10 thoughts on “K-series OEM Axle Setup & Measurements

  1. i have a integ with a jdm b18c n with the jdm itr 5 lug conv and my driver side axle went what im askin is will the rsx type r fit into the half shaft?

  2. travis,
    I’m not sure if a K-series RSX-S axle will work w/your B-series. I would highly suggest using another B-series axle, or just rebuilt your JDM ITR axle (36mm outter hub nut).

  3. I originally had a K20A2 with the type s tranny and EKK1 mounts on my 2000 SI and I never had any axle problems at all. It turns out that I blew my K20 Type S and decided to go with a K24A2 (TSX Motor) with the EKK2 (Hasport) mounts so I had to swicth over to the EG subframe but my mechanic took it upon himself to install the EK lower control arms and tie rods on the car. When my car was supposedly fully done from the mechanic shop and paint shop I was a happy but my happiness only lasted 2 days.

    My RSX Base axles snapped out of the boot on the passenger side n I almost blew my motor because it hit my engine oil filter so imagine what a mess that was(WORD OF ADVISE IF YOUR AXLE BREAKS SHUT OFF YOUR CAR IMIDIATELY) , I was not a happy camper that night with a freshly painted blue 2000 honda civic SI with oil all over the place. I started doing some reading the next morning as to why this would happen and I read all kinds of stuff. My first thought was to replace the axle which I did the next day and pulling out of my driveway the new axle snapped out again which made me realize the axle was too short, then I did some more research and I needed the lower control arms and inner tie rods from EG which I replaced and then installed a second axle and it got me to the stop sign on my block and it snapped out of the boot again….. At this point I was furious and frustrated at the same time, and didnt know what to do. I did some interesting reading which was all on your post so I went to my local auto parts store last night and bought 2 new axles for a 2004 rsx base model axles since I dont have a 36MM hub on my US ITR 5 lug conversion and you recomended to switch the inners on the axles which I tried to do with my brand new axles once I took the boot clamps off and remove the inner joints it turns out that they were not interchangable because the shaft and the bearings were bigger on the driver side so once again I was dead in the water…..

    Here is the problem I have with my options.
    1. buying hasport axles for $350 / these axles only hold 200HP and thats not gonna cut it on my K24.
    2. buying 36MM hubs for $300.00 plus I would have to buy 2 axles and its required to swap the axle inner joints and god only knows if they are interchangable n I dont wanna go through it again……

    I find it hard to believe that I'm the only person having this issue, a friend of mine had a EK hatch with my same exact k24 setup and he was using ep3 axles and he never broke an axle. The whole mystery here is why did I drive the car for two days after I got it out of the shop and now its snapping the axle right out by pulling it out of my driveway.


  4. Hey guys, just wondering I have the shuddering problem as well.  Does hasport axles eliminate that or have some kind of vibration damper?  I'm sick of these napa remans…

  5. I know of people who are K swapped that are running their stock B series axles temporarily without problems, some ive heard the axles have popped out and some say no issues. im just opposite of that. i have a B series motor in my integra and i have 36mm hubs. Can I run RSX type S axles in my car?

  6. Hello FFS-Tech/Katman, I'm dong a Type R 5 Lug Conversion and debating of which size mm axle nut conversion to use on my 93 Civic DX Hatch.  I have a K20Z1 swap with Hasport mounts, and currently using oem 32mm RSX base model axles which fits perfectly fine and drives good.  Though, I was wondering if I would have any issues running the JDM Type R 36mm conversion? Or should I just stick to the 32mm 5 lug conversion?
    Anyhow, this is what I've concluded, let me know if I'm correct? 
    1) If I go with 36mm Type R 5 Lug conversion, then I would have to use RSX Type S/R 36mm axles? 
    2) If I go with 32mm Type R 5 Lug conversion, then I can use my current (32mm RSX Base Model) axles? 
    The whole point of this topic, is to stay on a budget and not buy any extra parts that I don't need; like the axles, etc. 

  7. So I have a 2000 Acura Integra with a k20 swap, with 36mm 5lug hub from a crv. Close to two years now I've been running with stock RSX type S axles with no problem at all. I started getting vibration issues whenever I'd hit gears hard. It sounded like a buzzing noise. I thought maybe the motor was just vibrating up on the hood. I searched up and down for the source of the noise and could not figure it out. Checked the mounts and the suspension and everything was tight.
    So I put the car back on the ground and took it out for a test drive. I was at a light with no one around at 10:30 at night and decided to rev it up and launched at 4k. The axle broke immediately. I swapped my OEM one for one at auto zone, and didn't even make it out of my driveway before that one broke. I had an old B series axle with the outer swapped for a 36mm and that broke on me before getting out of my garage..
    according to your article, my setup should be plug-n-play with type-S axles. But everyone that broke so for has broken on the inbd passenger boot. I'm stumped. Is it the incorrect length axles that I have? My tranny took a dump? I don't know what to think.
    Hopefully you have an answer for me Katman! 

  8. Sorry for the late late laaaaaate reply. Which axle side kept breakin on you (passenger?). The proper axle combo for 36mm 5 lug is running a Type-S driver side and 06-11 Civic Si passenger side.

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