96 Civic Dx B20 Swap

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bluescy

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i finally destroyed the terrible motor in my dx and i purchased a jdm b20b out of a 98 crv.
My 96 dx hatch has a hydro tranny.... will i run into any problems with the transmission when i start the swap ? is the b20b hydro or cable ? :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
 

xj0hnx

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The real problem,is that it is a 4x4.You need a 94+ integra tranny or 99-00 si.
 

bluescy

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B) im aware that the crv's are 4x4. im trying to use my stock dx hydro tranny. will it bolt up to the jdm b20b ? i heard b series motor to b series trannys are fine as long as they are either both cable or both hydro. will someone give me a good answer ?
 

xj0hnx

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No your stock tranny is a D series and they do not bolt up.The ones I suggested are going to be relatively easy to find and you could probably sell the CRV tranny for most if not all the cost.
 

EFtypeR

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yeah, you just answered it yourself. Your stock tranny is a D and the new (CRV) donor is a B, IR the two won't mate up! You need a B series FWD tranny, preferably hydro, since that it what you currently have. If your cheap, HASport has a Hydro to Cable converter, but you will do better with the CRV or a GSR tranny from any year CRV or 94+ GSR. And to the person who said the CRV is a 4WD....WRONG...more CRV's are FWD, only a few are 4WD.
 

bluescy

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is there any way to modify the d series tranny to work ?
i have a cable tranny from a b series motor. how much are the conversion kits about ? :worthy:
 

E_SolSi

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is there any way to modify the d series tranny to work ?


yeah get a new bell housing cast that will match up

i have a cable tranny from a b series motor. how much are the conversion kits about ?


go to hasport.com they have them .... i still think its a bad idea though
sell the cable trans and get the right one
 

bluescy

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you said that only 94+ intega tranny would work...
wouldnt a 92 ls tranny work >?< its hydraulic. and only $300 bucks with
70k miles on it...thank you for advice thus far..
 

E_SolSi

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93 and older are cable tranny 94 and newer are hydro

if its hydro then its 94+ get that
 

bluescy

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:worthy: :worthy: :worthy: ok that was what i thought.. but this guy was swearing up it down its a hydro from his 92 ls..i thought he was full of it.. i showed him the reference section but he still wont stfu about it....thank you all for your help.. ill let you know how my swap turns out... :worthy: :worthy: :worthy:
 
94 and up integras are hydro below that they are cable. just be a baller and go to honda dealer and purchase a brand new type-r trans $ 2156.03 (j/k)
 
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