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There were several EG civic hatchbacks for sale that were in INSAINLY MINT condition and the owners also wanted INSTAINLY STUPID money for them. I just wasn’t interested in doing bodywork and paint, and I also wasn’t interested in doing such a labor-intensive build on a civic that was going to look like trash afterward, so I keep endlessly searching. Terms Of Service | Privacy Policy | Wish List | My Account | Forgot Password | Log Out. Well this is where the story takes its turn. So how much planning have I done? Honda CRX 88+ Honda Del Sol 92+ Honda … The parts in our packages have been placed in a particular order, showing what we install first and last when we do a swap in our shop facility. Enginebasics is the wiki or wikipedia of car part, repair, how to and tuning information. The seventh generation Honda Civic is an automobile which was produced by Honda from 2000 to 2005. Made from aerospace grade billet material and CNC machined on state-of-the-art 5 axis milling machine.

We also recommend keeping the power steering for the car.

**TO SUBMIT AN ARTICLE TO ENGINE BASICS PLEASE CLICK: CONTACT US! The first person that did a J-swap Honda V6 engine into a civic most likely took a good amount of planning, so ask yourself: “How much planning will it take to swap an entire awd-drivetrain that is super sophisticated and has as many sensors controlling it as a modern EFI engine take?”  The answer…..A lot, if one is looking to do it successfully. Our rear bracket uses the factory AWD transmission rear mounting points providing the additional support needed to reduce impact of the AWD load on your drivetrain components. Well this project originally started off as swapping a j32 into the back of a civic to have a mid-engine V6 hatch. This bracket is utilized to mount the Viscous Coupler to the exhaust tunnel. Requires modification of your rear subframe as well as welding the front differential support. Now the donor.

After 3-4 months of all the planning and believing I could make it work I starting trying to source the rear components I would need. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.9 cubic feet (3,110 to 3,400 … Uses stock 5th gear and Final Drive. Designed to fit the 88-91 RT4WD Differential.

Worst-case scenario was that if I hated it, I could buy the manual transmission straight from Acura for $4800 dollars and see about swapping it in. Additional 3/4″ added to the length of both axles, Provides better axle fitment with your custom welded differential mount. Hub City Performance AWD Trailing Arm Kits have become the industry standard for converting your Honda / Acura to AWD. EM2 - CIVIC cOUPE / D17A2, D17A8, D17A9 (compartment 2 doors) EP1 - CIVIC / D14Z6 (hatchback 3 doors, 1.4 liters) EP2 - CIVIC / D16V1 (hatchback door 3, 1.6 liters) EP3 - CIVIC / K20A2 (3 hatchback door Type R, 2.0 liters) ES1, E S2 - CIVIC / D17A1, D17A2, D17A5, D17Z2, D17Z3, D17Z4 ( sedan 4D) ES4, ES6 - CIVIC / D14Z5, D14Z6 (sedan 4D) ES5, ES7 - CIVIC / D16W7 (sedan 4D) ES8 - CIVIC / D15Y2, D15Y3, … Peace” Jay R. Copyright 2010 EngineBasics.com: Engine Basics. * Requires Assembly & Proper Shimming Based On OEM Specifications !! I planned on enjoying the car for a while and getting everything working and then doing what I do to every car I own……slapping a monster turbo on it. //--> Our rear bracket uses the factory AWD transmission rear mounting points providing the additional support needed to reduce impact of the AWD load on your drivetrain components. Rear Differential Mounting Kit (AWD EP3/RSX/EM2) $ 795.00 – $ 840.00.

It made 503 wheel horse and weighed just 1634 lbs. Friends thought I was sandbagging all the time since I wasn’t that hard to beat in a race if I didn’t have the right tires on the car. Well that isn’t going to do it.

Please Note: These packages are built around using a full swap from 02-04 RSX Type S (K20A2) or Type R (K20A).

It was one NASTY machine but only if everything was just right. PPG 1-4 Helical & Straight Cut Gears. It was going to be super lightweight with big power and limited traction. google_ad_client = "ca-pub-4230976174889513";

For those keeping up with the money on the build, here is the break down so far: Want to know more about your particular Make and Model vehicle? First off, most of time a shell would pop up for sale it would be HAMMERED. Synchro Engagement. The flip side of this coin, have the 335/30/18, 60 tread wear Corsa track tires on the car and it would corner like nothing you ever felt, but could spin its tires no problem all the way to 100 MPH. All Rights Reserved. Applications: This package is tailored to fit the EM2/ES1 chassis only. google_ad_height = 600;

Works with B, K, H, F & J Series engines.

