Some help with choosing the proper intake manifold for my d14a3

Mrfessorbob

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Hey fellows, im looking to buy this skunk2 pro series intake manifold for my 6th gen civic(ej9):https://www.maperformance.com/products/skunk2-pro-series-d-series-intake-manifold?variant=5299521795

And i was wondering what else i would need to buy, before swapping. I'm guessing that i need some sort of cold air intake, and a throttle body, but what about gaskets and such?

Before anyone tells me to go get a manifold from a z6 or y8, i live in denmark, and the availability of those engines simply isn't. Even in scrap/junkyards, my chances of finding one of those will be slim to none.

Thanks in advance, Marcus.
 
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SeanShine

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@Mrfessorbob It depends on what engine your car came with. Does it have a vertical throttle body facing up? or a horizontal one facing to the side?

Are you sure that the Skunk2 Manifold will work on a D14A3? I apologize for the questions. Also, if you are wanting to get a Y8 intake manifold, what about getting one shipped to you from the states? There are a ton of them here and you might find someone willing to ship one to you.
 


Mr.Baker

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Hey fellows, im looking to buy this skunk2 pro series intake manifold for my 6th gen civic(ej9):https://www.maperformance.com/products/skunk2-pro-series-d-series-intake-manifold?variant=5299521795
Save your money!
Find someone on a forum, FB group or ebay that is local or willing to ship internationally.
Find a z6/y8 intake manifold, then follow these instructions...
http://www.dodo-upgrades.nl/imswapd14a34.htm

Upgrading to the pricier Skunk2 will yield you about the same results as swapping on the stock z6/y8.
 

Mrfessorbob

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Save your money!
Find someone on a forum, FB group or ebay that is local or willing to ship internationally.
Find a z6/y8 intake manifold, then follow these instructions...
http://www.dodo-upgrades.nl/imswapd14a34.htm

Upgrading to the pricier Skunk2 will yield you about the same results as swapping on the stock z6/y8.
But is the skunk2 compatible With the d14a3 engine? Overall the cost of shipping a z6/y8 to Denmark would probably be the same as buying one here(i managed to find someone selling the skunk2 manifold and throttle body here even cheaper than the link i put on here), and I should mention that the d14a3 i have is With the throttle body pointing upwards. The Price of shipping from the states to Denmark would be increased With about 100$ because of some dumb EU toll.
 


SeanShine

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@Mrfessorbob I would agree with Mr.Baker about the fact that the skunk2 manifold really won't get you a big horsepower gain over a y8 or z6 manifold. I understand what you're saying about the fact that shipping a y8 manifold might be as expensive as a skunk2. Perhaps you could save some cash, and then wait for one to pop up on your local craigslist.

I figure that you're doing the manifold conversion because you want to have a better looking/performing manifold compared to the odd stock unit. The reality is that there is a bit of work needed to convert the manifolds. The link that Mr.Baker added is spot on for what you need to do. My recommendation would be to save up a bit of money, look for some deals, and then do it all at once when you have all the parts together.

I personally wouldn't mind shipping an intake manifold to you if you can find a shipping method you prefer.
 

Mrfessorbob

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@Mrfessorbob I would agree with Mr.Baker about the fact that the skunk2 manifold really won't get you a big horsepower gain over a y8 or z6 manifold. I understand what you're saying about the fact that shipping a y8 manifold might be as expensive as a skunk2. Perhaps you could save some cash, and then wait for one to pop up on your local craigslist.

I figure that you're doing the manifold conversion because you want to have a better looking/performing manifold compared to the odd stock unit. The reality is that there is a bit of work needed to convert the manifolds. The link that Mr.Baker added is spot on for what you need to do. My recommendation would be to save up a bit of money, look for some deals, and then do it all at once when you have all the parts together.

I personally wouldn't mind shipping an intake manifold to you if you can find a shipping method you prefer.
There's No chance of finding a z6 or y8 manifold in Denmark, the market for honda's here is non-existing, and i've already looked into Dodo's guide to im swapping, im currently working as an apprentice in a repair shop, so the dissasmbly and assembly shouldn't be a problem. And about that z6 or y8 manifold, what Price do they go for in the states? Preferably With throttle body ofc.
 

SeanShine

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Here in the states, they are really common in the junk yards. Probably $25 if you get it without the injectors and fuel rail. Maybe $50 if you keep all the stuff attached (fuel rail, throttle body, sensors, etc).
 

Mrfessorbob

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Damn that's cheap, i'll definetely look into this option. I'll be having the 50 dollar manifold With All the extras then.

I Will start looking into shipping methods this week.
 



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