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differences between rsx type s'es

for those of u who care, i found the specs for both model years of the rsx-s....so here is to settle all disputes about whats changed.

2002-2004 Stock Specifications


Acura RSX Type S Stock Specifications
Engine Specifications - Aluminum Alloy 16-Valve, DOHC, i-VTEC
Engine Type - 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Size - 2.0L
HP (SAE Net) - 200 bhp @ 7400 rpm
Torque (SAE Net) - 142 lbs-ft @ 6000 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11:1
Redline - 7900 rpm
Fuel Injection - PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions - LEV-II
Transmission - 6 Speed Manual

Chassis Specifications
Body Type - Unit Body
Suspension Front - Control-link MacPherson strut
Suspension Rear - Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar - 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type - Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle - 38.1ft curb to curb
Wheels - 16" x 6 1/2" JJ Alloy
Brakes - Four wheel disc, with ABS front and rear
Tires - P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials

General Specifications
Fuel Mileage - 24mpg City / 31mpg Highway
Fuel Tank - 13.2 US Gallons
Fuel Type - Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Ground Clearance - 5.9 Inches
Weight Distribution - 61% Front / 39% Rear
Chassis Code - DC5
Engine Code - K20A2

Gear Ratios
1st Gear - 3.267
2nd Gear - 2.130
3rd Gear - 1.517
4th Gear - 1.417
5th Gear - 0.921
6th Gear - 0.738
Reverse - 3.583
Final Drive - 4.389
---------------------------------
Compared to the 05's

2005 Stock Specifications


Acura RSX Type S Stock Specifications
Engine Specifications - Aluminum Alloy 16-Valve, DOHC, i-VTEC
Engine Type - 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Size - 2.0L
HP (SAE Net) - 210 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque (SAE Net) - 143 lbs-ft @ 7000 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11:1
Redline - 8100 rpm
Fuel Injection - PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions - LEV-II
Transmission - 6 Speed Manual

Chassis Specifications
Body Type - Unit Body
Suspension Front - Control-link MacPherson strut
Suspension Rear - Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar - 26.5 mm tubular front/21.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type - Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle - 38.1 ft curb to curb
Wheels - 17" x 7" aluminum alloy
Brakes - Four wheel disc, with ABS front and rear
Tires - P215/45R17 87V

General Specifications
Fuel Mileage - 23mpg City / 31mpg Highway
Fuel Tank - 13.2 US Gallons
Fuel Type - Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Ground Clearance - 5.7 Inches
Weight Distribution - 61% Front / 39% Rear
Curb Weight - 2840 lbs
Chassis Code - DC5
Engine Code - K20Z1

Gear Ratios
1st Gear - 3.267
2nd Gear - 2.130
3rd Gear - 1.517
4th Gear - 1.147
5th Gear - 0.921
6th Gear - 0.738
Reverse - 3.583
Final Drive - 4.765


also there was a little write up on exactly whats different:

2005 RSX Information

So your wondering whats so new and special about the 2005 RSX, or you just want to know what parts are currently available that will work. Well heres a short list of some of the major upgrades from 2004 to 2005:
-210 hp and 143ft/lb torque
-Better cams (PRC aka Type R)
-Redesigned Throttle Body
-8100 rpm redline (8400 fuel cutoff)
-New gauges
-better leather and new interior accents
-new headlights/taillights and bumpers
-new 17" wheels
-lower ride height (3mm)
-better header & exhaust systems
-inversely wound springs (suspension)
-better sway bar/tie bars
-and lots more


hope that clears it up alittle....i thought it was interesting that the 05's have a new engine code (k20z1) as opposed to the k20a2 in the earlier rsx-s

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i think thats why the 05s are a lot easier to make power than the previous models, cause the engine is a little bit more different. does that sound rite?

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FIRST STICKY.........i feel so special!!!........i think the 05's will see alittle bit of better gains on mods because of the type-r cams, and other little goodies that are different such as throttle body, intake and exhaust piping/tubing etc.......

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iono still, i've been hearing a lot of things that we dont exactly have the type-r cams, but im over it. its a lot easier to say that the 05s have the type-r cams and it makes me feel better about my car =D

-05 type-s
-pearl white
-50% in front 30% in the back (Charcoal tint)
-injen short ram
-spoon n1 axleback
-hks hipermaxx rs coilovers


i'll marry a girl who drives stick on the spot...given that they dont look like they've been beaten with an ugly stick =O...

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iono still, i've been hearing a lot of things that we dont have the exactly have the type-r cams, but im over it. its a lot easier to say that the 05s have the type-r cams and it makes me feel better about my car =D

me no speaky englishy! lol j/k
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oops =p i guess i was a little too tired

-05 type-s
-pearl white
-50% in front 30% in the back (Charcoal tint)
-injen short ram
-spoon n1 axleback
-hks hipermaxx rs coilovers


i'll marry a girl who drives stick on the spot...given that they dont look like they've been beaten with an ugly stick =O...
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all i want is to beat my friends 05 infiniti G35 with 285hp i need to gain about 50 more HP. that should do.
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lol, my best friend just got a g35. gluck trying to beat a car that has 285hp 270-something torque

-05 type-s
-pearl white
-50% in front 30% in the back (Charcoal tint)
-injen short ram
-spoon n1 axleback
-hks hipermaxx rs coilovers


i'll marry a girl who drives stick on the spot...given that they dont look like they've been beaten with an ugly stick =O...
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all i want is to beat my friends 05 infiniti G35 with 285hp i need to gain about 50 more HP. that should do.
Is it a manual? If so, it has 298 hp

You're going to need more than 50hp. He's gonna burn you off the line too with that massive VQ torque curve.

