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Noob needs help on motor swap

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by miky360, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. miky360

    miky360 New Member

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    Hi. I just recently purchased a 2003 4-door Honda Civic. It is completely stock and its an automatic. I was wondering what is the best motor i can swap it with. I dont mind swapping the trany as well but only if its a must. Thank you in advance
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  2. George777

    George777 ^^ Likes Bewbies

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    How much money do you have? Unless you have about 5-6 grand laying around, I doubt you will find anything better than what you have. K swaps are about all that will make your car better.
     
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    caboose USDM to the bone

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    Swap that slush box out of there!!!
     
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    hunter4life Rotary Man

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    Yah what George said^_^..only thing pretty much is a k series and those ain't cheap.
     
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    The auto transmission is a real set back here. Do you really need this car? Like, could you sell it and get a different one with a 5-speed instead? If that's possible, then that's what I would do...
     
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    i have a 88 accord lx and i want to get more power out of it what should i do?
     
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    |Chaz| Well-Known Member VIP

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    Start your own thread in the accord forum then...
     
  8. cranny

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    heres what you need mikey , lol , my car when it was ready for a show:

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    My friend did the same swap as cranny in his 4 door and its fast. he got his car salvage for $3000 with 30000 miles. worth it cuz he got a k20a2, type s dash, type s seates, 5 lug and twistys, and we wired his hole car with rsx wiring right down to the tail lights. I highly recomend looking at salvage and repo yards.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Was the RSX tail light wiring really necessary? :huh:
     
  11. cranny

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    no it isnt , lol. most of the tail harness plugs right into the fuse box , and it all fits the rsx fuse box. BUT. theres the plug for the fuel system and sensors that do not. but using the tail harness out of the rsx caused you way more headaches than needed. its all the same. just has to be be spliced under the console/dash.
     
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