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Old 08-22-2008, 05:04 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by honda_joe View Post
You can look into getting a CX/VX transmission. They have longer gears plus you can find them cheap.
There's a 2000 EX manual 5 speed with 105k miles for sale here for $4200.

I think the mileage for this model is not very good.

Would it help to change the transmission, and how much would that cost?
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I'd look into a D16Y5 eninge from a 96-00 Civic HX. It's vtec-e and shouldn't be a hard swap since you're EX is already equipped with a D series vtec engine. As with all Honda swaps, engine tranny and ECU from the HX should be considered. Or find some highschooler who just got a DX and wants moar powah and trade him. More fibre (Carbon) in your diet would also help and turn heads......little too much $$ tho. but aftermarket support for these cars is unbelievable
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Eh, the engine isn't the worst part. It's the gear ratios. If you're going to swap anything, get the transmission out of a 96+ HX, or even better a 92-95 CX/VX.


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