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I was wondering if and how I should go about swapping in a d16 into a 2006 kia spectra5
 

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A hell of a lot more work than it’s worth

Don’t waste your time or money (on a Kia of all things)
 

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Dont shit on people for wanting a project. Just because you cannot roll with it, doenst mena it needs to be shut down.

People stuck a D16 into a ford escort.



OP, what other engines were you considering besides the D16?

hyundai/Kia 2.7 v6's are reliable, strong, and easy to come by, and likely you can find a combination of brackets to drop it in. Plus between me and my brother having the same 2.7 in our cars (mine Sonata, his Tiburon) we have found some crafty but simple ways to get more power.


If you really want the D16 dropped in, then you will want to figure out the chassis wiring side. If it is like the Sonata or Tiburon, the engine harness is partially molded to the chassis wiring, and a pain in the ass to seperate. Get a game plan on how you want the car setup (stripped, maybe dash swap to civic, etc..)
 

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1) learn to weld
2) buy a welder
3) get to welding
4) buy a grinder
5) cut off shitty welds and wrong placement of metal
6) weld again
7) drop in enging
8) learn to read wiring diagrams
9) remove all things kia engine harness
10) install Honda harness
11) figure out how to make dash work with Honda harness
12) figure what and how ecu to use
13) beers
14) regret all the time you spent on this
 

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BAH, axles are way easier than people realize.

If you know where you look, you can get spline count and length in a catalog for the inner shafts, and figure out which joints go where. Then simply play the match game.
 

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If you have time, money and exp do it (As slo_eg8 says). I've got a friend in Belgium with a Swift D16 and loves it in trackdays.
 

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BAH, axles are way easier than people realize.

If you know where you look, you can get spline count and length in a catalog for the inner shafts, and figure out which joints go where. Then simply play the match game.
if op was one of those realized people I wouldn't have said it..
 
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