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Old 03-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #1
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engine swap

Does anyone know if its possible to do an engine swap on a 2003 civic lx that has an auto transmission?
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:39 PM   #2
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LOL, what motor?
if u wanted like a K20 or somthing then u would need to swap the tranny too, but I think if u wanted to just get the D17 Vtec motor from the Si model then u don't need to
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Old 03-31-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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I would liek a K20, but if I cant find one I was wondering if B18C1 from an integra would work? Would it be easier just to do a turbo kit instead of a swap. Im not trying to build a racer..I just want to get some extra oomph out of the car, but I dont wanna sell it because I spent alot of money on the exterior of the car.
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turbo in an auto will be horrible. i don't think there's even a kit available to put a b-series into your chassis. then there's tranny, axels. it won't work.
i think you need to do a little more homework
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Seen a few (not many) automatic civics & integras with Jackson Racing Superchargers (JRS). Will give you a bit more ooomph that you are looking - and if you keep the PSI low, your stock auto tranny should be able to handle it. Google and and I am sure you will find info on Turbo & Supercharge for automatics.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #6
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if your looking for just alittle more power, maybe u should just turbo it with low PSI like CarCar1 said
there is no way your going to be able to put a B in your car without alot of custom work
your only real choice is:
K20 - must do tranny swap $$$$$$$$
turbo - I think it would be your best bet
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I strongly suggest you take some time to read through this site:

www.hondaswap.com

Lots of good stuff there.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:24 PM   #8
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thanks guys. I dont know much about swapping. But yeah I dont want to haev to do custom work to get a b series to fit in.
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how much do u think it will cost to do teh D17 vtec switch?
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im sure it's been done...everybody swaps K20
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how much do u think it will cost to do teh D17 vtec switch?
Not worth the time or money.

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im sure it's been done...everybody swaps K20
Of course it has been done. Nothing is impossible ( to a degree) as long as you have $$. I am sure the OP does not want to spend the $$ and judging from the last few posts, may lack the know how and get raped with misc. charges. I don't think I would even do a K20 swap. The bang for the buck is ridicerous. Great for car shows I suppose.

That Tranny is going to be an issue and if you only want a little "extra oomph" and I stress Very little, there are other things you may consider. You can go with a better suspension set up, lighter wheels etc.. which will improve braking, acceleration etc.

One of the most fun cars I have had possessed only 127hp; the beloved crx. Also, check Honda-tech.com for more info/ideas.

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