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Will a Scion Xa motor fit into my Civic?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by rabuki, May 23, 2011.

  1. rabuki

    rabuki New Member

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    What it do fellow ricers? Yo man I have a 1990 Honda civic hatch that needs beef. There has been some amazing swaps and some from other car makers. Well I have a damn near new toyota scion xa motor sitting in front of me and i have been thumping the net for months to find if I can put that sucker into my engine bay. its a dual overhead cam and would be a cool project if it is possible. Please help me out as only the honda nation can help me.
     
  2. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Custom mounts plus axles? Obviously more to it than that. What info are you exactly looking for?

    And, specifically a swap from an Xa isn't really impressive considering it's about on par as the stock 88-91 Si engines.
     
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    95b16coupe New Member

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    aside from the fact you are retarded and probably wont ever post again on here, it's a dumb idea.

    but to answer your question, you would be better off trying to put that engine into another toyota. it would probably fit in a celica a lot easier than an old ass honda.
     
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    Korax New Member

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    N/A Toyota Motors are mostly :thumbsdown: You make less power than any Honda motor of the same displacement with exactly the same gas mileage or worse.
     
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    RHDism Right Hand Drive guru

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    X2! my thoughts exactly.

    Wheres the b!tch slap smiley?
     
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    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    that thing makes what, 100hp... totally not worth it when there's 3r423432 honda motors that also make 100 hp
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    You can make anything fit. Spend a lot of time and money to get your 90 civic hatch to run with a scion engine. A stock 90 civic si hatch will probably be faster.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    95b16coupe New Member

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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    gratz
     
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    Ethan Well-Known Member

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    so i was right? lol
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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  16. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    But this swap makes sense.
     
  17. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    In a perverse way, it does, same size, fit, and orientation, more power.

    To the OP, even if you had the parts to swap in a Scion motor, it just wouldn't be worth the effort. If it's a newer motor you could probably trade it to a junkyard for any number of older Honda motors that would swap right in with little to no hassle.
     
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