Honda Civic engine Swap

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This could have been a much shorter thread had the first response simply had been "NO."

 

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This could have been a much shorter thread had the first response simply had been "NO."
I agree. I've never understood buying a new car and then quickly thinking about swapping out the motor and/or transmission. I mean, it sounds good on paper but the cost/install aggravation factors are not worth it.

IMO, if someone has buyers remorse, instead of sinking many, many thousands into trying to make a car something it's not, trade it for something you'd like better. Or better yet, buy a better car in the first place.

Having said that, here's a good, basic plan for the OP's car...

1. Get a KTuner
2. Get better tires
3. Add some cosmetic mods
 
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I agree. I've never understood buying a new car and then quickly thinking about swapping out the motor and/or transmission. I mean, it sounds good on paper but the cost/install aggravation factors are not worth it.

IMO, if someone has buyers remorse, instead of sinking many, many thousands into trying to make a car something it's not, trade it for something you'd like better. Or better yet, buy a better car in the first place.

Having said that, here's a good, basic plan for the OP's car...

1. Get a KTuner
2. Get better tires
3. Add some cosmetic mods
The way I look at it is if you have to ask this kind of question, you're not doing it.
 

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Thats a 6-10k job, so your better of just keeping it and mod later or trade in. Just wait a few years and am sure people are going to figure out the k24 block k20 head swap on these LX civics
 


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go with the accord 2.0 w/auto, just find a wrecked one, should be dirt cheap.
I was looking at this for guidance toward upgrading my 17 ext 1.5T. Could I pull off throwing a k20c4 or even k20c1 in there? It is a CVT as well..
 

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I was looking at this for guidance toward upgrading my 17 ext 1.5T. Could I pull off throwing a k20c4 or even k20c1 in there? It is a CVT as well..
Sell your car, buy one with the engine you want. There's literally no point.
 

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The money in labor for an engine and tranny, and then the swap is going to cost you the difference of your car and a Type R.
 

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This kind of swaps have to be done by yourself To save money if not any shop will charge over 3-5 grands, for it not my first swap. Am looking to spend not more than 3k, getting the SI o Type R for me is to much $$ on insurance
 

 
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