap heads to get horse horsepower i want around 200 or more ponys and ill have around 2000 to spend.
    thanks
     
  2. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    I have the sam car 89 Civic DX hatch. If I were you i would save up a few hundred bucks and get a b16a, you will still have to do part of the MPFI swap. But you will have a 160hp VTEC motor that is super upgradable.
     
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    djextremity Senior Member

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    200 hp and $2000?

    Z6 head for Mini-Me: $500
    Misc. Stuff: $100
    I/H/E: $900
    ZEX 75 shot: $500

    Enjoy. :D
     
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    Hexen Senior Member

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    :withstupid:

    You can get the SiR I (b16a) for less than $2000 (i think h motors has it for like $1150).
    That is 160 hp and there's a lot of modiciation you can do.

    If you can do the install yourself, then you could buy some bolt-ons even.

    Or the SiR II (b16a) ($2350) which has 160/170hp (usdm/jdm) and has even more upgradable possibilities.
    But that's going to break your bank


    edit: none of this will mate to your tranny as far as I know, but it will come with the tranny for the engine.
     
  5. Domeskilla

    Domeskilla Senior Member

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    Get the SiR 1 b/c its cable tranny and OBD 0 just like your car, less of a hassle. You also need a mount kit from HASport ($500 USD). The SiR 2 is a hydro tranny and for you, just a waste IMO.
     
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    djextremity Senior Member

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    It will take a lot more than 2000 to get a non B18A B-series engine into 200 hp range.

    I still suggest:
    Mini Me, bolt-ons, Zex

    or plan b:
    B18A1 $500
    Mount kit $400
    Misc. $100
    ZEX 75 shot $500
    CAI and header $500

    Enjoy.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    zc - 400
    greddy turbo - 1500


    250 horse
     
  8. VTECcivicVTEC

    VTECcivicVTEC Banned

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    whatever you do, you have to upgrade from DPFI two injectors to MPFI four injectors. mini me is right up your alley.
     
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