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Old 10 Nov 2011, 08:46 am
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Default What does it mean to have a car swap?

I saw this ad on Craigslist for a civic si and it said that "the car has a civic type r swap".
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 09:01 am
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It means it has had the engine swapped from a different car. In this case, it is a Civic Si that has had the engine changed to what came in the Civic Type-R, which was never sold in the US, only in Japan and Europe.
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Old 10 Nov 2011, 09:16 am
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sean is 100% correct, my vote goes for his answer, but i will elaborate a little. if your going to buy it, the engine swap is legal, however you can get into trouble if you dont have paperwork on the engine swap. so make sure thats included if you buy it. i guess you could get away wit it, but lets say a cop pulls u over, and notices the engine swap for whtever reason, they can make your life miserable since the engine vin wont match the car vin, they can doa whole investigation on whether its stolen or not.
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