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For anyone whos done thier swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> BA-BB /CA-CD' started by white lude, Dec 3, 2004.

  1. white lude

    white lude Member

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    Well I finaly finished my swap and It cost me way more than I thought it would. Once I added up the cost of the Engine ,ECU, downpipe, header,clutch, waterpump , timing belt, struts, radiator, new plugs and wires, And then once i was done I had to pay 680$ labor to get it running right. all and all I spent 3,800. 1,500 of which i didnt have. . I spent so much because i figured while i was in there i might as well fix every wrong with the car (ie..radiator, struts, clutch....) so just so i dont feel quite so broke let me know how much some of you guys spent, and was it worth it?
     
  2. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    First swap, LS into 92 hatch $1100
    Later for this swap was an extra 700 for peiced together turbo kit.

    This swap less than $1000, LS swap into 93 Cx Hatch

    Upcomming swap (couple weeks) LS into 92 Vx Hatch under a "G"

    Damn skippy it was worth it.
     
  3. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Damn...

    First Swap
    93 B18A into a 90 Integra, piece of cake
    Second Swap (after spinning rod bearing in above said car)
    91 B18A into a 90 Integra, again Piece of Cake
    Third Swap (rather a Conversion)
    Performed the AT-MT with help of ef9civicgen4 Dec. 10(-14th) 03.
    Fourth Swap
    DPFI-MPFI, AT-MT in a 90 CRX DX. Holy hell was this fun
    Fifth Swap
    DPFI-MPFI in a 91 Civic HB. Crazy... I think I had the 4 Injectors wires hooked up wrong. Sold car for $1200.
    Sixth Swap
    AT-MT Conversion and 93 Prelude H22A into a 93 Accord. Didnt do any of the wiring.
    Seventh Swap
    95 Prelude H22A into a 95 Accord. Didnt do any of the wiring.
    Eighth Swap
    B18B into a 91 CRX Si. Pretty damn simple. Used Hasport Mounts and a B16 Cable Trans.
    Ninth Swap
    B20B Into a 90 Integra. With basic bolt ons.

    All the swaps were worth it. I wish I would have done the wiring on at least 1 of the H22 swaps... all it would have been one hell of a learning experience. Speaking for my own swaps (the LS's, AT-MT's and MPFI conversion in BOLD ITALIC) they were well worth it. Now I want to fucis my attention to just building engines. D/B/H's whatever. I have rebuilt 1 D series with the help of a freind (my union Neighbor - LOL) From my stand point that would be worth more than a swap. Seeing how well you can assemble the engine without bearing failure, etc...
     
  4. Slammed90Lude

    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    Swap One
    Mini-me build and swap into a 90 civic hatch- Super easy, straight foward and almost free

    Swap Two
    B18a into the same 90 hatch- Cost was about 1500 due to some really good hookups with a retard who wrecked his car.

    Swap Three
    Another b18a into the same hatch- Again, the cost was super low- Traded the old block from the previous swap for a fire damaged motor that just needed a new wiring harness, therefore this swap only cost about 400.

    Swap Four
    JDM GSR in to my civic- My first swap in my own car, not cheap by any standards- All said and done the swap and every part touching it set me back close to 5 grand

    everyone was worth it, and if you notice, almost every swap was an increase in horsepower- The trend will continue with the 240 :ph34r:
     
  5. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Shouldnt this go in General Discussion?
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    I didn't do my struts, but by the time you figure for stereo, rims, engine, tranny, ecu, chip burner, wideband 02, alarm, etc.:

    I've spent all of what you have. Was it worth it, well, YEAH!!! I wouldn't have done it if I didn't think so.

    For Under 6k, I have a bad ass Accord that starts itself, looks pimp, and is a great daily driver.

    My girl has a 2004 Civic LX, and she's jealous. My car looks fairly stock, and the inside and outside are nice. I have more power, and better options. This isn't a bash, I love Civics too. They're just not my car.
     
  7. civicious

    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    Good lord....there's no telling how much I dumped into the FoDo in total...WAY too much.
     
  8. TeamUrbanChaos

    TeamUrbanChaos Certified H22 Super-tech

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    first and only swap so far:

    MOTOR: Jdm H22a $1025.00 shipped....engine,alternator,dizzy, PSP.

    ECU: KINDA SHITTY Jun chipped p13: $200.00

    ADDITIONAL PARTS:(knock sensor,VSS, VTEC solenoid) $325.00

    LABOR: (with help from TAB) FREE+ $200.00 for my friend helping

    ADDITIONAL BULL SHIT THAT I HAPPEN 2 NEED:(new rotors,right axle,new calipers, ETC,) 175.00

    HAVING THE RUSH OF REDLINING AT 9700RPM'S AND SMOKIN gsr'S, SI, EVEN OLE SKOOL GST'S:

    PRICELESS!!

    GRAND TOTAL: 1925.00 :D :D :D
     
  9. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    Age 14 built a go kart with a 250cc motor
    Age 16 bought stock dx hatch put in funny juice, 2 weeks later swapped in a d16a6, ran great for 8 weeks, then, well let’s just say I am addicted, and then I swapped in a d16a2.
    By the age of 17 I had my samari and have done well a tube chassis 1 link and 4 link suspension and too many motors too count.
    By the time I hit 18 I was enlisted and had little to no extra time for 2 years then had way to much time and money.
     
  10. friz

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    SiR II swap w/ LSD tranny in 93 fodo. $3330 total
     
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    Thats installing everything? What all did you replace?
     
  12. b16coupe

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    sir II w/ lsd 2850 shipped

    clutch, ignition, turbo setup about 2100

    A total of about 5g under the hood and I say it is totaly worth it.
     
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    I guess I don't understand? Replaced all the big heavy stuff under the hood. Look in my gallery under "B16 swap" I have pictures of it.
     
  14. BlackJDMdeath

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    my h22a swap in my old lude cost me about 2k in total...
     
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