Id eventually like to swap the D16Y8 from my 99 Civic EX coupe with a JDM K20A type R. Im bitter that I dont have an Si, even though its only 160hp, so Id like to start with the JDM type R's 220hp and add on from there. My main question is...after the swap do I purchase intake, exhaust, header, etc for a US Acura RSX Type S? If Im going to change the ECU chip do I buy an RSX Type S chip too? Overall, will the swap be a total mess or the expected wiring and engine mount work? Is the switch from 5speed to 6speed difficult if the engine comes with the tranny? Thanks in advance for any info one can offer.
you need a custom header (hasport, hytech, mod'd OEM TSX, DTR) which would mount to a custom exhaust "B" pipe (or midpipe), you'll need a custom intake (some intakes for the RSX-S might
You need custom axles, mounts, & wiring harness (from www.hybrid-racing.com
I suggest you send the ECU to hondata to get a reflash ($400-$500) or I would suggest sending the orginal ECU to be programed w/ fully programmable hondata K-pro (~$950+) after which you would have to get the car dyno tuned
switching to 6spd is not terribly difficult but requires custom mounting of the RSX-S or other (custom or 94+ accord) shiftbox
search all the info is here & has been posted before....all in all, this swap is not cheap...many have spent over $10,000 (engine included) to get this swap up & running in their car