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Whats the best tranny swap for the D16Y8?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 97civic-ex, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. 97civic-ex

    97civic-ex New Member

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    My tranny is starting to go in my 97 civic ex so i just wanted to know what the best tranny swap would be for my D16Y8.. Someone help me out please:confused:
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    Well replace it with the same exact tranny for the simplist fix. Is it automatic or manual? Do you want it to now be automatic or manual? You can change that over now if you want. Manual FTW!

    Your best bet is just use the auto or manual which was intended for that motor, because it's a lil more powerful than older D series, being that yours has VTEC-E lol...

    I had that motor, and SOHC vtec has nothing on DOHC vtec

    swap the motor too if you've got the fundage.
     
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    what makes u think its vtec e ?....and to the thread starter just stick the d16y8 tranny in it thats the best you can get for your car unless you want to find a lsd d15b tranny
     
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    c97x sorry boss, its turbo

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    tranny from your ex or 92-95 ex/si thats the way, unless you want long gearing(d16y7 tranny)
     
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    "I had that motor"

    I own a '00 civic ex, which used to have a D16Y8, that's why i know it's vtec-e.
     
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    a d16y8 is not a vtec e motor its a normal vtec motor, the vtec e is a d16y5
     
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    Its a manual tranny and thats the way its gonna stay lol. I dont really wanna do an engine swap just cause i think the engine that it has in it now is a good engine. And its only got about 104 k miles so i still got ome miles to go on the motor. So i guess ill just stick with the same tranny that came with the motor..?
     
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    Ill try to find the tranny from a 92-95 si
     
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    the 92+ ex will also work there the same
     
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    Vtec e was found in the civic vx hatchback and thats it.

    Yes stock tranny is best or a custom built which would be better but cost more. Got to dseries.org and search there for some options.
     
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    no thats not it ,,it was also in the 96+ hx modle
     
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    d16z6 = 92-95 civic ex/si
     
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    No, a D16Y8 does NOT have VTEC-E. It just has the standard single-cam VTEC, like a D16Z6 or JDM D15 VTEC.


    WRONG! The D16Y5 motor in the 96-00 Civic HX also had VTEC-E.

    Lot of mis-information in this thread guys... :thumbsdown:

    If you're not sure what you're talking about, then there's no need to contribute...
     
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    the d16y8 trans is considered to be one of the best due to it having welded steel shift forks and all the others have cast aluminum. but a trans off a d16z6 will work just fine it has almost identical gearing as the y8 trans the only thing diffrent is 2nd gear. and just so that every one knows the 92-95 ex and si have diffrent trans the 5th gear is diffrent in a ex than a hatch and delsol
     
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    i say put a lsd d15b tranny on it :D
     
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    Damn! Im gettin a lot of info lol. Ill have to read this thread 50 times to rmember all this lol. Thanks guys.. now i just gotta decide on which tranny to put in it
     
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