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Old 03-09-2014, 09:00 AM
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Hi my name is mike and I'm in Ohio I have a 1990 accord. I was wanting to know what is the best engine to swap with or if someone could rebuild a engine the way I want it and how much that will run me?
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 11:20 AM
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Well, what are your goals? You say "the way I want it" but don't give us any idea as to what that is.

There are many options that will give different results....just know each has a cost to it. So your goals and budget have to match.
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:38 PM
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A budget and horsepower goal are always the first thing you want to establish when starting a project.

Best engine? Well I'd say the best would be a supercharged v8 from a mclaren-mercedes, but the cost on that would be insane.

Best Honda engine? K24 or J35, but those swaps have price tags in the 5 figures most of the time.

Most common? H22, or turbo your stock engine.
 

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Old 03-09-2014, 12:48 PM
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Best Honda engine? K24 or J35, but those swaps have price tags in the 5 figures most of the time.
Wow, gotta tell you, I'm having a difficult time wrapping my brain around the concept of doing a $10,000+ engine swap on a 1990 Accord. Maybe it's just me but for that kind of money I'd rather buy or build an old M3 or S2000 or something akin to those two.
 
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Old 03-09-2014, 12:54 PM
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Yeah that is why I ditched my K24 back in the day, had the built long block, and realized I still needed $5,000+ in transmission, ECU, mounts, axles etc.
 
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