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Old 05-21-2007, 11:58 AM
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just a question, dopnt know if i'm going to do it or not, but how much do you guys think it will be to do a head swap, and put a vtec head on there. and does that take my head from sohc to dohc?
 
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just a question, dopnt know if i'm going to do it or not, but how much do you guys think it will be to do a head swap, and put a vtec head on there. and does that take my head from sohc to dohc?

SOHC to DOHC = NO

there is no way to turn a SOHC Honda motor into a DOHC honda motor
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 12:23 PM
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oh okay. i wasn't sure. so puting a vtec head on my sohc puts a lot of strain on my engine right? will it destroy my engine, or do you think it will be able to handle it?
 
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just a question, dopnt know if i'm going to do it or not, but how much do you guys think it will be to do a head swap, and put a vtec head on there. and does that take my head from sohc to dohc?

SOHC to DOHC = NO

there is no way to turn a SOHC Honda motor into a DOHC honda motor
There is, but we won't go there.
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:17 PM
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putting a VTEC head on a non-VTEC civic is done all the time. Search MINI-ME swap. That's what it's called. The cost will vary but here is what you need will appox. prices:

VTEC head: 150
VTEC solenoid: 50
Distributor: 50
ECU: 100

Optional: d16 (VTEC) Intake Manifold: 100

If you do it yourself, labor if free.
If you go somewhere else, well, idk

Oh, and yeah, you can't make a SOHC a DOHC, unless you swap the entire engine.
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:20 PM
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the VTEC onto a non-VTEC SOHC swap has been done quite a bit, so its very possible,it'll be about $600-$700 i'm pretty sure, and IMO i'd just stay non-VTEC and use that money for a turbo kit

and the SOHCto DOHC is actually possible, but its compltely custom and like Gene said, lots not go there
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:29 PM
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I don't know about the astronomical figures of a mini-me swap, I could shop around and have all the parts needed including a converted P06->P28 ECU around 200
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:34 PM
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wow roto, I'd love to see where you're getting the parts from. I'm from Wisconsin and I've gone all over to find parts and they're always gone or cost an arm and a leg.
 
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Old 05-21-2007, 09:45 PM
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you'll need a different timing belt too, sorry forgot about that. 50 bucks new.
 
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Old 05-22-2007, 04:00 AM
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just a little patience and keeping a close eye on ebay and junkyards. I actually get called when a nice honda gets dropped off at my local yard cause I'm friends with the guy:-D
 

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