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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by AccordH22PWr, Dec 18, 2004.

  1. AccordH22PWr

    AccordH22PWr Junior Member

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    Hae if i had a 93 civic hatchback and i wanted to put the d16 (ex) engine into it, how much would you guys think the install costs would be?
     
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    This is not a swap worth doing. Help your d15 breath easier with I/H/E and you will have the same performance as the swap. My cuz has the EX and I have an LX with the above mods, there is not much difference. If anything I am faster.
     
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    If I were you i would just do a mini-me swap on it with an EX trans
     
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    friz Senior Member

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    I just swaped my 93 lx two weekends ago with a B16 (SIR II). I was done by the end of the weekend. This is a simple swap. I got the complete swap from HMO. Plus belts hoses water pump etc. from majestic honda. It all just bolted in. I had to run the V-Tec wires and the knock sensor. If you look at my album and click on B16 swap you will find pictures of it.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Since you just saud 93 hatch, it's hard to say that a D16Z6 wouldn't be worth it. If you have a CX or VX it most definitely is a decent swap and cheap since a lot of people throw the motors away in lew of B series.
     
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    My friends cx with a ex swap ran 15.3 and i think he don't even have exhaust on. That swap is worth it if u ask me.
     
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    That's ashit engine, just save your money for a B16 or LS swap.
     
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    The issue isn't so much the engine but the tranny and drive line. The b-series stuff is so much better. The intermediate shaft also eliminates torque steer. The stronger you make your d-series the more the torque steer will rear its ugly head.
     
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    Bah, that engine is crap. I mean, it's alright if it came in the car, but to swap? Please. Just save for a B-series.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I agree with you. I love my B16A, but my D15B7 was a great engine I beat the shit out of it for 187,000 miles and it never let me down. With intake, header and exhaust it really came alive and I enjoyed it very much.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    It is a shit engine, but comparing $500 to $2300 is hard to do for some people, and hell going from 70hp to 124hp is a BIG jump. Where else can you get a safe 54hp for $500 or less?
     
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    a cheap turbo with no intercooler for 500 bucks can be done but hey that is just my .02 :p
     
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    dohch22a4 Senior Member

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    Good point, John. But an LS swap should be able to be had for under a grand if you look hard enough. I dunno. I just hate single cams, lol.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    I hear you, just looking in the bay it seems like something is missing with a SOHC.
     
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    Save for a swap. I dont think that the swap you are talking about is worth it, wait for something more beneficial, like a b16 or b18c1 :). Hey Friz!
     
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    If you want some hp without spending a shitload of cash than I would do a mini-me swap. From what I've heard they can be pretty badass and better than a plain d16y8 or other d-series vtec
     
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