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gsr tranny vs b16 tranny

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by viejo, May 9, 2010.

  1. viejo

    viejo New Member

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    im putting a b18b1 in 97 civc, i would like to know which tranny would be better, and also would like to know what there better for. Advice will be appreciated!
     
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    FLounder power hungry VIP

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    if you do a lot of hwy driving, get the GSR transmission. the slightly higher gear ratio in the upper gears is nice. other than high cruising rpms the b16a trans is great for a sub 200whp setup. the short gears will wake it up. dont get me wrong though, the GSR trans has noticeably shorter gears than a LS tranny and will work great too.
     
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    nicefighter80 New Member

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    b16 trans is geared higher, I run a b16 trans and at 65-70 mph im at 4000k rpm in 5th
     
  4. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

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    b16 = faster acceleration, weaker diff, good for drag/race, will use more gas and ware at highway speeds due to elevated 5th gear rpms
    gsr = slightly slower acceleration due to longer gears, better daily driver, strong diff center


    Daily driver with highway commuting, i'd go for the gsr
    pleasure car only, b16

    either way, try to get an LSD in either :) 2wd > 1wd
     
  5. 34diesel34

    34diesel34 Import Tuner

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    B16 tranny gears are short as hell. Im on the express way on the way to work and 5th gear in my B16 crx feels like 3rd gear on my accord and it's at 43-4500 rpm.
     
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    Here's another data point:

    My GSR trans runs around 4k rpm at 80.
     
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    34diesel34 Import Tuner

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    B16 is at 4500rpm at 80mph in 5th gear:mellow:
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    its actually 4400 rpm
     
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    I have a B18B, I just put in a B16 trans but I installed an LS 5th gear! To me, that's the winning combo!!
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    ^^^ my plan when I rebuild my trans....I hate the B16 5th gear
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    i had the same plan years ago.. never did it though.. b16 gears w/ ls 5th for freeway driving FTW!
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    The gear isn't that expensive either...just a matter of cracking that case open and changing it out (which is the scary part too lmao)
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    exact reason i never did it.. and i'm not payin anyone to do it.. lol
     
  14. Magana559

    Magana559 The Warden

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    b16 trans is great for acceleration, but sucks on freeway.
     
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    where to find b18 ls gsr or type r tranny?
     
  16. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    classifieds sections on forums like this one
    engine importer sites sometimes have them
    local junkyards
    ebay
    craigslist
     
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    I like my LS S80 trans, gears are not to long at all. The GSR trans is the best for a street car IMO. Has slightly shorter 2nd and 3rd than the LS 1st 4th and 5th gears are the same. I cant really tell the difference in gearing from my LS and a 00 GSR I work on. For racing the ITR trans is by far the best. Stronger dual syncros, short gearing, LDS.
     
  18. lostsoulzprophet

    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    heres my stand point i have a b18b with a b16 trans. town driving its great on the acc highway like they say 4k rpm at 70 not great on gas.
     
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