Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by AF Rugby, Apr 25, 2002.
best time to date = 12.4
excuse me for not knowing honda engines - but what engine is that? What all has he done to run a 12.4?
Gutted hatch and the H22 can be that fast. If you look closely, there is no interior. It makes a difference. For a 12.4 I would think he is running nitrous.
Okay. I've been told about engine swaps in a 92-95 hatch. Question though - how much would it cost for a H22 engine or even B18 and the labor to swap them? A guy suggested this as opposed to getting a GT 5.0 (mainly cuz he is a Honda guy himself).
I personally wouldn't recommend the H22, tho some people would. To me, there is a lot of extra work and parts involved v.s. a B18C swap. With the H22, you will need custom mounts, axles, wiring harness, ect... Plus, the H22 is heavier and makes for some understeer. Imagine driving around with a fat guy sitting on the front bumper. Some people say that beefing up the suspension helps, but I am a little skeptical. As for prices, the H22 is within $200 or so in price. However, the GSR is a bolt-in whereas the H22 needs those custom parts like I mentioned above. In the end the H22 would be more expensive. If you wanted a drag-only, or a cruiser/street racer, the H22 would be a good choice. But if the hatchie you have in mind will be daily driven, I would suggest the B18C1 swap
just my 2 cents............
Again - pardon my stupidity, but I have 2 more questions? Would that be something I could do myself? If not, how much would a standard shop usually charge to swap it?
I used to want an older hatch, but I wasn't fortunate enough.....instead I got a CRX back then. I wasn't in to modications though, only stereo. It's definitely going to be a daily driver if I do it, because I don't have the money to support 2 cars. Also, how long would it take to swap the engines?
Leme just jump in and say... I thought with the H22, the car would handle so poor.. but it handles amazing... its got such great low end torque.. you can pass cars on the high or back roads without having to downshift.. its truely a street bruiser...This is his daily driver car.. rain snow everything. its a great all around car.. motor was 2500 (with ecu axles, wiring harnes) mounts were 500, and labor was 800 from DRT in ny... very very worth it if u have the money