when you remove the butterflies and port that whole area out you pick some good power
I had a 93 Civic Si that I put a H22A1 into, blew a rod out the side of the block, then put a H23A bluetop in. Rediculously fast.... The benefits of doing an h-series would be the better pricing on engines and trans, an easier shift-cable setup, and the base of a large engine. The drawback is that the engine has FRP sleeves, there in making boost nearly a no go. The electronics situation doesn't change, though. Well other than the fact of wiring in another actuator, the secondary butterflies.
At the loss of low end power. I did quite a few runs with different manifold setups on that car, and the best just seemed to be retaining the stock functionality. I tried ported, with butterflies, without, always open, always closed. But having them open up with vtec gave a great low grunt with a lot of high pull. If I were to get rid of them, I would just go with a custom/aftermarket manifold. Actually talking about makes me want another big block
what i remember from my swap, is the older the integra axle you use, the shorter they get. so a normal height swap would use the 94-97 axles, slightly lowered used 90-93 axles, and slammed swaps used 87-89 axles. i assume the same would come into play here. but do you think that changes anything about the brake setup? wouldn't it at least change the fact that you now need lug nuts instead of studs?
hi guys i love the whole dub meet honda thing, this is wat am talking about am ging down this route my self,i am guna fit a b16 or a b18 into a polo 6n
but i have found a few pics to help for those who are going in on it.
i also have a k20 fitting guide in a caddy witch i will find soon
cool beans...I havent seen one in person yet.....i think it would be no diff than any other swap...thats what being car guys about....this is the chevy, ford of the euro scene....thers a local guy here he spent a lil over 2 grand in his aba 16v na...putting 240 whp all motor....mild cams...pistons ...rods and head work....he drives it everyday...pretty reliable..........alot honda here in va..... alot of them making power na and supercharged....... good luck on the build...this is the hybrid thread.....
lol, it really does look like they fit in rite at home,
but here we go to help a litte more for those who are intressted in building honda engine dubs
well first you will need some plates to sit on the chassis rails
and that is prittey much it for fitting a k20 in your caddy,but its just like that if your fitting it in any other vw,
I personally think its awesome. Its not my cup of tea but maybe when some of you kids grow up you will realize that there is no point to being so euro-centric.
Swapping motors between makes has been done for years, what is wrong with creating something better than one manufacturer could have?
Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out
I'm not gunna hate on the idea at all but, my 12v mk3 with just chip, and ss kit walked on a k wap first gen civic until he hit vtec in the top of third and pulled by a fender....20mph roller... with that being said they are no doubt a fast and reliable motor it's just w.e. your into... BUT i still do not approve of a cam sliding over at 3k for higher lift.... i cannot grasp how that is good for a motor at all.....buttttt maybe thats y i always see a honda with 100k on it puffing out white smoke cause its rings are shot... there was a guy in the mk3 forum that did a nissan swap i dunno if he ever finished it Do it and bring it to shows.... set a hat out with a pc of paper saying your .02 you make enough to boost it off one show prob gl man def start a build thred id like to see how you go about it
Lol I had a similar thought.but I wanted to do a vr6 in a crx.then I saw pics of someone who did it .scraped the idea
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currently-91 monty green gti (16v)-vr6..,99 t-red wolfsburg jetta aba..---- in the past-85 goldy golf gl cis,89 silver jetta gli 16v,88 t-red wolfsburg jetta digi 2,97 white golf k2 aba,91 t-red corrado g60--
My Jetta has been sitting in the garage for over a year now due to Digi2 burnout. I am SERIOUSLY considering this swap, since VW parts and knowledge are slightly slim in my area, and the same cannot be said for the H word.
The fab and fitting seems well within my scope of capabilities, but does anyone have any definitive info regarding the wiring particulars involved? i.e what to keep from the stock harness, what is unnecessary, what electrical components are required from the Honda, instrument cluster details, etc.
any info or insight is appreciated!