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Old 08-27-2008, 02:03 PM
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The Official "Transferable parts from GE8 to GD3" Thread

Here it is, the GREAT GE8 to GD3 part swap thread.

A few things i'm interested in are the steering wheel, front driver & passenger seats, rear magic seats with the concealed compartment, and the ivtec engine.



Ninja Super Mod Edit:

Here is what we know for certain as of 1/15/09

We know for a fact the following WILL transfer to the GD3 model:
  • GE8 steering wheel with cruise (but not audio controls)
  • GE8 Under-dash Mood Lighting (with switch modification)
  • GE8 Auto Trany Shift Knob (no mods needed)

What we know for a fact will NOT transfer to the GD3 model:
  • GE8 Front seats
  • GE8 Rear seat headrests
  • GE8 Remote Starter
  • OEM GE8 Navi

 

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updated...
 

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i am curious about if the L15A7 cylinder head and intake manifold can be swapped onto the GD3 L15A block. i'd also like to find out if the new manual transmission can be swapped.
if not, i might be considering swapping the whole motor/transmission.
 

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Old 08-27-2008, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Tofuman View Post
i am curious about if the L15A7 cylinder head and intake manifold can be swapped onto the GD3 L15A block. i'd also like to find out if the new manual transmission can be swapped.
if not, i might be considering swapping the whole motor/transmission. DOHC ftw.
Im curious about the head as well....

As far as the steering wheel... it DOES fit. It is the same as the FG/FA Civics.
 
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Originally Posted by Tofuman View Post
i am curious about if the L15A7 cylinder head and intake manifold can be swapped onto the GD3 L15A block. i'd also like to find out if the new manual transmission can be swapped.
if not, i might be considering swapping the whole motor/transmission. DOHC ftw.

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i am very interested in the compatability of the heads.
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:18 PM
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mmmmm whats soo good about the new head???? im a noob for the new fits cuz me no likey them :P
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:29 PM
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Originally Posted by towelie View Post
mmmmm whats soo good about the new head???? im a noob for the new fits cuz me no likey them :P
on edit: not DOHC, i was mistaken

Dual over-head cam instead of single over-head cam. it runs on all 16 valves at all times, and switches to a more aggressive cam lobe in 'vtec'. on our current GD3 L15A motor, it runs on 12 valves normally, but once in vtec, it runs on all 16 valves.
 

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shift knob

I'd like to see if the threads for the shift knob are the same. Honda's accessory catalog says they're not compatible but I think they're full of it.
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:38 PM
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i'd like to swap the shift boot

i wonder how the wheels would look on the GD3 fits?
 
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i would love to swap heads out
dohc 1st gen fit ftmfw
and rear seats would be cool too even tho i kinda like my rear seats, one thing i don't really like about the fit is there's no sneaky compartment to hide things, no matter how immature that sounds lol
 
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I'm interested in finding out whats interchangeable to.
 

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I can't wait to see where this goes. All the 2nd gen goodness in a 1st gen body style!!!
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:48 PM
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the new L15 isnt DOHC. its still SOHC.
 
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idk you guys were confusing the hell outta me

L15 is still SOHC just with i-vtec now

-Ricky
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by JDMchris.com View Post
the new L15 isnt DOHC. its still SOHC.
oh really? i could have sworn i read it was dohc... oops.

it still is running on all 16 valves at all times though, and switches to a more aggressive cam lobe, right?
 
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thank you for clarifying. i was thinking when the heck did it become DOHC? and why is is still an L15 then...
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 03:02 PM
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woops, yeah. i just read another article. it is sohc still.

i'd still like to look into swapping cylinder heads though.
 
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From what I've read, the head alone is not going to be a big improvment. It's the new piston and rod design that helps make this increase in hp. Don't get me wrong, i-VTEC would be nice, but I'm not sure if it will help a whole lot...
 
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it's just a more agressive free-flowing head compared to the restrictive L15A head

-Ricky
 
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Originally Posted by Saved View Post
From what I've read, the head alone is not going to be a big improvment. It's the new piston and rod design that helps make this increase in hp. Don't get me wrong, i-VTEC would be nice, but I'm not sure if it will help a whole lot...

still it yields more potential than the current L15 head
 

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