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Whats the deal with these transmission, is one better or worse. I know hydros are rare but why and why would you want one. There selling on right near me for cheap and everyone is asking about it and shipping so i figure i might be able to swoop it up for cheap.. http://hondamarketplace.com/zerothread/1796947

Can you explain why you would want one?
 

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hydro trannys are not rare at all, in fact i think they are much more common now. every civic and integra from 92 and 94+ respectively has a hydro tranny.

installed correctly, there is no reason really to have one or the other....generally hydro trannies with more aggressive clutches are easier to modulate because ot the hydro assist, but I think you have a better feel for the clutch engagment with a cable trannny.
 

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the hydro tranny is just that.. . . the clutch fork is operated by hydraulic pressure coming from when you push the petal down you are pushing fluid down a line. . . . .vs a cable that your car pulls when you press the petal. . . it is more hassle to swap in a hydro.... but can be done.. . . . nothign rare about it at all just a different style that you car does not use.. you can convert to hydro with a conversion kit. .. . but why bother unless you are swapping to a engine tranny combo that is hydro and you have to. . .

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I don't know of anybody that put a hydro D tranny in a CRX, but it has been done with B swaps. Unfortunately, just about everyone that has ever had feedback about Hasport's EFB2 mount kit (the one that allows hydro B trannies) has been negative. It apparently causes the clutch cable to stretch, and the clutch feel is off.

The best way to do it is to install a full hydraulic setup with MC. The only place I've ever seen do that though, is LHT in Pinellas Park, FL.

Overall, cable is better for our cars.
 

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2point2 on honda tech installed the full hyrdo setup in his h22 crx.

I will be converting to hydro next year, but its because Im going type-r lsd tranny :twisted: instead of this ragged out ls tranny i have. Cable LSD trannys are hard to find plus they are getting some age on them.

Now when I broke down in Maryland with my bad tranny, if had a hyrdo tranny I could have picked one up and put it in at the hotel parking lot. The closest cable tranny I could find was a few hundred miles off and it had 300k+ miles on it for $700. I could have picked up a ls hydro for $350 :?
 

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You're gonna have a bitchin time putting in that type-R tranny, cuz it's too tall and won't fit. You might be better off with an aftermarket LSD like KAAZ or Quaiffe.

The newer hydro trannies have newer type synchro's etc. That makes them take abuse a bit better than our tired old calbe trannies.
They usually have alot less miles on them. Wich obviously helps alot too.
 

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SETI20 said:
You're gonna have a bitchin time putting in that type-R tranny, cuz it's too tall and won't fit. You might be better off with an aftermarket LSD like KAAZ or Quaiffe.
what are you talking about? it bolts up exactly the same. you just need a new mount and the conversion kit. both are off the shelf pieces from hasport. plenty of people have it done.
 

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This issue doesn't exist on the USDM swaps due to slightly different motor placement than the VT's that were made for the B16 from the get-go.

Its close, but it doesn't hit.
 

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This issue doesn't exist on the USDM swaps due to slightly different motor placement than the VT's that were made for the B16 from the get-go.
Its close, but it doesn't hit.
How does the motor sit differently exactly? I assume your axles are the same length as ours? And it's an awfully close fit with the alternator as it is already...
 

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Wasnt there another hydro to cable (err vice versa LOL)kit besides hasports?
 

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SETI20 said:
ComposiMo said:
This issue doesn't exist on the USDM swaps due to slightly different motor placement than the VT's that were made for the B16 from the get-go.
Its close, but it doesn't hit.
How does the motor sit differently exactly? I assume your axles are the same length as ours? And it's an awfully close fit with the alternator as it is already...
hasport mounts the engine a little more to the rear and to the drivers side (timing belt side) hence will have more clearance on the pass side but less on the drivers, hence the needed clearancing for the altenator.
 

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Angry said:
Wasnt there another hydro to cable (err vice versa LOL)kit besides hasports?
Yeah, innovative mounts has a cable to hydro conversion kit as well, but Ive never heard any solid reviews over it, and it appears to be designed a little differently than the hasport version.
 
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