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Drop Your own K-Bomb!

Sean Klingelhoefer
Jul 8, 2011

It’s no secret that the K-series engine is about the hottest thing in the Honda community since sliced bread. What was once a very complicated, expensive and time-consuming engine conversion is now a fairly painless bolt-in affair. Thanks largely to the massive aftermarket support for the conversion, just about anyone can throw a K motor into their older Honda. To illustrate just how easy it is, we’ve assembled this guide on how to swap in an Integra DC chassis (so some of these steps will differ depending on which car you own) to help you on your path to K power. We’ll be focusing on the key aspects of the swap, but remember a full step-by-step guide to the conversion in its entirety, can be found in our sister publication Project Car, also currently on-sale (issue 19).

Engine Prep
Before performing any swap it’s a good idea to take care of any maintenance or upgrades while the engine is out of the car allowing for clear access to the parts.

Chassis Prep and Mounting
Here’s where the fun begins. Now it’s time to shoe-horn this bad boy into the car and secure it.

Plumbing
Next it’s time to take care of any fluid and air delivery.

Bolt-ons and Everything else
Next we’ll take care of the hard parts and tackle the remaining small stuff.

Where can I find this install in Project Car?
Are you looking for more info to help finish your K-swap? The full process has been documented step-by-step by the fellas at Project Car in issues 19 (Engine Prep, Chassis Prep and Mounting) and 20 (Plumbing, Bolt-Ons and Everything else).

Sources:
ACT Clutch 661.940.7555, advancedclutch.com
BLOX 510.440.1605, bloxracing.com
DC Sports 626.968.5147, dcsports.com
FUELAB 217.324.3737, fuelab.com
Hasport Performance 602.470.0065, hasport.com
Honda of Thousand Oaks Parts 888.769.4982, hondaofthousandoaks.com
Hondata 310.782.8278, hondata.com
KOYORAD koyoradracing.com
K-Tuned 877.958.8633, k-tuned.com
Royal Purple 281.354.8600, royalpurple.com
RPM Auto Parts 714.957.2741, rpmautoparts.com
Rywire 240.479.9473, rywire.com
Two Step Motorsports 323.569.3126

Sources

Blox Racing
Fremont, CA 94538
510-440-1605
http://www.bloxracing.com
DC Sports
City of Industry, CA 91746
800-237-7560
http://www.dcsports.com
Royal Purple
Porter, TX 77365
888-382-6300
www.royalpurple.com
HASport Performance
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-470-0065
http://www.hasport.com
Hondata
Torrance, CA 90503
310-782-8278
http://www.hondata.com
K-Tuned
877-958-8633
http://www.k-tuned.com
Rywire
Garden Grove, CA 92843
240-479-9473
http://www.rywire.com
ACT
Lancaster, CA 93535
661-940-7555
http://www.advancedclutch.com
By Sean Klingelhoefer
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