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Ok so now my 2006 has a few more issues. Steering is acting up, ac compressor bad, cv axles need replacing. It's an auto.

Question: Should I just sell the car whole or take out the healthy k24a2 for a swap into a civic and part the car out? I know/think typically I could buy a k24a2 for less than the 2-3k I can get for the whole car. Thanks for reading!
 

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Just depends what ya want. you want a k series civic? or you like the TSX platform? Also what civic? most of the are swapable, but it can be more work depending on what type.
 

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Yeah I'd like to have an EK sedan or coupe kswapped. Figured I could get $2500-3000 for tsx idk. My budget will be 8k before selling tsx. My biggest issue other than Money would be finding someone I can trust to do the swap. Thanks for commenting. I'm an idiot.
 

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The more and more I think about all this in a logical way is to sell the tsx bc obviously get more than 500 for a running car. Get a civic and spend 4-6k to build d16 and boost all else needed and have a 500hp civic?? Make sense??
 

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You'd need more than that for 500hp on a D16. You'd probably be better off starting with a B-series if you want to stay cheap (ie Integra or B-swapped civic)

Alternatively, you could just buy a manual TSX and do full bolt-ons. Obviously won't get you 500hp but it would sure be fun
 

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Ok so if I sell my tsx for 2500-3000 plus having 8k that's 10500-11k
I love the look of the tsx But want something lighter. So still not enough for a boosted 96-00 Civic. I don't want/need a race car just a pretty reliable street car.
 

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500hp is too much for a fwd street car. 300 is about as high as you’d want to go. You can easily get 300hp in a 5th or 6th gen civic for your budget. I know those cars very well so feel free to ask any questions.

Having owned both a ‘95 civic hatch and ‘98 integra, the integra is a much better platform. Much better suspension setup and the b-series is a much better engine to build. You could build a great integra in that budget as well.
 

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I really appreciate your response. I live in South Carolina. I don't see many Integras for sale every once in a while. Also civics that are manual in good condition are rare at times. I search on forums marketplace and feel I'll have to go 300-500 miles to purchase a good platform in good shape.
 

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I really appreciate your response. I live in South Carolina. I don't see many Integras for sale every once in a while. Also civics that are manual in good condition are rare at times. I search on forums marketplace and feel I'll have to go 300-500 miles to purchase a good platform in good shape.
It’s worth it. I went 600 miles to the west coast last summer to pick up my old Jetta. Still one of the best cars I’ve ever owned.
 
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