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Old 09-26-2009, 11:40 AM   #1
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I've got a 2.0L SPI right now and want to drop in a SVT with a Getrag tranny with it. About how much do you guys think this would cost and if anyone is parting out a SVT and want to sell their engine?


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Old 09-26-2009, 02:45 PM   #2
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I would amost suggest just buying a SVT rather than swapping just the motor and tranny, unless you have a sedan type car and dont like the hatch back style. Pulling the motor and replacing should only take a weekend), but switching to a svt gives you the better suspension, the sporty interior(which I like), the outside styling, ect, ect.


If your going for a sleeper though or something along those lines and that is why you want the stock look of a LX I would think you would be able to find the engine/tranny combo for around $3000 and then you would have to do all the work yourself(that is just a guess however since I have never done this).
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Yeah I like the more space of the sedan and like the whole sleeper idea and I plan on putting a better suspension on the LX but hearing a lot about the valve drops isnt a comforting idea so its all a matter of when/if i have the money
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:20 PM   #4
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get in touch with HTP and loudfocus01...... they're in the process of doing one from SPI to SVT.
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I tried sending a PM but his inbox is full o.O
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to loud? if so. LOL. I bet. try posting on his user page, I'm sure he'll see it there. Like I said get in touch with the guys at HTP performance as well
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Just posted on his Public and I'm going to hit up HTP right now
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its costed me around $4000 total for a full swap into a sedan, but i was lucky enough to find a guy with everything i needed... it took 3 weeks of constant work and 125+ hrs. takes dedication but well worth the swap =)

let me know if u have questions and good luck!!!
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I would amost suggest just buying a SVT rather than swapping just the motor and tranny, unless you have a sedan type car and dont like the hatch back style. Pulling the motor and replacing should only take a weekend), but switching to a svt gives you the better suspension, the sporty interior(which I like), the outside styling, ect, ect.


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reason why i swapped was because of the insurance... i have all the svt features and specs other than a hatchback shell lol.. made the car unique in a way... but yea since i was 18 when i did the swap, it was much cheaper for me on insurance being that it wouldve costed me 5500 a yr for an svt and now its only 1500 lol so yea big difference and i still get the svt performance
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oh yeah forgot about you dude. LOL.

yeah he's done it already :)
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