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if you have the money and the time, then you can attempt the V8 swap.


fitting the engine is the easy part. converting the vehicle to RWD is hard. a gy i know in NJ did that to a daytona and he said "NEVER AGAIN" it was such a PITA.


if i had a V6 accord i would hook up a nic big turbocharger. i hat when people say " but big turbos lag." that's what i want. if you can spin your wheels at launch then you have plenty of torque to get moving. adding more torque off the line will just lead to traction problems. it's best if the turbo doesnt kick in till about 2500-3000 rpm depending on the motor and the setup. bigger turbo=more air at higher rpms where it's needed and can make massive amounts of HP.

did any of you see the white civic in NJ? it's a built 4cyl with a massive turbocharger and it dynos at 1100 whp!!

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Will I have to buy motor mounts? Will it fit okay? How would I switch it to rwd?





any info would be appreciated.

that's why it's called custom. ther are no "kits" out there to do this. you need to buy everything you need and fabricate everything to make it work.


i believe the daytona used a 360ci V8 and a ford 9" rear.


there are a lot of things you will need to buy. you will have to upgrade the suspension (much stronger springs since the V8 is heavier).

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