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Old 04-19-2008, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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going back to VX roots from D15B soch vtec

hi new here. I've been rollin in my 92 Vx for abou 4.5yrs. I swapped out the D15Z1 about 90k ago for a jdm D15B sohc vtec (130hp). Decided to go back to the oem Z1 with gas prices almost $4 in San Diego,Ca. Plus my illegal motor will require a big bribe to a smog place. I did have a smog hook up who passed me somehow for just $100 in mid-06 but he is no longer there . Since I commute about 55-60miles round trip to work -now 2nd shift- thought its time to save that gas $$ for something more worthwhile. I miss the old Z1, when i took off the valve cover before the swap, it was suprisingly cleaner than my D15B vtec . I also noticed the built in oil-cooler on the VX which was NOT on the D15B vtec . I liked the lighter crankpulley on teh VX which i kept since I didnt have powersteering to use the D15Bs.

Current mods which will stay after re-verting to the VX longblock: rear ITR swaybar, wicked RLCA's, generic Mugen front strut bar,generic rear strut bar, jdm cluster tach/gas/temp white gauges outside the black VX speedo = PANDA-Cluster™ . heh its actually the gas/temp from an auto cuz when i was first installing it during hot summer i accidentally broke the gas needle . So to keep with my Panda-Cluster™ theme & save a lil $, the cluster for an auto EG was cheaper- and i sold the other gauges left over. Found its not hard to roll back the odometer either when i kept my USDM speed gauge . Dynamatted around front & inside of rear speakers area-used Si brackets or speaker grills. Short shifter, Tein 1,1" drop springs. oem Billstein shocks. An Airmass ceramic header which i got off ebay for only $130 shipped ! front upper adjustable a-arm camber kit. Crappy earl scheib paint nice color but ****ty sanding it bubbled on my front bumper but they will be hearing from my law-firm and fixing that -only 2 months after it was painted. Time to sell the 2 17" SSR star shaped rims in the back =( they great traction & were a payoff but screams "ricer" which i'd rather mine look sleeper .

to be installed after motor swap: Front upper-A arms camber kit & new prothane bushings all around. Also ordering Innovative billet motor mounts .DX trans is great , decent accel with highway cruising rpms lower than Ex trans. stock intake,might get HKS sponge drop in,but no cold air-cuz that sucks gas. I also have a used Apexi V-Afc meter i'd like to use and lean my fuel a lil more with that cigar shaped meter they make for 02,volt,ect.
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Old 04-19-2008, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice stuff! Do you have any qicked high mileage goals?

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Old 04-20-2008, 12:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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lmao@ that pic! i'm at about 270k right now. did my D15Bvtec swap at a hair under 183. I'll shoot for 500k going back to a low mileage Z1. I was researching the tire thing which makes it a tough choice. Got vx 13's up front (tires snaggletoothed from crappy camber/bad tie rod on driver side), and SSR starshaped 17's with diff tread out back. I've been thinking of sprucing her up with some 15x7s but i know wide tires take some mpg =(. they look so simple n clean tho! 2nd choice is going with some 14" HX rims, leaving more tread options then the VX 13s.
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If you have all 4 vx rims and are willing to sell, I might be interested.
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The top two low rolling resistance tires are in 14s, but number three is available in 13s.
I have my VX rims wrapped in them, Sumitomo HTR-200 175/70-13

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sumitomos in 13's not bad. got 411 on those 14" tires? I'd like to go with some HX14's or aftermarket 15's . I was considering some 205/45-15 tires i saw the sizes on a comparison link from somebody's post or profile on here. They have the least change in total diameter i believe. Then I could sell the four VX 13s. (they were polished 2yrs ago ).

1 has a lil bit taken off the center by the lugs,when 1 lug was stripped and had to be drilled/grinded off . But the polishing was done in Lakeside somewhere after that stripped stud was taken off and they smoothed as much as they could with the polisher on that single rim.

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You shouldn't have any problems selling the VX rims here or on Honda-Tech's marketplace. HX are pretty easy to come by in SoCal for some reason, thieves I guess?
Tons of them on Craigslist. I'm sure you could offer up a trade offer on HT and some responses.

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welcome to the site! I happen to have a 92 CX with a D15B8 (the 70 hp one) and I was looking to swap a Z1 in there. What are the things I would need for a swap?
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ty mims. & brad u right about thieves- they broke into my vx last thurs pm taking my broadway mirror/shades/blue tooth/and iPOD cig-charger . Good part is they left my tools . (curse the *******s!) it happens in so-cal unfortunately.

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