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Thumbs up K20A Swap in progress

Up until about 2 weeks ago I was running a D17A2 (turbo) motor. Today I got my new motor an Integra Type R Swap K20A (and today I also got my buddies K20A3, busy *** day) we were able to put the whole thing in within 6 hours. All we have left to do is the radiator, hoses and a few little odds and ends. I added a few pictures of the swap. The first one is right after I got the motor; the second is of dropping the sub frame down. The third is comparing the Civic Sub frame with the Integra/RSX Sub frame. The fourth and fifth are of the motor in its new home. What do you guys think?
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Nice work, good idea with the comparison picture. If you can post up a video of the car in action after it is complete. Are you going to be buy the hasport wiring harness or doing it all yourself?
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dude ure car is gonna be a beast! great work...how much this all costing you, lets say if i wanted to do the same ?
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awesome u beat me to it, i just dont have that kinda money right now , props yo!! keep it up.
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^^ what he said in triple bastard loll..
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damn very nice, i want mine so bad!!!

but i want a k20a2
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If I win the lottery I will either go crazy on my civic with K20/turbo/kit/suspersion/everything or...
but a tc and boost it to at least 300 horses.
only flaw is i need to start playing the lottery.

hey then again if i take over my dads business like he offered ill be able to buy a civic and K20 swap in about a months pay! woot woot. LOL computer engineering degree to become an insurance agent.
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Nice! Are you keeping the 4-lug pattern?
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Nice! Are you keeping the 4-lug pattern?
Yeah i am going with 02-03 Si axles.
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well even if he went with the 04-05 axles or rsx axles he can still keep the 4 lug...the lug pattern like i said before depends on your brakes(sort of) and u can keep it 4 lug for whatever swap u do...i would just get a wrecked rsx and do the swap from that everything from rims to 5 lug, struts, engine, seats...etc...the spindle where the axle is connected to has nothing to do with the bolt pattern
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I guess im helping with this swap in a way by buying your old vtec head lol.
Good choice motor for the swap man
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2 reasons why i'm jealous
1 the k20a of course
and 2 you have a hydrolic lift.
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2 reasons why i'm jealous
1 the k20a of course
and 2 you have a hydrolic lift.
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Sorry to say i don't have a lift. the car is just on jack stands.
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good **** ...but

what made u go from a turbo d17 to a k20a??....realiablity?? maintenance??

just wondering...
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hey will that K20A swap work with a 01 civic ex
I'll also need the rsx tranny for it also right

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hey will that K20A swap work with a 01 civic ex
I'll also need the rsx tranny for it also right
serch man....you need the full swap (wire harness, axels, tranny, ecu, mounts ect)
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Sorry to say i don't have a lift. the car is just on jack stands.
DAMN that car is high off the ground with just jack stands how did you get it that high?
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yes, why'd you decide to switch? I assume you'll be losing power and torque now, unless your doing that motor up? was the turbo d17 just a waste of time and money to you?
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oh iam so jealous
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yes, why'd you decide to switch? I assume you'll be losing power and torque now, unless your doing that motor up? was the turbo d17 just a waste of time and money to you?
losing power. This has 220bhp stock, i am going to put a few things on now, intake exhaust, header. later i want to do a new clutch and a 8lb flywheel. Otherwise i wanted something i don't have to worry about blowing up. maybe one day, low comp pistons, built motor and a T3/T4 turbo.
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2 reasons why i'm jealous
1 the k20a of course
and 2 you have a hydrolic lift.
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I second that
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