Well, it depends on whether or not the car is paid for, doesn't it....Slipjack said:I say do it. Some people will say not to, and to just get a faster car. But how about avoiding car payments and just have fun with the car you already have? Sounds good to me, especially since 2200 + trade-in won't buy a car that is fast enough to justify getting a faster car.
Agreed. Also on top of the $2250, add $250 for shipping, and another $600 to replace the clutch, head gasket, timing belt, water pump, plug wires, cap, rotor, plugs, correct engine mounting brackets, etc. People forget that swaps are not crate motors. They are typically high mileage motors that need to be cleaned up and gaskets changed.Nathan123 said:NO.
But that's just my opinion. I could explain why, but I won't bother unless you really want to know.
Ahhh... a voice of reason.fartbomber said:My answer is do save your money but not for an engine swap. If it takes you a year to save $2250 because of bills, then, you are cruising for a bruising, financially, if you buy that motor now.
I would suggest you pay off all your bills and start getting into the black. A $2250+ purchase now will only put you in the hole deeper.
i figured thats what you were lookin for.that one civic said:yeah that's the word i was lookin' for
i agree....the b16=teh torqueless wonder!OnBoostD16 said:not worth it in my opinion. Look up a dyno sheet of a stock b16 and look at the torque curve. Youre better off getting an LS or GSR
Then the b16 is *DEFINATELY NOT* the way to go. Torque is what makes a car feel good/fast and they don't call the b16 the torqueless wonder for no reason. Here is a dyno of a stock d16y8 vs. a stock b16a2. Noticed how they look nearly identical until you get above 5500rpms... How often do you really exceed 5500rpms on a daily basis? And notice that it really doesn't make any more torque and one can say that it makes more hp, but that doesn't mean as much as people think because :BSeriesFan said:I mean it's never hitting the track at all i just want more power out of my daily driver you know...
I do, you can get $2000 to $2500 out of a decent non modded running civic all day.Slipjack said:For a '95 Civic DX I don't see how that is relevant. Regardless, $2200 + trade-in still doesn't get you enough car to justify an upgrade. Without the trade-in you can get plenty of motor for the already existing car, paid off or not. Although I only condone modding a car that is paid off. In that case, that's obviously the car he wanted/could afford at the time or he wouldn't have gotten it.