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we do have the type-r cams, to settle that dispute.......about the g35, you need about 50-60hp and about 110tq to be close to his output.....everyone always forgets about torque, its very very important in the world of powerbands and acceleration. So long story short, your going to need to do a massive all motor build up or forced induction.....id say about 5k would do the trick either way

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2005 RSX Type S (traded in)

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did you research it? cause there were some people on honda-tech that researched it and said that it was a little bit different from the type-r cams.

110 torque is hard to get...just tune it baby =P

-05 type-s
-pearl white
-50% in front 30% in the back (Charcoal tint)
-injen short ram
-spoon n1 axleback
-hks hipermaxx rs coilovers


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for those of u who care, i found the specs for both model years of the rsx-s....so here is to settle all disputes about whats changed.

2002-2004 Stock Specifications


Acura RSX Type S Stock Specifications
Engine Specifications - Aluminum Alloy 16-Valve, DOHC, i-VTEC
Engine Type - 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Size - 2.0L
HP (SAE Net) - 200 bhp @ 7400 rpm
Torque (SAE Net) - 142 lbs-ft @ 6000 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11:1
Redline - 7900 rpm
Fuel Injection - PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions - LEV-II
Transmission - 6 Speed Manual

Chassis Specifications
Body Type - Unit Body
Suspension Front - Control-link MacPherson strut
Suspension Rear - Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar - 23.0 mm tubular front/19.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type - Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle - 38.1ft curb to curb
Wheels - 16" x 6 1/2" JJ Alloy
Brakes - Four wheel disc, with ABS front and rear
Tires - P205/55 R16 89V All-Season radials

General Specifications
Fuel Mileage - 24mpg City / 31mpg Highway
Fuel Tank - 13.2 US Gallons
Fuel Type - Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Ground Clearance - 5.9 Inches
Weight Distribution - 61% Front / 39% Rear
Chassis Code - DC5
Engine Code - K20A2

Gear Ratios
1st Gear - 3.267
2nd Gear - 2.130
3rd Gear - 1.517
4th Gear - 1.417
5th Gear - 0.921
6th Gear - 0.738
Reverse - 3.583
Final Drive - 4.389
---------------------------------
Compared to the 05's

2005 Stock Specifications


Acura RSX Type S Stock Specifications
Engine Specifications - Aluminum Alloy 16-Valve, DOHC, i-VTEC
Engine Type - 2.0L Inline 4-cylinder
Engine Size - 2.0L
HP (SAE Net) - 210 bhp @ 7800 rpm
Torque (SAE Net) - 143 lbs-ft @ 7000 rpm
Compression Ratio - 11:1
Redline - 8100 rpm
Fuel Injection - PGM-FI Multi-Point Injection with AAI
Emissions - LEV-II
Transmission - 6 Speed Manual

Chassis Specifications
Body Type - Unit Body
Suspension Front - Control-link MacPherson strut
Suspension Rear - Double-wishbone
Stabilizer Bar - 26.5 mm tubular front/21.0 mm solid rear
Steering Type - Variable Power-Assist Rack-and-Pinion
Turning Circle - 38.1 ft curb to curb
Wheels - 17" x 7" aluminum alloy
Brakes - Four wheel disc, with ABS front and rear
Tires - P215/45R17 87V

General Specifications
Fuel Mileage - 23mpg City / 31mpg Highway
Fuel Tank - 13.2 US Gallons
Fuel Type - Premium unleaded 91 octane or higher
Ground Clearance - 5.7 Inches
Weight Distribution - 61% Front / 39% Rear
Curb Weight - 2840 lbs
Chassis Code - DC5
Engine Code - K20Z1

Gear Ratios
1st Gear - 3.267
2nd Gear - 2.130
3rd Gear - 1.517
4th Gear - 1.147
5th Gear - 0.921
6th Gear - 0.738
Reverse - 3.583
Final Drive - 4.765


also there was a little write up on exactly whats different:

2005 RSX Information

So your wondering whats so new and special about the 2005 RSX, or you just want to know what parts are currently available that will work. Well heres a short list of some of the major upgrades from 2004 to 2005:
-210 hp and 143ft/lb torque
-Better cams (PRC aka Type R)
-Redesigned Throttle Body
-8100 rpm redline (8400 fuel cutoff)
-New gauges
-better leather and new interior accents
-new headlights/taillights and bumpers
-new 17" wheels
-lower ride height (3mm)
-better header & exhaust systems
-inversely wound springs (suspension)
-better sway bar/tie bars
-and lots more


hope that clears it up alittle....i thought it was interesting that the 05's have a new engine code (k20z1) as opposed to the k20a2 in the earlier rsx-s
im from the club rsx forum and there are more suspension differences than just that. the dc5 (different from 05-06 rsx) has lightweight aluminum lower wishbones, (05-06 are steel), different hubs with bigger ball joints (05-06 are civic spec), wheel bearings, different track rods and also different ARB.

The rear is also different, smaller hubs and bigger callipers, the shocks are smaller and lighter also.

In easy to read words, all the running gear on the RSX is from the basic Civic suspension setup.
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Well, this was written way back when the redesign was fresh and nobody really had the chance to tear apart the 05-06 RSX (which is still chassis code DC5, BTW). The 02-04 RSX DC5 did not have aluminum lower control arms, otherwise I spent $400+ on DC5R lower control arms for my race car for nothing. The lower ball joints in the fronts are different from 02-04 US Spec, 05-06 US Spec/DC5R. Brakes for the most part are the same for the US spec RSX. The JDM DC5R uses brembo in the front, however I really haven't seen too much difference in the rear (looks like they still used 1 piston sliding; never got a chance to get my hands on a rear brake set to tear apart and measure everything).

A lot of the suspension and chassis items are similar to the Civic as they are somewhat cousins of each other and are built up off the same platform.
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