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Honda Domani front on a 98 EK?

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by kc8enb08, May 24, 2008.

  1. kc8enb08

    kc8enb08 New Member

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    I am just curious if anyone on the forum has done this swap. and if i will have to switch the core support
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Why would you want to do that...?
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    what is a honda domani?
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    haha, shows how much i pay attention to this stuff anymore. sheesh, i haven't built a honda in 5 years.
     
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    Yea I didn't know what it was either until I googled it.
     
  7. LS_VTEC

    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Looks like it would be a downgrade.
     
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    theres alot of upgrades and the main reason is, u guys didnt know what it was, 90% of ppl probably wont either. also look at the 96-00 version. same car is the Acura 1.6 EL in canada

    heres an acura 1.6el, i robbed this pics off http://www.clubel.ca

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    also they only came in sedans and i have a coupe. and im doing a sorta unquie engine swap. just wanted to not be just a civic look. the 96-98 civic bubbly eye headlights i dislike too
     
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    the last pic there is the official domani, the other 2 are EL's

    oh ya, im actually a guy off clubEL kc8enb linked me here bout 10min ago figured i'd join up
     
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    HATCHET_HONDA scottie fizzle

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    wow.. ive never ever heard of a friggin domani...where would you get a front end of a car thats only in asia?
     
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    have it imported from japan / mylasia?

    the gemini (forget who produces it) is also a direct bolt on to a civic, but i'm not a fan of how the gemini looks... too much like a mini mazda 636 imo
     
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    SLOWdelawareEG my cars go fast

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    thats cool as hell. its like a civ with an accord front end conv!
     
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    ^ im going to pretend u didn't say that....
     
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    Justin66 The Hondaswap Canadian

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    Yep i see em all the time, its a civic that looks a little more luxurious.
     
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    the Gemini is the an Isuzu believe it or not. I have a friend in Malaysia who can get me one.

    ideally i want the 00 Acura 1.6el premium grill, Gemini front clip (Gemini has a few useless toys like a bumper pole) and Domani bumper lights (they are clear oem) :)

    also dont get your feathers raffled Darkon. I think it looks similar styling of a CD5 just on a civic.
     
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    if this engine swap works well, my dad wants me to build him a civic for high mpg. well if i can find a source, ill put a Rover 45 or Rover MG ZS front clip on it. they are also built on a civic chassis like the Domani and 1.6EL. but will they work in a conversion, one big unknown.

    heres a MG ZS

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    IanB MB4 X2

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    Certain years of rover's were based on the same platform as the EL/Domani/Gemini, the picture you posted is a totally different chassis ('99-'05 MG ZS). You are looking for the Rover 400 Mark II (1995–99) models, and even then I've never heard of anyone doing a front end swap using those parts.
     
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    hmm now i got alot of info second hand and off wiki but it says the same chassis was used on the 400 mark 2 and 45. look at some pics, they look very similar and i was reading history that when Rover went under, Honda seized the schematics.
     
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    Ummm...Asia probably?

    Where do you think JDM motors and front end conversions come from? :shrug:
     
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    lol yea guess your right ..dee dee dee...i think i got thrown off by the name domani...just never heard of it before so i was lik...whaaa???:confused::confused:
     
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