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Pre-OBD Swap Help

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by HondaGuy, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. HondaGuy

    HondaGuy Member

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    I've got a 1990 Integra LS.... and I'd like to swap it into my 1990 CRX HF. What extras would I need to complete the swap? Or should I just get a B16? Which would be easier?
     
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    B16 would be a little harder because of the VTEC, but not a big deal - for either you need engine, transmission, ECU, mount kit, shift linkage, 90-93 integra axles and 88-91 Civic/CRX DX or Si knuckles/hubs - B16 would require a little wiring for VTEC
     
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    Here is my plan! I have a complete 1990 Acura Integra that is in bad shape. I wanted to take the motor out and since the head is warped I am going to get a B16a head to add VTEC. The tranny is in excellent condition both axles are brand new as far as knuckles not sure? Can I use the Integra ECU in the CRX and have VTEC wired to that! I have the whole Inetgra what else should I use the motor mounts will they work?

    Thank You For all you help!
     
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    You CAN use your ECU with a Vtec controller but I highly recommend you get an OBDO PR3 ECU from an 88-91 B16a. mounts are useless, and I really would not put that head on there. That's too much work for a motor that's bottom end should not be reved past 7000, unless it's got atleast shot-peened rods and a brand neww bottom end......... Basically what I'm saying is.... don't put the head on there. get a new LS head if your sure that it's warped. Just do the LS.
     
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    You must get a motor mount to do a "B" series swap into a 88-91 civic...

    you should use the 90-93 acura integra NON ABS axles for the swap, you just remove the dust seal.. no big deal... use dx/si nuckles like said...

    For the ECU use a PR4 from 90-91 LX acura integra if your not goint to use your vtec head...

    You need to modify your shift linkage or get one from hasport or another...


    Since your car is a MPFI already you wont have too many wires to add...

    Use the cables from the acure for throttle/clutch...

    Use the acure transmission...
     
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    Since I would basically need the same stuff for both motors. I'll just take the axles from the Teg and tranny and just buy a B16a for in the CRX and have pure VTEC. I heard the LS Tranny are good tranny's if I decide to go turbo with it.


    Thank You For all you help!
     
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    use the knuckles,hubs and brakes from the integra for better braking! the added power will need better braking and you get bigger brakes with the integra :thumbsup:
     
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    If your Teg has rear disc brakes, swap them over also. If you want mounts, let me know. I have a friend that is manufacturing mounts that are almost identical to place racing for a fraction of the price.
     
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    I think he's got disc brakes all around on the Integra. I also think you outta get a B16 to slap in the engine bay. :)
     
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