Engine & Gearbox H22 Swap EK Chassis Pros and Cons

Discussion in 'Honda F/H-Series' started by Tobiasnugent, Sunday 29th Apr, 2012.

  1. Tobiasnugent Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Hello guys i have been offered a very very cheap Prelude. I have been looking into putting the h22 into my EK. I would go for the h2b and probably use a QSD kit.

    Anyone have any experience with the swap or what power you can make etc ? Videos and photos would be nice
  2. Tobiasnugent Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

  3. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I know h22's from ATRs along with a H2B conv are absolute animals

    is the h22 from a lude worth it?
  4. Turkish Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's worth it as long as it's actually a good engine!

    The few occasions my A7 worked it was fucking yampy
  5. lance08 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    eg6civic has a few videos in his? i was going to build my h2b, ended up scraping the idea and going turbo instead
  6. Zoaib Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    EG6CIVIC had a ATR engine in his H2B
  7. Smiley Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Jap spec Prelude yes!

    Uk spec Prelude, tis okay. Nice torque, but you'd get more power from a b18c
  8. lance08 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    buy my whole set up! :Frown: closed deck bottom end, JDM h22A.
  9. Tobiasnugent Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Think it's just a uk Prelude. But once iv got the base sorted. Can build something else up
  10. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    a h22 would tramp a b18c any day even with the b18c having mods
  11. lance08 Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That's one reason why I sold my b18c and went h2b :Smile:
  12. kowalski Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    james scotland
    Yes, yes it is.

    Fun times are to be had
  13. Tobiasnugent Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    It's either this or d series turbo. Iv just found out that lude is only the 2.0 model. But you can pick one up cheap enough anyway. So I think it's what I'll go for
  14. EG6CIVIC Top Contributor ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

    The 2.0 engine from a Prelude probably won't be a hseries so won't work with h2b kit. A JDM h22a will be worth it, h22a7 is the best h22 to go for but probably cost 2-3 times the amount of a h22a

    Either way h2b will kill a b18c and some d-series turbo
  15. morf Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    i don't see the point in buying a h22a7 there way over priced
  16. alex Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    That engine will struggle to outdrag this.


    Not worth the hassle IMO.
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  17. Stetec Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Interesting, thinking of doing this myself, just gotta say though, I've had more than my fair share of Preludes UK and JDM and there really isn't much in it performance wise. The extra power assumes jap spec fuel.

    On that subject, jap spec Preludes are criminally cheap up here in the north east, I've bought them for £300 before, would there be everything in that needed to convert into a 1.4 EK?
  18. Tobiasnugent Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    Just pointing out I wouldn't use the 2.0 from the Prelude i would get a h22. My route is this or d series turbo
  19. TopGear Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    I'll have a H22A7 going for quick sale soon, so keep eyes on FS section :Smile:
  20. Hamza Club Veteran ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    D Series turbo's are mega fun. All I know is that H22's or H2B's can be hard to maintain as their sump sits extremely low so it is pretty risky.

    Believe me, you would not be disappointed with a D Series turbo at all. A lot of oomph from little cubic capacity!