1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

b18 help

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by civicboy1, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    if the ls vtec is such a badass build then why dont you hear about them more often. i guess i wanna know because i have a 97 teg ls and dont know if i should make it ls vtec or just get a swap
     
  2. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Location:
    Omaha
    They are badass when built correctly. Throwing a vtec head on a stock ls block like you have isnt going to be shit. But if you are willing to buy rods, pistons, and a vtec transmission also you could make it fairly quick.
     
  3. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    yes i agree and i have been researchin these monsters for quite a while now. another question im in the process of choosing a head and dont kwow if it should be gsr, b16, b20, or an itr head. i want the best compression for the price and i also plan on turboing sooner or later. and i know compression isnt just the head its everything in your engine. i was thinking p73 or itr pistons
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2007
  4. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    would anybody have any ideas on how i could get the most hp all motor out of a ls/vtec
     
  5. jimboburgess

    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

    Messages:
    1,341
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    May 7, 2005
    Location:
    nyc
    high compression pistons
    sturdy rods
    a nice flowing head best would be ITR or CTR, then GSR, then B16
    headers and exhaust.
    basically you want lots of air to fly in to the engine and then get squished down explode and then get the heck out of there as (quickly) as possible.

    spend some money on aftermarket pistons and cams and you'll be ballin'
     
  6. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    would ctr pistons work with a b16a2 head and crt cams with a new valve job and then maybe ctr cam gears and timing belt n ctr pulley systom and transmission
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2007
  7. JDM jake

    JDM jake New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Location:
    boston
    Just swap it an go GSR
     
  8. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

    Messages:
    11,939
    Likes Received:
    1,058
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Location:
    Washington State
    no, no, no. you will spend at least $2k on a gsr swap. for that amount you could turbo the ls, which is what i suggest.
    a vtec head will basically give you a gsr only with a little more power. i don't know what the hell a vtec transmission is though.

    if you want to keep it all motor, check this link out. i would really suggest this if you dont' want to go turbo.

    http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-articles/building-ls-all-motor-monster-31401/
     
  9. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Location:
    Omaha
    By vtec transmission I mean one out of a si, gsr, or type R "DUH" A ls transmission has shitty gearing for an all motor setup!
     
  10. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    that sounds good but i really want vtec. and i only have an ls block but i found a b16 with tranny and all sensors for $500 and everyone has a b16 thats why i wanted a frankenstein just to be original and still get more power
     
  11. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Location:
    NW Indiana
    lol you still wont be original...but you'll be in a smaller group.

    i know you want vtec, and you want more power. get some toda vtec killers and forever hear it scream lol. no variable lift, but agressive as hell!
     
  12. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

    Messages:
    11,939
    Likes Received:
    1,058
    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2003
    Location:
    Washington State
    you didn't read that thread did you. those cams make it like it has vtec all the time. and who cares if you have vtec? the money you spend on a vtec head could be invested in building your motor and it will be faster than the ls/vtec.
     
  13. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

    Messages:
    2,762
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Location:
    NW Indiana
    lol i know that's what i'm sayin. put the vtec killers in the ls motor (granted, i didnt go look if they make them for that head), then he'd have lift higher than vtec anyway, eliminating the need for it's "power". but it would be super agressive at all times. it was kinda more a joke, not daily driver friendly whatsoever, but possible (if they fit)
     
  14. boostin4fun

    boostin4fun Boosted ls/vtec ohh yeah!

    Messages:
    861
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2006
    Location:
    Omaha
    You can improve the ls head with upgrading the valvetrain, but it will never compare to the vtec head when it comes to flow characteristics and potential power gains. If you want to do the ls/vtec get a b16 swap and sell the shortblock. Just keep the head and the transmission.
     
  15. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    i know wat i want i already have had my block bored, sleeved, tapped for oil, and reassembled for the most part i just want to kno if my set up will work

    Junior Member

    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Posts: 15
    Rep Power: 0 [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    would ctr pistons work with a b16a2 head and crt cams with a new valve job and then maybe ctr cam gears and timing belt n ctr pulley systom and transmission
    Last edited by civicboy1 : 05-05-2007 at 02:15 PM.

    i prolly wont go with the ctr pistons because of compression boost ratios
     
  16. civicboy1

    civicboy1 New Member

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2006
    i could still use a lil help if anyone has any input
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page