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Engin Swap Help

Discussion in 'Civic - EP, FA, FG' started by D17A1SWAP, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. D17A1SWAP

    D17A1SWAP New Member

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    I have a 2002 civic auto dx----D17A1----- , what would be the best swap keeping it auto i can do? im looking for a base of atleast 165-170 hp.. whats the best way to go.. and looking to spend between 1and 3 k for the swap. Is this something thats a good idea? or is it dumb to even try this
     
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    i would pass, if you just got to have it auto. just turbo what you have.
     
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    hmm i havnt thought about the turbo... what would be a good turbo to look into for my car?
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    just get a good name brand kit, no ebay junk and you will be fine something like a greddy kit
     
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    D17A1SWAP New Member

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    thats a good idea i appreciate your $0.2
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    no problem, its just real hard to do a swap in that car unless your going k series and the base k is 160 hp and a auto but by the time you get it in there your stock motor with a turbo would be much faster. and with a 160hp k series on a auto its still gonna feel crazy slow, the only other thing you can do is swap in the k20 from the type s or better 200hp with a 6 speed now that would work great lol.
     
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    well, i was talking to some people and they were saying that adding a turbo to my D17A1 auto will cost about 5k due to the power change that it wouldnt be able to handle..so i would need an ecu and a bunch of other crap, unless i dont care about my engine blowin up? is this true?
     
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    not true, as long as you have it tuned and dont go over about 7psi you will be fine. and that will get you in the 150-200whp range. and the kits are about 2200 bucks for your car
     
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    ill take a look into that then
     
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    you should really get rid of that auto
     
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    spiritofjosh know your role!

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    with your set budget its hard to get what you want, especially in an auto. reason i mention budget is id recommend using the money to convert auto to manual and get a swap with it, you will notice more power when you're controlling the gears not the car itself.
     
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