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jst got a 92 civic cx hatch! what is the easiest motor to install?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by stickyboi, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. stickyboi

    stickyboi New Member

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    i just purchased a 1992 civic cx canadian model with 5 spd. no power mirror, no power windows, no power steering, only one mirror and some small azz tires. lol. what would be the easiest swap with less money investments? like a motor out of a new rsx type s or like a h22 out of prelude? just give me your advices. i am so anxious to just rip this car apart. any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    well a rsx motor will cost 10,000 bucks to get in that car the easest will be another d series but besides that any b series will be the best bet,,note stay away from the accord and prelude b series there way diffrent
     
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    CHEAPEST Bang for the buck is the head swap I'm doing *You can check my Thread I started D15B8 Mini Me* It will cost me less than $200, and It will go from 70hp to North of 120. And then if you want some more speed, Turbo'ing a D series is probably one of the cheaper options. The reason why I recommend this is because I wanted to do a swap to, but didn't want to drop series money on my 92 CX, and ANY swap outside of a D15 series Non Vtec starts taking ALOT more money than you would anticpate.

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    This should go without saying, but DO NOT TURBO A D15B8! 8 VALVES = NO POWER Lol
     
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    the easiest swap would be a d16z6.. but more worth it is the b16 or b18 swap

    h22 and k20 swaps in turn can be very expensive with the extra needed parts
     
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    i say any b16 or b18.....if your gonna invest the time and money you might as well get the best bang for the buck. yeah it is a little more then the d-series but not that much and well worth it.
     
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    Cheap and power don't go together. If you want to go cheap and easy listen to eg6sir and stay d serie by getting a d16z6. I'm also kind of confused . You want something cheap and you're talking about rsx type s engine. Two things , you truely don't know how much it cost to put that engine in a 92-95 civic or we don't have the same definition of cheap. What's your budget? That will help people here give you the best advice.
     
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    also whats your goals for the car would be nice...
    you can go all motor or tubo b-series but thats gonna cost a pretty penny
    as for k series, and h series, its possible but isn't anywhere near the easiest but if you have the money to do it, you'd be real happy(your wallet won't)
    you'd also be satisfied with a turbo d series, cheapest and easy way to achieve some power
    just depends on how fast you want to go and how much you want to spend
     
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    depending on how much your expecting

    Depending on how much time and money you aiming for would be the best place to start. Like my 92 cx hb I swapped in a d15b non-vtec. But if you want to go all out with a integra swap you can pick up a d16y8 I believe. It comes from a 89 integra ls. That would be a good swap also I did that swap into my 91 dx and saw a great gain from the stock 95 hp to bout 135 hp with a high flow cat.
     
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    about 2% of this is true
     
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    i was thinking 0.

    listen, the first thing you need to do is decide on a budget. the second thing you need to figure out is how much power you want. then we can really help you. if you want good advice, look for people with higher posts and higher rep. they will help the best.
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    haha kinda pated yourself on the back didnt you lol,, but yea lisn to get nick
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    well, i was thinking you. i dont' really post tech anymore. but even though you haven't been here forever, you have a higher post count and actually contribute. ^_^

    oh yeah, and it's just "nick". see sig...
     
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    B series ftw, more potential in the long run. Even with a tight budget more money comes over time, builds usually take years not months. If you start out on the best(or near best) platform your possibilities are unlimited.
     
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    I'm new to this, can you explain why B series has more potential than K or H series?
     
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    it dont
     
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    What's the best engine possible for a '95 Honda Civic CX, while still being somewhat reasonably priced?
     
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    under 4000 bucks, b18c
     
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    What would you say would be the best most expensive engine, and how much would it cost?
     
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    k20a RR..cost of the motor and tranny,5-8 grand..to get it in the car 1500-3000 bucks
     
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