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Old 16 Jan 2008, 09:31 am
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Default What is a good engine to put into my 91' acura rs?

Im looking to get a vtec engine. Found a 96' rs engine but not sure if its compatible.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 09:46 am
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The 96 rs engine may work. Make sure it will fit in the engine bay first of all. Buy new motor mounts etc. If the engine is good I would just look for performance parts from places like edelbrock AEM etc.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 10:01 am
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it will work but you'll have a few problems with wiring and it will take a little more work. your integra uses an obd 1 and the 96 uses an obd 2 system.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 10:16 am
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Any engine is compatible if you have a big enough sledgehammer and a good enough welding torch. This one's likely to require a swap kit from Hasport to fit in, and a lot of rewiring, but you won't need a sledgehammer or a torch.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 10:31 am
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Well, the 96 RS is not vtec. It is the same motor as the LS (B18B) which can very easily fit a B16 head on to become LS/VTEC. However, it is OBD2 and your car is OBD0. You will need to convert your car to OBD1 and find a conversion harness for the motor as well as replace things like your distributor ,o2 sensors, etc. All of your answers lie on this page of luck
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You can take that engine you found a do a "Frankenstein" ---- put a VTEC head on a non vtec block. its relatively easy to do if you have some mechanical ability and guts. try searching for LS/VTEC or Frankenstein online, youll find tons of info.then of course you have to make it work with your car and ECU when you drop the motor in.
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:01 am
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put in a b16a....its about 1500 for the full swap...and you'll get good power
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Old 16 Jan 2008, 11:16 am
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i would go with a h22a1 or h22a its a v-tec and a DOHC or you could go with a b18 both have good hp but i would go with the h22 faster and more horsepower the h22 you can find in a 1996-2000 prelude
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