Before anyone gets on here to slam me at how hard this is im gona say too bad, Cars are bought and ready for tear-down. So please keep quiet and let me document my play time. Thank you. Yes, I have been planning on doing a AWD conversion into my 98 Civic Lx using the CR-V engine and drive-lines. Why? one may ask. Answer: Why not? I am on my road to becoming an automotive engineer but am missing something in my schooling. An engineering challenge. That is what this swap is all about. Yes it has been done before, and im sure it will be done again but none the less it is a challenge that i have decided to accept. Reason for swap: One of my friends challenged me to make my car AWD. I accepted and he is now helping me prove that it is possible. Ok enough back information on the matter at hand and lets get to the fun part. Vechels being used in the swap: 98 Honda Civic Lx 99 Honda CR-V Goal: Make the 98 Civic AWD Make the 99 CR-V derivable with the leftovers. What i have gathered so far it pretty neat. Engine bay: Same thing. I love how Honda used the EK chassis in both cars. What this means is that the motor mounts are in the same spots on the frame. Tape measure took care of that. Another cool feature of using a 98 lx is that it is a 4 door and happens to be the same wheel base as the CR-V. Thank you again Honda. Track with however is different. By two inches from wheel center. Also, sounds dumb but the Civic has no rear diff. (for anyone who is confused with that statement you might want to google it) Also, trailing arms are different. CR-V has longer and taller ones by an inch or so. Options: Move rear strut mounts back or bushing bolts forward. OR custom trailing arms. Because there is no place to mount the Rear diff, it needs to be built. Options: engineer rear to accept CR-V (Sub-frame)(thats what im calling it) OR fabricate own bracing. Fuel tank: CR-V uses a saddle tank. There is room under the Civic rear seats allowing tank to be mounted higher? or Fuel cell can be used. Due to the different track with, axles may need to be custom made for rear. That is all i have come across so far and i have yet to pull out more than a tape measure. This is a challenge that i am ready to do for the fun of it. O yea! Timeline, So about that... i only have until mid August because i start school again... So, on of the cars needs to be able to to make a 700 mile trip Now, if you have read all of this you know where i sit. Lay back and watch as i either succeed or miserably fail at this task. The Clock begins now as pre-fabrication takes time. In the end i feel that it was a 4000 bucks well spent. Once i figure out how to post attachments Pictures of the cars will be up.