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Old 10-06-2005, 04:31 PM
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Default D16Y5 to D16Y8 HEAD SWAP (Mini-me)

okay..this is my first post on the forums and im hoping to get some solid answers...ive been reading all over forums and the net...and i just need some tips on this..

heres what i have:
98 civic hx (d16y5) VTEC-E

heres what i bought:

what else do i need to get to have a successful head swap done..if you dont know..the ex and hx heads are almost identical..and the reason i am doing this is to get FULL VTEC..so i would like some tips on if maybe i need a new ECU..and if so...which one..and if i need any wires to make it compatible..and such..cams, pistons, etc...this is just going to be a temporary upgrade until i buy my b18c which i am saving up for..

thanks so much
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:36 PM
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definetly need an ECU from an EX.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:46 PM
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thats all u think?
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:54 PM
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There is a full-on write up with a shopping list in the DIY section.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:09 PM
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hey i have a 00 hx and am thinking of doing the same thing to mine cause i plan to turbo it and to get full power i will need an ex head but i have a question.......
the only thing i need to do this conversion is the head it self righ not the intake manafold, distributer, or anything else except a p2p ecu righ...if not what do i need?
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