ZC swap

BoogieDown

Senior Member
i have a 88 civic hb thats a 4 speed manual and i looked and that tranny came in the 87 hb. the vin says its an 88 but why the 87 tranny? will i still be able to do a ZC swap?
 

jlicrx

Senior Member
does the transmission say L3 on it? if it does then it is 88-91 - the 88 Civic STD hatch came stock with the 4-speed L3 transmission
 

BoogieDown

Senior Member
the chassis vin is ed6 it is a 88 i just checked i was looking at the mitchell on demand at work and had no 4spd listing for 88 so i got worried sorry

where is the tranny code stamped?
and can i still use my stock tranny or should i use a 5speed ? if so will i need new hubs struts ect?
 

90crxb18

Senior Member
if its a 4 spd im pretty sure you have to usea different tranny probably an si or a zc tranny.. and also swap out the hubs or get custom axels :huh:
 

Projectzc

Senior Member
It will work for a ZC swap but I suggest you get a Si or a DX 5speed. You may have to up grade the spindels and the axles but I am not sure. A quick comparison will solve that
 
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