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New Tranny

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by jamesA, Dec 23, 2003.

  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Most people do this the other way around I think...swapping engines and not trannys. But I want to keep my B16 and get a new tranny. The B16 tranny I have grinds too fucking much and is sometimes hard to get into gear. I think the previous owner abused the fuck out of it...but sometimes I do too... :ph34r:

    Anyway, I dont street race and I don't go to the track. For now I doubt I will do anything to the engine. So, my question is which tranny would be better for gas mileage (even though I'm getting no lower than 24 mpg now)? LS or GSR?

    Isn't the GSR transmission is geared like a Type R for gears 1 and 2, but has the gearing of the LS for gears 3-5?
     
  2. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Oh, to add...would Ebay be the way to get a slightly used LS/GSR transmission and how much am I looking at to buy one?
     
  3. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if you want higher gas milage get the LS tranny
    the GSR is good too though

    perhaps a GSR tranny with an LS 5th gear (still fun but a nice long gear for highway cruising)
     
  4. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    I take this more or less as one vote for the LS. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sergey P.A.

    Sergey P.A. Senior Member

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    I am with E SolSi...

    LS for gas milege.....

    GSR = fun...

    GSR is different than Type R,

    the closest Type R is the B16a3 (del sol SI)......

    but it has different final drive.....

    .......

    no don't buy stuff are the ebay, jest get one from somebody you know or a junk yard,

    I have a friend who sels stuff on ebay, and his stuff is expensive,

    when I want to buy something from him he is like I can sell this thing on the ebay for $80 you can have it for $40,

    so jest look around.....
     
  6. 92civicb18b1

    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    yep, id go with the LS, its not all that bad. Or you can do what Sol said and gsr with LS 5th.

    I think im gettin around 30 mpg with my Ls. but thats runnin it while it was on 2 cylinders (for like 1/2 mile and 5 mins) and just tryin to figure problems out.
     
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    I have a gsr tranny and it isn't too bad for highway traveling. I have takin my car on a few trips that ranged 9-16 hours and still got about 30 mpg.
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    if you can get a Jspec ITR tranny, I would go with that.
     
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    if i had to pick a gsr or ls tranny i would go with the gsr . i've had the gsr tranny and the b16 tranny. if you have the power to make up for the shorter gears b16 tranny is the shit and plus the b16 tranny is the same set up for the type r most people thinks it's the gsr but it's not. say but i have all these tranny' i take $300 for the ls and $375 for the gsr $400 b16 tranny
     
  10. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    he wants something that will be good for fuel economy
    i can speak from first hand experience the JDM ITR tranny is NOT good for fuel economy
     
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    JDMilan Senior Member

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    how much better does he want, after all it's a honda - they get great fuel economy.
     
  12. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    well I get 24 mpg right now, but 30 would be even better while still having 8000 rpm and 160 hp.
     
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    civicious FüK-VTEC VIP

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    definitely LS. you can pick a fairly new one for like 400 bucks or so. i paid $300 for a 98 that had 61k on it (checked the gauge cluster...yeeeah!) at Capital City Imports in Austin.


    too bad my fuckin car still doesnt run.
     
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