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Old 03-23-2004, 11:41 PM
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Show Me the 3.2 swaps

Ok a lot of you say to take a 97-99 and swap it with the 3.2. So shwo me this swap because I have never seen or heard of anyone doing. Everybody suggest it but has anyone ever done and seen it don successfully, cause I haven't thanks.
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I don't know about first gen CL's, but if you go to V6performance.net and do a search you'll find some guy who swapped out his J30 (same engine as ours) out of his accord and put in a TL-S engine w/ auto tranny into his car. You'll also find a guy who swapped the CL 6speed manual tranny onto the same engine as ours.
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:02 AM
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Re: Show Me the 3.2 swaps

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Ok a lot of you say to take a 97-99 and swap it with the 3.2. So shwo me this swap because I have never seen or heard of anyone doing. Everybody suggest it but has anyone ever done and seen it don successfully, cause I haven't thanks.
WTF are you talking about? I've never heard anyone say they've swaped the 3.2 into a 1st gen. It would be sick, but probably way too expensive.
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Old 03-24-2004, 12:09 AM
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It's been done before and the guy posted pics of it. Refer to this thread http://www.acura-cl.com/forums/showt...threadid=50006 It be nice, but not nice after a while if you got the auto. Type s + 6sp good. Type s with auto problems eventually.
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Old 03-24-2004, 02:07 AM
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it's been done, but with many electrical problems with the ECU and wiring harnesses.

dont claim you havent seen it be done when youve been an A-CL member for 10+ months and youve posted 13 times you F'in NOOB


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Old 03-24-2004, 10:58 AM
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Well if its been done I want to see it people keep talkin about engine swapp this and engine swapp that, I just am tired of hearing people with no balls sayin "put in the 3.2 type s" when they are sittin at home with some stock half ass bolt junk.
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Old 03-24-2004, 04:44 PM
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Thats why I keep telling people to get new cars.

Even with the swap(s) the cars are slow.
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Old 03-25-2004, 01:34 AM
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Well people keep giving advice on an engine swap I just wanted to know if any one had a cl with something bigger than a 3.0 in it sense so many people were givin advice on this engine swap
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im currently dping ar swapp 2005 acura tl 3.2
engine blew so im putting 2005 rl 3.5
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Originally Posted by Patrick Michael Armstrong View Post
im currently dping ar swapp 2005 acura tl 3.2
engine blew so im putting 2005 rl 3.5
What are you going to use for a transmission? I ask because I don't believe the 2005 RL engine will bolt up to your transmission.
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Old 05-27-2018, 10:11 AM
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What are you going to use for a transmission? I ask because I don't believe the 2005 RL engine will bolt up to your transmission.
I just checked my notes; the engine in the 2005 RL is a J35A8 which will not in any way bolt up to the transmission in your 2005 TL; if you want to put a J35 in place of your J32A3, you need to find the J35A6 from an Odyssey.

Edit: There is one other possibility for you; if your 2005 TL has a manual transmission, you can buy a new bellhousing from a 2007-2008 TL Type-S; this will allow you to use your existing transmission with the RL motor.

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Bro ur so very right

I nvr said it was easy lol cuz it's been a bitch all the way but the bitch starts and turns 2 and for ivehad to cut some of the subfraim away and completely customizethe air intake but aside from the next step is bore it out to a 3.7
but I've run into another problem the super charger won't fit with out lossing a headlighy or fire wall
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You never answered my question, what transmission are you using?
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As of 9/9/18, currently there's about $2000 invested into this thing so far. My bank account is hating life right now. Soon, we shall be done. My Fiesta ST lease ends in June 2019, and while the car has been great, and a total riot, it will be pretty nice to be able to kill off that car payment/insurance and put it towards a house.

1998 Acura 3.0CL
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Rundown of mods:
Koni Yellow Shocks
Neuspeed Race springs
5-lug conversion
Centric 106 compound pads
16x6.5 02-04 RSX wheels
205/55/16 Nokian Z-line A/S tires
Depo Blackhousing headlights
Depo clear front bumper lights

Plans:
J35A4 swap, using the J30A1 cams to run the distributor at first
J35A6 Odyssey intake manifold
J35A3 MDX throttle body(purchased for $30)
Ebay Headers(purchased for $40 already)
AEM intake(included with the headers)
Quiet 2.5" exhaust using the Borla Type-S muffler currently installed on my Fiesta ST

I have a set of J32A2 Type-S cams I could put into the car, they would just have to be machined to run the distributor. Why machine the cams instead of converting to coil on plug? Sounds easy enough, just use an 00-02 Accord V6 ECU and harness since those are 4 speed as well. Not that simple. The 6th gen Accord have an integrated TCU within the ECU. The 1st gen 3.0CL's utilize a separate TCU, have a different style coolant temp sensor, as well as various other wiring differences. Too much of a headache.

I HAVE NO PLANS TO 6 SPEED SWAP THE CAR. I do not want to 6 speed swap this car. It will stay an auto. IF the trans blows up, I'll rebuild it and use the stronger Raybestos GPX clutches/steels, add a big external cooler, and stick a converter in it. Aside from my wife being able to drive it(auto), I love the consistency of an auto for drag racing, which is what I've primarily done now that I'm 'done' with autocross. It's a daily driver, an auto is just fine.

A big lazy turbo could be in this things future, but who knows, I may just go a little nuts.... a couple of my friends have some REALLY fast Mustangs and always have goodies sitting around...



HA! Kidding! A blower is definitely out of the question. Zero room for that. It may get something along the lines of a Borg Warner S366 or something that's big and lazy and can make about 400whp at 8lbs or something dumb like that. That's WAY down the line though, and I'd then probably convert it to coil on plug and figure out a standalone to use. Remember that whole, "ruined my daily, time to look for a new daily"....
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