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hi first time posting here, but I have a 2005 kia spectra 5 with no rust just a blown motor. I was looking at the newer beta 2 motors like the ones that came in the 2008 to 2011 kia souls, mainly because of that extra like 10 some odd horses. I just want to know is the motor a direct swap in or do I have to do transmission, ecu and other stuff? thanks in advance.



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The 2.0 of your year is a very reliable motor when properly cared for, why change to another that WILL require different ECM/wiring/possible exhaust changes. Find a good used motor from say an 09 Spectra and put that in?
05 - 09 Spectras are the same in the front end...the "5" just has "no trunk" being a hatchback.
 

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hi first time posting here, but I have a 2005 kia spectra 5 with no rust just a blown motor. I was looking at the newer beta 2 motors like the ones that came in the 2008 to 2011 kia souls, mainly because of that extra like 10 some odd horses. I just want to know is the motor a direct swap in or do I have to do transmission, ecu and other stuff? thanks in advance.
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