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LS VTEC advice NOOB

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by allstarr7, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. allstarr7

    allstarr7 New Member

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    just picked up an integra with ls vtec
    stock internals on the b18b block
    and stock internals on b16 head
    all stock
    i want to build a quick/reliable motor
    for those firmilar with ls vtec
    how reliable is ls vtec turbo?
    or would i be better goin allmotor?:huh:

    any knowledge will help
    thanks
     
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    LifeSucks88 New Member

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    http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-articles/build-reliable-ls-vtec-85477/
     
  3. allstarr7

    allstarr7 New Member

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    Iv read that numerous times
    Still doesn't answer my question
    How reliable is ls vtec turbo
    Or would I be
    Better going all motor
     
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    eg'sforlife New Member

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    it all depend on how its built what kinda of turbo/kit you use there are many factors that come into play. If its put together right then its just as good or better then a stock motor but again its how much effort is put into doing things correctly. But there is no definite answer because it can go either way
     
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    understood
    dont plan on cutting any corners
    it wont be done until its done right
    in no rush
    obviously internal work is needed on the block
    what about the head? anny suggestion to get around maybe 350 400+hp
    still daily driven?
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    "i'm not taking corners" all sounds good when saying or typing it.

    It's a different story when you are low on cash and get desperate.

    The lsvtec will be reliable as long as you beef up the important stuff.

    if you want to freshen it up and add power i suggest...

    arp rod bolts
    B16 pistons (rais compression)
    gsr or type R cams
    upgrade springs and retainers

    Important! use new type R or B16 oil and water pumps.
    TUNE TUNE TUNE!

    you have to make sure the block can handle the high revs

    anything beyond that and you may as well buy a vtec block and work from there.

    good luck!
     
  7. allstarr7

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    im sure ill be low on cash
    but not desperate to mess shit up
    i think im gonna go with a lsvtec turbo set up
    iv found a few builds stock crank eagle rods cp pistons but around what compression ratio would i want?
    and headwork if im gonna turbo?
     
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    Don't forget Rods to arp rod bolts are not enough if you want to rev over 8200Rpm
     
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    If your not happy with the advice that has been giving to you then look elsewhere for your answer:cool:
     
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    as for compression ratio i would go around 9:1, or lower, but it kinda depends on how much boost your gonna run the lower the comp ration the more boost you can safely run
     
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    intenseneal New Member

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    You can have a 300hp reliable LS Vtec on a stock B18b bottom end. First find a turbo system that will perform to your needs. Upgrade fuel system to 250LPH fuel pump and 550cc injectors, the rest of the stock fuel system is good to past 500hp. Get a Hondata S100 or S300 had have it tuned on the highest octane gas you can get at the pumps. Good to do upgrades of any LS Vtec are GRS water pump and timing belt however the LS one work just fine. For the turbo a larger radiator is a good idea but not a must. The power and reliability for a stock turbo motor is in the tune. You can spen big $$ to build your bottom end for strength but the wrong tune will destroy all those nice $$ parts.
     
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