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Old 07 Oct 2008, 11:31 am
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Default Is an Engine swap worth it?

right now im cruising around with a stock F22b1 vtec sohcand its alright, it feels pretty good. Now is it worth doing all the work to put in a H22a1 vtec dohc? id love to have that power because im kinda a speed freak haha. i figured if i dont go through with it ill wait til i get a 06 civic
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 11:46 am
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Would the swap cost less then the sales tax on a newer car where you live?If the answer is yes, I would think so.There a lot of other things that come to mind, like the cost of insurance and what ever road taxes you have to pay.So there are times when I would say go for it. I drive my Miata's a lot, and while an engine swap has it's appeal (along with a turbo or super charger), I don't because I am pretty happy with the performance. While you on the other hand are not happy with your cars performance.So back to the you question, if the over all cost of the swap is below what you would loose trading up (taxes and insurance included), yes it is worth it.
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 12:01 pm
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It is worth it but try not to fit a large capacity engine as it affects handling and balance. It is often more reliable to fit a more powerful engine that it is to fit turbo/superchagers, filters, tuning…etc as these little individual parts needs a lot of maintenance and can be a hassle.
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