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zc awd in ef hatch

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by joker1375, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. joker1375

    joker1375 New Member

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    Okay so i know the zc motor bolts into any d series trans but what I wanna know
    Is will the awd wagon system fit into the ef hatch and what kinda trouble will I run into
    With swapping it into the hatch. I wanna make an awd zc ef 3 door hatch wanna keep it 5
    Speed too. Any answers will help. Thanks in advance.
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    Dual-500 Well-Known Member

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    Which ZC? SOHC or DOHC? OBD0 or OBD1?
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    Dohc is all i know sorry. Noob to hondas.
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Yeah a DOHC ZC will bolt up to any D trans. People have converted to AWD from the RT-4WD wagons. Look around. :)
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    Thanks for the help know where I could find info on it.
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    unless you are a professional steel fabricator, it's not going to be worth your time, effort, and money. you would be better off just buying an awd car.

    plus, the awd setup is garbage. it's not a true awd. the power balance is hugely out of proportion.
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    Some people have already done this IIRC; including the exact car and AWD drivetrain. I believe it was mainly the rear that needed fabrication.
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    GlassHeadlights West West Yall

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    Epic Tuning did an EF Si hatchback with a turbo'd D16Z6 AWD. YouTube it.
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    I'd like to see one. Exhaust runs right up the middle of my EF hatch, where does the driveline go? I don't know how torque and exhaust could both go out to the back without some serious fabrication event. Then there's the shift linkage also.
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    Wagovan(which, stock, has the AWD system already): [​IMG]

    I believe they also use a cable shifter instead of a solid linkage.

    Also, other AWD cars like the Lancer Evo's have their exhaust running down the middle with the driveshaft.
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    It's a damn cool idea - probably not the best "First Project" - but, still I would love to have my hatch AWD - that would scream!
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    every time someone starts this type of thread, it turns into "just fabricate in a 4g63. it's way better".
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    Okay what is that


    So is it worth doing if I'm fabing it?
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    we've seen a billion threads like this. just don't do it. there is no reason too. even if you did start, you don't know how to finish it. just get a turbo kit and lsd and call it a day.
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    Okay thanks for te help guys.
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    Ethan Arkansaucee

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    cable shift linkage is correct.

    epic tuning also made a awd eg coupe..
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    Epic Tuning - Home

    bolt on awd kit? yesh plz :)
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    Thanks a ton ethan!
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    no problem and good luck!

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