Derek's 2002 Coupe EX (5MT)

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  1. phi1542

    phi1542 Well-Known Member

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    So recently my coupe got totaled (not my fault). After patiently waiting for about 2 months to receive my insurance check, I finally picked up another car :) I got this 02 4cyl 5spd coupe. Everything is stock with 169k miles. Exterior and interior is solid. Small dings here and there on the paint. I'm swapping everything I can from my v6 coupe!

    Engine/Transmission
    -AEM V2 CAI
    -Powder Coated Valve Cover
    -Custom OEM Short Shifter
    -ShaySpec Aluminum Shifter Mounts and Bushing
    -Blackworks Billet Aluminum V2 Oil Cap
    -"Mugen" eBay Radiator Cap
    -Optima YellowTop Battery
    -Polished Billet Aluminum Battery Tie Down
    -VMS Racing 10.2mm Spark Plug Wires
    -VMS Racing Ground Wire Kit


    Suspension/Wheels/Tires/Brakes
    -5 Lug Conversion
    -ISC Coilovers 12k/8k
    -3rd Gen Acura TL Base Model Wheels
    -235/45/17 Tires
    -Megan Racing "Race Spec" Front Strut Bar
    -2nd Gen Acura TL Type-S Strut Tower Brace
    -3rd Gen Acura TL Progress 24mm RSB
    -Acura RL BBK w/ FFC Brackets
    -EBC Red Stuff Brake Pads
    -StopTech Slotted Rotors
    -StopTech SS Front Brake Lines


    Exterior
    -Mini H1 Retrofit with E46 Shrouds
    -6500K XenonDepot HID Kit
    -6000k LED Switchback Turn Signals
    -HIC Side Window Visors
    -DEPO Clear/Red Tail Lights
    -AIT Racing Carbon Fiber Rear Window Spoiler
    -01-02 "OEM Style" Front Lip
    -98-02 "OEM Style" Side Skirts
    -98-00 OEM Rear Bumper w/ 01-02 Dual License Plate Bulb Mod
    -98-00 Genuine OEM Rear Underspoiler


    Interior/I.C.E.
    -Pioneer DEH-X8700BH Single DIN
    -Kicker 40CS6934 6x9 inch 3-Way Speakers
    -Kicker 40CSS654 6.5 CS Component Speaker Set
    -Orion XTR124D 12” Subwoofer
    -Boss AR1500M Amplifier for Subwoofer
    -Jensen Power 760.4 Amplifier for Speakers
    -Leather Interior Swap
    -EX V6 Homelink w/ Garage Door Opener
    -WeatherTech Cargo Liner
    -Acura RSX Steering Wheel
    -LED Upgrade
    -Tridon EP34 LED Flasher
    -Buddy Club Heavy Weighted Shift Knob
    -eBay Shift Boot
    -270mm Broadway Rear View Mirror
    -Strut King Sport Pedal Set


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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Congrats on the pick up!
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Nice pick up, can't wait to see how this one turns out since the last one was amazing. Quick question, how are you going to go about putting an h22 into an 02. Thought you couldn't pass smog with an h22 in an 02?
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Thanks guys! I don't know how to drive a manual so I need to learn that first haha and as for smog I don't really know at the moment. My friend will be swapping it for me and he said he will try his best to get it so that it can pass smog.

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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Im pretty sure you can't pass smog if you put an older motor into a newer car. So since the h22 came out of a prelude which was only made up to 2001, it won't pass in an 02. You should probably get a second opinion but I believe this is correct.
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Nice pick up! I wouldn't force the H22 swap until around 210k if the engine is running strong, but that's just me.
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Oh I see. Hmm idk I'll have to wait and see what happens lol

    Engine runs fine I just want more power out of it haha but I'm not in a rush for the swap. I picked up a pretty much complete swap of the JDM H22A for $300. Whatever parts was missing my friend has spare parts he can hook me up with I think. The engine was all in pieces so my friend is going to put it together and change out all the seals etc, basically a brand new engine. But before the swap I will drive around with the stock motor to get used to manual before I put a faster motor in it! My main priority right now is put on all my upgrades off my old coupe, get it registered, etc :)
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Yea Cali's right. Legally you can only swap and bar'd a newer motor into a older car. But first manual car? Youre gonna love it, i wont settle for any car unless its stickshift, but thats just me haha. Just remember not to practice on a steep hill haha
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Really? That's lame lol.... Oh well hahaha and yeah first manual car! My first 6ga was a gift. My cousins had it when they were younger and it's been sitting out for years. They gave it to me for free and I revived it. It was in pretty bad condition. Took a few thousand to get it running. I loved that car so I had to get another one! I heard manual was more fun so I had to ditch the automatic and give it a try. I heard it sucks in traffic though lol. Yeah I'm actually kind of scared to go on hills with the manual. Seems difficult...
     
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    Re: phi1542's 02 Coupe EX

    Manual is easy. Do it for a couple weeks and you will have it.
     

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