I meant swap in older wiring harness/ use a dizzy/ and you'll have a chipable ECU. I know for 7th gens there's always k-pro but that is pricey.Ah, got ya now.
Its not the wiring thats the problem with the 7th gen. Its the ECU. Wires are just wires. And no other engines can be swapped in without custom work except for the k-series engines if that is what you were referring to.
Its been done locally here in Atlandtic Canada. However they had to use two ecus. One to run the motor and one for the gauges on the dash.I always wondered if a 5th or 6th gen wiring harness/ stroked drive line could be swapped-in in it's entirety, including under dash harness and cluster just to make things a bit easier for tuning. I guess you'd be converting back to a dizzy but if you can tune it hey what's the big deal
All it takes in money and determination.i mean i don't no shit about the 7th gen civic just thinking practical at the moment.
the d17 as a whole doesn't seem very practical too me as a k swap once you dip into a k-pro and actually modding it. the problem too me with the d17 is its head,obd and lack of support which seems to be improving but doesn't seem as practical as the d16 which is so loved. 160hp is not that bad of a number it could be boosted and tuned but for the price i would go k-series. then again speedfoos has proved me wrong seeing what he has done with the d17 so hell what do i know.
This is the man you should be talking to when it comes to the D17. Look his threads up. Had one once upon a time.All it takes in money and determination.
I disagree on the head (roller rockers, good factory casting, a little pocket porting and they flow nicely), but you're spot on with everything else. 7th gens are comfy have a lot of bennies (power windows, locks, sun roof, comfy seats, good looking interior) but, as with all D-series, folks who mod them are doing it because they have something to prove.
Its the underdog of all underdogs.