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mygsr

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i have a 90 integra gs and im planning to do a vtec swap into it which engine would fit with just minor or no modification except for the wireing or can i just swap a vtec head heads into my gs and would it fit good in my tranny need help!!!! :worthy:
 

88bluehf

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first question is how many miles do you have on that bottom end...i wouldnt not recomend a head swap on a higher miles bottom end without refreshing it. all b series engines(except 88-91 lude) will fit your car with minor modifiction..i.e.swapping your original mounts onto new block. secondly the ls,gs,rs transmission kinna stinks. you would want to find the a 90-91gsr transmission(ys1) or a jdm b16 tranny(cable)s1,j1,y1 any of those trannies are far superior to your ls, but hard to come by.
 

mygsr

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Originally posted by 88bluehf@Jun 8 2005, 12:09 PM
first question is how many miles do you have on that bottom end...i wouldnt not recomend a head swap on a higher miles bottom end without refreshing it. all b series engines(except 88-91 lude) will fit your car with minor modifiction..i.e.swapping your original mounts onto new block. secondly the ls,gs,rs transmission kinna stinks. you would want to find the a 90-91gsr transmission(ys1) or a jdm b16 tranny(cable)s1,j1,y1 any of those trannies are far superior to your ls, but hard to come by.
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well i have around 145000 miles on the engine but its still strong you said something about refreshing it whats that and how could it be done?????/ but atleast the vtech heads will fit my car and all ill have to do is just wire it and i think getting a new ecu but that will mean i will have to get akit to convert my obd0 to obd1 and im planning on getting a new tranny soon so i look into the 93 integra grs or a b16 of a del sol
 

Citizen_Insane

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Just get an OBD0 b16 head, distributor and either a PW0 or PR3 ECU and you're good to go....well and an oil line kit and all the other shit needed for an LS/VTEC.
 

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Originally posted by 88bluehf@Jun 8 2005, 12:09 PM
90-91gsr transmission(ys1) or a jdm b16 tranny(cable)s1,j1,y1 any of those trannies are far superior to your ls, but hard to come by.
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the GSR trannies you are refering to came out in 92-93 and s1's, j1's, and y1's are pretty much a dime a dozen. don't go scaring the kid. :lol:
 

brian11to1

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Originally posted by 88bluehf@Jun 8 2005, 12:09 PM
90-91gsr transmission(ys1) or a jdm b16 tranny(cable)s1,j1,y1 any of those trannies are far superior to your ls, but hard to come by.


there was no gsr in 90 or 91. ys1 also was a JDM cable tranny that was mated to the b16. it was offered with LSD.
 

mygsr

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Originally posted by brian11to1+Jun 8 2005, 02:51 PM-->
@Jun 8 2005, 12:09 PM
90-91gsr transmission(ys1) or a jdm b16 tranny(cable)s1,j1,y1 any of those trannies are far superior to your ls, but hard to come by.


there was no gsr in 90 or 91. ys1 also was a JDM cable tranny that was mated to the b16. it was offered with LSD.
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THANKS ALOT PEOPLE I REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR HELP
 

mygsr

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Originally posted by Citizen_Insane@Jun 8 2005, 02:28 PM
Just get an OBD0 b16 head, distributor and either a PW0 or PR3 ECU and you're good to go....well and an oil line kit and all the other shit needed for an LS/VTEC.
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of a what car do i get OBD0 b16 head, distributor and either a PW0 or PR3 ECU and could a kit from ebaythat comes with the head gasket work on my gs with the b16 heads also with the b16 heads all i have to do is wire the vtec straight to the ecu or just plug and play :worthy:
 

brian11to1

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obd0 b16 head you get from any 88-91 civic/crx sir from japan. pw0 or pr3 are also from the same car. check into golden eagle for a complete conversion kit for lsvtec conversions...
 

88bluehf

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sorry bout the 90-91 gsr thing...lol..i was typing in a hurry and for some reason thought gsr and typed crx years...
 

jdm2gen03

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i honestly wouldnt recomend doin a LS/VTEC it wont be as reliable as a whole obd0 b16 will be and if u dont do the LS/VTEC right ur jus gonna end up blowin it up in like a month. i would suggest jus getting a first gen jdm b16 and swapin that in. or if u have the money go with a b18c1- gsr motor. i think that to do a reliable and good LS/VTEC u would end up spending alot more then jus doin a complete VTEC swap.
 

brian11to1

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im tired of the people saying lsvtec is not realiable. if you do it right, it is. it is not as simple as swapping the head on and calling it a day as most of you think it is.
 

jdm2gen03

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yea well the way people were telling him to do a LS/VTEC was the unreliable way.... i know its reliable if done right but you have to spend more then a regular swap would cost to do it right so thats y i told him to go with the swap instead of LS/VTEC.
 

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A properly built LS/VTEC will out produce a stock GSR/ITR b18c any and every day of the week. One built on a tight budget won't. I don't think I've ever seen a "help I'm having problems with my ls/vtec" thread on here unless it was from someone who just tried to throw it together themselves.
 
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