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Old 12-01-2005, 04:27 PM   #1
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Engine Swap For Hombre

The 2.2L is just boring me to death... I realize when I bought the car that it was not meant for speed, but more for fuel economy; but I just can't take it any more. The other day a CIVIC, a stock frickin' Civic passed me on a back road. I'm looking to possibly drop a 350 .. or something of the sort into the Hombre... will it fit? Any recommendations on other engine sizes that would give me ground works for a greater playbase for the engine?
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Old 12-01-2005, 05:24 PM   #2
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a 350will fit. you should be able to buy a motor mount kit to relocate the mounts. check summit or jegs for the kit. it should be in there
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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What year is it and what trans do you have? My buddy used to have a '94 S-10 with a 4L60E, same thing as an hombre...that truck was pretty zippy once we got done with it.
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Old 12-04-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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it's a 98 and just has the standard 5 spd....
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:11 PM   #5
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See if you can find a CAI for it, they should make one for that...or atleast an S-10, same thing different name. Also, have an exhaust shop bend you a nice cat-back exhaust, preferably about 2.25", just so long as it's not crimped at the bends. Do that, along with possibly a clutch upgrade and you will be suprised how much that little thing will come to life. It won't make a rocket out of it, but it's much cheaper than swapping engines.
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Old 12-04-2005, 11:14 PM   #6
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Why not just split the difference and swap in the drivetrain from a wrecked 4.3 S10? More power than the 2.2, less hassle than a 350 and you can do the whole thing with factory parts. Plus the 4.3 is easily upgraded down the road?
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Old 12-05-2005, 03:03 AM   #7
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I like the 4.3 idea alot.
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Old 12-08-2005, 05:33 AM   #8
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The 4.3 is also another great idea...I've seen people make in the neighbor hood of 320 flywheel hp with off the shelf performance parts. With the 4.3, you get 75% of a 350 for less than 50% of the cost.
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