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Old 03-05-2017, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 66.42 mpg (US)

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I have not seen it done. That is probably because guys want more power from swaps and you are going the other way in pursuit of fuel economy. The Integra is heavier, but some of that weight has to be modestly larger engine. Also old car curb weights are not that accurate: wikipedia does not offer diff weights for the MT and AT versions of your car, nor the 1.6L and 1.8L.

A suggestion: get an older Civic shell, like any 1992-1995 civic. Or get a diff 1996-2000 Civic shell. Your drive train mounts up easily in any of them and it has been done over and over... so you'll have experienced advice.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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