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Sup fellas? Iím an older guy (42) that needed a car for work. I picked up a 95 civic ex 4dr 5speed. Itís perfect cuz I always wanted to see what I can do with a civic. Iím not really sure of my goals with this car. Iím not trying to do a crazy build but I would like to build a fun car to zip around in. At first I only planned some bolt onís and ďmaybeĒ a small turbo in the future, but as I read on here that engine swaps ARE legal in California, I might go that route. To be clear, the law says same year as car or newer. But does that include bigger engines? Like, do I have to stick to the D engines or can I put a B or maybe even K? Any help would be cool. Thanks guys. It has some minor dings...
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At first I only planned some bolt onís and ďmaybeĒ a small turbo in the future, but as I read on here that engine swaps ARE legal in California, I might go that route. To be clear, the law says same year as car or newer. But does that include bigger engines? Like, do I have to stick to the D engines or can I put a B or maybe even K? Any help would be cool. Thanks guys.
Finding a CARB legal turbo might be a bit harder (maybe a lot harder) to do than a swap. As long as the engine you're putting in is as old or newer than the chassis, you'll be fine. You can't go wrong with either B or K swap. Sure, the B series has long been established, but the K series is quite the beast.
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Finding a CARB legal turbo might be a bit harder (maybe a lot harder) to do than a swap. As long as the engine you're putting in is as old or newer than the chassis, you'll be fine. You can't go wrong with either B or K swap. Sure, the B series has long been established, but the K series is quite the beast.
ok, good to know. I donít need to have the latest engine trend, certainly not the most expensive. Iím a family man so as long as I donít go overboard, Iíll see which one I can swing. Like I said, I just want a fun car for the California twisties and hold my own on against one of the many thatíll rev up next to me.
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Welcome to the forum! Where abouts in central cali you at? My mom lives in San Joaquin county and my sister lives in Oakland. I, myself, and Bay Area born and raised, but have lived in Vegas since 98
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[QUOTE=xRiCeBoYx;4741537]Ah crap, forgot to jump on the welcome wagon. lol

Welcome to the forum! Where abouts in central cali you at? My mom lives in San Joaquin county and my sister lives in Oakland. I, myself, and Bay Area born and raised, but have lived in Vegas since 98[/QUOTE

im from San Jose myself, born and raised. But Iíve been living in Tulare for about 8yrs.
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Welcome to the forum! Where abouts in central cali you at? My mom lives in San Joaquin county and my sister lives in Oakland. I, myself, and Bay Area born and raised, but have lived in Vegas since 98[/QUOTE

im from San Jose myself, born and raised. But Iíve been living in Tulare for about 8yrs. Can you tell me what my civic is, EG, EK, etc??
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EH9, if my research was correct. Should be positions 4, 5, and 6 in your VIN

E.g. my car's vin starts with SHHFK7... Those first 6 digits tells me my car is a UK-assembled Honda car (Swindon plant) with an FK7 chassis
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