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KA20 cam swap?

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Old 04-27-2004, 11:13 PM
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I'm not sure if it's the only difference, but would it be worth it to swap in more aggressive cams in my 04 SI, or would the $$$ be better spent just swapping in the whole RSX-S engine? It bolts right in, plus 6-speed!!!</P>
 
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Old 04-28-2004, 01:58 PM
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in the long run i would think the k20 from the rsx would be a better choice. but if hp-$ is main concern then there are other options such as turbos.
 
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Old 04-29-2004, 10:29 PM
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True, but drivability would be the main issue with that. Being it's my commuter car, too, a turbo would be a bitch in traffic...
 
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:24 AM
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if you ptu a turn\bo on it get a turbo timer or whatevr they are called then you could turn your boost down and then it wouldn't be so bad in traffic
 
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:32 AM
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electronic boost controler, you can adjust boost from the wastegate pre-set and up. but actually a turbo isnt bad in traffic. it wont really boost untill you get on it, also it doesnt boost low enough to act like a supercharger. you could always go with nitrous<IMG src=smileys/smiley2.gif border="0">
 
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:35 AM
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what is it with you guts and nitrous. not being mean just wondering. i mean i know its a cheap way to go but if you mess up there goes your motor
 
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Old 05-02-2004, 11:42 AM
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yeah nitrous is by far the worst to tune and use if you dont understand it. but its by far the most powerfull as far as money-hp/tq. but then again nitrous is only used on the track so as compared to a turbo or s/c that is used everyday it wears about the same in a set period of time.
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:11 PM
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Ahh I hate nitrous ... I think its the easy way out, but that's just my opinion. Anyone can slap a bottle in their car and call it a day.I think you shoudl definitly go with the KA motor. The RSX is 6 speed besides its one of the hottest swaps out there now. Also Theyre rare as hell now. I think its WELL worth ur money .. and later u can make it turbo<IMG src=smileys/smiley2.gif border="0">
 
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Old 05-06-2004, 01:43 PM
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Dont try to build the stock motor, you will never be happy with the end result. Get the RSX-S because you will have a better base to start with, well worth the cash.
 
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:13 AM
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yeah, nitrous is the cheapest bang for buck, but it will kill your motor.
 

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