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what is the easiest swap for my civic

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by shipwreck29, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. shipwreck29

    shipwreck29 Junior Member

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    i have a 99 civic ex and i want to know if the 97-01 b18c1 will be an easy swap and what all do i need to do the swap because my car has an automatic tranny?????
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    you're gonna need some special equipment like a plasma cutter or orbital cutter and a welder. here's what you need to do:

    -cut the current tranny mount off
    -weld a manual tranny mount on
    -weld a panel to shut the opening for your auto shifter
    -install a manual pedal assembly
    -install a clutch master cylinder
    -run the clutch fluid lines
    -get a clutch slave cylinder

    -from there on out it a straight forward swap, check out the instruction on the link below. the instructions are for an EG but it's identical.

    SWAP- how to
     
  3. h22a_in_a_si

    h22a_in_a_si Junior Member

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    swap your civic with a manual civic.
     
  4. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    it is a little easier to just sell your ride and get a 5spd, you can convert to 5spd when you are swapping your new motor but it just makes it a little more hassle on your part since now you have two major things going on. If this is your first swap, then I recommend you reseach some, buy a helms, study it, ask others about the 5spd swap and go from there.
     
  5. rsaeini

    rsaeini Senior Member

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    i've done the auto-to-manual swap and let me tell you it was no walk in the park.
    i say just get a car with a 5spd and start from there.
     
  6. h22a_in_a_si

    h22a_in_a_si Junior Member

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    --and swap this thread, with one in the civic swap section.
     
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