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April 12, 2017, 11:19 PM #0

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So I'm considering doing an engine swap in my '03 Civic. It's not gonna happen for another year or two but I wanna do some research and gain some knowledge first. I've read a little on b20's and k20's but I don't know much. Are there any tips/pointers I should know? What other affordable engines could be recommended? Also I have no idea where to actually purchase an engine, so if you know where, that would be great. How much should I be expecting to pay for an expensive one or a cheap one? If anyone knows someone I could talk to about this let me know.
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    April 13, 2017, 09:20 AM #1

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    swap a k

      April 13, 2017, 12:31 PM #2

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      Take a look at this thread here http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/d17-k20-swap-parts-list.60512/

      What is your budget for this swap?

        April 14, 2017, 12:40 AM #3

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        Originally posted by Shaun
        Take a look at this thread here http://www.clubcivic.com/forum/threads/d17-k20-swap-parts-list.60512/

        What is your budget for this swap?
        Honestly I have no idea what a good price is for an engine lol


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          April 15, 2017, 12:53 PM #4

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          First question: what is wrong with the D17?
          Second question: did you know it would be cheaper and easier to just buy a car with a K already inside of it?
          Third question: is this your only means of transportation?

            April 16, 2017, 10:14 AM #5

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            Originally posted by themikewoo
            First question: what is wrong with the D17?
            Second question: did you know it would be cheaper and easier to just buy a car with a K already inside of it?
            Third question: is this your only means of transportation?
            1: nothing is wrong. I just want a better engine.
            2: that makes sense but my dad bought this car, not me.
            3: yes this is my only means of transportation.

            This car isn't technically mine till I buy it off my dad


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              April 16, 2017, 02:20 PM #6

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              Originally posted by dantheman9902

              This car isn't technically mine till I buy it off my dad

              Is your dad ok with this engine swap? Or have you not told him yet?

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                Originally posted by themikewoo

                Is your dad ok with this engine swap? Or have you not told him yet?

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                Well the engine swap would happen once it's mine. I'm trying to convince him to let me buy some rims in replacement for my steelies. I also did a muffler delete but he's not so happy about that. I'm going to buy it off him in a year or two so that way I can actually say that the car is mine and actually do stuff to it.
                I'm just wondering which way I should go regarding an engine swap. I have a couple other plans for it first like rims, headlights + tail lights, coilovers, and then the engine swap (in that order).
                I'm graduating this year and I'm currently working to save up for university and car mods as well. I made a deal with my parents so I don't have to pay as much for my university cost. I'm going to have to start paying for insurance and gas for the car soon enough. I'm going to see how the first year of uni goes and then I'll take things from there.


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                  April 17, 2017, 01:26 AM #8

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                  stop trying to screw with the car and concentrate on your education.

                  make sure you enter something that will pay good, or at least pay at all. not something useless like feminist dance theory.

                  the money will come after and you can swap whatever the hell you want into it.

                    April 17, 2017, 05:10 PM #9

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                    I remember when I had all kinds of plans for vehicles when I was still in school.

                    Then reality hit and I was thrown into the real world.

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                      A 7th gen Civic is not a Civic to modify. Cheaper, easier, and not a total waste of money to buy a EP3 Type-R instead.
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                        April 18, 2017, 08:41 AM #11

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                        Originally posted by Canadian CD9A
                        A 7th gen Civic is not a Civic to modify. Cheaper, easier, and not a total waste of money to buy a EP3 Type-R instead.

                        X2, any money sunk into this car in money that is gone, a 7th gen sedan is a terrible platform for modding IMO.  Just change the oil, put gas in it, drive it to school and back as your very generous Dad intended, and if you want to mod a car save up and buy something else.
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                          You should start your modding by putting a muffler back on it :lol:
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                            Originally posted by IanB
                            X2, any money sunk into this car in money that is gone, a 7th gen sedan is a terrible platform for modding IMO.  Just change the oil, put gas in it, drive it to school and back as your very generous Dad intended, and if you want to mod a car save up and buy something else.
                            Millennials eh.

                              April 19, 2017, 09:27 AM #14

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                              I agree with the comments above.

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