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K20A3 vs. B18C Type R

Discussion in 'Civic - EP, FA, FG' started by Archfiend25, Mar 5, 2008.

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  1. Archfiend25

    Archfiend25 New Member

    Hey I currently looking into a 2003 SI but before I go and dump money into the K20A3 in it I figured I'd do some research. After looking around I came across the 2001 Honda Integra's B18C (Type R) bhp 210 as opposed to the K20A3's 160 bhp. So I am wondering, is there any reason I shouldn't do the swap? Also if I do am I going to need a transmission swap for a LSD transmission? Please post all the things that would be needed for the swap and better yet if it's worth the work.
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2008

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member

    first its not a real honda integra, jdm,,second your car has a k series not a b series, so dont down grade it. and it would suck to swap it in the civic
  3. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

    Yea, just because it has more power, does not make it any more superior. The K series in any form is by far further advanced then any B series with a much higher potential for any type of power
  4. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator

    Swapping a B-series motor into a car that came with a K-series engine from the factory is just about the dumbest thing anyone could possibly do. First of all, the wiring would be an absolute nightmare. It would never be able to pass an inspection. Second, you'd have to customize everything to make it work. No company makes mounts for swapping a B-series into a 2001+ Civic. And third, you can just swap the A2 head onto your A3 block and make 200 horses, and it will be far cheaper than trying to swap the B18C in.
  5. ep3moschini

    ep3moschini I R T3H NO00Bz!

    not to mention. . . you cant put a b-series into a ep3 dc5 it just dosent work. . . lol
  6. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator

    not to mention...this thread is three months old and I already explained that a B-series engine into an EP3 won't work...lol

  7. ep3moschini

    ep3moschini I R T3H NO00Bz!

    :eek: no biggie man, ive just seen alot of threads in here that are pointless lol ^_^
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