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n00bie, pre-engine swap help

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by USNefsi, May 12, 2011.

  1. USNefsi

    USNefsi New Member

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    Hey recently bought a stock 89 civic si 1.6lt from an older lady, and it needs a new muffler, I plan on engine swapping it in the future, so I was curious if I should just buy an aftermarket exhaust system and still be able to use it for the swap say a b18c maybe? Or hust buy a stock muffler.

    And what else could I modify on my car thatll improve performance but will be able to keep after a swap?

    The engine has 190k on it or else I wouldn't be considering a swap sometime. Thanks for your time :)
     
  2. RHDism

    RHDism Right Hand Drive guru

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    An upgraded exhaust is a great place to start, and should be interchangeable providing its a cat back system.

    Welcome to the honda world. :D
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    Your exhaust will be bought for the car, and will fit both motors, so it's ok to buy now even while saving for a swap.

    Otherwise, focus on chassis stuff like wheels, suspension, brakes, etc that won't be replaced as most things won't cross over when you swap.
     
  4. USNefsi

    USNefsi New Member

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    Sounds good thanks for the help.
     
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