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Old 08-16-2008, 08:54 PM
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J SWAP!?!?!?

I was thinking about the possibility of swapping in a J32 or J35 into a 5th gen? Would that fit?
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

Has anyone tried it?
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

I dont know if anyone tried it in a Prelude body, but im sure somewhere on Earth it has been done


Interesting swap idea though, that's a big motor, sohc v6 and transmission choices for manual are not many, at all :/

Check out this guys thread for what he had to do for just a 6 speed swap, think what has to be done to work in a Lude :s:
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Old 08-17-2008, 01:23 AM
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

with money anything is possible. it just depends how much you want to spend
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

I would be afraid you will ruin the wonderful handling characteristics that are the prelude. I've seen a ford 302 in a 240sx... and a Chevy LS1 in a 240sx...

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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

I seen a Supra motor in a S2k. looked rediculous and took some serious body work to get it all aligned...but it worked...maybe that can give you some hope!
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

i have see them also. there is a company out in cali or something that does nothing but those swaps. i cant remember where i have seen it. but it requires a completely different front end to deal with the weight
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

if an LS1 can fit in a 4G, i dont see why a J couldn't
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

^it was in a 240sx that I saw that... but the stock engine is still just a 2.4L
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

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^it was in a 240sx that I saw that... but the stock engine is still just a 2.4L


i'm talking about an LS1, the corvette engine, an a red 4th gen. completely comverted to RWD and ish. no 240.
also happened w/ a civic hatch.




like everyone has said, with enough time and money, ANYTHING can be done.

but is it PRACTICAL is another question?
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

Oh, I see... I didn't realize it had already been done in a lude

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I would be afraid you will ruin the wonderful handling characteristics that are the prelude. I've seen a ford 302 in a 240sx... and a Chevy LS1 in a 240sx...
I had posted this previously and thought maybe your statement was a reference to this... I found it surprising since you have issues with the illiterate; nevertheless, it was the LS1, which is obviously the vette engine, that I saw in a 240sx, so I thought it was possible it would go in a lude as well.

... and I'd agree, it is miles from practical... want power? BOOST!! :)
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

but 240's were designed for RWD, so their engine bays are a lil bit easier to work with in terms of heart transplants...
as opposed to dropping a SBC into a car designed for FWD and converting it.
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yea, that is a good point.
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

Maan, I remember seeing a video of a whole convoy of RX7s with LS1 swaps.
there is also a vid of a white RX7 with an Ls1 and open cats...ooooo...sexual chocolate.
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Re: J SWAP!?!?!?

I'm sure it could be done, I just think it would be worth it.

The only benefcial factor is the fact that you'd probably be the only person to have ever done it, or will ever do it for that matter.

I think the power potential of an H22 esp in relation to the $$ is a hell of a lot more worth it.
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