Zc Axles, Please Help!

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masterkue

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I'm planning on running a zc tranny in my 89 civic and was wondering what axles should I run. I don't have the shaft so I heard that I have to hybrid my old axles with the inner joints of a 90-93 integra axles. Anyone know of a better way to go about this or is this the way. One more thing, I heard the final drive of the zc tranny is at about 4300, would that be a big problem to me on the highway? It's not going to work my motor now is it? Okay, thanks for your help people.
 

D See 2

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to make your whole setup WAYYYY easier, you will want to use an Si tranny. then all you will need is the Si axles. which will be wayyy easier to get/find than making/trying to find zc axles.
 

phunky.buddha

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Nope. 86-89 Integra axles, or hybrid with your current axles- I think you need to use two passenger side axles though. I'll be doing this in a while, so I'll let you know how it goes.

:D
 

phunky.buddha

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Oh yeah... Zexy is right- it's MUCH easieir to use the Si transmission. I might still do that too, if I can't find a direct axle replacement. I would much rather use my ZC transmission because of the equal length axles though- but they're both probably going to get torn apart and meshed with each other anyway, so it won't matter too much.

:lol:
 

Tonyd0821

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no no no no no. get the zc tranny. and while ur at it, find a zc ecu. i had a zc in my 89 civic and fourth and fifth gear were no problem.
first was eh. but i could pull on almost anything i was racing in second gear, and that is where i won 99.9 of the races i got into. once in second, i was gone.

if u want to buy a zc ecu and cant find one, email me, i sold my zc, but kept the ecu.......

and i think they used the si axles when doing the swap. email me and ill tell u the set up i had on it.
 

phunky.buddha

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Huh?

My ZC transmission has the stock Si axles loaded in it, and they "pop" all the time when turning. It's REALLY annoying. The driver's side axle from the Si is too long- that's what causes this. You need the Integra axles to make it work correctly with the intermediate shaft. The gearing isn't bad in the upper gears of the ZC transmission either- I just want to swap in the Si final drive and the Si 5th gear so I can really have a nice setup.

:lol:
 
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