Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington Texas
Oh believe me... we are searching for the cure for our transmission blues!
The funny thing is if he swapped in the 3.5, he'd probably only get around 240 or so HP..... the fuel curves won't be quite right, sure it will learn, but it might not be quite right.... The real goodies that got you 250HP are in the PCM, more aggressive fuel and ignition curves and such.
Going from 226 HP to 240 can be accomplished with a JoeKD intake and a good exhaust setup..... what the car may lack is the torque that you get in the 3.5.
As they say, there's no replacement for displacement.... unless there's boost!
So unless you want to add the complete electrical system from one of the 2002+ models, a 3.5 will only get you about 15-17HP..... pretty sorry for an engine swap, but the Honda guys do that kind of silliness all the time. :p
2004 300M Special...257K miles. Original powertrain!
Last edited by hardwareguy; 04-10-2007 at 09:46 PM.
Reason: the bottom line is clear.... just get Magnaflow and JoeKD's intake!