The K20 is actually 10kgs lighter than a B16/B18 and with the latest engine mounts the K20 leans back further towards the cabin so it doesn't handle badly because of the engine...cool...will update with some pics right after my holidays...My buddy ek3 running the k swapped and the handling is not that good,i guess my ek9 could be of a better platform for the k20a and he would take over my b16b.its a go i guess....thank you so much guys.
Im not actualy biast in either K20 or B20. You are right you will get quite mixed and biast reviews on a forum...^^It really is all up to you at the end of the day. You are going to get mixed reviews on a forum. Yes a kswap will be a little more money. But you will get more base line power and more power with bolt ons and kpro. It really depends on you and your budget. I have one in my car and will never own a bseries ever again. The power band is so cub greater than the b will ever think about being. If you tried to build a all motor b series you may get 200hp and 130trq. You will spend a lot of money to get a b series all motor to touch a reliable and stock k series motor. Just my $.02.... I drive my car all the time and it's stock with 215 whp and 150tq.
I totally disagree, i had a b18c-r ek4 and it got a nose in front of a b20, plus there unreliable as the engine wasent designed to cope with the high reving. my mate went through two engines and in the end he had to get a limiter fitted so it would only rev to 8200. id rather a b18c-r over a b20 anyday. but thats just my opinion.the money you spend on a k swap you might aswell build a fully built B20
In my eyes the B Series belongs in an EK/DC2 and the K series in a EP/DC5.
But hey its your car and money so go with what you want and not what people on forums say
1. Torque = AccelerationI totally disagree, i had a b18c-r ek4 and it got a nose in front of a b20, plus there unreliable as the engine wasent designed to cope with the high reving. my mate went through two engines and in the end he had to get a limiter fitted so it would only rev to 8200. id rather a b18c-r over a b20 anyday. but thats just my opinion.
As for a k20 into a ek9, it makes sense as the power to weight must be awsome the torque in a dc5 is unreal so in a ek9 it would snap you back in the seat,its most ek9 owners dream, but it costs alot of money. Only thing is the engine sits lower to the ground and its has an affect on the handling. but i would let that put you off.
Is this english ? cause i have a hard time reading it ...maybe we can have a point of view from the owner himself. That could bring us to another level of understanding if k swap is the route for any ek9ers who wants more usesable power and good enough handling to power us out of the last corner with a evolution just next to u!@260bhp on your right foot and waiting to abused with reliablility.Priceless