1997 Integra GS monster

Kyle_Mintz

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Hey guys. I'm kinda new here, but I have something I've been working on and I need help and advice. I have a 97 GS moddel integra. It is auto, but I'm converting it to AWD 5speed. I've done a lot of research and I know how to finish my swap. But what I don't know is where to get a roll cage for the sedan. My dad is a race motor builder by profession and he is helping my build this monster motor. Here is what I've decided I'm doing so far:
-stage 3 ACT clutch
-Edlebrock Victor X intake
-70mm TB
-87mm sleeves
-Forged 87mm turbo pistons
-forged h beam rods
-forged crank
-12lb fly wheel
-stage 2 turbo cams (not sure if I should or not)
-port and polish head intake and exhuast
-currently have a 50trim turbo swapping for a 60trim
-100 shot of nitrous
-1000cc injectors
-Crome tune

So the question is, where do I find the rollcage, and is there anything in my build I am missing. Lol
 

Kyle_Mintz

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The paint is engine paint. Yes my goal is to make the car stupid looking so no one would expect a beastly motor. I also have a cheap strut tower connector in the front, but changing it out for something better, and getting one for the rear.
 

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dilbeckskate

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id start with 5 speed swapping it or just selling it and buying a 5 speed and go from there, welcome to hondaswap, you are also talking about spending 10k plus cash on a build that could go torwards buying a superrrrrr nice already fast car
 

get_nick

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id start with 5 speed swapping it or just selling it and buying a 5 speed and go from there, welcome to hondaswap, you are also talking about spending 10k plus cash on a build that could go torwards buying a superrrrrr nice already fast car
Yeah, rolling shells are cheap enough to just start with everything you need. Just get a new shell.

and if you can do the extensive fabbing needed for awd you can fab a roll cage lol
this. if you can build an AWD drivetrain, then you can bend a little metal and weld it to the frame.

If you are building a "monster", "stage 2 cams" won't be a thing. skip the nitrous.

imho, start with a clean install, add a turbo, then build a separate block on the side if you still want more power.
 

dilbeckskate

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lol yea id just start with a new chassis, currently its going to cost more to motor swap and 5 speed convert alone than would cost out of pocket to just sell it and pay difference for a clean gsr... currently its just a spray painted on gs 4 door auto with a nasty wing... not even tryna be rude or negative, and being gs it prob tan or blue interior
 

Xanatos

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I gotta agree with the posts before mine fabbing up an AWD setup will be much more work than bending some metal tubes and welding and you probably won't find a prefab rig for a 4 door. I'd get the thing running with a 5 speed and then go crazy on a "new" motor.
 

Briansol

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87mm is simply irrational.

start over.

84 is about as big as you want to go on a turbo build.
84.5 pushes limits and gives you no room to re-hone if you have an issue and score the cyl walls.

cranks basically never break and are a waste of money to replace under 700whp.

i know "your dad this.. that .. the other thing...", but this post wreaks of inexperience, at least with Honda engine building.



As for the rollcage, how and what type really depends on what class you are trying to be competitive in.

You're probably not going to go 10.99 on 87mm sleeves, that's for sure :)
 
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