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Old 12-01-2012, 06:42 PM
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I am getting a 98 honda civic dx at some point tommorow. Im trying to get my to do list put together for the car. I have the money and the time/want to build the car. Im not looking for the most expensive build. But im not going cheap. So I was wanting to know "in your guys oppinion" what motor swap i should do . I have a 5 speed tranny. So if im going to need a new tranny along with the swap thatd be useful to. I would like something boosted. Im new to hondas. And am still trying to research. So just give me your oppinion for a nice swap but not the most expensive. Thank you.
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 05:35 AM
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How much money do you want to spend, how much power do you want to see from this car?

Yes, you will need a different transmission if you get anything other than a D series.
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 03:09 PM
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uhm, im honestly not to sure what a good range of power would be for this car. maybe 300-350 hp? spending about 3-5 grand?
 
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:00 PM
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Depending on the motor and where you buy it from, you are looking at about 3-4k for the swap itself.

For that amount of power, I would just go with something like a B18c1 (GSR motor) and boost. Should see high 200's, low 300's for power. Expect to pay at least $6-7k for everything, then you need parts to help get the power to the ground, tires, suspension. The transmission shouldn't have any problems though.
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:57 AM
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well i ended up not buying that car, but i found a 99 ex i want to go look at. is the D16Y8 motor vtech? and whats the advantage of puttng a z6 head on it?
 
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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vtec Yes the 99 EX will have that. No point in swapping to a z6 head on a y8 block unless your head goes bad and you need something to throw on there.
 
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