Go Back   Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums > Your Ride > Engine & Internal
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search

Welcome to the Honda Accord Forum - Honda Accord Enthusiast Forums.
If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-26-2008, 11:52 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 569
Default 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

Hola!HELLO!HI and all that good stuff lol

OK lets get down to business, i'm rolling in a 99 accord with a 4 cylinder ULEV engine...YEAH I KNOW pathetic...lol 150 HP

My goal is 300 HP..

Anyways, recently i did some research and i'm stuck between to things and i need someone's opinion I'm interested in eitherswapping my auto transmission on my 4 cyl for a manual, swapping my cylinder heads for the H22 cylinder heads(if its possible),placing a flywheel and clutch, placing a turbo manifold, new exhaust system, and placing a turbo on the engine...

OR

Swapping in a J32A2 engine and transmission seeing how the output will be close to 300 already, i figured a new exhaust system should keep kicking in all the power i want and need...BUT i've been hearing falses creeds that since my accord is a 4 cylinder,V6 engines will not fit.. I just want to know what would benefit me more...Doing swap 1 or swap 2...ALSO if ANYONE HAS EVER DONE A SUCCESSFUL J32A swap into a sixth generation accord PLEASE let me know AND IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE just let me know... well thanks you guys let me know your opinions on this subject..
This ad is not displayed to registered members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Honda Accord Forum!
__________________
"00 accord(dark green)
kenwood 50W
Alpine 75W amp
2 (12")kenwood 1200Watt subs
18" daimani rims
Black crystal headlights
Carbon fiber LED taillights
http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/Shadowm2007/
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-27-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 368
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

im not a pro on engine swaps but i would do the first one. it might be more money. but in the long run the H22 is endless with upgrades as ppl say. and i think i read somewhere that u can put in the J32 its just not a perfect fit. i might be wrong tho. wait for someone more pro on swaps to answer the question
__________________
02 Blue Accord-F23 VTEC (auto)
Tsudo N1 Catback Exhaust System
DC-S Headers
Cold Air Intake with k&n filter
AEM Tru Power Pulley Kit
Ground Wires
OBX Sparkplug Wires
17' BSA Rims
Carbon fiber Tail Lights
Halo headlights
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-27-2008, 09:29 AM
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location:
Posts: 368
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

scratch the j32. i was thinking of the J30A1 which is the v6 in our years car.
__________________
02 Blue Accord-F23 VTEC (auto)
Tsudo N1 Catback Exhaust System
DC-S Headers
Cold Air Intake with k&n filter
AEM Tru Power Pulley Kit
Ground Wires
OBX Sparkplug Wires
17' BSA Rims
Carbon fiber Tail Lights
Halo headlights
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-27-2008, 04:12 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 33
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

turbo 4 bangers can easily produce 300hp. exhaust on the v6 wont increase hp by THAT much might have to mod a little more to get 300 hp. just get forged internals on a 4cyl. high boost plus big injectors. done
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-27-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 569
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

actually i know that exhaust doesnt do anything but add and I QUOTE the SOUND of power....but not power itself..look thing is, im not really into racing but im a speedster...and if i am racing...its like random ppl at a stop light or somethin...thats whyi was thinking maybe i'd drop a V6 in the bay and leave everything stock except the fuel system and exhaust and call it a day...seeing how the J32A2 is kicking around 260 HP i figured what the heck why not...most of these cars im running into are stock anyways and are usually heavy cars like grand prix's,chargers, magnum's mustangs...the whole point is is that i just want more power and it looks the J32A2 does exactly that for me...plus i heard the performance on that engine IS SWEET...i heard its so silent sometimes you wondering if the car is still on(thats with stock exhaust of course)...but the main thing i want to know is if a V6 is able to drop in the bay of my accord seeing how its a 4 cyl inline...some people say yes some people say no...i just wish i could find ONE person who's done this swap and i need feedback on it!
__________________
"00 accord(dark green)
kenwood 50W
Alpine 75W amp
2 (12")kenwood 1200Watt subs
18" daimani rims
Black crystal headlights
Carbon fiber LED taillights
http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/Shadowm2007/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-27-2008, 09:10 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 317
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

First off how much are you planning to spend? Even if the J32A2 does fit I would think that it will cost more to put in than the J30A1 since the J32A2 is an Acura engine whereas the J30 is an Accord engine. IMO going with a V6 would be better since it is really hard for any 4cyl to make up all the torque the V6 has over it. Also you won't have to mod the V6 as much so there is less chance that something will break. But note that although the accord is lighter than most cars, it is front wheel drive. If you go up against a RWD car that is a little heavier at around the same HP and torque then it's up for grabs. The more power an engine has the bigger the difference in acceleration between FWD and RWD.
__________________
97 accord LX coupe A/T 112K miles
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-27-2008, 09:57 PM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 569
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

yeah i know i was thinking the same thing...well the J32A2 and the J30A1 are the same engine EXCEPT there is a HUGE difference in power....200HP(J30A) and the 260(J32A)...as you can see its a good difference..and i've already found a J32A with auto tranny for a 1200...i just don't want to jump into it and find it it dont fit...and yeah its true a FWD does have a better advantage against a RWD especially on slippery terrain cuz it'll take a RWD car longer to catch grip of the terrain while FWD is just a straight shot thru...and trust me i know LOL...you should see how many mustang's try to catch up to me and end up spinning out of control when it just finish raining
__________________
"00 accord(dark green)
kenwood 50W
Alpine 75W amp
2 (12")kenwood 1200Watt subs
18" daimani rims
Black crystal headlights
Carbon fiber LED taillights
http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/Shadowm2007/
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-28-2008, 01:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location:
Posts: 317
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

I thought the J32 is different from the J30 since its a 3.2L engine.
__________________
97 accord LX coupe A/T 112K miles
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-28-2008, 07:18 AM
Been Around A Long Time Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,357
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

The H22 head fits. Search for G23 Vtec. Either of the Jseries motors will fit too, you'll just have to reroute mounts, wiring, fuel lines, etc. So basically, don't even think of it since you have a 4cyl. Many people have done the J32 swap, search www.v6performance.net

Whatever you do....stop racing at stop lights like a tard.
__________________
Accord Mafia Member #001
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-28-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location:
Posts: 569
Default RE: 4cyl inline upgrade VS V6 swap

first off the H22A is coming from a vehicle thats lighter then mine DUH!the 6th generation accords are a little heavier then usual and number 2 its not like literally running stop lights they just rev their engine and i always make sure its clear...and of course i know the engine bay would have to be changed around...and besides if the H22A is all you can offer i might as well stay stock because my engine is Vtec right now...
__________________
"00 accord(dark green)
kenwood 50W
Alpine 75W amp
2 (12")kenwood 1200Watt subs
18" daimani rims
Black crystal headlights
Carbon fiber LED taillights
http://s228.photobucket.com/albums/ee309/Shadowm2007/
Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 08:30 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Tags
2008, accord, cylinder, easy, engine, h22, honda, inline, lx, part, stock, swap, upgrade, upgrades, v6, vtec


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Our Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:46 PM.

Internet Brands, Inc.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.


Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for HondaAccordforum.com content, comments, or advertising. HondaAccordforum.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse HondaAccordforum.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.

Emails Backup