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Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by molsonman01, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. molsonman01

    molsonman01 New Member

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    I recently purchased a new to me 02 civic. I have been driving it now for a few weeks and have come to the realization that the motor in it is not meant for performance tuning. I have read that the d17a2 is engineered more for highway driveability. I was wondering if anybody else has some input on that. Also i was wondering what sorts of swaps are easily done outside of the k series. I realize that they are desirable and very easily dropped in, but im not afraid to do some slight modifications for a b-series or possibly even a d series due to the fact i cant afford the k-series motors. I was wondering what your guy's take on it is and if you have a suggestion of swap then if you could give some info as to what sorts of things are necessary to transfer over with it and what sorts of modifications are needed to be done as well. ​

    P.s. The car i have is an 02 si but it isn't a hatch its the canadian released coupe edition of the si. i think its american equivalent is the ex model. But the engine bay dimensions are the same as the lx and dx coupe as far as i know.​

    thanks for any help.​
     
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    molsonman01 New Member

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    Sorry im not sure why it tried to inserty those html formats but first spot it's supposed to say motor in place of color etc and the second spot is supposed to be engine.
    Also i have opened my options up to h22 swaps also if possible. And was wondering if the modifications needed for b-series would make th eprice greater than a k-series.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    There ya go, I think I fixed whatever was wrong with the first post.

    Anyhoo, as to your actual questions, I would not recommend a B-series OR an H-series for the very reason that you posted - the modifications required to put those older engines into the newer chassis would likely make it not worthwhile. You would need to do some extensive rewiring and have custom mounts fabricated. Not worth it in my opinion when that chassis will easily accept a K-series swap...
     
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    One thing that you could look into is a turbo setup on your existing engine. That should pep it up quite a bit...
     
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    can i swap an 01 gsr motor and 97 gsr trans into an 01 civic coupe?
     
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