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Need some LS-VTEC info...

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by shorelovr202, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. shorelovr202

    shorelovr202 Integra Guy

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    I'm about to start my first ever LS-Vtec build. First Honda, first everything... very new to it all. I have a 94' Integra LS with a b18b1 obd1 engine. I have been doing assloads of research, but still have a few simple questions that need answered. Can I use a B16A head for this set-up and what type of ecu must I use? Also, I have read the "How to make a reliable LS/Vtec" article till I was blue in the face. Where can I find an OEM head gasket, how much is it, and which one must I use if I use this head? Is there a better gasket to be had? Down the road, this engine will be boosted with a turbonetics T3/T4 hybrid turbo kit. What pistons should I use for this since I am boosting down the road?, obviously I don't wanna go to high. Do I need a chipped ECU way before the turbo?, the turbo won't come for at least another year. Also, since I'll be driving N/A for a while, should I upgrade the injecters, fuel rail, or anything else with the furl system? Any other advice would be welcomed.
     
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    that is one huge paragraph. have you really done an "assload" of research? what kind of head do you need to do an ls/vtec?

    where do you think would be the best place to get an OEM headgasket? really now. where would you get OEM parts? wait, do you know what OEM means?
     
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    shorelovr202 Integra Guy

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    already found the gasket... I was pricing everything else and just being lazy. feel free to answer the other questions. What research? are you serious? as someone new to this shit, i think knowing what parts work with what set-up is alot of research, wouldn't you think? if I'm gonna run boost, aren't there certain things that really need looked at?
     
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    shorelovr202 Integra Guy

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    I'm starting to wonder why anyone even bothers to build one of these engines. Unless you buy everything used for a hell of a deal and do the headwork yourself, own a machine shop, and have an assload of time, its the only way to do it and make out. Why not buy a type-r engine and add a few things like cams... even if you boost it, change a few internals or tune the hell out of it with low boost and be done... it seems like you'd get more of a value. My parts list already has a $6400 tag on it, without the goddamn turbo!... and thats without the tranny upgrade from an LS. At least if I bought a type-r engine swap, or even a gsr swap , the tranny would come with it for about 4500 or less for a gsr swap, with factory reliability... not guess and hope you tuned it right or picked a shop that knows what the hell they are doing. I thought the whole idea of this set-up was saving money?
     
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    Certain things do need to be looked at. This is a turbo LS/V, theres a few around. Just read through some threads and youll find the answers you need.
     
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    you just answered your own question. I personally wouldn't build one. i would just do a turbo ls and call it a day. put an itr tranny on it and you have a great setup for under $3000.
     
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    shorelovr202 Integra Guy

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    yeah, i was just hoping maybe I was crazy and there was some great reason why people build these things. Don't get me wrong, my price tag did include the best of all new parts, but I just want a fast street car... my tires don't need to melt off in a day or week. I've considered just boosting my LS. I've got 130,000 miles on the engine. Do I need to hone and sleeve it, or can I get away with running 7 or 8 boost with some crower 403s or something of the same? new valvetrain? fuel system?
     
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    What kinda power are you lookin to make?
     
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    the amount of psi is relevant to your tune. with a good tune, you can run maybe 14-20psi, depending on the turbo,and do it safely. you can run 8psi with a shitty tune and have it blow.
     
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    I Would keep The LS And Add LSD when your boosting high you lose traction on lower geared trannys.

    At mid boost i was taring the tires off at 90 mph.....big smile on my face but not good for times.
     
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