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Swap Into Eg Coupe

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by bfinch2002, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. bfinch2002

    bfinch2002 Junior Member

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    can anyone give me info on a b17 swap? is it any good or what??
    PLEASE HELP
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Good motor,rare.Right OBD but it is a cable clutch,get an adapter or a hydraulic tranny.
     
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    could i use a b16 or b18 tranny? i have heard that the b17 is compatable with parts from both. is this true or did i get smoke blown up my @$$??
     
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    Shit I wish I had a B17,yes you can use a B16,18 tranny.
     
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    do i have to have a hydro tranny? what do i have know? its a stock 94 dx. d15b7
     
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    It would be better as you have a hydraulic system in your car now.But you can get a conversion from HAsport.
     
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    The B17 is rare, and it is a decent engine. But generally people want way too much for it because it is rare. I am not very impressed by it's performance. The two 93 GSR's I have raced have been slow. IMO the B18C1 owns it.
     
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    I'm simply curious to know why you want a B17 ??? Why not a B16 or B18 ??? :blink:
     
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    i found one for $1500.00 for a complete swap. tranny and all. i was told the parts are interchangable with a b16 or b18, so i figured i would check it out and see if it is worth the money
     
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    Make sure it is not stolen, but $1500 is a great price for any DOHC VTEC swap. I would go for it.

    All I was saying is that many people want almost as much for the B17 as the B18C because it is so rare. They aren't worth $3000.
     
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    Our salvage yard on post sold the complete swap from a flipped GSR for $800,$1500 isn't surprising to me since there are a lot of places that don't know that it is a popular thing to swap motors into Hondas and could care less,they look at a flipped 92 GSR as another wrecked car.
     
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    Why not,OBD I vtec B series available in America,works pretty good for some applications,and a slightly higher displacement than the 16.
     
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    ok so is it true bolt in or do i need mounts or some kind of conversion kit. sorry but i have never done a swap before. me and a friend will do it ourself. i dont believe in speed shops or mechanics
     
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    Between your civic and the GSR you should have the right mounts.The tranny one might be different,not sure if the cable ones were or not.
     
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    ok i will check and post it. then when i do the swap i will take pics and post them here and on honda acura gallery.

    Oh and for all you sohc non vtec owners- i out ran a 97 b16 hatch last night. swear to god
     
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