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LS BOOST OR GSR NA

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Jazzy19, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Jazzy19

    Jazzy19 Senior Member

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    Hey guys, I am thinking of getting a 97 LS and boosting it or 97 GSR and keep it NA??? What would be a better option to go with if your a daily driver but want to put some power down on the track?? My budget depends on how much i can find either of the two cars (im thinking of buying the car not the engine). How much $$$$$ would it cost to make about 200+hp with both options.(TURBO OR NA) What pros and cons could i expect from both options???? ANY OPINIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPREICATED!!!!!


    THANKS,
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    there's tons of factors to weigh in this. both are easily capable of putting down 200+ with about 3k worth of parts.

    A basic turbo kit is 3k, and should put the ls right around 200
    going all motor is expensive- cams, headwork, and so on add up fast, and offer minimal gains per part...

    on both though, you're going to want to improve other aspects of the car beside the power adders- intake, exhaust, header if all motor, and wheels tires and suspension should NOT be overlooked.

    a GSR will cost more than a comparable LS intial cost of car
    a GSR will cost more to insure each month

    you mention track- if you mean drag, I say go LS. if you mean road course or autox, go with the gsr and go NA. a lot of leagues don't allow turbo cars, and autox will put you in a stupid impossible class with a turbo car

    If i had to choose, i'd get the LS, boost it... and later on down the road if i wasn't satisfied- i could upgrade internals, run more boost, run better fuel management and do a vtec head swap if i wanted.

    with the gsr, once you go high compression pistons and all motor cams, you're pretty much at your limit- before you go into totally re-doing the block.
     
  3. Jazzy19

    Jazzy19 Senior Member

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    thanks ALOT.......Now i could start searching for a LS cuz me EG is dead!!!!!! so i guess the LS/boost is the way too go then!!!!...looks a bit more promising!!!!!.... How much boost can i run with the stock internals???
     
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    8 or 9 with the right tuning (hondata) that is what is said all over the internet to be safe but you could run more.
     
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    yea i agree...but ive seen 16 pounds out of a SC34 tuned w/ hondata on factory block....
     
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    for the 324234234525th time, boost is relative.
     
  7. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    All motor is the expensive way to go SLOW. I have an LS Integra and I have been told time and time again to BOOST. I think you should boost, but then again I don't know too much I just ask smart people like pissedoffsol.
     
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    </leghump>

    :lol:
     
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    Thats why i stated what kind of turbo he was running :eek:
     
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    N/A slow huh??... :blink: ok Johnathen I see how it is :p :moon:
     
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    I think im gonna head for the boost when i find that teg!!!! Thanks for the help....ne more advice would be also great!!!!!!!!!
     
  12. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Let me restate my last comment. All motor is an expensive way to go fast, unless you have Caneks car who blew the doors off of a Camaro SS. Boost I believe should give you more power for the buck. But there are NA cars out there that are quicker than hell for example dvs preludes hatch or 2litreEG's hatch.
     
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    2 litre EG Senior Member

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    my car is slow lol... im completely unhappy with my results thus far... but this season should show some improvement

    B)


    as for an LS/T set up, its a good way to go... but it all depends on you. dont let anyone discourage what you would like to do with your car. i mean ok if your completely torn with which way you should go then follow the advice and WEIGH THINGS OUT before doing anything drastic

    a friend of mine did an LS/t set up and is still one of the fastest daily driven cars i have ever seen with that set up



    :)
     
  14. JDMilan

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    wtf............2liter barely beat my time......LOL



    but his trap was much much higher :ph34r:
     
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    Well your just blowing everyone aren't you? :ghey:
    HAHA


    turbo
    :thumbsup:
     
  16. integraslut78

    integraslut78 Stylus DJ Extraordinaire

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    Taylor - :gayflag:

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    Very funny Taylor. We all know who LOVES IT
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    2litereg's type r suspension is holding him back big time. that shit is heavy.
     
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    2 litre EG Senior Member

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    exactly!! lol i found a buyer for the suspension already but im still debating if i wanna sell it cause then i have to buy new slicks and shiet hmph

    oh wells... hell i might just go turbo for the fuck of it *shrugs*

    B)
     
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    DO ITdon't be a pussy
     
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    Turbo is where the power's at
    but N/A is where the pride is at.
     
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