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Old 09-10-2007, 03:10 PM
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hey everyone
i drive a 2003 civic lx 4dr automatic D17A1 curently getting 115 hp
i go to a school with a lot of little spoiled kids who when they get their lisence mommy and daddy buy them a mercedes or lexus 4drs for the most part. these kids have never had a hard day in their life. i have begun saving to either swap my motor put in a turbo or a nitrous system so i can smoke these spoiled little kids. my friends dad is a mechanic so he would mostly help me but i need to know what i should do and what i need, if i do an engine swap do i need a new transmission or any thing else and what engines will "just drop in" and an idea of what they will cost, or if not an engine what i should do. i have about 1k and am saving more everyother week when i get my paycheck
thanks for all the help
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Old 09-10-2007, 03:12 PM
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with a d17 1k is nowhere near enough. Working on tuning and the fuel system on your car is a nightmare, swaping with d17 with a k20a would be the best way to go and that is around 7-8k. You need the transmission from the k20 also, you can't use the d series trans with it.
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:08 PM
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also what other engines in a little more affordable range and where i could find them?
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:11 PM
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You picked the wrong car to be fast in, best thing to me would be to keep it stock, clean it up, and sell it. Then buy a 2000 civic SI or a used RSX-S
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:15 PM
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i really want to keep this car because i just got it so any other options?
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:18 PM
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well do you have a automatic or manual
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:21 PM
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autoi really do appreciate the help
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:32 PM
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An auto d17? You can't make it fast unless you dump a bunch of money into it. Either get the k20 or do what marty said and trade it for a1992-2000 civic or a rsx.
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:35 PM
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but do you know of any other engines a little less pricey?
 
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Old 09-10-2007, 04:37 PM
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no, there are not any that is what we are saying.
 

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