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8th Gen Auto swap to stick

Discussion in '8th Gen Civics' started by Almighty Biggz, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Almighty Biggz

    Almighty Biggz New Member

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    Own a 2010 Civic LX auto for about a year and a half now. Really got it cause I wanted a civic and it was the first one I found (not smart I know) but now I wanna swap out the engine and also swap out the transmission to make it stick. Don’t know when I’m going to start this project but just was looking for tips and pointers and heads up for this swap and any recommendations is welcomed also.
     

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  2. webby
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    You’re not going to want to hear this, but trade the car for a manual.

    It can be done, but requires a lot more than just buying a manual trans from another civic. You need a new ecu, wiring harness, gauge cluster for the interior, cutting the firewall to run the clutch, interior trim pieces for the stick shift etc, and it keeps going. You’d need ecu programming done to make the new ecu work with your ignition/keys/anti-theft. If you don’t have experience with doing this type of stuff (which it sounds like you don’t), you’d be way better off swapping cars. The auto is more expensive than the manual anyway. You should be able to save yourself money by finding a manual and selling yours. The amount of expense and time to swap to a manual would be crazy.
     
  3. Almighty Biggz

    Almighty Biggz New Member

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    Nah not really a car person to swap it myself more of s bike and boat person but yea this was my first option but seeing as my car now is financed i don’t see that as an option right now but sounds like I shouldn’t do the swap after all
     
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    The person or dealership that buys your car would be paying the loan off (unless you’re very upside down on the loan). You’d just start a new loan/financing on the replacement car. It doesn’t hurt your credit or anything like that.
     

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