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Old 02-18-2010, 08:28 PM   #1
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have a daily driven hatch with a b18 swap out of a 98 integra ls what are some mods that will keep it reliable and pump it up a little i commute 80 miles a day. is it worth it to do a vtech head swap? and how much of a hassle is it
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you would get no improvement from adding a phone go vtech hahahahahaha
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Check out the All motor LS non vtec thread in the all motor section. Non vtec FTW! lol. In short though, the head flows like crap so thats where your going to have to spend most of your time/money to make power. Cams, higher comp, and everything else follow. Would say get a short geared tranny like a b16 but your long commute would say no to that lol. Maybe a gsr tranny though?
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dude a turbo kitt with a good tune 300hp no issues with seat time 12sec ls turbo g.l
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To each there own. Power can be made either way, N/A or boost.
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doing the LS/VTEC head swap will require alot of research. the LS/V motor needs to be built correctly for them to last. but they are good motors and LS blocks are cheap if anything goes wrong.
and also it's V-TEC/VTEC not VTECH (people get mad about it)
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ya my buddy has the JDM tranny in his 96 he sits at like 5gs at 70 MPH i sit at 3 so i defly like my gearing what should my car even run with this combo in it can i expect high 14's with the way it is now everythings stock from the integra. my bad for asking about the phone head haha
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have a daily driven hatch with a b18 swap out of a 98 integra ls what are some mods that will keep it reliable and pump it up a little i commute 80 miles a day. is it worth it to do a vtech head swap? and how much of a hassle is it
There are several good options, but which you choose depends on your budget and goals.

The first option would be to swap a VTEC head. In order to do this, you have to do a little research because it isn't a straight-forward procedure. Also, a set of ARP rod bolts is all but required when building an LS/VTEC unless you don't plan to increase the redline from what the LS did factory. This is where most people have issues with reliability. With the cost of the head and the LS/VTEC kit, this would be $800-1000 from start to finish.

Boost is another good option albeit the more expensive one. A simple turbo setup on your stock LS is good for 250-300whp without building the engine. Any more than that, you may consider a piston/rod build. If this options sounds intriguing, check out the Forced Induction forum and the FAQ. This option would probably run between $2-3000+
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LS turbo will be the best bang for your buck, but will also be the least reliable.

Same for LS/VTEC, unless you build it right, then it starts to get a little expensive. If you half *** a LS/VTEC setup it doesn't make any more power than a GSR swap, and a stock GSR is wayyy more reliable.

I would try something like this.
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread...hlight=205+whp
maybe not exactly like that, because that setup would prob be a little pricey also. But a semi-built N/A LS is not a bad way to go.

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If you wana go LS/VTEC, here's a good place to start doing some research
http://hondaswap.com/general-tech-ar...ls-vtec-85477/

Also here's a good place for some LS/Turbo research
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1323059
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cams and more octane like 91-93.
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Sorry for the tripple post, but here's one more on "how to install a turbo kit"
http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1263795

Hope everything I gave you helps
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cams and more octane like 91-93.
why more octane? last i checked cams dont increase compression so how does the octane help?
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cams and higher octane will give you some more power and you wont brake the bank
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more octane might not show up on the dyno without more compression.........maybe if it were 100 octane or higher......but gas from the pump wont matter. cams......definitely help.
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just here to say, the b16 tranny is very very livable, unless you constantly drive at 85+mph
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To each there own. Power can be made either way, N/A or boost.
yeah but a boosted b18 over an allmotor non vtec b18 WILL EAT IT idc what u say. ur still stuck with a 13sec car allmotor nonvtec b18 prety much 12's would be carzy hard... imop...
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yeah but a boosted b18 over an allmotor non vtec b18 WILL EAT IT
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yeah but a boosted b18 over an allmotor non vtec b18 WILL EAT IT idc what u say. ur still stuck with a 13sec car allmotor nonvtec b18 prety much 12's would be carzy hard... imop...
completely depends on the level of build. same money? yes boosted BETTER be beating N/A.
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