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Question about the k series

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by delsol88, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    Ok so i keep reading posts about k series swaps costing more than 10k. my question is to why. if the k series complete swap costs around 6K then how much money could possibly be used up when you drop it in??
     
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    jdm_brandon New Member

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    you can buy a k20 complete swap for lik 4500 shipped..
     
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    you talking about paying someone to do the swap including the price of the swap itself.. i dont know but 10k seems really high.a guy around here has done k series swaps for like 800 bucks. the the guy had the subharness from rywire.com though and it made the wiring a breeze
     
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    LS_VTEC you get the BRAKE

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    In order to put the K-series into something other than its original chassis, you will be spending about 3-3500 ontop of the swap cost just for parts to make it fit.

    1) shifter box w/cables
    2) aftermarket header
    3) aftermarket rail to support a fuel return (since K is not and your car is)
    4) custom half and half axles
    5) k-pro
    6) engine mount kit

    among other parts needed, those are the basic mandatory parts. You can get away with running the stock ecu with wiring but its pointless because you make so much more power with k-pro.
     
  5. delsol88

    delsol88 Blinker Fluid Specialist

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    so even if you put it in yourself it would cost around 10K? i mean i don't ever plan on doing it i was just wondering, i used to own a 240sx and i always heard a skyline motor swap would cost 10K+ and i always wondere why cause the motor is only $4600
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    It might not cost $10k but yeah, it's still going to be more expensive than the average swap. Like LS/VTEC said, there's parts you're going to need to buy that you might not have to with other Honda swaps. An aftermarket header is a must for example, since you're going to be installing the engine backwards relative to a B or H-series swap. Then there's the fuel rail, the axles, the mounts, and K-Pro (if you want to simplify the wiring and make the most of the engine).
     
  7. LightWeightChamp

    LightWeightChamp Honda FTW!

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    Depends on the car but mounts get expensive, also depends if you are gonna do it yourself or have someone do it for you,
     
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