Follow my build over the next few weeks! 250bhp+ K20 EK track car
Former car - no longer own this car
Model code EK
Purchase date October 2005
Doors 3 Doors
Body type Hatchback
Fuel type Petrol
Aspiration - -
Engine size 2.0 Litres
Engine position Front Engined
Driven wheels Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
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Awards, mag features and links
- Fast Car front cover (May 2011)
- Honda Tuner front cover (March 2012)
- Banzai front cover (April 2012)
Engine & Transmission
- K20A2 engine
- K20A2 transmission
- RBC intake manifold
- Injen air intake
- Hybrid Racing EKK2 mounts
- Hybrid Racing shifter box
- Hybrid Racing shifter cables
- Hybrid Racing exhaust manifold
- 3" exhaust system
- Driveshaft Shop 2.9 driveshafts
- Hondata Kpro management
- Ktuned tucked fuel rail
- Ktuned FPR with black fuel lines
- Braided fuel lines
- Optima Yellow Top battery with battery strap
- Battery killswitch & circuit breaker
- MeisterR coilovers
- EK9 flocked dashboard
- EK9 dials
- EK9 flocked door cards
- EK9 flocked centre console
- DC2 steering wheel
- Bride trimmed arm rests
- Bride trimmed gear gaiter
- EK9 style 6 speed gear knob
- Bride Gias Low Max seats
- Takata 4 point harnesses
- Stripped out & carpeted
- Fuel cell in boot
- Tegiwa rear X-Brace
- Full respray in matt black
- Smoothed facelift front bumper
- First Moulding carbon fibre front lip
- Voltex Super M carbon fibre canards
- Front diffuser & tie bars
- EK9 front grille
- EK9 headlights
- EK9 rear lip
- EK9 wind deflectors
- Spoon style carbon fibre spoiler
- Spoon style wing mirrors
- Carbon fibre boot
Stats & Figures
- 0-60mph in approx. 4.6
- 0-100mph in approx. 9.4
Wheels & Brakes
- 16x7 Rota Grid wheels
- 195/50/16 Toyo R888 tyres
- HP Racing 6 pot calipers
- HP Racing 300mm drilled & grooved discs
- Skunk2 extended wheel nuts
- Braided brake lines
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-04-10 15:24:03Well my diffuser arrived . When I say arrived I mean... I had to pick it up from the docks myself!
This will be fitted after my respray!
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-04-04 02:33:11My new slimline radiator fan! This serves two purposes... to replace my knackered old cut up stock radiator fan, and to tidy up the engine bay.
I decided to have it mounted to the front of the radiator, and flip it for push instead of pull. It was a tight squeeze but I managed to fit it in the gap.
Engine bay view... before:
I'm officially running a tucked radiator fan.
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-04-04 02:26:51
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-03-13 09:32:10Made up two spacers from a length of shiny pipe, one end needed to be angled to fit flush against my boot floor (sides of the wheel well). These are for the rear mounting points of the tank, as it needed to be raised up by about 4" to make the tank level. I've made it tilt slightly forward as the fuel pickup is at the front.
Then drilled holes and mounted the fuel tank.
Then I extended my fuel level sensor wires (3 of them), and connected it up and checked to see it works... it does :D. I had to bend the sensor arm to reach further as my new tank is taller than the stock one. The fuel pump is now also mounted.
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-03-11 15:54:02Battery setup. Something I've been meaning to do for a long time is get a decent battery, I always used to get flats. Now that my battery is inside the car as apposed to the engine bay, my current battery really needed changing to a race battery or a sealed battery such as an Optima. I'm not sure if it's a legal requirement, but it's definitely not safe to have an unsealed battery inside the car, and I think for track use I would require a decent battery box. So here's what I bought:
Previously I planned to have my battery in the boot, this is where it was for the time being:
I've decided now to have it mounted behind the passengers seat, as this makes the distance from the fuse box and starter motor a lot shorter, and also I didn't like the idea of my battery being right next to my fuel tank. I will be taking the battery to my local welders/fabricators Powercraft to have them magic me up a battery mount to bolt it down securely soon.
Since I installed the fuel tank in my boot, I've been thinking of ideas of what to do with my unused fuel cap. One idea was to just smooth it out when getting a respray next year, but I liked the idea putting something inside.
There's plenty of room behind as well.. one idea was to turn it into a compartment to hold spanners and sockets, or maybe a compartment for other crap. A sweet dispenser was another idea haha. I've decided on a much better use for it though... remote battery terminals. With the battery being mounted behind my passenger seat, it is quite hard to access for jump starting.
