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Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

I am seeking more power and I would like to change to a bigger motor. Can I put a C30A V6 DOHC engine in my 1999 Honda prelude, if so how complicated will it be, if not what is the biggest motor I can fit. I am lookin to build a ALL MOTOR powerhouse.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

Why dont you just build your motor up? Look for stroker kit. Bore it out. If your trying to fab all that then if it were me id get a car that had a v6 to start with. Or you can use google a.d search for it. Google is your friend.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

Would a J30A be more effective that my H22A4?
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

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Would a J30A be more effective that my H22A4?
no honda v6 is plug and play. it will be a lot of custom work, mounts, wiring, axles, etc. check the forums for 5th gen v6 ludes, there are a few around.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

That is what I needed. I didnt want to keep putting money in a engine that wasnt worth it. I am having a problem with it (thats why i asked about another engine). I put a Apex VAFC on my car and now it hits a rev limiter at 6500 in all the gears.... not cool. I was able to grab 7000 before. Is this normal for the VAFC or is the VAFC malfuntioning and need to be removed?
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

My current setup on my 1999 Prelude H22A4 are

Engine:
Megan Racing Headers
Custom Stainless 2" CatBack Exhaust w/ Dual Megan Racing Mufflers
MagnaFlow 2" High Flow Cat
3" Cold Air Intake w/ K&N Cone Filter
Light weight Racing Seats
Megan Racing Aluminum Front Sway Bar
Apexi VAFC ( possibly has problems )
Remove A/C system ( noticable power gain )
NGK 7mm Spark Plug Wires
NGK IX Iridium Plugs

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Old 05-27-2012, 12:35 AM
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

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No.

Have you ever taken your prelude to a tune shop to get a base map? You did not need that ApexI. AT ALL. I'm figuring you piggy backed it into your harness right?

REMOVE IT NOW! And PULL the main ecu fuse to reset your computer. Hopefully it won't stay fuxored.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

lookout guys he got the underglow... a j swap is possible, but in my opinion not worth it, just get a car with a v6 like stated above unless you've got a lot of money and time to blow.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

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lookout guys he got the underglow... a j swap is possible, but in my opinion not worth it, just get a car with a v6 like stated above unless you've got a lot of money and time to blow.
Why is it that people that don't have J-Swaps say that it isn't worth it? Do you know anything about a J-Swap and what it costs? Did you know that you could get an Odyssey motor (J35) for around 4-600 bucks? You can source a 6 speed tranny for $1200-1400 and get the AEM EMS to be plug and play because it's not DBW....Puts you in the same ballpark as a Type-S swap. Have you ever done a J-Swap?

J-Swaps can be done and it doesn't take a stupid amount of money. Don't listen to the hype. If you have questions PM me about it.

Soon enough Innovative will have a set of mounts and brackets available to the BB6 crowd for doing J-Swaps too so be on the look out for those.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

^^^truth^^^

OP is talking about NSX motors. He might as well rebuild and boost. I know you're boosting on top of the V6 swap(CRAZY). I would like to stop him/her from making unnecessary choices. He could go Pilot or Ridgeline as well.

And no Clutch Specs LISTED. I suggest he research a little on his car first, to keep it running and then move forward.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

Want more power then boost it add a turbo. Adding a V6 will be like buying a whole new car in just the motor. Then paying someone for fabricating motor mounts, and on parts. Only people who have lots of money can do such a swap.
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Want more power then boost it add a turbo. Adding a V6 will be like buying a whole new car in just the motor. Then paying someone for fabricating motor mounts, and on parts. Only people who have lots of money can do such a swap.

You obviously have no idea what you're talking about. Anyone doing a proper turbo kit will surely spend way more money then someone just doing a regular J-Swap. Just sleeving an H22 block alone will run you at the minimum $2500.00. Then a turbo will cost you anywhere from $500-1500.00 depending on what you decide to go with, that's if you're not cheaping out buying an egay kit that is going to blow your motor anyways.

Intercooler-$400-800
BOV-$300.00
Wastegate-$300.00
Turbo Manifold-$700-1200.00
Tuning time-$150-300.00 and hour
Other misc. parts $500-1000.00

Seriously stop talking about J-Swaps being expensive, and especially more expensive then going turbo because it's not even true. A J-Swap is more time then anything but it is really cost effective as far as any swap goes. Besides if you want to go fast you're going to have to pay to play no matter what route you go.

Again I'm going to ask, have you ever done a J-Swap? What is your experience with them? I'm betting you're just replying from "what you've heard" and not any actual first hand experience.
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

Would it not be easier to just link to your build thread Daniel? This trolling now. Not you, just member's chiming in, Gouldon's list of mods isn't stellar to begin with. My .02.

Gouldon, how much have you put aside for the V6 swap?
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Would it not be easier to just link to your build thread Daniel? This trolling now. Not you, just member's chiming in, Gouldon's list of mods isn't stellar to begin with. My .02.

Gouldon, how much have you put aside for the V6 swap?
It would but I'm not trying to spam the forums with stuff about me. I don't bump my thread unless there's something new to report or someone asks and I'm not trying to be overzealous. The misinformation is atrocious though and that in itself is bothersome coming from people that haven't even done this before. The "real" information is out there for anyone to see instead of listening to someone who hasn't done it before or has heard about it through a friend or a friends friend..

Thanks for being the voice of reason though, sometimes things can get ugly without that..
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Re: Can a C30A fit in a 5th Gen Prelude?

ok, being honest here:
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Megan Racing Headers pretty much oem in power
Custom Stainless 2" CatBack Exhaust w/ Dual Megan Racing Mufflersdoes absolutely nothing, stock size is 2"
MagnaFlow 2" High Flow Cat again not much if anything
3" Cold Air Intake w/ K&N Cone Filter helps a little
Light weight Racing Seats
Megan Racing Aluminum Front Sway Bar
Apexi VAFC ( possibly has problems )
Remove A/C system ( noticable power gain )unless you always drive with the a/c on, youre not noticing any increase in power
NGK 7mm Spark Plug Wires
NGK IX Iridium Plugs

and im not even going to get into the "appearance" aspect of it. look at some J32's a good amount of them are like 280 to the crank
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Soon enough Innovative will have a set of mounts and brackets available to the BB6 crowd for doing J-Swaps too so be on the look out for those.
That is awesome!!! Other companies need to start making more stuff to make it easier to do j swaps for us. I wanna do a j swap just because I feel like the prelude shouldve seriously came with one from the factory. Even if its a j32a. Ive seen good numbers from those with bolt ons
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