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Old 22 May 2009, 06:46 pm
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Default is it a good deal to get a 2001 Integra GS-R with a engine that is from Japan for 8g's?

it has 40,000 miles, its a b20 engine, and a new head gas kit
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Old 22 May 2009, 07:01 pm
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That is a very rare car. And 2001 was the last year they made it. So it is highly sought after with its 170HP+ high revving engine and sport tuned suspension. And that one has extremely low mileage.I see some older GS-R's with 200,000 miles for $3,000.
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Old 22 May 2009, 07:16 pm
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Not worth it all. The b20 engine is a lot worse than the GSR's B18C1 engine because it does not have VTEC that all GSR engines have. The b20 is out of a honda cr-v 97-00. 8000 is defiantly not worth it for that car. If anything it should make you wonder why the original engine is gone, if the car is theft recovery or flood recovery. Either way that is too much for a GSR with a less powerful engine.
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Old 22 May 2009, 07:31 pm
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As the owner of both a Honda CR-V (which has the 140 HP b20z1 motor) and a 1999 Integra GSR (which normally have a190 HP B18c3 in the US) I think I can answer your question. The GSR's have vtec and the CRV's do not. If you want a fast car you can swap the GSR head onto a CRV block and end up with an extremely powerful motor. There are some trade offs though. The rods and pistons in the GSR are weight matched from the factory to give the car it's high RPM redline (8600). Ask the seller whether or not the car has VTEC, if they don't know a simple check of the cams should be able to tell you as the VTEC cams have an extra set of lobes on them and it only requires a 7$ gasket to take a look.I would definitely buy this car as a tuner, and my first investment would be a Hondata stand alone ECU tuned for this "hybrid" engine. What we are talking about in laymens terms is a high revving engine thats had the cylinders enlarged to make it even more powerful. This 4 banger should be putting out more than 220 Horsepower, and with some tuning of the cams and a turbo will rapidly approach the 500 HP mark.
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Old 22 May 2009, 07:46 pm
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its not worth 8g...only if it still had the original motor or another gsr motor in could find the b20 for 600 dollars at any motor shop...while the gsr motor will run you 1500+.....and i agree about the other answer questioning why it has a b20 and not the b18c....
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