sohc vtec head

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jlek9

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I'm planning to swap a ex vtec head with my 96' D16Y7 head and was wondering what difference it would make and would it be worth it?
 

chet

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its worth doing, its an inexpensive way to get some additional horsepower out of a d-series motor.

just make sure you wire vtec correctly and use the correct ecu.
 

posol

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do it- <$400 for 30 horse is worth it in my book.
search this site- we have a few threads about mini me's already
 

jlek9

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I just got a couple offers for the vtec head... one of them is off a 95 civic. The guy says it should work, but I heard you should only swap with the same year or higher?... :huh:
 

posol

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the y8 head offers a better queche area and thus mroe compression. if you can pick up a 96+ ex head, i say get that instead
 

eyesonlybob

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i was wondering if you have to be well known to get replys to a topic you start? cuz i asked the same question and i got one reply. just curious. i am a noob, but isnt this a forum to ask questions about what you dont know?
 

dohcvtec_accord

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Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Oct 28 2002, 11:46 PM
do it- <$400 for 30 horse is worth it in my book.
search this site- we have a few threads about mini me's already

Actually, the reply he got was much like yours. The rest was just an offshoot discussion.
 

Jeef

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Originally posted by eyesonlybob@Oct 29 2002, 09:00 AM
i was wondering if you have to be well known to get replys to a topic you start? cuz i asked the same question and i got one reply. just curious. i am a noob, but isnt this a forum to ask questions about what you dont know?

Well if the same question is asked twice in a row, whyare people going to respond to both of them.
 

E_SolSi

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Originally posted by pissedoffsol@Oct 29 2002, 05:10 AM
the y8 head offers a better queche area and thus mroe compression. if you can pick up a 96+ ex head, i say get that instead

i thought most of that was from the Y8 gasket being half as thick as the Z6 one ????
 

posol

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the Y8 has a square combustion chamber, as opposed to the z6 (and 99% of the other honda motors) which gives it more queche area which = .2 CR and stuff :)
 

jlek9

Junior Member
Thanks for all the help and suggestions. I appreciate it.

eyesonlybob Posted on Oct 29 2002, 09:00 AM
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i was wondering if you have to be well known to get replys to a topic you start? cuz i asked the same question and i got one reply. just curious. i am a noob, but isnt this a forum to ask questions about what you dont know?

sorry didn't mean to throw your question off.
 
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