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Old November 18th, 2015, 02:06 AM   #1
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To build or to sell

I've reached a crossroad currently with my car as many of the members here may know from some of my threads. My 5at is slipping, so it's either swap or sell. If I swap I'm going to go with the 6mt lsd from a 3g tl base.

If I were to swap the manual, it would be to further build the car. 500hp + end goal. Is it...worth it in a fwd car? Honestly will a 500hp fwd car even matter when compared to "real sports cars"?

Or should I sell it and buy "A real sports car"?
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Old November 18th, 2015, 08:00 AM   #2
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IMO - 500 hp is waaay to much for a FWD. That's why they usually don't come with more than 300 from the factory. And they probably have LSD's and electronics to help out (Mazdaspeed 3, for example).

You're better off starting with a good platform. And how much is a stock tranny going to be able to handle even if you used aftermarket clutches?
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Old November 18th, 2015, 08:55 AM   #3
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honestly IMO I would just sell it and get another car, considering the car is old. More and more maintenance items will come up. All other older parts will break sooner or later. All that money will add up as well as the further building the car is $$ too. ultimately its up to you. I just had my tranny rebuilt because of the same problem, if I didn't need use the car at the time I would of just sold it and pick up another car.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 10:00 AM   #4
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If your goal was around 300whp i would say keep it
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Old November 18th, 2015, 11:38 AM   #5
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$1500 for j32a3 and lsd 6spd. Can't believe this is still around. 155k miles but still...damn
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Old November 18th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #6
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damn that on the cheap cheap
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Old November 18th, 2015, 01:17 PM   #7
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I've actually talked to that guy, I'm looking at 2200 shipped from him for everything required to do the manual swap. Only problem is 1.) I've never done an at to Mt conversion
2.) I'm starting to like the coupes better.

I found a 6mt v6 03 coupe for 3 grand on cl here, sold before I could call lmao. I'd love to buy a cheaper 7g 6mt coupe... Just can't find anything cheap. And even then what should I do with my accord with a slipping tranny? Sell as is or fix and sell?
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Old November 21st, 2015, 06:58 PM   #8
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Why not fix and keep it?
I'll rebuild mine next week. The master rebuild kit is about $350, Valve body upgrade kit is about $100 and the torque converter is about $200. That's 650 all.

Tools:
HF 2 ton lift: $230+discount coupon = $180
HF engine support bar: $80
other tools like: Gear pullers, mini pick and hook, torque wrench, brush kit to clean the valve, gloves, brake cleaner/WD40, punch set, impact sockets, breaker bar, socket extension, pry bar, rags = under $300
If you dont have an impact driver/wrench, I recommend DEWALT DCF899. It has 3 speed settings. Got mine on ebay cheap. Original with charger and 2 batteries is = $450
Tools = $1000

I forgot some tools but you can watch the video and check the tools he use.

Transmission Teardown:
www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=GLZeZdg4QHA
www(dot)youtube(dot)com/user/hiramgutierrez/search?query=honda+teardown

Transmission Rebuild:
www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=QfdRD-agb8s
www(dot)driveaccord(dot)net/forums/15-7th-generation/140449-03-v6-auto-transmission-rebuild.html

If you dont have a V6 Repair Manual: Torrent link: kat(dot)cr/honda-accord-2003-2007-factory-service-manual-incl-v6-t9875597.html
And go to "Auto Transmission V6" section.

I can't post links, so just replace "(dot)" with "."

The manual says you need a press but I dont think that necessary. All in all, the cost to repair it yourself is = $1700 and the good thing is you now have $1k worth of tools that you can use again.

CHEERS!!
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Old November 22nd, 2015, 08:10 PM   #9
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I'd say to only consider investing this money into the car if you truly plan on driving her into her grave. Otherwise, you are going to invest more than the car itself is worth and you'll actually lose value / money rather than profit from it. What happens if you sink all of this money into it and then have another huge ticket item fail? Now you're even more in the hole.

You're better off doing a 3x drain and fill for ~$50-60, change the AT filter, the 3rd & 4th gear sensors if you haven't already (do all that you can for the next owner) and then sell it. Use the money from the sale towards buying either A) a new car or B) an actual 6MT Accord or Acura.

Tough spot to be in, I know, but g'luck strath!
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Old November 24th, 2015, 12:32 AM   #10
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Paid a shop 600$ to initially do an examination, and then a removal and "diagnosis". So the tranny will be out, tomorrow I'll know whats gonna happen. Wish I could find a wrecked accord for a 6mt conversion donor vehicle :/
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Old November 25th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #11
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Some line or something broke and caused 3 & 5 clutch packs to be rekt.

Shops wants:

5000 for fully rebuilt tranny w/ electronics
4000 for rebuild without electronics
3300 for a used 2003 5at.

If anyone knows if the 06-07 5at's are a direct swap PLEASE let me know asap cause I'd like a non defective transmission instead.

Or I can probably swap in one myself for like 1000$.

Opinions?
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Some line or something broke and caused 3 & 5 clutch packs to be rekt.

Shops wants:

5000 for fully rebuilt tranny w/ electronics
4000 for rebuild without electronics
3300 for a used 2003 5at.

If anyone knows if the 06-07 5at's are a direct swap PLEASE let me know asap cause I'd like a non defective transmission instead.

Or I can probably swap in one myself for like 1000$.

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find one on car-parts.com or ebay and swap it yourself. It's doable.
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Old December 19th, 2015, 05:48 PM   #13
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I'm getting the car back tomorrow, I really need to know if an 06-07 5at is a direct swap into my 2003. Anyone please!!!
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Old December 20th, 2015, 05:05 AM   #14
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I can't say with absolute certainty, but my understanding was that the 03 - 07 Accords all used the same transmission, hence they are all 3 solenoid transmissions I believe.

It was the TL that changed from the 04-06 vs the 07-08, the 3 solenoid to the 4.

Hence why you can use a Hondata on the 07/08 Auto TL, but not the 04-06, nor any automatic Accords.

So, if you find an 06-07 ACCORD trans - it should still be a 3 solenoid and work - but an 07-08 TL transmission would NOT.

Hope that helps.

Also - their prices are FLIPPING INSANE. $3300 for a used 5AT? OMG, what kind of warranty does that include? I'd think either 6 mo or a year max. They are basically charging you $1000 for a transmission (they are on car-part for around $900 with around 100K miles or 1500 for a rebuilt one with torque converter and 2 year unlimited miles) and then $2300 for R&R. Granted, they are covering their butts in the case it goes south and they have to do the work 3 times.

I vote the manual swap - you'll love your car more, and 500 HP FWD is FUN. I like high HP FWD more than RWD, but that's just me.
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Old December 20th, 2015, 01:48 PM   #15
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Isn't high hp fwd bad? Why do you prefer it? And I probably will fix this accord, sell it, and buy a 6mt coupe.
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