Kswap - The real costs.

Discussion in 'K Swap' started by haitch, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. LoganK

    LoganK KSWAP THE WORLD

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    Any update on this thread? As the cost of K Swaps has came down, lots of parts can be got second hand and the price of K series engine and box is quite cheap these days.

    As I am either considering going more wild with the Jordan or selling up and buying a DC5 :nice:
     
  2. StevieG

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    I have just finished my swap, off the top of my head the stuff that I can remember:

    K20a2 engine with loom, all AUX and sensors - £900 local breaker
    Dc5 gearbox. - £550 - kswap being broken
    Hasport egk1 billet mounts. - £100 - eBay (absolute steal)
    Hasport kswap wiring harness. - £170 - kswap being broken
    Rcrew kswap manifold. £210 - kswap being broken
    Full 3' custom exhaust. - £400
    Tegiwa kswap fuel rail. - £90 - tegiwa
    Black braided fuel lines, fittings, inline filter, fuel pressure regulator. - £170 ebay
    Competition C ultra light flywheel. - £100 - kswap being broken
    Exedy stage 1 racing clutch kit. - £250 - Tegiwa
    DSS level 1 shafts. - £150 - kswap being broken
    Dc5 shifter cables and shifter - £120 - dc5 being broken
    RBC inlet manifold ported to 70mm. - £220 - kswap being broken
    Karcepts 70mm TB adaptor. - came with RBC
    Hybrid racing kswap intake kit. - £90 - eBay
    Hondata intake manifold gasket. - £15 - eBay
    Clockwise orange sump baffle. - £150 - kswap being broken
    Aluminium ep3 radiator. - £80
    Two slim fans mounted on the front of the radiator, one on Oem switch, one on manual switch. - £30 - ebay
    Kpro V3 - £580 - cpl racing
    Map with romain at surrey rolling road - £330 for basemap, excellent customer service, using the dyno for an hour and the full map.


    I think that's pretty much it!
    Looking for kswap cars being broken for parts is a good way to go about I, buying a number of things off one car and haggling the price down abit for taking so much off it, other things like the fuel set up can be done so much cheaper than the 'kswap fuel kits' by buying the fittings and hose and just doing it yourself.
     
  3. LoganK

    LoganK KSWAP THE WORLD

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    Thanks a lot mate! Really helps and works out cheaper than I thought.

    Did you do it all yourself ? As I would like to try most of it myself as it would keep the costs down even more as a few friends are good mechanics and would be up the challenge I think
     
  4. StevieG

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    Yeahh done it all between me, my old man and a couple of friends.
    It's pretty simple to be honest, the engine fits in easier than the standard b series.
    The only part i struggled with was the conversion harness because I bought it second hand it was chopped out of the previous car, if I was to do it all again I would deffos buy the conversion harness brand new, other than that it was pretty easy!
     
  5. LoganK

    LoganK KSWAP THE WORLD

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    great! Yeah the wiring is the only bit that has me worried a bit
     
  6. StevieG

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    If you buy it brand new bud you will have no issues.
    There's so much info on the swap on the Internet now you can't really go wrong on how to and what parts to use etc.
    Over all mine has been well worth it, I'm chuffed with how it's turned out!
     
  7. LoganK

    LoganK KSWAP THE WORLD

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    Thanks again bud. Going to start collecting parts when I am back my holiday, in no rush to do this so will wait for good deals :D
     
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    it cost me total about 6000 euro, but without a rbc and hybrid racing throttle body it will be around 5500 euro.
     
  9. Edgar friendly

    Edgar friendly Newbie

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    Hey guys,

    Sorry to re-open an old thread. I used to be on here a while back, since had a DC5 but sadly I had to sell it but I am hoping to be back in the Honda fold this year at some point.

    I'm currently researching K swaps and in particular, the K24. I really miss that EK9 and although the DC5 was a lovely car, I miss the rawness of the EK9 and I think a K24 with the extra torque would be incredible. I've done a bit of research so far and found this thread.

    I'm assuming that prices for a conversion including all parts and labour for a K swap would still be around the 6k mark with potential to get some money back via selling the B series engine?

    Anymore on here done the K24 swap as most seem to opt for the K20? Is it quite a heavy engine thus affecting the balance and overall feel of the EK9?

    Also, do rolling shells appear often on here?

    Many thanks.

    Edgar.
     
  10. danger-mouse

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    I done a k20 swap in a ek9 then sold the k20 set up and went for a high comp k24, i prefer the 24, iv been reving it to 8-9k no issue, lots more power., im also looking for a new price list on parts as i have a crx and want to k20 that
     

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