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Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by 2000civic4door, Aug 25, 2013.

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    2000civic4door New Member

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    Hey guys new to the forums. I have this 2000 civic 4 door that's mint has all original factory parts. But it's 13 years old and has 200k miles. I'm gonna run it till I can't anymore but in the meantime I'm thinking once it's day comes I really wanna swap out the engine with a type r integra and build the engine to eventually install a turbo. My question here is would it be better or even worth it or should I try to find an integra shell and go fro there.
     
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    welcome

    first, i moved this to the correct forum. no tech posts in the lounge.

    second, ultimately its whatever you will like the best, bc either way, it will be a losing investment.
    perk of doing it to your current ride, is that you only have to buy the engine.

    but, if you are going to fully build the engine, save the money and just find either a gsr engine, or an empty type r block (good luck there), no sense buying a full type r engine just to get rid of all the internals.
     
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    Thanks and sorry. I have another car this wont be my everyday. I don't see it as being a waste i can get a good shell for like 2-400$ get the full swap for $3400. Than sell my civic for 3k$ and ill only have spent 400 on the swap. Of course ill be getting all the rest of the necessary parts which I may need advise with also because I don't no verry much about cars.
     
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    I vote that you buy an Integra shell and sell the Civic. If you're not planning on doing any of this work yourself, than an auto-to-manual conversion will likely be pricey for you. Just start with a manual shell.

    And yes, no need to buy a Type R engine if you're just going to tear it apart and rebuild for turbo. I'd say just grab a GS-R engine...much cheaper, but still a great platform to start with...
     
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    That sounds good but the swap in getting is a full engine and granny swap so the 5 SPD LSD hydraulic tranny comes with the engine
     
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    Damn autocorrect on iPhones piss me off
     
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    And yes, no need to buy a Type R engine if you're just going to tear it apart and rebuild for turbo. I'd say just grab a GS-R engine...much cheaper, but still a great platform to start with...

    I think I'm going to take your advice on the gsr but which would be better obd1 or obd2?
     
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    match the engine OBD to the car for ease of install then run an OBD-1 ECU through a conversion jumper for tuning


    is emissions a concern where you are?
     
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    I don't believe so it's South Carolina they don't have inspection
     
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    Yes, that's true, but it's not that simple. It likely won't come with manual pedals, shifter, manual gauge cluster, manual center console, shift boot, shift knob, clutch cylinders and lines, etc. There's a lot more to it than just the getting a manual tranny. And then there's the cost of labor as well...
     
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    Well I found a gsr shell itself that is excellent condition comes with coil overs rims tires ecu harness and was originally manual it has the shifter still
     
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    I would definitely go for that; it sounds perfect...
     
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