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Old 03-19-2008, 07:45 PM   #1
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VX swap in 88 Accord?

Has anyone ever put the d15z1 in an 87-89 Accord. I have an 88 Accord LXI w/an auto and I want to put a VX engine with the HF transmission. What parts would be needed to complete the project? Can I squeeze 50mpg out of the setup? Any info is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance!
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:11 PM   #2
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that setup will bog all the time, small displacement engine with a long geared transmission. i think you would need custom mounts to do that swap, and a whole lot of fabrication. not worth it IMO
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This setup is about 700-1000 pounds heavier than a comparable Honda CRX, so realize you'd be hauling around about 40-50% or more vehicle than if you did this in a CRX. If you did a 1976-81 or 82-85 Accord you'd be a LOT better off, as the body weighs a lot less.

The VX weighs in at about 2094 pounds dry.
(Any CRX would work, btw)
The Accord weighs in from 2493-2718, so you are hauling around a LOT of extra steel to put it in an Accord that new or newer. Much better off with an older body, and it is a LOT of work.

1988 Honda Accord DX CPE MT 2493
1988 Honda Accord LXi CPE MT 2551
1988 Honda Accord DX HB MT 2513
1988 Honda Accord LXi HB MT 2564
1988 Honda Accord LX Sedan MT 2482
1988 Honda Accord DX Sedan MT 2579
1988 Honda Accord LXi Sedan MT 2665
1989 Honda Accord DX CPE MT 2493
1989 Honda Accord LXi CPE MT 2646
1989 Honda Accord DX HB MT 2513
1989 Honda Accord LXi HB MT 2560
1989 Honda Accord SE CPE MT 2710
1989 Honda Accord SEi CPE MT 2718
1989 Honda Accord LX Sedan MT 2500
1989 Honda Accord DX Sedan MT 2595
1989 Honda Accord LXi Sedan MT 2685
1989 Honda Accord SEi Sedan MT 2718
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Thanks for the info I think I will look for a rust free CRX.
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