I bought a set of remote battery terminals off eBay:
and got to work on making up some sort of plate to bolt inside my fuel cap area. A paper template and a sheet of brushed stainless steel:
Divider piece to go in the middle of the terminals since they will be quite close:
Duct tape insulation ftw.
and now fitted:
I decided to insulate the inside of the fuel cap too, as an extra precaution.
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-03-03 20:26:38Here's my "racing fuel tank". It's a 6 Gallon (like 30 litre) tank with dash 6 fittings, breather, baffle fence, filler and cap. I chose this one due to it's size and the fact the fittings are threaded (most aren't, for use of rubber hoses and clips).
Fits nicely in the boot:
My old fuel tank ripped out... eww all rusty and old:
I went to Flexi Hose in Newton Abbot, where Abe there made up all my braided lines and fittings straight away for a bargain price. From the fuel tank feed port, there's a right angle fitting and then 20 inches of braided hose to another right angle fitting to my fuel pump.
I already had a Walbro 255lph fuel pump, but that was an in-tank one which I was unable to use in this setup. I went back to the same company (Temple Tuning) and bought another one, this time designed for external in-line. It has threaded fittings on both ends.
This will be properly mounted, as well as the tank, but for now everything is just floating around until I get it running lol.
From the fuel pump is a braided line which runs underneath the car (going through the hole in the stock fuel tank cover) along side the brake lines. This then connects to my new fuel filter.
I opted for an Earl's in-line fuel filter (35 micron), this is a lot smaller than the stock one and being in-line is easy to hide away.
When I first started tucking bits in my engine bay, I wanted to remove the stock fuel filter and the hard lines but couldn't be bothered really, so I'm glad I have now!
Here's the stock fuel filter:
I forgot to get actual pics of the Earl's, nevermind. My braided line from my fuel rail bends around behind the intake manifold and the Earl's filter is behind there, cable tied down securely .
The return from the fuel rail is a long braided hose which goes straight back to the tank's return port.
I cut a 2" hole in my tank and have fitted my stock fuel level sensor, just need to bond it in and extend the wires to it.
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-02-11 10:53:18Fitted my carbon fibre wings properly yesterday. I thought I might as well fit them now since there's not much mechanical work left to do so not much chance of them getting damaged!
Took quite a while to get them fitting well, and they're still not perfect (no carbon ever is!) but I'm happy!
Also took off my passenger side skirt...
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-02-09 21:35:44Thought I would take a hacksaw and hammer to my arches the other day...
Before... notice the lip along the inside of the arch, pointing TOWARDS the tyre.
I cut lots of slits in the lip... notice the matching hacksaw :D.
Then I bent them in using a hammer.
and tada, loads more room now.
I painted the cut "tabs" on the inside hammerite black just to protect the metal from rusting.
Former car - no longer own this car45 updates 82 followers 56 mods2013-01-29 16:49:58Wheels and tyres time!
I've been rolling (well... some of the time) on my old wheels for the last 3 years now, and for the last half year or so I've been looking forward to getting a set of wheels. I think my old wheels (17x7 DeCorsa Polaris, painted black and green) suited my car well back in the day, but now I'm after a new look and needed different wheels to suit. I've also always planned on running Toyo Proxes R888's, and I don't see much point in buying them for my 17's. My DeCorsas I plan on keeping as winter wheels or back ups, they still have good tread on them (well two do).
Here's my new wheels.
They are 16x7 Rota Grids in bronze. I would have liked to have a set of Ray Volk TE37's (the Rotas are technically replicas), but I can't justify spending that much money on them. Unfortunately many people buy the Rotas and then put Volk stickers and centre caps on them (very cheap to do, off eBay), so the majority of "Volks" you see around are fakes anyway. I'm not bothered about having replicas anyway, although I have removed the centre caps as I don't like them, I'll probably make up some carbon ones or something I dunno.
The tyres are 195/50/16 Toyo Proxes R888, on all four wheels.
Nice and chunky img.
Will look better when the front is lowered a tad more.
Quite a close fit with the calipers, I had to use 5mm spacers with my old wheels, but not with these:
I'm sure some of you could have guessed these were on the 'to do list' since they are on my pixel car. I've only popped them on for test pics right now, they probably won't be used until the car is all run in and running nicely... and after winter! Rain + R888's = death.