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blandsarcasm's incredibly slow and boring gsr k24 build

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01 GSR nh-623m satin silver
Koni/ Ground Control with extended top hats
Function 7 lca's
ASR subframe brace and 24mm swaybar.
Tanabe Touring Medalion catback
k tuned pro circuit shifter
oem window visors
spoon rearview glass
aem short ram

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Whats up Team-Integra?! Ive been quietly lurking around here for a couple years now so i finally decided to post something. Ive been into hondas since i first got my liscense many years ago haha. Im 31 now and other than my first car being a ford (terrible pos that fell apart and only owned for a few months before it lit on fire) all ive owned are hondas. My first 99 hatch was extremely good to me and carried me to work, school, and all over for almost 300k miles before i finally sold it to a friend. After that i picked up an 03 em2 but that poor thing didnt last very long

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Wasnt my fault i swear! Absolutely nothing i could do to avoid being pancaked, luckily i came out with only a stiff neck. I wasnt too bummed about the car cause i was pretty over it after i had to replace the head gasket immediately after purchasing it. Plus it just wasnt even as fun do drive as my old ek. I had my heart set on a dc2 for a while but didnt have any luck finding one when i purchased the em2. once i got the check from the girls insurance who demolished my car i was determined that i wouldnt settle for anything but a clean gsr! I spent a few weeks not having my own car to get to work and stuff, and driving all over the place to look at a bunch of garbage. My girl and I even drove a total of 12 hours to pittsburgh and back to look at what seemed to be a mint gsr with crazy low miles, but turned out to be a pile of rusty crap. Finally i came across a guy in jersey with what quickly became my new baby. Aside from the initials someone carved in the front bumper, a cracked windshield, and every stereotypical riced out mod from 2002 you could think of, the shell was pretty clean. It had no rust whatsoever, and the interior was mint black leather yum. I wish i had taken photos of the thing the day i bought it cause it was actually pretty hilarious. It had crap halo projectors, altezza style tails, peeling and bent chrome 17" motegi wheels on stock suspension, and a skunk 2 megapower 70mm exhaust cannon haha. Luckily the guy kept all the original oem pieces he replaced in boxes in his garage since like 2002 so they were all mint! First thing i did was grab a koni/gc setup threw some tires on the blades, and settled her down to a much better stance. It felt perfect on the twisty roads i drive everyday. So much fun.

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IMG_9888 by evan mclaren, on Flickr

The black one in the pic is my girlfriends, which we got insanely lucky and found about six months or so after i got mine. Hers was in better shape than mine when she bought it, and it was black, which is the color i originally wanted myself. I was pretty jealous... untill this happened

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She got sideswiped one night on her way home from eating with friends and the person got away. My girl was so freaked out that she just pulled over and let them get away without even getting a plate number or anything. Insurance did nothing about it, and the cops tried to cite her for multiple violations when she was the victim. I found a couple fenders and a pair of doors off some guy on craigslist and replaced the busted panels but the colors dont match perfectly and it has yet to be repainted. Oh well. Still looks pretty clean though.
Anyways back to me. I got pretty sick of listening to the skunk2 mega fart cannon pretty quickly so i picked up a Tanabe Touring Medalion. Anyone looking for a quiet smooth clean sounding 60mm full stainless exhaust, look no further. I also slapped on an ASR subframe brace and 24mm sway bar because i had to see what kind of a difference it made. The change in balance is crazy compared to the stock sway. I also grabbed a k tuned pro circuit shifter to replace the garbage ebay shifter arm the previous owner "installed". i use that term lightly here because it was so sloppy even in gear that it rattled back and forth like crazy at all times. The k tuned piece plus energy suspension bushings were a night and day change. so solid and crisp. Plus the design of the shifter allowed me to adjust the height way up close to the wheel while still shortening the throw. Pretty well made and bling looking piece. Ordered some oem window visors and a spoon rearview mirror glass from icbmotorsports.com to round out the mods at that point.

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post #2 of 240 (permalink) Old 06-02-2015, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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random pic of my gf's gsr the day we brought it home...

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bone stock and so fresh at the time. Anyways... didnt make too much progress as far as modifications go for a little bit. Randomly decided to rip out the interior one day and fix the mess of chopped wires that was my audio system.

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for some reason the previous owner felt it necessary to chop the factory stereo harness to spice in a head unit and of course it was a complete hack job. So i tackled the task of running wire from the head out to the doors throught the molex plug using the walkthrough i found on this site. That was hell and thank god someone took the time to make that writeup or i wouldve never been able to do that.
From the time i bought the car the motor had burned oil and at this point was only seeming to get worse so i knew eventually i was gonna be forced to rebuild. tossed around the options of an oem rebuild vs beefed up internals all motor high compression vs boost vs straight itr swap vs k swap. At first i was just leaning towards an oem rebuild to keep it reliable but then i started figuring if it was gonna get torn apart might as well take advantage of the oportunity to make some more power. Just kinda stewed on it for a bit while empty oil jugs continued to pile up in my garage haha. Randomly one day came across a great deal on a header so i scooped it up figuring if i ever was looking to make more power it would be useful

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In for the k24 or gtfo.....




