UPDATED June 1, 2014 I thought it would be most helpful to other members of this forum who are contemplating either a J32A2 or 6MT swap to have a succinct review of the swap that we each performed, instead of having to go through countless pages of "congrats man," "will look cool," "can't wait," comments. Don't get me wrong, I appreciated all the encouragement, but I also believe in making this forum as productive and helpful as possible. Summary: 1) Bought a 2003 Acura TypeS (197K km) $3300 CAD to extract: - ECU - Engine harness - Transmission mounts - Starter - Clutch Assembly - Hydraulic system - Gear shifter - Clutch pedal and Brake pedal - Flywheel - 6 speed Transmission (LSD) 2) Bought separately: - J32A2 Engine assembly (60K km) ($735 CAD) - Exedy Stage 1 Clutch - J37 IM, J35 IM cover, P2R J37/J32 Adapter - 04-06 RSX Type S shift knob - 98-02 Accord shift boot Advantages of using all 03 CL TypeS parts: relatively easy rewiring, no CELs, no need for 3rd party modules Disadvantages of using all 03 CL TypeS parts: upfront cost of buying a whole donor car, rarity of low mileage J32A2s Advantages of using J37IM: no need to lower subframe/compromise ground clearance, better flow, better high end hp/tq Disadvantages of using J37IM: need for adapters, loss of IMRC End Result - 1000 km later, still no CELs ORIGINAL THREAD As some of you have already been following my quest to MT my Accord, I am happy to say that all the parts are in and the shop is aiming to complete the swap and wiring during the month of January Having read through the countless 6MT swap threads, I was a little apprehensive about going ahead with this swap. However, as I was reading, most of the problems that people encountered IMHO were the result of pairing components from different cars (Accords/CL/TL), different generations (6th/7th), and different transmissions (MT vs AT). I am hoping to avoid some of these problems by extracting as much components as possible from the donor car. I am sure that we'll run into some problems along the way, but if it's simpler than other swaps, then I hope others can learn from this experience. To recap here are the components ... Target Car: 2001 Accord V6 (150K km) - > bought new by in-laws Donor Car: 2003 Acura CL-Type S 6MT (201K km) -> bought used privately ($3300 CAD) - Clutch replaced at 194K km - Cross drilled/slotted rotors 11.8 F and 11.1 R at 194K km - AEM V1 CAI Donor Engine: 2003 Acura CL-Type S 6MT (61K km) -> bought from Sonshine Auto Parts ($735 CAD) Additional Components: - XS Power Headers with 2.5" Collector - FLOWMASTER Universal Cat (2220125) 2.5" inlet/outlet - Honda Shift Boot Assembly (83414-S84-A01ZA) - Acura RSX 6 Speed Shift Knob (54102-S6M-N03ZA) - Torque Solution Manual Shifter Boot Adapter - 10x1.5mm Thread That's the list for now, all the parts that have previously been listed as being necessary for a 6 speed swap, I will try to cannibalize from the donor car. The plan is to run CL-S Engine/Transmission/ECU/Engine Harness with the Accord instrument cluster. I previously toyed with the idea of completing a dash swap as well, but for a number of reasons decided against it. I will, however, be happy to takeover the upgraded rotors and the stock CL-S strut bar I will try to keep the this page updated as things start rolling or/when we run into hiccups.