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Newbie - Engine swap question

Discussion in '6th Generation Honda Civic (1996-2000)' started by tdot_civicgirl, Apr 15, 2012.



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  1. tdot_civicgirl

    tdot_civicgirl New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    New to the forum, great site! Lots of info!! Lookin for some advise ... I have a 98 civic coupe and I would like to do an engine swap, which engine would you guys recommend? And....I'd like to turbo it as well :shock: So what Im asking is which is a good engine (Ie: GSR) to swap and turbo for this car?? It's an auto want to convert to stick
    Thanks for your advise
     
  2. speedygonzales

    speedygonzales Royal Member ~ RonJ Registered VIP

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    what are your power goals and budget. also look through some of the build threads and see what other people are doing
     
  3. tdot_civicgirl

    tdot_civicgirl New Member

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    Budget.....modest, lol.....Goals? Id like to have a turbo for sure! But I want to know which motor I can build on that will fit in my car =)
     
  4. Culberson

    Culberson condoms prevent minivans

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    there is some sticky's for engine swaps and turbo's.....read them over as they may be able to give you some info also
     
  5. taluzer45

    taluzer45 4 Banger Deluxe Registered VIP

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    There is very little in motors that won't fit your car... long as its from a Honda! Many companies provide conversion kits for motor mounts and such! Just look around and yes, a LS/V Would be a good motor! Just build it ! The more you do, the more it's gonna cost you.... after you have a turbo set up, then comes tuning... which costs more money again!
     
  6. RonJ

    RonJ Banned

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    Yep, as mentioned, it's best to do the research first and then create a thread when you have formulated specific questions.
     
  7. 203CT

    203CT Slow But Not Low Registered VIP

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    B series is gonna be the best engine for a first swap.
     
  8. Avant Uprising

    Avant Uprising GONE FISHIN Registered VIP

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    for sure do your research. imo id sell your car and buy a decent one that is a standard already to save some trouble. as far as motors depends, d series, bseries, h,k,j. ls/vtec boost and gsr are the best bet though.
     
  9. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    :popcorn:
     
  10. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member

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    Any engine can be turbo'd. It all depends on your budget and how thorough you want to be. Everyone has their own opinions. There are 400HP+ d-series, b-series, k-series... It just depends on what you prefer. Your budget has a lot to do with it though. What is a "modest" budget? If you're swapping, I would say expect to spend $4-5000 minimum. But I've been out of the loop as far as swaps go so I don't know really prices anymore.
     
  11. mymmeryloss

    mymmeryloss RHD is where its at Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    *Advice
     
  12. Zedicous

    Zedicous New Member

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    Best bang for your buck i'd say is a jdm b16 and trans. 170hp..
     


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