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Ls swap into ek

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by 4serioferio, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. 4serioferio

    4serioferio New Member

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    I'm sure many people have started this thread, but mine is a bit more personal.

    Remember: I have been looking into, and reading up on this swap; however my knowledge/experience on swapping is very limited.

    I would like to work on my car for a school project and I love the sound of an LS swap, but I only have around a $1,000 budget, give or take.

    I started to get interested in the idea but was virtually turned off completely when people told me to only buy off HMO, where of course, a B18B runs for over 2 grand. NOT AN OPTION.

    Do you believe I would be able to find all necessary componenents for a succesful swap within the range of $1,000. If so, where? A junk yard, other online sources?
    Any thoughts would be graciously appreciated.

    And trading out the tranny is not a current concern of mine (I may eventaully turbo the vehicle where longer gear ratios would be optimal.)

    Thanks!
     
  2. welfare

    welfare Ancient Member

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    I don't think you are going to find a swap for that price, the cheapest I found was 1200 on ebay and it still needed linkage, axles and from the looks of it a bunch of little stuff (dist wires, hoses etc.)
    expect to pay 1500-2000 for a decent LS swap unless you know someone at a junkyard or buy a totalled integra, and dont be offended by hmo's prices, you get what you pay for with them, 2000+ gets you very low mileage engine with nearly everything you need to put it into your car.
     
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    I got my entire swap for 900. I helped my buddy pull the motor out of a car that had been written off and bought at the local auction. Since the swap was complete the only thing i need are two mounts from honda which are about 100. that means i got the whole swap, minus fresh fluids, for 1000 canadian.
     
  4. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    you can find a swap for $500-$1200 on craigslist.

    or you can find a wrecked car someone is parting out.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    my buddy was selling a jdm b18b w/ crower cams for $400 .. i should bought it.. lol
     
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    4serioferio New Member

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    Yeah, I know $1,000 is pushing it. But I know the deals are out there.

    It is just finding the right one, and making sure it is a trustworthy engine.

    Yeah you should have bought it!

    So what mounts do I need to buy if I am swapping a B18 in?? Only 2?
     
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    buddy ls motors are everywhere u can find a deal very easily u just need to looks for it
     
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    b16 rear mount and the eng bracket (behind the timing cover)
     
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    welfare Ancient Member

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    This thread is over a month old and the original poster never responded, why are you all still posting?

    /unsubscribe
     
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    Im picking up a B18b for $800 US. Comes with trans, motor, complete head, axles and ecu. Only need a few small things.
     
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