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Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cloverwood, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. cloverwood

    cloverwood Senior Member

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    okay i'm am still deciding what route i am going to go. I am going to be using this car to drive around and i do not have a problem with constantly taking care of my car i was just wondering which one is more reliable. I would like to run 12's in my hatch but something that is going to be reliable also but i do understand that shit is going to break if i'm racing so i'm ready for that. So what are my options i was thinking about the type r swap but some ppl are telling me to turbo and ls and i can get way more hp for less money. I just want to get some more peoples opinions and some facts before i make my decision
     
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    yes, you may get more power with the ls/turbo setup but then you sacrifice reliability for power. if you go the type r route... the route which i would go... you will have honda oem quality (whats better than that?) and a hellafast car... and then put some stage 2 cams, retainers, and springs and then you'll have a super fast car. BTW... what year hatch?
     
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    a boosted LS will give you more power per dollar than a NA ITR any day... if built and tuned right it can be very reliable and will see 12's easier ... the ITR is a road course / autoX engine not really a 1/4 mile engine... id say boost an LS if you want to drag with it
     
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    yes i wanted something really fun to drive but i was going to drag it of course and would like to see 12's. What mods would i need to do on the ITR to obtain enough hp to do this and also what would i need to do with the ls so it would be reliable??
     
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    it is a 96 dx hatch
     
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    some stage 2 cams, titanium reatiners, valve springs, and a 75 shot of zex nitrous with a 1 layer head gasket and you should see a high 12... and gutting your interior wouldnt be a bad idea to conserve some weight and definitely get some sticky tires... i'm not sure about the stock clutch... you might want to get a 6 puck... and i would put money that you would see a 12 with that setup...

    you would be at around 230 whp with that setup

    again, it all depends on the driver. that setup is WELL capable of a 12second 1/4 mile.
     
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    i thought putting n20 on a ITR was a bad idea because it is only an na engine???
     
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    only an na engine... unlike a turbo, n2o doesnt need lower compression the itr would be better than most engines for nitrous because of its compression #'s.. nitrous loves high comp. ratio's. as long as you have access to at least 93+ octane. the higher octane the better.
     
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    It would take more tuning to run N2O on an ITR engine, but you would see more power out of the setup because you started with more power. Personally I wouldn't use N2O on an R, if you are only drag racing just get the GSR with some R parts and N2O.
     
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