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whats the easiest swap?

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by ciivviic, May 14, 2013.

  1. ciivviic

    ciivviic New Member

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    hey guys. im new here and to the whole honda swapping. whats the easiest swap that i can do in my 1997 civic? as of now the power plant is a d16y7 with an auto trans. i would prefer to keep it an auto due tho the girlfriend refusing to learn to drive a stick car lol. any help would be awesome. thanks, riggs
     
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    sell it, buy a si
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    In all honesty? Use the swap money to buy a project car. Wrenching on your daily makes for a pain in the ass if you break something, get the wrong part, or just run out of daylight. I'm talking from experience on this one. You can get a good project Civic (or whatever you want) for the price of any decent swap. And make sure it's a 5spd.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    But the EASIEST swap? Throw a Y8 head on it or swap the engine to a D16Y8.
     
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    Does your GF have her own car? If so, tell her "tough titties" and trade yours in for a 5-speed equipped model.

    Honestly I don't see much point otherwise. The only way to make any sort of streetable and semi-affordable power on a D-series engine is to apply forced induction. The auto trannies that Honda offered for the D-series are meant for stock D-series power. Add 100 extra horsepower and shit's going to start breaking. The manual versions are quite a bit more stout...
     
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    Thanks guys for the information. Its not a daily driver. I think I'll just do the minni me swap or off it for a five speed. Thanks again guys.
     
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    auto y7 swap, i think that would be the easiest in your case
    jk, jk

    throw a y8 or z6 head and turbo!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    if your wanting too swap it, I would just check the oil and save up for a real swap
     
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    Y8 head and z6 bottom end? Should make a strong motor for a turbo. Most you maybe able to do in a stock y7 is 5-6psi, from my experience
     
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    in my opinion if you are wanting easy hp, just put a y8 intake manifold on the y7 and turbo it. other than that go b series.
     
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    Why not just add a y8 or z6 head on it also. Something that can handle a little bit of abuse
     
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    bc in the d series world, when turboing the difference between the two is so minimum its not worth the effort.
     
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    why not just drive whats in it, save your money, build you a motor on the side, replace everything top to bottom , get entire swap together where its literally drop in, plug up, switch ecu's and go, all swaps are easy courtesy of HASPORT
    http://www.hasport.com/store/index.php/mounts.html
     
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