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Which head is better for a LS/Vtec swap?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by rlmotors, Sep 25, 2006.

  1. rlmotors

    rlmotors Junior Member

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    I have a 96 integra LS that I built to race circle track at my local speedway. I was wonder if the b16 head or the b18 head was any better than the other? I have been told that the b16 flowed better and had more compression? Also can I make my LS distribortor work if I cut one of the ears off of the distribotor? What kind of computer would I need? I dont know a whole lot about acura and honda, just know that the way to go if I want to win races. Thanks
     
  2. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    gsr haeds have more compression
    b16 heads flow better stock
    vtec heads out flow non vtec heads stock for stock.
     
  3. rlmotors

    rlmotors Junior Member

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    Help

    Thanks anybody else have anything
     
  4. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    he's right. there isn't much more about it. if you need more information, then you need to elaborate on what you are looking for.
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    if you wanna know the differences between the two, you can go to ZealAutowerks - Honda Compression Calculator and check out what the compression will be with the different heads. keep in mind that the b16 will out flow the gsr stock for stock.
     
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    rlmotors Junior Member

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    How about the distribotor can you make a LS distribortor work if you cut off one of the ears and only use two of the bolts? If so is the spark any diffrent?
     
  7. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    You can make it work, but you'll have absolutely no room to adjust ignition advance. I'd just go get a distributor off a b16 or gsr, and save yourself the hassle.
    Another note: the GSR (b18c1) head will provide a much better starting point if you plan to modify the head at all. It is a much higher quality cast, the ports have better flow angles, and the chamber will give you more compression. But b16 is the way to go if you are on a budget.

    Some advice - these questions have been asked and answered several times. Sometimes searching will give you faster results.
     
  8. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    my vote goes to gsr head.
     
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