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It would cost more then 5-10k. For the price of your Si and the cost for the build, why not just get the Type R lol.
The real reason at least I would want something like this swap potentially, is that the Type R is only available as a 4-Door Hatchback. While I don’t HATE that body style, I definitely don’t love it, but I do love the Si coupe body. That’s the primary reason I would consider that swap. Because the car I want isn’t available or sold by Honda...a Type R in a Coupe chassis.

I honestly don’t know what Honda was thinking, making the Type R in a Hatchback only variant. It’s like they couldn’t make up their minds...is it to shop for groceries and pick up kids from school? Or to be taken to the track? What’s funny is you can still do all that with the coupe, but it just looks oh so much better, is slightly shorter and has a better chassis feel overall.
 

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I’m sure if you could ever find a damaged CTR or 2.0t accord on copart.com and get a good deal on a whole car and be lucky enough to have a solid engine and tranny, it might be better worth it. My questions would be how much fab work would you need in the engine bay to add the K-series engine, computer work (Would you need a motech system to get everything running fine?), suspension work (different axles, suspension components?), plus it getting smogged “legally” here in CA.

idk just with those questions it would push me personally to look for a CTR or accord and just modify that, or get a faster car.

Years ago, my dad helped me modify an automatic 99’ VW Passat I used to own as a teen that was a 1.8t and we threw in a manual transmission. Needless to say it was a headache. We finally got everything done right mechanically but then they car wouldn’t start. When we took it to a car Electric Specialist, he made sure to get the car running and functional with no codes on the dash. It was great! For the time being, until I needed to get it smogged.. No legit smog shop could do a smog since a million codes were thrown every single time. I had to pay someone to pass it.. and paying $200-$300 every time to just pass my smog for a 99’ Passat was simply not worth It for me. Lesson learned: certain mods are cool as long as you don’t mess with emissions while living in certain states.
 

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The real reason at least I would want something like this swap potentially, is that the Type R is only available as a 4-Door Hatchback. While I don’t HATE that body style, I definitely don’t love it, but I do love the Si coupe body. That’s the primary reason I would consider that swap. Because the car I want isn’t available or sold by Honda...a Type R in a Coupe chassis.

I honestly don’t know what Honda was thinking, making the Type R in a Hatchback only variant. It’s like they couldn’t make up their minds...is it to shop for groceries and pick up kids from school? Or to be taken to the track? What’s funny is you can still do all that with the coupe, but it just looks oh so much better, is slightly shorter and has a better chassis feel overall.
The different body styles for Si and CTR are because of factory locations.

The Si is built only in North America and the N.A. factories only build coupes and sedans. No hatch bodies to put Si goodies in = no Si hatch.

The CTR is built only in England and the England factory only builds hatches. No sedan or coupe bodies to put CTR goodies in = CTR is only a hatch.

Honda has discontinued the coupe for 2021 and is closing down their England factory. On the 11th gen the sedan & hatch will be built in North America, as will the Si and CTR. No word yet on which trim will be available in what body style.
 

blacklightning.fk8

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I can confirm that a k20c1 has been put in a fk7 before lol
You would have to swap everything.. wiring harness, dash and etc.
 


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If I had the money, I’d swap a k20c1 into my si. My car is more of a straight line focus car since that is what I enjoy. More aftermarket support and power is why I’d swap it. I’d go fully built, motec, PI, built trans and all. But, I’m poor.

It has been done before a few times but on road course focused cars. Honda likes to make things simple(ish) when making parts for different models and trims. A lot of parts will bolt right up. If you have all the oem wiring and brackets for things, I’m sure the swap would bolt right in with minor modifications. People have swapped crazier things into crazier cars.
 



 
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