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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by kimchimik, Oct 12, 2002.

  1. kimchimik

    kimchimik Member

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    well i'm planning on donig a LS/Vtec conversion on my 98 integra and i'm trying to go for a sleeper effect on my car as much as i can, what i want to do is put my B18B valve cover that doesn't say "DOHC VTEC" on in place of the one iwill be getting with my B16 headswap, i was wondering if they are interchangeable, i know most things on the B series motors are but a friend was telling me they weren't.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    just get a black dohc one instead of a red type R or a fake MUGEN one off ebay. People still want to admire your car alittle bit and remember power does not = rice
     
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    im with your friend, i dont think they are interchangeable
     
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    ls valve covers are not compatible. if you compare the two you'll see that there isn't enough room for the rocker arms during vtec.
     
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    damn gotta find some other way to hide the vtec then
     
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    grind it off??? :blink: :rolleyes:
     
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    yeah that was the alternative but it doesn't have the same look of the dohc non-vtec valve cover, which is the stock look but oh well i'll just have to live with the vtec valve cover :rolleyes:
     
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    one thing is dont put the spark plug wire cover one (the little silver thing in the middle) that makes it look like a ls cover then grind the dohc vtec off then get black paint to cover it
     
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    that would work huh? nice thanks :lol:
     
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    it would have to get powder coated to look right or else you will have a nice obvious flat spot where it was grinded. everyone will be like "what did you grind the VTEC off for?"
     
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    One way or another, someone who knows will know what they are looking at if you do grind off the vtec and leave the wire cover off. If you want a sleeper, go for the STOCK look with the hub caps and stock suspension..... yeah....
     
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    well my year integra comes with alloy rims, which i am sticking with and around here in southern california i always get a bunch of people asking me why my integra is so high off the ground, i guess everybody here lowers their intergras that it's become so common place around here i was going to do a 2" drop on it anyways just so i can get less body roll and get rid of the wheel well gap
     
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    deffinately lower it. there are alot of advantages of dropping it! the only advantage you have by keeping it stock is the sleeper look. i would drop it!
     
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    i'm definately doing it, i'm just kinda bummed that i my b18b valve cover won't fit the dohc vtec heads but oh well i don't wanna make it look like i'm trying too hard for the sleeper look
     
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    just dont pop your hood 4 people. and keep your mouth shut about the swap!
     
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