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Old 10-19-2007, 09:10 PM
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What exactly does a mini me swap do to an engine and is it street legal? What are some of the benefits and disadvantages of it? I'm looking in to one for a D16Y7, what heads would I get for it? Thanks for any help with these questions.
Old 10-19-2007, 11:21 PM
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:33 AM
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it gives you VTEC, which works like THIS. It's done by swapping a VTEC head onto a non-VTEC block and also converting your ECU to a VTEC ECU.

In my opinion if you're thinking about going F/I in the future i'd save the $600 or so that it will take for the mini-me for the boost, buts thats jut me. The VTEC combined with a new Intake Manifold (if you choose to that as well, which is pretty common), the gains will be noticable, but i'd still rather have boost.
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Alright, what if I'm planning on keeping my car N/A, is it a good idea then? And also, if I did it, would I want to get parts for the Y7 or Y8?
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the V-tec motors are the Y8, so to do the mini-me swap you would need the Y8 parts so get shopping buddy.
One thread jacking question from me < : )
Is the mini-me swap really worth the effort? I have the Y7 and the Y8 was only available in Canada as the Si (so no B-series for us) and those are hard to come by.
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