B18B1 "All Motor"

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Xanatos

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Hey guys! Hopefully everyone knows who I am by now. I'm building a 1996 Integra LS for Turbo, but I bought it in pieces and included was a beat up spectre intake (to be replaced), some 4-2-1 headers, and a 3" exhaust setup. I figure at this point I have all the bolt-ons, and it has 9:1 forged Eagle rod's and pistons in it and the head and block were both honed and balanced by a machine shop (same one that put the pistons in).

I plan on driving it for a little while before I do the turbo, and as of right now I'm doing the mods that will be easiest with the motor out of the vehicle.

So now I have two questions I was hoping you guys can help me with....

1: What would be a good intake to replace the Spectre that the previous owner had on it

2: With said Exhaust, Headers, and Intake along with pistons and stuff how much all motor HP do you think I'll be getting? (WHP and HP)

Thanks guys!
 

CAFROG

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I'm gonna guess 160-170hp to the crank (motor is 140hp stock). So 130-135whp (dynojet)....until you turbo. I could be off but I don't think I'm that far off.
 

get_nick

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i would just buy oem stuff (or whatever is cheaper). Just save the money for your turbo kit. You're not going to see a lot of gains that really matter for a b18. tbh, i/h/e on a honda engine usually only net 10-15 hp to the wheels. When you spend $500-$2000 just to get that, it's not worth it. The low compression and massive exhause doesn't suit all motor very well. Typical exhaust for an NA build is around 2.25"-2.5".

I would just make it driveable for as cheap as possible. Maybe you can find a used AEM intake online for $50 or something. DC headers or something else cheap.
 

CAFROG

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I agree. If turbo is next, you're better off finding a used header.....or (if you just want to get new) a PLM header would be fine. I couldn't put that cast iron manifold on but if it was free...maybe.

You have an intake pipe? If so, you could paint it something cool and put a new filter on it.
 

Xanatos

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Yeah the main question was just whats a good intake, thanks to @CAFROG for answering about the hp gains stock as well!

Maybe I was unclear I was just wonderng whats a good brand of intake. Idm spending money since the Turbo may not happen for another year.
 

Briansol

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yeah, just get a pos stick and cone from ebay for $30... don't waste money on all motor stuff that you will just throw out later
 

CAFROG

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yeah, just get a pos stick and cone from ebay for $30... don't waste money on all motor stuff that you will just throw out later
I agree. The hp gain for one intake versus another is minimal. When thinking of cost....just not a good decision. But....a cheap intake pipe and filter would be fine. You might get away with purchasing a velocity stack and filter now (special filter that fits the velocity stack) and be able to use it on the turbo application. But velocity stack/filter combo does take up more room than a basic cone filter.
 
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