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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by Branmomar, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Branmomar

    Branmomar New Member

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    So im driving a 91 honda civic hatchback std with a 4 speed tranny, im pushing a major 70 hp......

    I need some help. i need some way to atleast get into the triple diget hps.

    The most ive ever done is change my radiator and my valve cover gasket.

    I want to do a swap. but i need one that would be easy and cheep.

    my car has potenital, i know it. i just want to beable to just plain out run my friends stratus, and make ppl respect honda! any help would be great
     
  2. jlicrx

    jlicrx Senior Member

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    any swap you do will require you to convert the car from DPFI to MPFI - the easiest and cheapest way to get to triple digits hp is going to be a D-series engine that is OBD0, like a D16A6 from 88-91 CRX Si or 89-91 Civic Si or 90-91 Civic EX or a JDM SOHC ZC non-VTEC or a JDM DOHC ZC - all of those will bolt right in - in order to get the most out of it, you need to use the Si transmission which also bolts right in and uses your shift linkage and axles

    http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/sc2000search.cgi?what=page&item=30020

    http://www.hmotorsonline.com/shop/sc2000search.cgi?what=page&item=30022
     
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  3. blasterman87

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    i would say the easiest swap would be a d16a6, wich is a stock si motor, if your hatch is a dx the only wiring youll have to do is change it to mpfi, and thats like 7 wires, theres a writeup on this site. and ofcourse you will want the ecu for the 1.6. i think the 1.6 pushes around 110hp
     
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    and yes, the si tranny will be best as jli said, he knows his stuff
     
  5. Branmomar

    Branmomar New Member

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    how much would it cost for me to do thsi, if i did the work myself?
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    mostly, it is just going to be the cost of the engine and transmission - you will have some other costs, like fluids, hoses, exhaust header (maybe), exhaust work, clutch?, etc. which can add up to more than you would think
     
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    the problem with the D16A6 is in finding one that isn't used up and needing rebuilt - rebuilding one is not cheap - if you can find a good one, then the D16A6 would probably be the cheapest - for a JDM SOHC ZC, all said and done, you are probably looking at $900-$1000 - for the JDM DOHC ZC, probably a $1100-$1200 - this is if you do all of the work, including the wiring, yourself
     
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    Yea., is there any books or anything i can get that would help me thru the swap?
     
  9. Branmomar

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    im planning on doing the dohc zc.
     
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    do a search on the forum, search under titles only and in the ef swap section, you will find everything you need
     
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    Go with dohc motor. It is a pretty easy swap, only a handfull of wiring changes. There are some good writups on this site. Look up dpfi-mpfi swap. The only real differance is instead of adding 2 new wires to the dizzy you run the wires to the sensor on the exhaust cam.
     
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