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Who has used a LS tranny with a B16?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by JohnnyWash1, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. JohnnyWash1

    JohnnyWash1 Junior Member

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    I have the opportunity to get a clean LS tranny for $300 from the same person who is offering me a b16. He claims the LS lets him hit higher speeds (I doubt the B16 has the pull to take advantage of the tranny) and that finding a B16 hydro is hard and very expensive. Is he full of it?
     
  2. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    The B16A does indeed have the pull to max out the LS tranny. Mine hits 140mph on a Y21 and doesn't feel strained. Of course rim wheel size is going to effect it too.


    But your bottom end is going to suffer, not too bad in a daily driver sense, but if you like to get on it, you'd definitely be happier with a B16A/CTR/ITR tranny.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    it will work fine, and be perfectly streetable... you'll just end up about 3-4 thenths slower in the quater, but get slightly better gas mileage on the highway...
     
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    In my opinion, its a complete waste of a good b16. The b16 doesn't have much torque, so it needs that super short gearing to give it good acceleration. Why buy a performance engine, and then put a shitty tranny on it? Just doesn't make sense.
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    i dont know about all of that.
    I have a ys1 tranny on my b16a3 and it seems to have good acceleration.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    the CABLE LS tranny is MUCH shorter than the HYDRO LS tranny...
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    ah, I did not know that. thanks B :p
     
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    I agree, which is why I'm asking. I am basically getting a good deal, I think, so I was hoping it would tide me over until later in the summer when I could afford a different tranny. How much do B16 trannys go for?
     
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    for 300 bucks to hold you over, i say go for it, and save for an ITR :)
     
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    I also have the opportunity to get a Si tranny from a '99 with only 51K on it for $850 shipped. Is this a good deal?
     
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    not really... they go for about 600-ish... i dont think it costs 250 to ship one
     
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    Thank you, I'll counter offer.
     
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    It costs like $60 to ship a transmission. I've shipped 3 in the past few years....


    I wouldn't pay more than $650 SHIPPED for an Si tranny. Mainly because it's from a 99-00 USDM Si, which is almost a GUARANTEE that it's been ragged on.
     
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    i agree, get the tranny and save for a better one, you'll be fine with acceleration and power, the motor can handle it.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Three hunderd bucks is cheap for a tranny, my brother paid $800 for one for a fuckin' Bronco II.
     
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    yes honda trannys are cheap! unless your looking in the wrong places-= 650 shipped is good for si or gsr- my friend paul has on up here in mn for 400 but it pops outta 5th occasionally
     
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