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K swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by efhondakid, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Im getting an 01 civic coupe (not sure of the trim level) but its auto, and correct me if Im wrong has the D17 in it. So my question is how hard and what roughly would it cost to swap a K-series into the car? I am getting the car as a gift from a wealthy friend, so if I have to spend some money on the swap it wont really matter much since the car was free. The only thing Im worried about is the auto to manual conversion.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    Auto to manual swap + K20 swap + all the hardware you will need to make it fit and function properly + cable to hydraulic + labor = well over 10k.
     
  3. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Well what kind of swap (if any) would be best?
     
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    if your getting the motor and tranny for free. you can do it for about 3-4 grand
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Im getting the car for free. But I didnt know what the swap would entail, too much work I guess.
     
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    Unless you think it would insult the guy, I'd just sell it and get something else. If it's an 01 and in decent shape, you could probably get 6-8k for it.
     
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    i was thinking the same.

    just drive the car. when you have more cash to pay for another car, trade it and get something you really want. don't worry about more power. just get some nice wheels and a stereo and enjoy a clean, reliable car.
     
  8. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    That was what my original plan I was just interested in possible swaps for it. I need the money to get my EF back on the road.
     
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    i would just sell the ef and enjoy a "new", clean, and reliable car. i would choose an '01 over an ef any day.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    The EF is my AutoX car. I know what your saying, She let me drive it a few times its nice to drive and not be deaf by the end of the trip, and bounce around off of the roof. I like it way to much to get rid of it. The hatch that is.
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    So put the 01 civic up for sale. Drive it until it gets sold and then put that money into the EF. You can do a lot with $8,000. You can even put a K-series in the EF. :thumbsup:
     
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    since its an 01 you can swap a GSR into it.. not sure what it'll cost
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    psssssssst.... he doesn't have moneyyyyyyyy ;x
     
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    then why does this thread exist?? :shrug: ..
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    I just wanted to know if it was worth swappin or if I should just sell it and use the money on other stuff.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    if you're broke.. dont waste your money of something like that
     
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    keep the car. sell the stupid ef. it's almost 20 years old. you dont' have any money to autox or repair it if it breaks. gave a clean dd, get to work/school/whatever and enjoy it. race when you have money.
     
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    Does anyone make mounts for a B-series into the 01-05 chassis? I don't think that they do. For all the money he'd spend to make it work, I don't think it would be worth it.
     
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    debating either stock d16 with major mods including turbo or just a k20 the pain
     
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