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Old 03-19-2013, 09:32 PM
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Only douche here is you, if you're not interested in the subject don't come in the thread, if you're of the opinion the K motor is a failure then the thread title should've warded you off.


Watching this build with interest, less weight than a BP and BP turbo power is win in my book.

My only concerns are issues for RHD miatas.
I never once said the K series is a failure. I just think that the F is better and that the K is given way more credit that it deserves.

I aint even mad. I think its a stupid idea and I said why. I dont know why everybody has to lose their **** every time someone makes a long post with some hyperbole in it.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:50 PM
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For somebody who isn't mad, you're being a carebear about it.
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Well clubbroadster is full of FTB's in the thread over there about this swap, several, "This engine swap is dumb, just do a v8" comments. Although someone did bring up a good point about the durability of the 6sp spinning at 8-8.5k rpm and with 250-300whp. That and the gearing issue with them.
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lol with loudmouths like that you'd expect everyone on the ricer forum to be running LS1s
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Originally Posted by Full_Tilt_Boogie View Post
I never once said the K series is a failure. I just think that the F is better and that the K is given way more credit that it deserves.

I aint even mad. I think its a stupid idea and I said why. I dont know why everybody has to lose their **** every time someone makes a long post with some hyperbole in it.
Its gonna be a stupid fast, reliable setup.

I've been running a K in my car since '09. The K is not car show hype. Its perfect road racing power, just look at NASA HC1 cars and the lap times they run with only OEM internals. I'm guessing you haven't driven a K swapped Honda before. They are painless to maintain and the powerband is unlike any other NA Honda I've ever driven (including S2000s).

Stay tuned for track videos and dyno graphs.

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Stop gossiping and crying or I'm taking out my ban-hammer...and if you think I'm joking, ******* try me.
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Guy's, I'm mad at myself that I failed you on Monday for whoring pictures. I ended up getting drunk and drunk dialing acab to find out I was like 4 hours late.

I promise I will sneak over there soon and get the inside look. Since I don't think Adam, Austin, or Dave know how to use a camera. :P
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Originally Posted by magicdc2 View Post
Its gonna be a stupid fast, reliable setup.

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Stay tuned for track videos and dyno graphs.
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Coolness. Can you get a mod over there to approve my forum reg? No can post.

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I had to PM a mod to activate my account over there. For some reason I was never sent a activation email.
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Coolness. Can you get a mod over there to approve my forum reg? No can post.

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I just PM'd one of them for you. He should clear it up.
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Well I just wasted my morning at work looking up various K series honda swaps, thanks! Please make this as affordable as possible so that I can do this to my miata.
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It came here expecting some information. All it found was internet drama queens.
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I'm all for engine swaps.
But I'm all for K.I.S.S. even more so when it comes to race cars.
Why/what made you want to go with this option.
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1. fitting this motor to a S2000? Is the handing that bad?
I would of though the drive train would be more suited, to higher power/rpm.
2. (flame suit on) the NC comes already with a pretty wicked 2lt. With plenty of bolt on bits. The UK lads seem to pump out some really good numbers with this motor.
Not trying to rain on your build, just trying to work out, the though process, why you see this as a better option.
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I'm sure it was because Honda motors are cheaper and more readily available hand have the strongest aftermarket support of any manufacture
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Originally Posted by toppertee View Post
I'm all for engine swaps.
But I'm all for K.I.S.S. even more so when it comes to race cars.
Why/what made you want to go with this option.
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1. fitting this motor to a S2000? Is the handing that bad?
I would of though the drive train would be more suited, to higher power/rpm.
2. (flame suit on) the NC comes already with a pretty wicked 2lt. With plenty of bolt on bits. The UK lads seem to pump out some really good numbers with this motor.
Not trying to rain on your build, just trying to work out, the though process, why you see this as a better option.
good questions, but neither of those options meet our goals.

S2000 is going to be 600 lbs. heavier at race weight, and a clean Miata is about 25% of the cost of a clean S. Miata is going to be a lot cheaper and faster for a K swap. Not to mention the high cost of parts/consumables of the S vs. an NA or NB.

As far as the NC, same problem. Lot higher cost for the car, plus turbo, which is something we are not interested in for road racing at this time.

We've all heard "cheap, fast, reliable, pick two." Well this is our best attempt to pick all three.

2200 lb. with driver, and 230 whp, 190 wtq with 100% OEM Honda engine/reliablility. Thats not going to happen with an S or NC, especially at the price point we are going for.
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And what is that price point again?

I've a feeling the term "affordable" is vastly differently interpreted by the different people on here and many will have blue ***** after all is said and done.
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
And what is that price point again?
THIS, lol. I need to know how excited to get.
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Originally Posted by 18psi View Post
And what is that price point again?

I've a feeling the term "affordable" is vastly differently interpreted by the different people on here and many will have blue ***** after all is said and done.
Yes, I 100% agree that everyone has a different idea of affordable.
It will be affordable as compared to other options for this power with road racing reliability. Let us get the car running first, because I don't have a good answer to this question.
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