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need help on picking a motor for my civic

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by tylerjameshagen, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. tylerjameshagen

    tylerjameshagen New Member

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    i am looking for a reliable motor for my 2002 honda civic dx it has the stock 1.7 in it and i am wondering which motor i could switch to to have more power and more optoins to mod it out but i need it as a daily driver please be specific because it is my first tuner biuld
     
  2. |Chaz|

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    Hey man, don't post two of the exact same threads. We'll give you help but we don't want to spoonfeed you. Don't worry, someone with patience I'm sure will give you more detailed help... if you're lucky.
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    Jdm b18c with lsd tranny.
     
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    Wrong!

    It's an 02 Civic. You don't swap B-series into that chassis. K-series is pretty much the only option here, or boost the stock engine...
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    i agree, a k swap is the only real option you have, and they are pricey. the cheaper way to make your car quick would be boosting what youve got. or trade it for a older chassis thats easier to do a b series swap into.
     
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    Or he could always upgrade to an RSX type S, it'd be cheaper than putting a K series into his current car.
     
  8. tylerjameshagen

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    with the rsx type s would it fit onto my chasis
     
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    Yes, but I think he meant to just get rid of your car and buy an RSX...
     
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    Yea... that's what I meant.
     
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    sounds good to me...
     
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    If its gonna be your dd just throw a decent turbo on it and rock with that. It would be cheaper than a swap and you'll feel a sense of pride everytime you hear that blow-off valve lol. I would only do the swap if it wasn't my dd 'cause there is no way i would have a k-series motor in a dd without wanting to mod it which would then grow from being my dd...just my 2 cents. BTW is it a 4dr or a coup?
     
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    it is a 4 door i am hopefully going to get a 5th gen prelude within 6 months
     
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    haha
     
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    so are 01-05 civs worth swappin motors into or should they should just be the daily driver
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    he couldnt do a h22 swap in it? sorry i am a prelude guy.
     
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    got a thread for your car? lets see some pics of the pos... lol jk
     
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    Wouldn't be worth it. Everything would have to be custom (mounts, wiring, etc.). The only thing you can really swap into those cars easily is K-series engines...
     
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    DESPAIN yep....mmhhm.......yep...

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    yeah ther is a thread somw where as of now iam pushing about 279whp. But iam running low boost. Next month i am getting my ram horn mani and a 3bar map. Then i will be at 450-500whp. My engine is fully built. And lots of other mods. Got a few pics on my profile.....
     
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    the best engine is either a b18c or H22A there the top of there series and are capable of making big power with mods. Me personally would go with H22A but thats just me
     
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