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How many of you have done the swap so far? Which model would make the swap easiest, EX? If it doesn't matter I would rather get a DX because of its light weight. I am not interested in power steering, power windows or even AC.
Also, has anyone bought an H22 from ARD? If so how did everything turn out? They charge aound $3600 for. Does anyone know of a better place. A lot of questions but any help would be nice. Thanks
 

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Can someone please explain this turning radius thing to me. I've got an H22 in my civic and didn't really notice a difference, but maybe that's cause i bought the car with no motor and never really drove it before. I don't have trouble turnin' or anything. People make it sound like it's driving a semi? Can someone explain?
 

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One of my buds have told me that when you drop a h22a into your civic or anything not a prelude the weight of the engine is heavier which makes the turning harder as well as when turning its harder because of its weight
but thats what i've heard
 

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Yeah, having an H22 in the car compared to a B or D does NOT alter your turning radius, it has nothing to do with the suspension or steering. Sure it can be more difficult w/o power steering, which is probably what happened to that guys friend, he lost p/s when he did the swap and blamed it on the H when the lack of p/s has the same effect regardless of the engine.
The weight difference is like having a 4-yr old in your passenger seat...only fun instead of annoying.

$3600???????? That better be for an H22 Type S, the one with lsd trans and 220hp factory. Otherwise they are trying to rip you off and you should avoid them like the plage. Buy from www.naganojapanese.com they have teh best deals. They quoted me $1900 shipped for the JDM H22A swap. No axles or shift cables but you can't use stock H axles anyways so who cares.
 

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I am running a 93 H22A with Full Power Steering and AC in my 1996 Coupe and I have no problems at all. I am running 94 Integra Axles with the H Tranny. I swear my car is a frankenstein. ahahhaha :bomb
 

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I am running a 93 H22A with Full Power Steering and AC in my 1996 Coupe and I have no problems at all. I am running 94 Integra Axles with the H Tranny. I swear my car is a frankenstein. ahahhaha :bomb
waaaaaaaaait isnt running an older engine in a newer car illegal? or is that just in CALI?
 

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ahh i understand its just that im looking for swaps into my car its a 97 civic and all the engines im finding are older than my car. whats the way around that stuff?? i tried searching but didnt find anything.. just curious. no means to hijack a thread... thanks
 
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