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K20a Question

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EP / DC5' started by black_hatchback, Apr 14, 2003.

  1. black_hatchback

    black_hatchback Junior Member

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    what are the diferences in the k20a3 (civic si) and the k20a (civic type R) engines?
    What can I do 2 make my si a type R
     
  2. MaaseyRacer

    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    i am really curious about this question, someone asked me this question the other night and i could not answer it, so i would love to hear the answer....
     
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    type Rs rock 11.5 compression, other is 9.5
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    You can't make your Si a Type R. You can make it LOOK like a Type R, and have a Type R engine in it, but if it didn't come off the factory line as a Type R, then it never will be.
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    hmm... will type R cams and pistons fit in the new si??? both are k series engines...
     
  6. black_hatchback

    black_hatchback Junior Member

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    i ment what internals would i have 2 change. like port and polish the head, higher compression pistons, or something like that.






    Thanks
     
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    Phanatic_Racing Junior Member

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    basically internal-wise the difference lies in the head, the k20a2 has a 3-rocker-arm whereas the k20a3 and base rsx have only two-rocker-arms. I dont suggest prepping the engine with type s internals, if u have the money go for a k20 engine and have it installed by honda. :rolleyes:
     
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    buy some Type-R stickers and call it a day. :rolleyes:
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    :lol:
     
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    :werd:

    also check hondata for more info on k-series.
     
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    rsaeini Senior Member

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    you can have a home-made type R. you can swap a A2 head on a A3 block and swap out the internals but i don't know how much gain you will get from it and i don't know what the after affects will be. a few people have done it already. check out ephatch.com for more info.
     
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    the Civic SI is the same as the base model RSX except that the Si has an aluminum intake. The type S has a different head (different type of V-tec) The compression is different. The stroke is the same except the cranks are different.
     
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    how much will it cost to have honda do it for u?
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    sorry, but as far as i know... honda dosen't swap engines for you :ph34r: . that guy is pullin' your dick.
     
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    :werd:
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Some dealerships do. Come to Houston- there are a few that will mod engines and swap them too.
     
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    Have a complete Si to type R conversion available. See for sale section. Includes complete head (incl manifolds) and complete K20 type R (RSX-S) internals. Less than 2000miles. Like new and bolt in. You even retain your original engine number.
     
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    I'm not sure about all of this, but imo, you should just wait and dont get the Si.. and if you did, too bad... theres news the civic type-r is coming over so start saving.. im guessing itll be not much more than the Si. $3000 more tops.. but i wouldnt know since im a car salesman or nething like that...anyway just my stupid ass opinion
     
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    I don't think Honda will bring the Type-R over here. That $3,000 extra will buy me a supercharger and that will walk the Type-R.
     
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