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K20 Base Model

Old 09-20-2006, 02:37 PM
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The K20A3 is a base model engine with 160hp. Having said that, cause it is an i-VTEC and all that, what kinda numbers could this thing see? Boosted, built? Anyway, the way I see it is that the K20A3 is the worst of the best, but could it still toss out better performance then the B's and H's as the K20A does? I ask cause its soooo much cheaper then the K20A.
Old 09-20-2006, 02:49 PM
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it depends on your application, goals, and the car itself.

btw if you want K get a k20a2.
Old 09-20-2006, 03:43 PM
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the base k20 doesn't have real vtec, more like the vtec-e system for fuel economy
Old 09-20-2006, 03:52 PM
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right well Im just looking into it, why the A2 ?

Im going with a h22a, just wanna know why no one just buys a base model a3 and builds it, but I guess I have an answer already here.
Old 09-20-2006, 04:54 PM
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Head swaps and boost are an A3s best friend. One reason why not many people build them is cost and availability. You're dealing with an engine that is <4 years old, therefore wrecked examples are hard to come by. Demand up + supply down = expensive. In most cases, if you have the money for an A3, you have the money for an A2. However, in some rare instances, you can find an A3 for relatively cheap.
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