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Old 01-27-2018, 02:13 PM
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Bought the car in Feb of 2017 after searching occasionally for another project car. I have owned a '94 dc2, '94 ej1, and '99 dc2 in my honda experience. As well as a KA-T '91 240sx and '03 350z. The honda cars seemed to be calling my name though and i found this one in Kentucky while working there over a summer.

It is a '93 DA9 with ~123k miles on the body. It had the original b18b1 running but on its near last leg. So i decided i was going to k-swap this thing and have a fun car for daily/roadcourse down the road. SEE POST 2 FOR BUILD LIST.

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Old 01-29-2018, 08:37 AM
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Engine/Trans:
2004 RSX-S K20A2 w/ 6sp Transmission (from LKQ, unknown mileage)
ACT Street-Lite Flywheel (11lbs)
ACT HD Clutch Kit (AR1-HDSS: 255Ft/Lb Capacity)
K-Tuned Ram Style Header
K-Tuned Throttle Cable & Bracket
K-Tuned Shifter Cable Grommet
K-Tuned Adjustable EP3 Pulley (Not Used Since Power Steering Install)
K-Tuned Universal 3" CAI w/ Velocity Stack
K-Tuned RSX Billet Shifter w/ Shifter Stops & Race Spec Shifter Cables
K-Tuned IAT Adapter
Hush Performance Cable To Hydro Setup
Innovative K-swap Mounts (75A Durometer)
Thermal R&D 3" Exhaust
Insane Axles Intermediate Shaft (500hp)
02-06 RSX-S Driver Axle (Insane Axles 500hp Rating)
06-11 Civic Si Passenger Axle, Spare Insane Axles k-swap passenger
Jackson Racing Power Steering Pulley (p/n: 052-154) w/ Summit Racing Belt (p/n: BAN-7PK1320, 7 Rib/52.00in Length)
New Starter (Acura Re-man)
New Power Steering Pump (ACURA OEM)

Fuel:
Karcepts Fuel Rail
AEM Fuel Pump 320LPH, E85 Compatible (50-1220)
Aeromotive A1000-6 FPR
Aeromotive Inline 40 Micron Fuel Filter (SKU:12348)
RDX Injectors
Jegs Fuel Pressure Gauge

Cooling:
Mishimoto RSX Full Size Radiator (2 core)
Mishimoto RSX Fan Shroud w/ E-Fans
K-Tuned RSX Silicone Hoses
K-Tuned RSX Fan Switch
K-Tuned Coolant Temp Sensor
K-Tuned Temp Sensor Adapter
K-Tuned Heater Hose Adapter
K-Tuned Bolt On Radiator Stays

Suspension:
Ground Control Special Purpose Coilovers 550F/450R lb/in springs. (consist of custom valved Koni yellow shocks, extended top hats, bumpstops, 94-01 integra front shock forks)
K-Tuned Traction Bar
Hard Race Front UCAs
Hard Race Full Bushing Set
Hard Race Rear Camber Arms
Hard Race Rear Toe Arms
Blackworks Racing Billet Rear Lower Control Arms

Wheels:
15x7+35 Enkei RPF1
205/55/15 Yokohama S-Drives
Karcepts 36mm Kswap Hubs
LS Meshies (full set)

Brakes:

ITR Front Calipers
Mini-Cooper Front Rotors (280mm, non-s cooper)
TSX Front Pads
RSX Rear Calipers
EP3 Si Rear Rotors
New Centric Master Cylinder (Aug-8-18)

Electrical:
Rywire K-swap Adapter Harness
Hondata Kpro v4
K-Tuned Engine Harness
Prosport JDM Style Oil Pressure Gauge
Prosport JDM Style Wideband Gauge
Ultragauge EM+

Other:
StrutKing Pedal Covers
Hybrid Racing Power Steering Conversion Kit
Corbeau Forza Seats (x2)
AutoPower 4pt Race Roll Bar
G-Force 5pt Cam Lock Harness (x2)
Seibon CF OEM Style Hood
JDP Rear Lip Spoiler
NRG 320mm Steering Wheel w/ Quick Release 2.0 & Hub Adapter
Acuity BPST to NPT Adaptor (Not Installed)
Blox Oil Filter Relocate (Not Installed)
IntegraXSI Front Manual Seatbelts/Panels (waiting from HmotorsOnline)

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Old 01-31-2018, 11:15 AM
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This post contains a history of updates from March 2017 to January 2018:

March 2017:
  • Installed RPF1s
  • Ground Control Coilovers, K-Tuned Traction Bar, BWR rear LCA
April 2017:
  • K20 swap arrived
  • K-Tuned order arrived
June 2017:
  • Installed oem rear seats to finish interior
  • Installed K-tuned RSX race shifter
October 2017:
  • Engine is placed in car
December 2017:
  • Installed ITR front brakes and RSX rears
January 2018:
  • gave the car a quick bath since it was a sunny day
  • test fit a konig hypergram 15x7.5. The konig clears the brakes way better than the enkei rpf1 15in wheel but i decided to grind down the calipers instead of ordering 4 more wheels.



