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soccer4life
12-05-2010, 01:07 PM
So i really want like the the body style of a Hatchback Dx but i dont have enough money to swap or boost it. And i like the coupe EX but not as much as the hatchback, but at least with the coupe i get 20 more horsepower. So should i go bodystyle or engine i like? or should i just look for an Integra?

Robin...
12-05-2010, 01:28 PM
I would go bodystyle, because you can save money and get a swap later on...

CDubs
12-05-2010, 01:36 PM
i go body style also....i love my little coupe and instead of a swap im going with a built turbo d16 thats already in it...just get a body style you like with an engine to hold you off until you can afford the swap

soccer4life
12-05-2010, 01:48 PM
What you guys are saying is true but im 16 so engine swap money aint gonna be coming anytime soon

Ron...
12-05-2010, 01:51 PM
I'd just get which ever you like most. I've got a 99 sedan and I love it, even with the slow engine. It's fun to drive and looks awesome...just get what you like

paulx022
12-05-2010, 01:52 PM
body style.. both engines suck your picking from a pile of shit or a bigger pile of shit.

soccer4life
12-05-2010, 01:54 PM
ok thanks for the input guys. Hatchback it is! but what would be the cheapest engine swap i could do? not looking or huge power gains

Robin...
12-05-2010, 01:54 PM
What you guys are saying is true but im 16 so engine swap money aint gonna be coming anytime soon

Try and get a job...:what:

soccer4life
12-05-2010, 02:07 PM
balancing a job with 3 soccer practices a week an school is too hard hahah. But i do whatever i can to get money,its not like im not trying. Ive been busting my ass off for a year to save for a car:D

SilverEk951
12-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Just go with an ls swap (b-18) its not expensive if you know how or know someone that can put it together for you.
If you buy it complete it will be more. but these engine are cheap if you put them together yourself

SilverEk951
12-05-2010, 02:12 PM
Just go with an ls swap (b-18) its not expensive if you know how or know someone that can put it together for you.
If you buy it complete it will be more. but these engine are cheap if you put them together yourself

CDubs
12-05-2010, 02:15 PM
What you guys are saying is true but im 16 so engine swap money aint gonna be coming anytime soon

like e_civic_k said get a job im payin for college and still get money to do work, it takes time but i do it

sohclubkid
12-05-2010, 03:04 PM
get a hatch and a Z6 or Y8 head... problem solved.

iBeast
12-05-2010, 03:04 PM
im biased, so i say coupe.

tCtCtC
12-05-2010, 03:21 PM
What you guys are saying is true but im 16 so engine swap money aint gonna be coming anytime soon

I'm 15 1/2. and if I used the money I've spent on my interior for a motor swap, I'd easily have a LS/V swap in my coupe.

soccer4life
12-05-2010, 03:46 PM
get a hatch and a Z6 or Y8 head... problem solved.

How much in total is this gonna cost ? and like how skilled do you need to be?

vjf915
12-05-2010, 04:24 PM
Welcome to the site. First, which generations are you referring to? You never specified anything past hatchback dx and coupe ex. As for the job, that's what the other two days and weekends are for. The head swap......if you have to ask, then it's probably too complicated for you to do by yourself. Try and find a friend who has some experience with working on motors, or check out the regional sections to try and find someone from this site who can help you.

soccer4life
12-05-2010, 10:07 PM
my bad i should have said either a 5th gen or 6th gen. still undecided. i know what a mini me swap is i just didnt know the cost.. My dad could help me alot too.

PaknBlack
12-23-2010, 11:01 AM
Staying motivated for what you want is the key ! I'm Also 16 and I have a DX Hatch, Although I do have a job and I am slowly getting parts for my car. Im also realizing everything takes time to get when your cash flow is very minimal 0_o I say clean up your civic first, you don't want a beater with a swap do you? :cool:

Daddy_Digital
12-23-2010, 11:59 AM
B20 is the cheapest way to go. slap an SI head on it and that baby is gonna scream. an Si tranny swap will be nice too since the gear ratio is very short on those transmission. good luck

Damo
12-23-2010, 04:16 PM
go coupe hatch backs are not as safe as you think

soccer4life
12-23-2010, 05:21 PM
Staying motivated for what you want is the key ! I'm Also 16 and I have a DX Hatch, Although I do have a job and I am slowly getting parts for my car. Im also realizing everything takes time to get when your cash flow is very minimal 0_o I say clean up your civic first, you don't want a beater with a swap do you? :cool:


So are you saving up for a swap or just pouring money into you D?