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Old 09 Jul 2008, 07:16 pm
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Default Whats the best engine swap for an RSX base model?

I have an 2004 RSX base model, it just about paid off and I know i'm gonna keep it as long as I can. I would like to get it as fast/quick as possible. I have noticed u can't put a turbo or supercharger on the base model for some reason. I was wondering what your thoughts were on that subject. What would you do in my case? Keep in mind i am going to be driving it about everyday.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 07:31 pm
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Wouldn't an engine swap on a 2004 still void the warranty? I dont know but if i was you I would have got the Type S in the first place.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 07:46 pm
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While i agree with the last answer, I doubt that you can't put forced induction on the base model. It's the exact same engine used in the 2002-2005 Honda Civic Si minivan, I mean, hatchback. Those have been boosted many times with turbos and superchargers. Look in a few import magazines. If the Base RSX can't be boosted, it won't be because of the engine. Also, considering the lower compression of the base model compared to the RSX Type S, the Base should be more boost friendly. By the way, check this out: the way, I actually like the 2002-2005 Civic Si. It just looks more practical than sporty to me.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 08:01 pm
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Do a K24 swap with a Type-S head. You can't go wrong.
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Old 09 Jul 2008, 08:16 pm
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trade it in for a type s.
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