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LS into 97 Civic

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by djSALIX, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. djSALIX

    djSALIX Member

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    http://www.totaljdm.com/index.cfm/fuseacti...8B%20G2_jdm.htm (OBD2)

    I've done some more reading, and I'm thinking of purchasing that (granted some people tell me that site is good) a GSR transmission, and an ECU (need help with that) and having a shop install it in my 97 Civic EX (coupe).

    Would all that be under my budget of $2200?

    Also can anyone recommend any good shops in the Northeast (I'm in CT)

    I don't care about 1/4 times, WHP, or anything. I just want it to be a little quicker than my D16Y8, and hopefully prolong the life of my car (College coming up). I want to have the shop build up the internals of it, but I keep reading different things on what to do with a stock LS motor in a Civic.

    All help is appreciated!

    EDIT: would i need to purchase anything else beside the Motor, Transmission, and ECU for a shop to swap it in? Right now I'm just doing research, this will be going into my car late July to Mid-August.
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Judging from the price, I'd say that is just the longblock, no axles, shiftlinkage, nothing, so no, I don't think in the end it will be anything near you budget. You also have to consider shipping too, and labor generally runs another $500-$1000.
     
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    could you recommend a place on where to get everything? or at least get each piece seperately, but cheaper?
     
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    scottp11 The Seniorest Member....

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    For $2200 you could of started putting a turbo on your Y8. You could probably get a whole kit for about $800-$1000 more and be WAY faster than the LS....and still be under the price of shipping, the cost of the engine and tranny, having a shop install it, buying axles, shift linkage, rear mount, getting the exhaust welded to mate with your stock... and no vtec.
     
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    How would I go about building my car to handle the turbo? What would I need to make sure the motor doesn't blow, remember this is my daily driver, thats why I wanted to keep an all-motor LS
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    www.hmotorsonline.com is too expensive for me, besides they dont have any from a 97-up Teg, which I need because of OBD2
     
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    no what you want is a 96-99 LS because thats OBD2A like your civic. anything higher then a 99 that came in the integra is OBD2B.

    I just got a 99Ls with a 00 GSR transmission. Now i'm starting to build it .

    And heres the link to the OBD2 / Obd2B motors from them


    http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/sc2000se...page&item=30007
     
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    Also you will need to buy a few mounts from a 99-00 SI and a 96 Del Sol DOHC AC bracket if you want to keep your AC. you will also need to Rewire the crank sensor and the IACV. But thats all really easy.,
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Yea, you really need to contact these places because stock changes pretty quick. And that's about the going rate for a complete swap.
     
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    I have a hookup with a shop that has a 99 B20 and 97 GSR tranny coplete swap for $2200, where are you located?
     
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    I dont want a B20, but I'm located in CT
     
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