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K20A engine swap for my GT???

I was wondering if the K20a (RSX-S) engine swap for the celica is easy to. I really love the performance of the K20A and wanted to swap it into my GT. What are there need to be modify to fit. Tell me what ya'll think about this. Appreciated.
 

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Go and buy a RSX-S?

This is the second thread this week about this.
 

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gAngsTa said:
I was wondering if the K20a (RSX-S) engine swap for the celica is easy to. I really love the performance of the K20A and wanted to swap it into my GT. What are there need to be modify to fit. Tell me what ya'll think about this. Appreciated.
Custom axkes
cutom mounts
'custom mount brackets
the entire fron clip off an RSX-S in oder to get:
Wiring
ECU
engine
tranny
shifter
cables

You are then in for a nightmare of custom wiring. You will also have to attempt to make your gauges work somehow with a Honda computer. Or you can swap in the Honda gauge cluster and hack your dash, and then you will need the vehicle wiring harness, and some sort of hack to make your AC work.


Good luck and keep us up to date with lots of pics. Don't ask me for help - I don't like Hondas.
 

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you should try asking around in the mr-s forums, theres a couple, like two, that have done this in japan, and only one in america. the guy that got the swap done in america posts a lot in spyderchat.com
 

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you could do this but like the other guy said it probably be a bitch and a half to do it, right now im lookin in to building up the GT's motor and increasing the displacement to 2.0 litre, whenever i get it done I'll let you guys know how it is.
 

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There is a lotus in the usa that has the k20 swap in it. see November and December issues of Sport Compact Car. It was one of the cars that competed in the USCC.
 

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There is a lotus in the usa that has the k20 swap in it. see November and December issues of Sport Compact Car. It was one of the cars that competed in the USCC.
Yup - built by Joe McCarthy in Torrance, CA - hes been swapping Honda motors into Lotus cars for years. I've been to his shop, the guy is a hell of a good machinist and welder.
 

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Prototype_MS said:
There is a lotus in the usa that has the k20 swap in it. see November and December issues of Sport Compact Car. It was one of the cars that competed in the USCC.
Yup - built by Joe McCarthy in Torrance, CA - hes been swapping Honda motors into Lotus cars for years. I've been to his shop, the guy is a hell of a good machinist and welder.
Hey well if he can do it, ANY internet enthusiast who belongs to a car forum should be able to replicate his work cheaply and successfully :rolleyes: :jerkoff:
 

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Prototype_MS said:
There is a lotus in the usa that has the k20 swap in it. see November and December issues of Sport Compact Car. It was one of the cars that competed in the USCC.
Yup - built by Joe McCarthy in Torrance, CA - hes been swapping Honda motors into Lotus cars for years. I've been to his shop, the guy is a hell of a good machinist and welder.
The ride was without a doubt impressive. You might be able to contact him and ask what he would suggest for your swap. Im sure he could point you in the right direction as to cost and such.
 

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Cost is going to be high - a base model K20 swap for a Lotus will cost you $15K with him
 

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Cost is going to be high - a base model K20 swap for a Lotus will cost you $15K with him
I would think that the results would not be worth the price unless you could cut the costs by doing your own machining, but i could be wrong. For the price you could build a 2zz turbo or s/c with Internals (mmmm....yummy). But it would be sweet to see it get built.
 

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Custom axkes
cutom mounts
'custom mount brackets
the entire fron clip off an RSX-S in oder to get:
Wiring
ECU
engine
tranny
shifter
cables

You are then in for a nightmare of custom wiring. You will also have to attempt to make your gauges work somehow with a Honda computer. Or you can swap in the Honda gauge cluster and hack your dash, and then you will need the vehicle wiring harness, and some sort of hack to make your AC work.


Good luck and keep us up to date with lots of pics. Don't ask me for help - I don't like Hondas.
:laugh: :rofl:
 

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Yup - built by Joe McCarthy in Torrance, CA - hes been swapping Honda motors into Lotus cars for years. I've been to his shop, the guy is a hell of a good machinist and welder.
hey boosted where exactly is his shop i work in torrance and there's a lotus here with a license plate that says "sck23a" i've always wondered about that
 

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Go and buy a RSX-S?

This is the second thread this week about this.
Indeed. It gets tedious. It's like there are phases that people go through in the performance mods section. One month it will be tons of threads asking about intakes, the next exhausts, then 3S-GTE swaps and now K20 swaps :rolleyes:
 

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Boosted2.0 said:
Yup - built by Joe McCarthy in Torrance, CA - hes been swapping Honda motors into Lotus cars for years. I've been to his shop, the guy is a hell of a good machinist and welder.
hey boosted where exactly is his shop i work in torrance and there's a lotus here with a license plate that says "sck23a" i've always wondered about that
Hes buried back in that brown brickish industrial complex between Crenshaw and Vanness and between 190th and Del Amo - right by the refinery near Edlebrock

theres no signage on his shop and its way back in there - kind of hard to find.
 

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Hes buried back in that brown brickish industrial complex between Crenshaw and Vanness and between 190th and Del Amo - right by the refinery near Edlebrock

theres no signage on his shop and its way back in there - kind of hard to find.
huh, i think his shop is right across from where i work i could literally walk over there, if it's the same place that you're talking about, is his lotus navy blue?
 

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He had a navy blue one when I was there, not sure if it was his or a customers.
 

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Indeed. It gets tedious. It's like there are phases that people go through in the performance mods section. One month it will be tons of threads asking about intakes, the next exhausts, then 3S-GTE swaps and now K20 swaps :rolleyes:
Wait till I start one about a 2GR-FSE swap :chuckles:
 
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