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Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by y0iTsDEENOSE, Jul 29, 2005.

  1. y0iTsDEENOSE

    y0iTsDEENOSE Senior Member

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    ok ok i know its domestic but its my brothers car.. and i just wanted to see if anyone knew what kind of swap options i have for it and what is the price tag on it?? i wanted to do some research for him and someones bound to kno on this forum. thankyee :) maybe put some REAL american muscle into it
     
  2. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Okay... HONDA swap.

    95% of the people on this board are going to know about swapping HONDAS.

    try shitboxswap.com

    >>> http://www.j-body.org is where you should start.
     
  3. Celerity

    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Hey man ... Other Vehicles. You don't complain when we talk about swapping shit into Zeds :)

    As far as price tag for a swap - Dunno. I can tell ya that it's prolly never been done. So good luck with it, because no one will be able to help you.

    You're better off with the 4.3 Vortec swap into a Beretta.
     
  4. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    drop a cadillac northstar in that bitch. Serious horsepower and torque in a ninja-quiet package.. you cant beat that! And dont tell me it can't be done. this one is in a friggin volkswagen golf.

    [​IMG]

    Look into the fwd v6s.. Buick has some that can be built pretty well.. I would stay totally out of the domestic market, but that is me and this is you..

    The popular swap is the 2.2l to the 2.4l cavalier engine. Both suck monkey nuts though.

    Good luck, young jedi.
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    id just boost it.
     
  6. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    I was just being surly. I know. Hey, at least I provided a relevant link!
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    i'd sell it..... and i used to own a cavlier many moons ago.


    back in the day, the 3.1 v6 jbody's were all about throwing the 3.8 supercharged regal motor into the cavi.

    but the 4-banger mounts aren't even close- so you're stuck. best you're going to do is the saturn ion motor or something 2.4l ecotech shit
     
  8. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    "Another exciting Cobalt at this year's show is the 272 SS coupe. Using the Cobalt SS (coming to dealerships in the next few months) as a basis, this supercharged and intercooled Chevy achieves an impressive 270 hp out of the 2.0-liter Ecotec engine."

    It is very common to see them built to 700+ HP.

    Its got potential.
     
  9. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    ECOTEC.....


    they've got potential. A nice sized turbo would solve the slowness. GM's still revolving around SC's for some reason.
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    We're americans, we don't need no imported turbo-chargin' shit.

    "If you turbocharge, the terrorists win."
     
  11. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    hahah, lmao.

    At least they're learning RWD>FWD for some cars anyway
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Was it 01 or 02 when they started putting the 2.2 ECOTECs in the Cavy's? If it has a 2.2 ECOTEC I say boost that fucker. Those 2.2s are stout little bastards.
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    I hate cavaliers, but my friend tows a boat with his 95 4door be model. Its funnny because I'll met him at the boat launch with my big truck and this tiny ass cavalier is towing the boat. He just can't go over 65 with it on the highway. I would tow it but its like an extra 45 min out of the way to get the boat.
    Just buy the supercharger that gm offer for the car for like 2500 and call it a day. Don't piss too much money into that car.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    :concur:

    The resale is disgusting on caviliers.. You can pick up an 02 for 2500 if you shop around.

    It would seem silly to dump 2500 into one.

    Then Again, I've dumped something like $6000.00 in my CRX... Ah well.
     
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    Seany-izzle New Member

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    do nothing, thats the best thing for it.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Ok you guys will help someone who wants to swap a 4000 dollar JDM b18c into a 250 dollar 89 CRX, but you won't at least try to find a swap for someone because the particular car he is referring to has a "horrible resale value".

    Since when do any of you guys swap an engine, build a car and then trade it in within the next 6 years?

    In essence, why the fuck would he care about trade in value? After you start swapping shit and the VINS don't match, it's not going to matter anyway.
     
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    NissanNiNjA2nd Senior Member

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    Boost... one way or the other its the only thing that is going to make that motor worth owning..
     
  18. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    check out rksport.com too
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Give me 89 crx's for 250 a pop, I'll buy ALL THAT YOU CAN FIND.

    we're biased toward hondas.. otherwise we would be trolling shitboxswap.com.

    A cavalier is a throw away car. I had a 97 for 3 months while I worked on my car. At the end of the three months, I sold that bitch. Use it, toss it. They're like long-term rental cars. Snap together, billy bob engineered, beer-swilling redneck manufacured rental cars that break and fall apart. There is a reason for the shitty resale. nuff said.
     
  20. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    bottom line is... both cavi's and civics/crx's are econoboxes.

    as is the mirage. so dont plug me. :p
     
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