2001 Civic EX Vtec transmission into a DX transmission swap

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David_396

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Did I a lot of Internet searching and found this forum. Couldn't find a definite answer. I've have a 2001 Honda Civic DX with a transmission that jumps out of Fifth gear. A friend has 2001 Honda EX Civic Vtec with a rebuilt 5 speed transmission that is in a wrecked car. Could I swap these 2 transmissions. Will this be a plug and play swap? Thank you David
 

flisterfour

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I don't know for certain, but it does appear that the final drive ratios are different between the EX vs. DX. The DX manual had a 4.11 final drive while the EX came with a 4.41. The DX used 185/70R-14 tires while the EX used 185/65R-15 tires so I'm not sure off the top how the actual rolling diameter compares. Short of finding somebody that has done the swap and is willing to share, you may be best off just going in and eyeballing, measuring and comparing if you have access to both cars. If nobody out there knows or is willing to share, you may have to start digging through technical specs, and try looking in Honda shop manuals or even Wikipedia for things like VTEC engine physical characteristics vs. the regular Civic engine. Also look and compare the transaxle gasket where it mates to the engine block. Both the DX & EX share the same front & rear track width so that is promising. Doing a dry run via Honda service manuals first would be tidier than sliding underneath and twisting wrenches.
 
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sirmavid

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I've have a 2001 Honda Civic DX with a transmission that jumps out of Fifth gear. A friend has 2001 Honda EX Civic Vtec with a rebuilt 5 speed transmission that is in a wrecked car. Could I swap these 2 transmissions. Will this be a plug and play swap? get-vidmate.com instagram saver
 
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