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Transmission for a EG swap, Need help bad

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by blitzer_, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. blitzer_

    blitzer_ shade tree enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I've got an '88 hatch with a D15B7 from a '93 civic mated to a cable operated 4-speed.
    I'm taking a long road trip this summer and would like the additional highway fuel economy that a 5 speed would offer.

    From reading the reference section, I see that an 88-89 HF transmission will give me the highest 5th gear ratio.

    Is it fact that any D-series transmission is compatible with any other d-motor? I read somewhere that in 1988 only they used a different spline number shaft.

    Do I need to be aware of any driveshaft length problems when mixing and matching these D-compatible transmissions in an EF chassis?

    And on a side note; Anybody got a 88-91HF transmission for sale, or know the best place to get one? Junkyards in San Antonio get picked clean fast.

    Thanks in advance,

    Russell
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    yes, the HF tranny will work, and its gearing is hella long so it'll help with gas mileage also
     
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    blitzer_ shade tree enthusiast

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    What about those shaft splines? is there any difference from 88 to 89-91?

    And what about those driveshaft lengths? Are they the same on the EF and the EG chassis?

    Thanks for your help,
    Russell
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    the 88 transmissions had a 21 spline input shaft (the part that goes into the clutch disc) - since your car is 88, if it still has the original transmission and you wanted to keep the clutch you have, you would need another 88 transmission - if you didn't mind putting a new clutch disc in it, then you could use any 89-91 transmission along with 89 clutch disc - if you wanted a larger clutch, you could use any 89-91 transmission along with any 90-00 flywheel and the 90-91 clutch disc and clutch pressure plate - the axles that are in your car right now will work with any 88-91 transmission (as long as it isn't a ZC transmission) - EF and EG axles are not the same - you cannot use any 92 & up transmission in your car as they use different mounts as well as using the hydraulic actuated clutch - the 5th gear set from the 92-95 Civic will work in the 88-91 transmissions - the ratio is close to the HF 5th - .702 vs .694
     
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