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Old 02-07-2018, 11:14 AM
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Pulled the trigger on trying to get power steering working with this swap: ordered a new power steering pump and Hybrid Racing's p/s conversion kit.

found some oem carpet without holes. but it smells a funk and needs some deeeeeep cleaning before i dye it black. at least it will fit correctly in the end compared to the stockinterior.com carpet. also ordered some Loyd's floor mats so that once this is dyed im not continually putting wear on it

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Old 02-07-2018, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by SacrificedK View Post
Engine/Trans:
2004 RSX-S K20A2 w/ 6sp Transmission
ACT Street-Lite Flywheel (11lbs)
ACT HD Clutch Kit (AR1-HDSS)
K-Tuned Ram Style Header
K-Tuned Throttle Cable & Bracket
K-Tuned Shifter Cable Grommet
K-Tuned Adjustable EP3 Pulley
K-Tuned Universal 3" CAI w/ Velocity Stack
K-Tuned RSX Billet Shifter w/ Shifter Stops & Race Spec Shifter Cables
K-Tuned IAT Adapter
Hush Performance Cable To Hydro Setup
Innovative K-swap Mounts
Thermal R&D 3" Exhaust
Insane Axles Intermediate Shaft (500hp)
Insane Axles (500hp)

Fuel:
Karcepts Fuel Rail
AEM Fuel Pump 320LPH, E85 Compatible (50-1220)
Aeromotive A1000-6 FPR
Aeromotive Inline Fuel Filter (12348)
Misc AN Fittings to 3/8 in Hose Barbs
Jegs Fuel Pressure Gauge

Cooling:
Mishimoto RSX Full Size Radiator (2 core)
Mishimoto RSX Fan Shroud w/ E-Fans
K-Tuned RSX Silicone Hoses
K-Tuned RSX Fan Switch
K-Tuned Coolant Temp Sensor
K-Tuned Temp Sensor Adapter
K-Tuned Heater Hose Adapter

Suspension:
Skunk2 Front UCAs
Ground Control Special Purpose Coilovers 550F/450R lb/in springs. (consist of custom valved Koni yellow shocks, extended top hats, bumpstops, 94-01 integra front shock forks)
Blackworks Racing Billet Rear Lower Control Arms
Hard Race Full Bushing Set
K-Tuned Traction Bar
Hard Race Rear Camber Arms
Hard Race Rear Toe Arms

Wheels:
15x7+35 Enkei RPF1
205/55/15 Yokohama S-Drives
Karcepts 36mm Kswap Hubs

Brakes:
ITR Front Calipers
Mini-Cooper Front Rotors (280mm, non-s cooper)
TSX Front Pads
RSX Rear Calipers
EP3 Si Rear Rotors

Electrical:
Rywire K-swap Adapter Harness
Hondata Kpro v4
K-Tuned Engine Harness
K-Tuned Immobilizer Bypass (Not Used)
Prosport JDM Style Oil Pressure Gauge
Prosport JDM Style Wideband Gauge

Other:
StrutKing Pedal Covers
Acuity BPST to NPT Adaptor (Not Used)
Blox Oil Filter Relocate (Not Used)
Corbeau Forza Seats
Hybrid Racing Power Steering Conversion Kit

Nice! I see you're running pretty much the same front brake setup as I am. What knuckles are you using?
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Old 02-07-2018, 03:49 PM
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Nice! I see you're running pretty much the same front brake setup as I am. What knuckles are you using?
im running stock da spindles if thats what youre asking (not sure?).

karcepts hubs allow the use of the larger rsx axle with the k20 too.

quick picture at the local park

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Old 02-07-2018, 05:10 PM
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im running stock da spindles if thats what youre asking (not sure?).

karcepts hubs allow the use of the larger rsx axle with the k20 too.
My definition of a knuckle is the thing that houses the wheel bearing and that the control arms attach to.

I'm using DC2 knuckles with all the same brake stuff as you, but on my EK and using 32mm GSR hubs... Isn't that brake setup great? 100% bolt on with all stock parts (just from different cars, LOL)! No redrilling rotors or anything screwy like that!

2000 Prelude and 2000 ITR use the same calipers, and the ITR uses the same knuckles as the '95 GSR I got my knuckles from.

I'm glad to see your wheels fit over the brakes! Anything less than 15" is pretty much no-go, huh?
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My definition of a knuckle is the thing that houses the wheel bearing and that the control arms attach to.

I'm using DC2 knuckles with all the same brake stuff as you, but on my EK and using 32mm GSR hubs... Isn't that brake setup great? 100% bolt on with all stock parts (just from different cars, LOL)! No redrilling rotors or anything screwy like that!

2000 Prelude and 2000 ITR use the same calipers, and the ITR uses the same knuckles as the '95 GSR I got my knuckles from.

