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worth the trouble to swap an h22a in my civic?

Discussion in 'Swap Articles' started by slohnda, Sep 30, 2002.

  1. slohnda

    slohnda Senior Member

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    Sep 28, 2002
    Sierra Vista, AZ

    *h22a is 60lbs heaver than a b18c with a/c power stearing ext..

    *parts are more money, and harder to come by for cheep like its b16/18 conter parts

    *if you want to put forged pistons in you have to resleave the motor, i will explane why if you want me to but for now we will just leave it at that.

    *beacuse you must resleave for the pistons it make running anyhting over 9psi fairly expensive and a lot of work.

    *it is a little bit of a tricky swap to get in the bay of a civic.

    *to turbo you have to get slim radiator fans

    *when you shift a h22a with a stock transmition at redline you fall about 200 rpms out of vtec, so a vtec controler is a great idea, or go a little deeper in to the redline (indicated redline is 7,400. fuel cut off is at 8,200)

    *a bit of under-steer


    * you have an h22a in your civic hatch

    *you dont have as big of a no low end power and torque problem as the smaller honda blocks

    *old drag racing addage," there is no replacment for displacement"

    *with a stock motor with a catback exsaust and an fmax turbo kit pushing 8psi you get 250 wheel H.P.

    *you can stroke an h22a to a 2.6 liter

    *i have seen 20 psi h22a's with 600 wheel horse power

    *Jun makes h22a parts now

    *you will be faster than most other people with a b16a swap

    ** you will be able to beat the piss out of samba green del sols with b16a2\'s

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