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2003 Civic Si Type R convers. vs. GSR, stock Si

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by sportlinecrx, Nov 9, 2002.

  1. sportlinecrx

    sportlinecrx Banned

    just read a little of the article while at the bookstore. Hasport swapped a K20 motor into a new civic si and they race it against an integra GSR and a stock 2003 civic si, and against an RSX too i think. just incase anyone might find that interesting. check it out. yellow civic si on the cover.
  2. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    yea, i forgot what site it was, but they had an artical about them putting a rsx-s engine into a si and they said that it was a easy swap except they had to put the car on a lift to get the engines in and out. The other hard part is they have to grind out a place for the reverse because the si is a 5 speed the rsx-s is a 6 speed.
  3. pills_PMD

    pills_PMD Super Moderator

    grind out a place for reverse?? i'm confused.
  4. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    they put the sixth gear where reverse would be then they had to grind out a 7th slot for the reverse (this is all on the gearshifter)
  5. Liquidblaze

    Liquidblaze Senior Member

  6. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    that is what i was trying to say but for reverse they had to make a new slot
  7. khan

    khan Village idiot

    that whole engine swap was a huge dissapointment it ran a .6 better time than stock.
  8. Jeef

    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator


    Make a slot where? I dont knwo how the new shifters are but there are no slots on my Civic.
  9. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

    lol- yeah-

    is the consoel like notched?? cuz usually its just a free for all in the shifter- the gears are in any given spot based on the tranny- not the shifter placement
  10. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator

    i'll try to find the article
  11. asmallsol

    asmallsol Super Moderator



    Hybrid honda

    This was on the rsx-type s engine not the type r but i am guessing that the type r is a six speed also
  12. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

    i thought it was dissapointing as well
    Type-S and Type-R are the same motor just JDM vs. USDM

    and yes the tranny is the same, just a little higher compression in JDM K20 i think

    like i said S and R are the same

    but they give us(all :ghey:)
    Acura Badges
    no red carpet
    no recaro's
    no Type-R badges
    no RHD

    but other than that the same.
  13. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED


    no- not true....
  14. Smonkeyboy

    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

    i thought compression was the only difference???
  15. Domeskilla

    Domeskilla Senior Member


    If that is the case.. then there not the same, right?
  16. chet

    chet Senior Member

    jdm type r k20's get 4.7 final drive, where as usdm k20's get 4.3 final drive.

    there are many differences between the two cars, the cams, valvetrain, pistons, intake manifold, exhaust manifold are all different or ported, polished to get additional hp.
  17. lsvtec

    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist


    I believe they had to notch a spot because the new Civic SI and the RSX-S have cable shifter (not the solid link shifters we are used to.

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