Video: Is a K24 swap the ultimate upgrade for the Honda S2000?

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iSnnGrGvxcw

How to dominate Gridlife GLTC?

For the team at ASM, the answer is a simple combination of a Honda S2000, a K24 swap and some expert driving.

Presented by CRC Industries.

The_Jed
The_Jed PowerDork
5/31/23 9:19 a.m.

When I drive my '12 Accord coupe (K24/5MT) after having driven my '07 Focus sedan (2.0/5MT) or '04 Outback wagon (2.5/5MT) it amazes me every time how usable the entire rev range is with the K24. When puttering around town I can take off in 2nd and it has enough off-idle torque to make it effortless. And the gears are notoriously tall in this generation of Accord. The Focus doesn't like 2nd gear starts as much and the Outback takes a lot of extra feathering of the clutch. And it also happily and eagerly revs all the way to 7,000 rpm, all while returning incredible fuel economy. 

I'm not a Honda Fanboi but, I am definitely a K24 Fanboi. They hit it out of the park when they designed that engine.

aw614
aw614 HalfDork
5/31/23 11:33 a.m.
The_Jed said:

When I drive my '12 Accord coupe (K24/5MT) after having driven my '07 Focus sedan (2.0/5MT) or '04 Outback wagon (2.5/5MT) it amazes me every time how usable the entire rev range is with the K24. When puttering around town I can take off in 2nd and it has enough off-idle torque to make it effortless. And the gears are notoriously tall in this generation of Accord. The Focus doesn't like 2nd gear starts as much and the Outback takes a lot of extra feathering of the clutch. And it also happily and eagerly revs all the way to 7,000 rpm, all while returning incredible fuel economy. 

I'm not a Honda Fanboi but, I am definitely a K24 Fanboi. They hit it out of the park when they designed that engine.

Thats the same experience I have with my dad's 05 manual Accord. Still surprised how tall the gearing is on it. That five speed bolted to a TSX would probably redline 2nd gear at 75 to 80 mph haha

buzzboy
buzzboy SuperDork
5/31/23 12:56 p.m.

The S2000 is a good car with a torqueless wonder under the hood. Give me a 1k lower redline and more torque and I may actually like driving it.

preach (dudeist priest)
preach (dudeist priest) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
5/31/23 4:26 p.m.

K-swap the world.

clutchsmoke
clutchsmoke UltraDork
5/31/23 5:07 p.m.

Well the K20/24 is way cheaper than the F20/22C so... Yes it's better?

I don't think I can sell my 8th gen Si sedan ever. Love the K20.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
6/1/23 12:17 p.m.
preach (dudeist priest) said:

K-swap the world.

That and #TE37allthings and you’re set. 

DocRob
DocRob Reader
6/1/23 12:24 p.m.
preach (dudeist priest) said:

K-swap the world.

If you can't K-swap it, LS-swap it. If you can't LS-swap it, K-swap it. If you can't do either of those, scrap it. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
6/1/23 12:52 p.m.
buzzboy said:

The S2000 is a good car with a torqueless wonder under the hood. Give me a 1k lower redline and more torque and I may actually like driving it.

S2000 actually makes more low end torque than a Subaru 2.5, and in the midrange is amazingly close given that it is only 80% the displacement.

 

And then it keeps going smiley  And then goes ballistic when it switches to the high RPM lobes.

Dootz
Dootz Reader
6/4/23 12:44 a.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

You messed up. There is no way that's the torque curve comparison between an F-series engine and an EJ25. Horsepower? Yes. Torque? No.

Nathan JansenvanDoorn
Nathan JansenvanDoorn Dork
6/4/23 4:51 a.m.

In reply to Dootz :

But if it's making more hp at x rpm, then it is also making more torque at x rpm.

 

You'll need to Log in to post comments.

Our Preferred Partners
FIYjUekITBOHO1Y11iPJ5PTIsYqoW7o1w1xLPw1EBRLJ28ITqrU7ANfsgz2VsqyI