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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by slopoke, Jun 10, 2003.

  1. slopoke

    slopoke Member

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    Making a complete 180. Was going to boost the hell out of my wife EG with LS swap and strip it down, But I was informed that it was HER CAR and not mine. She still wants more power out of the LS motor. I am putting Crower Billit Rods, JE pistons and a cylinder brace. Here is my delima Do I go with a VTEC, or a GUDE head package? Ive heard good and bad about Gude but they are claiming 55 WHP.But if tere is a better way to go than I am open to anything.Want to keep it NA. Also Buying another eg to do it my way.
     
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    Moving to anywhere except Anything Goes....
     
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    Sorry about the post. wasnt thinking. thanks for moving it where it belongs
     
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    i have not heard much good about gude, if i were you i would go with a vtec head and some itr cams...
     
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    I have heard that gude blows, this again isn't from my experience but from others shit I have read. I don't know of too many people that go to them for aftermarket support, they claim like 50hp from their complete head package on SOHC's.


    Milan
     
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    If I go VTEC should I go with the gsr or the b16. Will the itr cams work on the b16 head or will I have to go with the ctr. I still have alot to learn so please bare with me. If I go vtec can I rechip the ecu or replace it with the gsr ecu
     
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    the b16 heads are usually easier to find and cheaper, get one of those. read the FAQ or article (forget which) on this site that goes over the LS/VTEC. itr cams will work in a b16 head, the ctr intake cam is slightly more aggressive (by 3 degrees) over the ITR, infact, any B-series vtec cam will work in a b16 head. as far as the ecu, what car is this for? only use a gsr ecu if you get a gsr head/intake manifold.
     
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    Yes, i agree, i havent heard anything "good" about Gude. IMHO i would go vtec on that sucker, but first you must build up the bottom end w/ the regular goodies. Do a search for any references in this site, there a great thread about LS/VTEC and what you need for a built setup to withstand VTEC, good luck!
     
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    ouch, that sucks. gude has always been known to be crap. looks like they should have used some loctite on that throttle plate screw.. :(
     
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    Basically Gude is no Gude. Scratch that off my list
     
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    yeah man, they suck. they have about as good a rep as anna nicole smith
     
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