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2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

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Old 08-15-2005, 07:06 PM
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Default 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

hi... im probs guna sound like a total moron now....

i was wonderin if anyone knew how difficult it is to fit a 2.2 vtec prelude engine into my little EJ9 civic?

whats involved or is its near impossible?
any help you guys can give me would be much appreciated, as someones is bound to no more than me... (which isnt hard)

thanks.
xrussx
 
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:23 PM
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Default RE: 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

its very possible. look at the ride of the month off to the right. but first, what do you want out of the civic?
 
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Old 08-16-2005, 03:30 PM
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Default RE: 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

pk.. im not guna lie to you.... i want my civic to be faster than my best friends mi16 peugeot 205! and the 2.2 prelude is my choice of weapon.. because i would really like to put s2000 engine in! and that would be nuts! or a 3.0l v6 accord coupe engine! but i gota give him a chance! hahaha
so what help can you give me?
 
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:52 PM
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Default RE: 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

Swapping engines isnt the only way to modify your car to go faster,it's one of the more expensive ways to do it. If you wanted an S2K engine you'd have to do a tranny swap too RWD you'd be better off spending the money on buying a new civic and mod the hell out of that one.
 
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Old 08-17-2005, 04:22 PM
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Default RE: 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

i no.. swappin engines isnt the only way to mod my car! but id like to put the lude 2.2 in then concider.. possible turbo or supercharger! but i wana no.. how difficult it is.. im guna take the tranny to.. and everythin i need! but i wana no how bad *** it is?
 
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Old 08-17-2005, 07:19 PM
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its a bad *** motor, but its big for a civic engine bay, and if you go SC, you need to cut into the shock tower for clearance, and if you go turbo, there is no way in hell you can keep things like AC and power steering. honestly, youd be happier with a b18c1 and a used greddy turbo kit. more expensive at first, but easier to work on, and better potential. the H22 is a good motor, but its not as sturdy as a B18c.
 
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Old 08-17-2005, 08:29 PM
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the h22 is a lot heavier too
 
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Old 08-18-2005, 04:40 PM
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Go with an h22. Its gunna take a helluva lot of work, including everything from wiring to new axles. If you want to save your A/C, be prepared to find a shop who will custom make you a bracket that fits. Depending on your civic, supercharging might not be an option. For me, I would have to cut through my strut tower. An h22 can handle a 100 shot with colder sparkplugs and a small amount of fuel delivery, so I would recommend nitrous. After that, happy running mid-low 13's =)
 
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Old 08-19-2005, 02:36 PM
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ok.. i think ill go with the 2.2 lude! but.. i wont expect it to go in as easy as originally thought! thank guys. ill keep ya posted.
 
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Default RE: 2.2 prelude vtec engine into my ej9 civic!

now that will be a true sleeper
 

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