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Old 10-02-2007, 06:09 PM
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Auto 2 Manual Swap, Can it be done?

Ok I have a 1997 Prelude, automatic, slow.

I want to make it a manual, and if, and only if i do the swap, then I will start modding the car. I have a 90 Accord also, that I bent some valves on when the timing belt snapped. I am parting out the car, but I'm wondering, if theres any parts I can use on the lude from the accord. Its not an H22 in the accord, its an F22, with stock manual tranny. Any insight would be appreciated.
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Yes.. the swap can be done. I done it twice in my prelude times. My car was one of them... and after all my experiences . ... its best to just use only the Prelude Manual parts.
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Yeah you can do it. :)
Mine came in manual so I never bothered to learn what all needs to be done but it's not that difficult, just time consuming.

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Old 10-03-2007, 01:51 AM
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it can be done.. its not cheep. to do it yourself you can have it dont with a grand or less in just parts alone.. but to have someone else do it you will probably pay around 3k for parts and labor. and you probably wont have your car for a week.
here is a very important site you should read before you decide to do it.
http://www.absoluteprelude.com/5thgentrannyswap.html
its a list of all the parts you need. a lot of them can be taken from the 4th gen vtec. also, the f22 (not C) and h23 tranny can be used. but, i wouldnt unless you were going boost...... off the top of my head, the parts that can be used from the 4th is obviously the tranny, the clutch/flywheel assy, the master cyl, and slave cyl, and anything else attached to the tranny, clutch pedal, shifter assy (with slight modification) and linkage. i cant be to sure but i THINK the drive shafts can be used... not 100% sure. search around. one place that helped me a lot is preludepower. and that site i posted above.
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I need to do this in my 4th gen.

I was told you can drop a b18 tranny in it, but i haven't really looked into it. anyone hear anything about that?
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it is definately worth the money, driving your prelude will feel totally different. but like drew said do your research before you jump into anything.
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Auto To manual swap

Wats Crackin, well i have a 2000 lude its an auto. Ive already got the DC Headers, AEM intake and a tailpipe on it. But its just not the same as if it were manual. I have a little grip on cars but i aint about to do the whole tranny swap and risk messin up my lude so i am gonna get it done professionally. My question is what is a reasonable price for the switch, and will it be efficient or will it just give me problems in the future. My other question is since im putting a whole new tranny in is there a way i can swap a 6 speed in it or no. Im not sure if a 6 speed will operate with a H22
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you cannot swap it to a 6 speed without a ****ton of money and custom work. but to get it done it should be somewhere around 3k for parts and labor. just make sure you are patient and find somewhere that will not screw you over.
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This Brings me to my next question...if im going to be spending 3k to get it swapped arent i better off installing a full turbo kit. i mean speed wise i think an automatic h22 turbo will beat any manual h22 right?
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This Brings me to my next question...if im going to be spending 3k to get it swapped arent i better off installing a full turbo kit. i mean speed wise i think an automatic h22 turbo will beat any manual h22 right?
Um... no ****.
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Yeh, but an auto H22 turbo won't be going too long, since you'll smash the auto pretty quick. Then your H22 turbo won't be beating the ants to the other end of the driveway.
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Yeh, but an auto H22 turbo won't be going too long, since you'll smash the auto pretty quick. Then your H22 turbo won't be beating the ants to the other end of the driveway.
lmao, good point Brash. the auto transmissions for H22's suck, and for a turbo setup you would have to go and spend another 3 grand just to strengthen the transmission so it won't fall apart.
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so would it be safe to say that spending between 2-3k on a transmission swap from auto to manual is money better spent then on a turbo for an auto?
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Save yourself the money sell your auto and look to buy a manual 97. I found mine last week for 5K.
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so would it be safe to say that spending between 2-3k on a transmission swap from auto to manual is money better spent then on a turbo for an auto?
absolutely. also consider what rob said. but i wouldnt. especially if your auto is in good shape. i mean, thats the only reason im doing the swap and not just trading it for a 5spd. i know the condition of my car and it has low mileage. my mom owned it before me and she bought it new. and my auto is actually holding up really well **knock on wood** so i wont risk it for a much higher mileage car with things that could potentially go wrong.
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this is true, if you think about it most cars that have a manual transmission have prolly been raped. but people that own automatic vehicles usually don't run the crap out of them. you don't wanna buy someone elses problem if you dont have to.
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my mechanic is in the middle of doing my trans swap on my 98 lude. the shift cables were bent (ebay), the trans had a bad shaft bearing (ebay) and the fidanza flywheel wont fit - it wont let go of the starter - per mechanic.
Any ideas?
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