help swap dilemma

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Junior Member
i got me a 98 auto civic and i want to swap to something with more power and have me a manaul trans. what should i do?? on a budget of 3500-4g help ;)


well, it really comes down to what do you want out of the car.

500 easy just in parts for a auto-manual swap. labor- look about the same... so that leaves you 2500-3500 for a motor. b16a2 or b18c1 would be my opinion, unless later down the line you are thinking turbo, then b18b1

again, post what you want to get out of the car.


Junior Member
i just want a nice strong base for my car maybe a b18c, but all the places ive talked to want 5-6gz for the total swap, how should i get this done? i live in philly not many shops even around here, places i talked to were up in NY