jkjk nice build thread man
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Skunk2 megapower header for $100 bucks didnt seem like a bad deal to me. Bought a test pipe and replaced the cracked and crusty factory manifold. Threw it on and went for a test drive and besides the leaky test pipe not being welded yet, the thing sounded mean. The very next morning on my drive to work as i was just cruising along at about 35mph the motor started misfiring randomly at first then went into full blown 3 cylinder mode. The damn thing was shaking and sounded like a freakin subaru haha but it didnt die. Since i didnt really have a choice, i limped it 20 miles to work and again home later that day. On my way home i made a pit stop at the shop a good friend of mine works at and did a compression test. Results were 200 psi across the board with the exception of #2 which was at flat 0 . I chugged the poor thing home and its been parked in my garage ever since. I knew for a while that the motor was hurting, and i can only assume the addition of the header somehow played a role in its demise. Maybe it somehow caused the primary 02 sensor to read some wacky values and it leaned out causing the piston to melt a hole in it or something. Or maybe one of the rings just finally gave out completely. idk maybe someone on here with more knowledge than myself can wager a guess. I have yet to rip the motor out and crack it open so i wont know true extent of the damage until i do. But it does still fire right up everytime and run on 3 as long as the batt has some charge left from sitting too long.
Left without a running car for a couple weeks, and refusing to sell the shell off as it sits, i snagged up a daily...


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IMG_9391 by evan mclaren, on Flickr

A bone stock 98 ej8 with just over 100k on the clock and a few small battle scars. first thing to go on that was an oem sir lip from icbmotorsports.com, and after a few months morphed into this...

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Gathered up some fancy trinkets for it...

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one of these!

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and one of these!

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06 tsx k24a2 and 08 fa5 6sp trans both with ~70k miles.

For a while i had been reading up what it takes to swap a k into a dc chassis and seeing the far greater potential of these motors to eclipse built b series power with only bolt ons, it had become a seemingly far fetched fantasy of mine to put one of these torque monsters in my integra. That combined with the insane level of aftermarket support from companies like k tuned and hybrid racing making it far less difficult nowadays, i said screw it and dove in. Because it is such a costly swap and im no baller, its going to be a long term project for sure, but something im excited and determined to make a reality for myself. And of course since i have a decent ek chassis, i plan to make that the future home for the b18c1 once its revived. Its going to be a long road with slow progress for me since ill be saving for each individual part needed to complete the swap, but i have a pretty good idea of the direction ill be taking so its just a matter of waiting for money. Im planning to keep the longblock stock internally and just aquire the necessary bolt ons to get it running and tuned healthy at first. At that point im sure ill be more than happy with the power im making for a while coming from a slow ass d16 haha.
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You are a good story teller lol. So much happened to you guys and you just deal.And that is one crispy camera dude. Looking forward to more updates.

Mmmmmm k24 x DC2 goodness.
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In for this for sure.


"When life throws you a curve, downshift and take it hard"
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thanks for the warm welcome guys! this forum has been the best resource material for me when it comes to tackling anything w the teg, and the other builds on here are super inspirational.


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You are a good story teller lol. So much happened to you guys and you just deal.And that is one crispy camera dude. Looking forward to more updates.

Mmmmmm k24 x DC2 goodness.
yeah thats just kinda how life goes though right? Dont get me wrong, i get heated everytime something stupid happens, and im always thinking what could possibly go wrong next. But i cant complain. Im happy with how my life is going currently. I only wish i made a little more money to throw at car parts!
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K series FTW!
def wont be as beastly as your gsr thats for sure! that thing is awesome! maybe one day.
So as the weather got warmer i decided to start slinging some paint. What better to do when youre bored saving up for parts? I started with the trans. I took a wire wheel to it and got of most of the dirt and crust in all the little corners with a dremel, and pulled off a few things like all the sensor plugs and the mount post thing. Masked up the sensors and whatnot and blasted it with some primer

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And after a few coats of silver engine enamel, i looks like this...

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looks alot better. After seeing how that came out i gave the k block the same treatment. I got that thing up on a stand, stripped off all the bits i wouldnt be using for the swap like intake manifold, exhaust manifold, and the evap crap. Masked it all up and started painting.

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I didnt really like how rough the vc looked either and i wasnt sure what color i wanted to go with. I might eventually get it powder coated but for now i decided to go over it with some wrinkle black. i like the idea of the k vc matching the original bseries vc.

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and the finished product..

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gsr waiting patiently for its new heart

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Just FYI, in every part I've looked at on my car, KTuned is far superior to Hybrid Racing. I'm slowly yanking all the Hybrid Racing parts off my swap.
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Just FYI, in every part I've looked at on my car, KTuned is far superior to Hybrid Racing. I'm slowly yanking all the Hybrid Racing parts off my swap.
Thanks for the input. Im a pretty big fan of k-tuned parts aesthetically speaking, plus they seem to put a ton of thought into their designs as far as functionality and longevity goes. They do a pretty awesome job of creating solutions for simplifying the swap making it almost completely bolt in. I have almost a complete parts list mapped out for my swap and if its not oem its most likely ktuned
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No problem. The only problem I've discovered with a k swap is I don't like k20a.org anywhere near as much as TI. But that torque though.
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No problem. The only problem I've discovered with a k swap is I don't like k20a.org anywhere near as much as TI. But that torque though.
id have to agree with you there as well. k20a.org has some really sick builds and a wealth of info. without it being there as a reference i doubt id ever feel capable of completing this swap. but this forum was the first one i really started lurking on hard even before i got my integra. its been very educational and the members here genuinely seem like they want to help each other. but yeah that torque is what im craving for sure. im so sick of driving a d series its not even funny. ive been heavily debating putting the k parts stacking on hold for a few months and just get my b18 rebuilt so i can stuff that in the civic just so i can have something a little more fun to drive to work lol
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