The Acura RL has been Acura’s flagship sedan since the 90’s. Let us be the class 101 for your automotive learning. Ok. Acura did make a manual transmission 6 speed AWD 3.7 liter V6 in the TL from 2009-2014, but good luck funding one for sale, and you’ll need even more luck finding one at a salvage car auction anywhere in the country.

We will happily guide you through your entire swap if required to make sure you are happy with the parts you have purchased from us. I decided I wanted to ditch the entire factory suspension and A-arm design and instead go with double wishbone A-arm suspension from the rear of a Miata. document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); Many times the difference between a successful build and a non-successful build is the amount of planning done ahead of time. Instead of looking for a shell, I start looking for an entire car that has parts desirable on it that I can sell and be into the shell around my original budget price of $1000 bucks. Our rear mounting brace is designed in a way to follow the factory subrame brace contour unlike aftermarket subframe braces.

NOTE : This is not a fully bolt-in kit and requires welding and fabrication. All trailing arm orders are 12-15 day lead time as of 7-4-2020 due to extreme amounts of orders received in the last few weeks.

All Rights Reserved, For the latest Automotive news and stories visit the websites below. Getting a manual transmission donor started looking to be impossible.

EM2/ES1 01-05 Civic.

The Hub City Performance AWD K-Series Rear Bracket provides additional engine and transmission rigidity when converting your Acura or Honda to AWD.

On a good note, I give myself a 100% chance that at the end of all this I will at least end up with a running v6 swapped car with AWD that maybe is engaged the entire time with no fancy vectoring and yaw control sensors controlling it. "https://ssl."

Meaning it was fun in a straight line if I had the Mickey Thompson wrinkle wall tires on, but try to go into a corner and get ready to pinch your butt checks cause you would swear something just broke on the rear of the car and you weren’t going to make the corner. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ?

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I give myself a 75% chance of getting it to work but maybe not with all the corning acceleration devices and other tricks this SH AWD system has.

AWD driveline installation on Red's K-series Civic EM2 - YouTube Want the specs on it? This was done to solve the issues of unwanted stress on the factory subframe and differential support. The Hub City Performance AWD K-Series Rear Bracket provides additional engine and transmission rigidity when converting your Acura or Honda to AWD. Billet Aluminum rear differential mount for AWD conversions.

I still didn’t have one of the most important pieces and that was an Acura TL 6 speed donor. The Honda Civic (Japanese: ホンダ・シビック, Honda Shibikku) is a line of cars manufactured by Honda.Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more upscale, moving into the compact car segment. (Will also work with CRV/Element Rear Differentials). Special thanks to: “Thank you, for the info, on your site, on how to remove valve springs, and install stem seals, using normal shop tools. This contains everything you'll need for your swap from start to finish. Well for those that know a 1992-1995 EG civic hatchback isn’t exactly the car everyone keeps the cleanest, and I can’t tell you the number of hatchbacks I drove to go look at who’s owners told me the car was SUPER CLEAN with minor problems only for me to show up and see peeling paint, or trashed interiors, or rust everywhere.

Compare Quick View. Now I should add that I realize there are some Honda guys right now thinking: “Man if this guy came and saw my car he would be blown away how clean it is”, but ask yourself what you would sell you car for. Anything different may require additional parts and some changes to the package to make it work. Aftermarket 8620 Billet AWD transfer cover that delivers the ultimate in high performance.

Aftermarket 8620 Billet “AWD” transfer case cover that delivers the ultimate in high performance.             Don’t have any questions, just wanted to say thanks for putting this info out there.  So much mis-information on forums, good to read some solid info. So I change up the build entirely and the move to an AWD civic was born! Weld-in front differential support brace included. I even started to draw up the swap in google sketch up and at car meets ask owners of EG civic hatchbacks if I could take measurements of their trunk area to start drawing it up. Select options.

K-Tuned has created a series of swap packages that contain everything needed to get your K-Swap project completed. Almost a year has gone by since the decision to do this build and all I had was some google sketchup drafted images, and basically the running gear out of the rear of a Mazda Miata.

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