Ok here is the swap grocery list for everyone that wants to swap a 2.0 engine into their 1995-1999 accents.
-2.0L or 1.8L Beta Engine from a tiburon or elantra
1997-2001 tiburon has beta1 2.0L or 1.8L engine
2.0L 135hp (revised)
1.8L 135hp (unrevised)
-ECU that correspsonds with the engine you get. You may also opt to use a piggyback system on your accent ecu for tuning. this will save wiring hassles but will add to tuning problems. in the future there should be a few swap computers available and/or pre-tuned piggybacks systems, but as for now you have to improvise.
-depending on what you wish to do with the car depends on which tranny you should use. it is possible to match your stock accent tranny up to a beta engine but keep the following in mind. if you are building a daily driver i suggest you take the tib tranny, you will be happier for everyday driving/wear and tear. also if you have big power plans stick with the beta tranny, it will take alot better to the ebating that would be in store for it. if you are going to use the car for autocrossing go for the accent tranny, it will wind out quicker (shorter gearing) and you will have a little more power on tap for those short spurts of acceleration. with the accent tranny you will knock approximatley .02 seconds off of your 1320. i prefer the beta tranny either way however.
-the question everyone always asks about, "what about mounts?". well the passenger side mount is the headache. it will need to be redone by a professional. also if you switch out the tranny for the tib tranny you will need to get a new tranny mount.
-tiburon axles are to be used, but they will need to be shortened to fit onto your accent.
-power steering can
be retained but you will need a custom bracket made to mount up the reservoir and some tubes may need to be rerun.
-the passenger side fan will need to be removed to allow room for the beta exhaust manifold to properly fit in. this is also part of the reason the a/c has to go.
-to my knowledge air conditioning will not be an option with the swap, sorry guys.
-as with a swap on any car you may need custom exhaust piping made for everything underneath to the cat to fit properly.
-if you wish to have a front strut bar you have to buy one that has a raised section in the middle to allow clearance over the intake manifold. i suggest the king motorsports bar.
-for a catback exhaust system i suggest 2.25 -2.5" for a n/a setup. of course you will want bigger piping for a boosted application.
engine tranny and ecu you can find for around $1000 USD anything over that i wouldn't pay.
expect to pay anywhere between $2000-3000 USD for the full swap including materials.
one day a kit will be available but for now good luck
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