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I have a 2001 Acura Cl Type S J32A2
Currently running 2002 Cl Type S ECU an 5 speed automatic transmission with CompTech Headers an exhaust Also AEM Intake.

im lookin for advice,recommendations,ideas ect on performance upgrades such as what intake manifold an throttle body is best for my J32A2

Is the AEM Series 2 something that is Compatible an beneficial to J32a2 with Automatic transmission
Ect ........

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The basic bolt on mods are usually intake, headers, exhaust and pulleys. Since you already have headers and an intake, I would recommend an exhaust or lightweight stock sized pulleys. You can do a J37 intake manifold swap and/or a Blox throttle body for some extra hp as well. And no, you can't use the EMS 2 with an auto transmission.
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Originally Posted by 1deep4lyfe View Post
I have a 2001 Acura Cl Type S J32A2
Currently running 2002 Cl Type S ECU an 5 speed automatic transmission with CompTech Headers an exhaust Also AEM Intake.

im lookin for advice,recommendations,ideas ect on performance upgrades such as what intake manifold an throttle body is best for my J32A2

Is the AEM Series 2 something that is Compatible an beneficial to J32a2 with Automatic transmission
Ect ........

Thank you all in advance...
Why not just drop in a plentiful and cheap J35 (J35A3?) into your car?
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then will have more torque stock and will have the ability to tune with hondata
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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
Why not just drop in a plentiful and cheap J35 (J35A3?) into your car?
so if i do go with J35 swap what all will i need to change out on my car beside of course the motor like will i have to get new ecu, harness ect?
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Why not just drop in a plentiful and cheap J35 (J35A3?) into your car?
also will i need to go with new trans as well. The 5 speed auto trans is farly new just put in 4months ago
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Man.. auto trans? I'd just save up and not do engine mods because that AT will inevitably die again.

Get a 6 speed MT if you want to start doing Engine mods
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Originally Posted by 1deep4lyfe View Post
so if i do go with J35 swap what all will i need to change out on my car beside of course the motor like will i have to get new ecu, harness ect?
I believe a J35A3 is a drop in replacement for a J32A2; no wiring harnesses or ECU required. Note; I haven't down such a swap, but if you run some searches here I think that's what you'll discover.
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then will have more torque stock and will have the ability to tune with hondata

Hondadata supports the automatic 02 Cl Type S ECU now??

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also will i need to go with new trans as well. The 5 speed auto trans is farly new just put in 4months ago
Since you have an automatic transmission, I believe the only thing you would have to use off your J32A2 would be the water passage (#8) and the connecting pipe (#11) on the link below:

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/v-2001...er-pump-sensor

As you can see when compared to the 02 MDX J35A3 they are different (#8) & (#11):

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/v-2002...-pump-sensor-1

People have also switched out the J32A2 EGR valve and, IIRC'ly, the J32A2 MAP sensor because the connector on the MDX wire harness is different; otherwise, it's pretty much plug and play with gobs more torque.







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Originally Posted by horseshoez View Post
I believe a J35A3 is a drop in replacement for a J32A2; no wiring harnesses or ECU required. Note; I haven't down such a swap, but if you run some searches here I think that's what you'll discover.
Correct, J35A3 is plug and play with the Type-S ECU

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Hondadata supports the automatic 02 Cl Type S ECU now??



Since you have an automatic transmission, I believe the only thing you would have to use off your J32A2 would be the water passage (#8) and the connecting pipe (#11) on the link below:

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/v-2001...er-pump-sensor

As you can see when compared to the 02 MDX J35A3 they are different (#8) & (#11):

https://www.oemacuraparts.com/v-2002...-pump-sensor-1

People have also switched out the J32A2 EGR valve and, IIRC'ly, the J32A2 MAP sensor because the connector on the MDX wire harness is different; otherwise, it's pretty much plug and play with gobs more torque.
In addition, swap your A2 cams into the A3 for higher end power. You'll also be able to use your current headers and cold intake.
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then will have more torque stock and will have the ability to tune with hondata
As far as I know, Hondata doesn't support any drive by cable engines.

I wouldn't bother swapping an engine yet. Might as well get all the bolt-ons first, and then consider an engine swap if you want more power. Like others have suggested though, the auto trans isn't going to last forever.
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