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Si Head

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by TeamCivic, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. TeamCivic

    TeamCivic Junior Member

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    hey guys,

    my buddie has a 92 civic vx hatch and apparently it has the economical vtec, anyways, he wants to swap a 92 civic si head and ecu on it for the more powerful vtec :)

    My question is: is it worth it? i mean is it worth swapping the head and ecu, will it make a difference. From what i'v been told it could gain you upto 20hp. is it really worth the hassle. I dont' know how hard a job is it.

    anyways, your 2 cents would be appreciated..

    thanks,

    Blair :D
     
  2. TeamCivic

    TeamCivic Junior Member

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    Also know as the "mini me swap"


    anyone.. :D

    Blair..
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    it's easy. you can get 20 hp. it's worth it if you dont' want to do a b series swap
     
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    smurf bnms Junior Member

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    The gearing on that engine is extremely wide. Apparently the economical part infected the engine and the transmission. Make sure you get a different tranny ( EX or SI, if they will bolt up?) to make that extra hp worth it.
     
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    TRuggiero_ Senior Member

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    If you can score one cheap, go for it. I'd just save up for a B. If he does deside to go for it, the vx tranny should be fine.
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    if you need an Si tranny I got one for sale. it includes the fully intact tranny, shift linkages, and axles. only $200. if you live in SoCal you can come and pick it up.
     
  7. TeamCivic

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    thanks guys, but i think i am going with a b series engine.. i cant afford too much right now, but i think i found a b18b that i can grab for cheap.. i was really looking for a b16a2, but outa my price range..

    blair..
     
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