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ls/vtec

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by 1996gsr, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. 1996gsr

    1996gsr New Member

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    I have a 96 GSR (b18c1) running 8psi of boost. One of the pistons melted down and ruined the block. I am thinking about building a ls/vtec engine (b18b1 block, b18c1 head). My question is will my ecu (with hondata s100) and wiring harness hook up to the hybrid engine?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    Watch ls v tec . If your gonna do it then do it correct. they are not to reliable at hard use or at hi rpm's . Unless you build the block up . Ls bottom ends are not balanced like gsr or b16 so they can't rev as hi . Just a thought. take your time and do it correct and it wil be so much nicer.
     
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    I am also thinking about using a jdm b16 block with the b18 head. Which one would be best for running my turbo set up the ls/vtec or the b16/b18? Also will the b16/b18 work in my 96 gsr and mantain the factory ecu, wiring harness, and trans.? I am new to Hondas so I need all the help I can get.
     
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    civichatch1988 Ef hatch

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    just get a gsr block doesn't look like you wanna take the time and do things right so just get the gsr block spend a little more and be fine don't do anything stupid an blow your car up
     
  6. lostsoulzprophet

    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    ok from what ive learned from people on here and friends dont do the ls vtec unless u plan on building the block.if you dont kiss the block good bye if u decide to drive fun for a while lol. if you dont want to do the expence of bulding it just get another gsr block and swap over. =) less work cost a lil less. and you wont loose nothing.
     
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    The reason I was asking about the ls/vtec and the b16/b18 setups was because I know where I can get either bottom end complete for little of nothing. I thought the gsr block was shot but I talked to a guy that owns a machine and he said I could bore the block .030 over and remove any damage. So I think I'll go that route and just do a complete rebuild. Thanks for all the input so far and if anyone has anymore input throw it at me.
     
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