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What to swap into a 94 integra ls?

Discussion in 'HYBRID -> EG-EK / DC' started by crombie09, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. crombie09

    crombie09 Member

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    I am thinking of picking up a 94 integra ls. The car is mint and has all service records done to the car. It has 125k on it and is an auto :angry: . Its an ls so it just has a non vtec b18 motor in it.

    What do you guys recommend doing to this car if I get it? Should I just throw on a vtec head? Or swap in another motor? Dont want to spend too much here. -Any ideas or links would be awesome.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    first thing i would do is sell it and buy another car with a manual trans
    but aside from that
    id turbo it
    fuck swapping in another engine... the B18B1 has plenty of potential
    fuck VTEC... throw on a turbo and youll be faster than pretty much any NA VTEC car you come up against
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    :werd: on the manual

    :werd: on the turbo

    Or... you could swap on a gsr head and then turbo it VTEC + turbo= fast
     
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    Well Im actually getting the car in a trade, so it an auto.

    The only vtec head is a GSR, correct? I think Ive seen those GSR heads go for a lot, somewhere around $500, if thats about what they cost then I might as well make a homemade turbo kit. Is a turbo cool with an auto though?
     
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    dohc vtec is on the b16a2 Si, b18c1 GSR and b18c5 ITR... probably among other motors.
     
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    Cool thanks- Do you know by chance what hp that ls b18 engine makes? I searched for it but cant find it?

    Also whats a safe psi to run on that engine with out taking it apart and adding forged internals or blowing it? I was thinking 5psi?
     
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    the heads from the B16, B18C1, B18C5 (USDM or any other *DM) are all VTEC and will work on the B18B

    if $500 is too much to spend though, i am going to have to STRONGLY suggest against modifying your car at all
    this is in absolutly no way a cheap or inexpensive hobby
     
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    The 94 LS B18B1 makes 142 hp@6300 & 127ft lbs @5200 stock

    5 psi would be safe, you might even be able to run 7 or 8 psi on it as long as you get the proper fuel management and tune the fuck out of it.
     
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    I know its not cheap bro- this is what I meant, to do the swap I'll need a head (estimate $500? not sure) and a head gasket set, timing belt and misc other items, right? How much power does adding a vtec head make? Not too much, correct? All I was saying is I might as well just piece together a turbo kit for a little more and get more power.
     
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    my boy turboed his b18b and all he did was upgrade the clucth and threw in a warlboro 255 lph pump.. and ran 8psi for months before he sold the car and never had a problem..he even ran the boost to 11psi once but the clutch would hold engine ran fine.
     
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    to answer the question about the ls/vtec swap i have seen them range anywhere from 170 - 210 hp with just swapping the head... it has alot of variable for the different power ranges.
     
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    I can go from 142 hp to 170-210 by just swapping the head?
     
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    the horsepower difference between a GSR and a LS is about 25-30 hp...so there ya go.
     
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    there is a lot more to it than simply switching the head .... go read up in the articles section
     
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    yeah i forgot to mention that...Its not easy
     
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    Can you post a link? I cant find it?
     
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