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I have an odd question and have searched the forums without any luck of finding an answer. I have very nice 1999 Tiburon that I’m using as a Beta donor for my 1996 Accent. I’m comfortable with the Beta into the x3 swap but that leaves me with one problem, a really nice Tiburon with no motor. I was thinking about sticking my old Accent motor back into the Tiburon and using it as a daily beater while building up my Accent. What I was wondering is if anyone else has done this or has any advise on the swap. Other than swapping ecu’s, fabricating engine mounts and exhaust work what other problems may I encounter? If there is any other info that I can give to help please let me know.
 

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why not just sell the alpha motor and buy a beta motor?

sure you'll have a little more in it but why mess up a perfectly good tib. Beta's are CHEAP as well.
 

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supercow said:
why not just sell the alpha motor and buy a beta motor?

sure you'll have a little more in it but why mess up a perfectly good tib. Beta's are CHEAP as well.
Thanks for your input and yes I have thought about this too but lets not worry about why, I'm concerned about how.
 

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Id do it. Itll probably be really slow but oh well. As far as how,...? It prolly wont be too hard after you've swaped your accent, in fact it would be quite easy. I don't see alot of problems.
 

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I think they put 1.6L betas in some Tiburons...
 

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heh, why not put a alpha in a tib? the motor is a small 1.6L so the power to weight ratio is pretty full of potential.

it'll make the car light so it'll handle slightly better than most tiburons..
 
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