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PostSubject: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:52 pm

This guy is doing a swap (ka24e) on a 240 and he might wanna trade, how do I know he is the swap right? And what are some other things I should look for?
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:31 pm

What is he swapping? a stock motor with a stock motor? Sounds like cake.
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:48 pm

yeah its a hatch and putting a ka24e in to it, but idk if he still wants to trade. i hope so cause i really fucking want it.. but like im a honda guy and i can tell if it was a good swap or a hack job, i know where bolts are commonly missing, and stuff like that.
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:05 pm

You need to give us more info. Is the car originally a sohc (ka24e) or dohc (ka24de) car? Why is he swaping it? How many miles? IS teh car auto to manual? Is he swaping p/s lines (only if dohc to sohc). What do the frame rails look like? Hows the shock towers and rockers? Whats been done to the car already?

The swap itself is the least of your worries. You should have a lot more info on the chassis since a sohc ka can be had for less than $500 running usually.

Theres a ton you should be researching before you jump into a swapped car? Get the basic info and youll be dangerous when asking questions. Google is your friend.
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:51 am

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You need to give us more info. Is the car originally a sohc (ka24e) or dohc (ka24de) car? Why is he swaping it? How many miles? IS teh car auto to manual? Is he swaping p/s lines (only if dohc to sohc). What do the frame rails look like? Hows the shock towers and rockers? Whats been done to the car already?

The swap itself is the least of your worries. You should have a lot more info on the chassis since a sohc ka can be had for less than $500 running usually.

Theres a ton you should be researching before you jump into a swapped car? Get the basic info and youll be dangerous when asking questions. Google is your friend.

Well the guy backed out, as usual.
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:03 pm

lol, do not rush into getting a chassis until your 100% positive on what to look for. There are a lot of little things you can ask about before you ever even go look at a car. You do not want to be stuck with someone elses half assed project or pile of mistakes. Youll spend far too much money fixing it before you get to have fun with it. And there are plenty of good bases left out there for you too snag up.
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PostSubject: Re: How can you tell if its a good swap?   Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:07 pm

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lol, do not rush into getting a chassis until your 100% positive on what to look for. There are a lot of little things you can ask about before you ever even go look at a car. You do not want to be stuck with someone elses half assed project or pile of mistakes. Youll spend far too much money fixing it before you get to have fun with it. And there are plenty of good bases left out there for you too snag up.

Yeah I rushed in to buying my integra, and it was a big mistake. A month later I found a cleaner 240 with less miles, and I regretted the integra buy. And not to mention all the suspension, bushings, and motor work and money I put in to it. I've put so much into the suspension and such I let the body get away and it's got a bit of surface rust.
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