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Building 91 STD hatch suspension for K24 or K20

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> ED-EF / DA' started by Import Al, Feb 26, 2005.

Best K engine for daily street/road course racer?

  1. 1.) JDM K24A (more torque than ITR, more HP than TSX, larger than K20)?

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  2. 2.) JDM K20A Type R (Most potent @ 220 hp, best power to motor size)?

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  3. 3.) US k24a2 TSX (200 HP nice torque, light trans, easier to BAR certify) ?

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  4. 4.) US K20A2 Rsx-s (200 HP 6spd, most common, strong next to a3 US Si)?5.) hybrid k24 block/type s,

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  5. 6.) Other: Insert your K idea here, sorry no B's or H's

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  1. Import Al

    Import Al Junior Member

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    Hey guys, my questions how I should build my 91 STD hatch suspension to handle the K's weight & power for streetable corner killing & eventually SCCA/track racing. (Drag isn't as key, 13 sec 1/4's ARE on my list ) Here's my HB now. My Civic : / http://www.d-series.org/forums...=1594

    1st, what OEM parts from DA integras, civic/crxs, or rsx, tsx, & EP Si's should I swap?

    2nd, what aftermarket Civic or other model parts should I get? I know where to get EF civic stuff like coilovers/shocks/struts/control arms etc. Just Im a sohc guy, swap & K n00b.
    This is a Daily Driver, just wanna do it right the 1st time. I.E. Should I swap in stronger hubs & knuckles than 4-bolt EF Si? What are decent spring rates for a taut, street K hatch? I have civic wagon front brakes, DA teg rears.

    Any suggestions or part lists to upgrade for the K are welcome, remember that the swap is the last thing I'll do. I want the hatch fully prepped beforehand.

    The final ?? is of the 6 K series engines I list, which would be best overall, RELIABLE & a good value? I ranked them like this so far. Also which tranny is geared best for road course duty?

    1.) JDM K24A (better torque than ITR, more HP than TSX, larger than K20)
    2.) JDM K20A Integra Type R (Most potent @ 220 hp, best for power to actual motor size)
    3.) USDM K24A2 TSX (200 HP, great torque, light tranny, less BAR certification crap; it US)
    4.) USDM K20A2 Rsx type s (200 HP 6spd, most common on list, strong next to k20a3 US Si)
    5.) hybrid: CRV block/type s or r head/itr,ctr tranny/TSX magnesium trans case
    6.) Insert your K engine idea here! (No B's, H's )

    P.S., the K24a isnt much heavier than a K20 because of the magnesium tranny case right? Know the difference? Thanks in advance guys! Mahalo. :sofa:
     
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    sk8er602 Senior Member

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    turbo a accord's k24 then runa hondata kpro more power the any na k20 for near the itr swap price.
     
  3. Import Al

    Import Al Junior Member

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    ^^That sounds killer, but Im staying NA for a few reasons. Its my daily driver & only car, I'll be track racing & like instant power of NA, don't like the added weight of a turbo in front. Raw speed isn't what Im building it for.

    Basically, what suspension pieces are the 1st things I must upgrade before the K? I've only worked on SOHC's & all EF parts + Civic wagon/integra brakes. Coilovers? adjustable shocks? struts? antiroll or sway bars?

    My cars a '91 STD hatch, the lightest model civic that year (2127 lbs) Are there any different car/model OEM Honda parts I should buy since I'm the cheapest model? I want the car fully ready for the swap, its the last thing I'll do. ;)
     
  4. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Bored K-20a from an rsx-S. That would be my ideal setup for a k series. As for suspension setups, the K-series is not any heavier than a b-series. Just tune the suspension when you get the engine in the car. I'd personally go with a tanabe sustec coilover system, to do the fine tuning if I were in your shoes, but if I were on a budget, I'd get Eibach Sportline springs and koni red dampers. Lots of options for swaybars, just go out and look.
     
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