I'm glad to see your wheels fit over the brakes! Anything less than 15" is pretty much no-go, huh?
ah yeah i call that the spindle since its all one piece on hondas. so i just have stock DA ones and the brakes bolt on as well.

definitely feels nice. i read the itr has a larger brake m/c (1inch vs 15/16th) though to remove some squishy-ness in the pedal. also debated about doing a 5lug swap.

15" is definitely the smallest. i actually had to take a grinder to the front calipers to fit them under the RPF1
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Installed some hood struts (Sokie-Tech brand, first impressions seem nice) and a spark plug cover to finally hide the harness under.

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Old 02-21-2018, 11:39 AM
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Went to install the power steering pump at stock location and ran into the typical problem with swap cars. The power steering pulley hits the hood and wont let it shut. I was able to locate the Jackson Racing P/S pulley #052-154 (Motorvation Motorsports in AL) with help from another member. Should be here this weekend. hoping it will clear the hood at this point otherwise ill be giving the k-tuned power steering relocation a shot.

Waiting on a few other parts to arrive: Autopower 4pt rollbar, Seibon CF hood.

To Do:
Install G-Force harnesses when roll bar arrives/installed
Fix clutch master cylinder leak
Wire e-fans
Replace blower motor
Test passenger window motor
clean/dye oem carpet
install standalone wideband/oil pressure gauge
fix horns
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ah yeah i call that the spindle since its all one piece on hondas. so i just have stock DA ones and the brakes bolt on as well.

definitely feels nice. i read the itr has a larger brake m/c (1inch vs 15/16th) though to remove some squishy-ness in the pedal. also debated about doing a 5lug swap.

15" is definitely the smallest. i actually had to take a grinder to the front calipers to fit them under the RPF1
It does have a larger m/c. I read that there are more 4-lug options than 5-lug options for 15-16" wheels, but idk. But what does that matter if we can fit big brakes onto a 4-lug? I'm putting 10.2" rotors on my rear brakes (pretty much for aesthetics).

You had to grind the calipers? I always feel like imma crack my calipers in half when I do something like that! Lol but that's just a phobia...
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It does have a larger m/c. I read that there are more 4-lug options than 5-lug options for 15-16" wheels, but idk. But what does that matter if we can fit big brakes onto a 4-lug? I'm putting 10.2" rotors on my rear brakes (pretty much for aesthetics).

You had to grind the calipers? I always feel like imma crack my calipers in half when I do something like that! Lol but that's just a phobia...
5 lug wheels have more sizing selection for what id want. wider wheels which means wider tires.

yeah i had to grind them a bit before the cleared the wheel. im not worried about it though, plenty of material still
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minor update:
  • received jsrc p/s pulley #052-154
  • radiator cap relocated
  • relocated the clutch reservoir & fuel filter
  • cleaned up the brake booster line.

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love the DA!!
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love the DA!!
thanks! its been a lot of work.
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Power steering works in the car now. I used an oem rsx-s pump, hybrid racing's power steering conversion kit, 6an cap, k-tuned low pressure swivel fitting, 3/8 to 1/4 barb.

the pressure line that comes with the kit fits with one of the rack adapters to connect the input side of the rack. I used the spare adapter and 6an cap to plug the port that originally went to the vss. 3/8 inch to 1/4 inch barb is for the rack to reservoir hose. the oe reservoir is 3/8 but the rack has 1/4 inch.

i may need to grind down the low pressure fitting slightly though in order to not rub the carbon hood when it comes. havent been able to locate a slimmer fitting.
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Update:
Placed an order for a JDP "rear spoiler" and waiting on the JDM 3pt seatbelts to arrive from HMotors as well. Still need to replace the blower motor, install standalone wideband/oil pressure gauge, clean iacv (occasionally dies when coming down to idle)

the list of stuff I have gotten done the past few months
  • autopower 4pt roll bar w/ g-force 5pt harnesses
  • acuity shift ****
  • seibon carbon hood with ql-38 quick latches
  • oem carpet i found at the junkyard after a thorough cleaning
  • relocated the ecu to glovebox
  • wired e-fans
  • fixed horns
  • replaced passenger window motor (half of it was missing, ha)
  • Installed Ultragauge EM+ obd2 monitor: i use it to get digital ECT temps, speedometer (since the stock one was cable driven), short trim, long trim, odometer, trip









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Love that radiator! I wish one like that would fit in my J-swapped Civic.
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Love that radiator! I wish one like that would fit in my J-swapped Civic.
i should have gone with a tucked radiator. it would have given me quite a bit more room to work with but it does cool well at least.
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  • had the brake master cylinder go out a couple weeks ago - now replaced
  • installed JDP rear carbon "spoiler"
  • took a newer engine bay picture, i would love to redo the brake lines and tuck wires eventually



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Looking good!
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Looking good!
thanks, i know its a slow thread but the exciting stuff was already done. ha. still hoping to get out for a track day this fall though
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installed the prosport wideband last night. unsure if this is the final location but it works well here

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beautiful car with a dream swap!. good work
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