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).
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.
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).
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