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Lets see your jswap!


Hows it run amd drive? Do you like it more than h setup?
 

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ive only driven it around my country block a few times so far. but there really is no comparison to an h22 in any way. i will never ever go back to an h22 lol. the j is better in everyway. and its cheaper too. with boltons on my 11.3 cr j35 i roast 2nd gear on my lsd trans like cake. im currently running 225/40/18 tires and traction is an issue. with only some boltons lol. my turbo h22 couldnt burn tires like this on 10 psi. i could go on and on. but really, j is the way no questions asked.
 

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Lol, yes i figured you would say that! Great job on the mounts btw, the innovative mounts need exactly what youve done to them! Imexcited to see more of your prelude !
 

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thanks bouck. for those wondering, i cut my innovative mounts and rewelded them to position the engine higher 1" and back 1.25". the downside is i had to make a custom slim intake manifold to clear the hood without cutting it. also i had to notch and box in the rear subframe. every other aspect of the swap improved with the new engine position. ground clearance, shift cables reaching transmission, front spark plug service, axle angle, improved weight distribution, no need for a traction bar anymore, radiator to header clearance, and more. all improved with modded innovative mounts.
 

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I know you guys were talking about the swap with a manual transmission might be possible to do this swap with I know you guys were talking about the swap with a manual transmission but do you think it would work with an Acura TL Tiptronic transmission?

Every time a J series swap is brought up as a potential motor swap for our preludes everyone laughs and says the H22 is fine enough or don't bother or its to expensive etc.

So Im making this thread for those of us who are serious about actually attempting a J series swap or are interested (j32/j35.....j37lol whatever it may be)

There is a forum J32a.com but on that website almost everything is about civic /integra and frankly Im sick of civics and integras getting all the lime light.

Its about time someone really said screw it and just put a sick V6 prelude together because we all know we would have loved to see Honda make preludes V6 from the factory, and we all know we would love to see a V6 prelude just because it "sounds right".

So guys dont just post bullshit responses like "the H22 is better" "its too much money" "to much fabrication" to much blah blah blah"

Lets really try to get the ball rolling on a solid information thread about J swaps into our cars...
Here are the basic J series information threads from J32a.com

http://www.j32a.com/showthread.php?t=422

http://www.j32a.com/showthread.php?t=423

These basically show you which J swaps you would want to pick and which tranny you would want to mate it too (6 speed prelude sounds nice and you all know it)

So this is what I have been able to dig up so far.. (feel free to correct me if im wrong) 98 to 02 Honda Accords are similar to the 5th gen prelude, they come with F series motors that have very similar motor mounts. So if we can put a V6 in those accords it shouldnt be that much different than fitting one into our cars. I did read that these are the mounts to use if we are going to do it and the 03 CL type S tranny mount..

Im going to keep searching and try to add whatever I find out and hopefully I can try it out on my car.. If anyone else has information to add please do, but dont turn this thread into a joke. I know there has to be a lot of people out there interested in this swap and the best part is the J series swaps are getting cheaper.
 

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^ yes it is possible and it would be awesome with yhe paddle shifting setup from the 08+ tls, although if it were me doing it i would be sending the auto trans to level 10 to be rebuilt, fixed up(internal oil gallery flaw gets fixed) and beefed up for 700-800hp, then boost the j35 with 15 psi and life would be fucking awesome!

A boosted paddle shifting j swap would be insane!!
 

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https://www.innovativemounts.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=80152
have you guys used these? why is it that the front mount comes separatly? wouldnt it be better to save 10$ more to get the urathane stiffness higher?

Im looking into doing a j swap into my 99 sh, i want to put a j37a5 or a1. ooor 35a8 whats this you guys where saying that the newer j serese are harder to swap? is it possible even if you where able to find the engine?

I feel like the level of this swap is hard, or any swap for that matter for a newbie that hasent done one before. I want to do this swap but i have no dealership friends dont know where to tune, dyno etc, i know looking and researching will find the answer.

i know you have to look for engines vigorously junkyards, ebay etc, but is there a web site that sells j engines???
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Imagine running a J35 supercharged and mock up a blower intake on the hood like the old muscle cars :D

/stupid idea.
^ yes it is possible and it would be awesome with yhe paddle shifting setup from the 08+ tls, although if it were me doing it i would be sending the auto trans to level 10 to be rebuilt, fixed up(internal oil gallery flaw gets fixed) and beefed up for 700-800hp, then boost the j35 with 15 psi and life would be fucking awesome!

A boosted paddle shifting j swap would be insane!!

now i'm torn between doing this with a manual or an Auto with paddle shifters....

this car is too nice looking it deserves what you are talking about.
 
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