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99 EX Engine swap Qst?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by burly, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. burly

    burly New Member

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    I've had my 99 EX for 3 months. i bought it off of a private seller which looked to me that they took care of it. Well i guess the didn't change the oil like they should have. So on my way home the bearing goes on a piston rod. I am looking for a new motor and have been told to do an engine swap. Im a newbie at this but always wanted to get into Autocross with some friends. What Motor should i put in it?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    What kind of racing/driving do you want to do with the car? How much money are you willing to spend?
     
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    whatever it costs to get a new motor put in. suspension mods. motor mods. I live not to far from Tire Rack so i will prolly be driving the car pretty hard some times once i get into autocross next summer. i planning on putting quite a bit of money into it before next spring.
     
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    That's really not much of an answer. You can spend under $1000 and get another D series engine dropped in, or you can spend over $10k and have a really crazy naturally aspirated engine that will rev to 10k and rattle your eyeballs. Up to you.
     
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    Im looking to have a N/A motor that revs to 10k and im wondering how to get there. I was told to drop maybe a B18 or H22 motor in it. But im new at this stuff and trying to learn.
     
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    im looking at spending about $8-10k on this car before spring.
     
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    If you want the best N/A power, you're going to want to build a K24/K20A2 hybrid. It's not cheap though.
     
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    out of pure curiosity, burly how old are you?
     
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    im 16 right now. but i will be 17 next month.
     
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    and you got 8k to spend by spring. damn. i don't have 800 to spend by next christmas. well since money is no object go ahead with the K24
     
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    My dad and i are trying to keep this motor swap to about $2-3k.
     
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    everyone on here loves the b16's and b18's which are affordable. i am a d series fan myself.:cool:
     
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    with a B16 or B18 what kind of problems could i encounter. I already know im gonna need a new ECU. And prolly motor mounts.
     
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    you're gonna need a tranny, new wiring etc. i know there is a how-to somewhere on this site. just search it and you should find all the answers
     
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    aight thanks!
     
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