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Old 26 May 2009, 10:16 pm
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Default is it a good deal to get a Integra GS-R with 40,000 miles for 8g's but the engine is from Japan?

should i get the car
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Old 26 May 2009, 10:31 pm
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What year? You said "but the engines from Japan" is that a bad thing? I'd be more interested because of that. Wanna know if its a good deal? Need year, condition both inside and out and you should do a car fax.
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Old 26 May 2009, 10:46 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.Source(s):1999 Helms Acura Integra service manual2001 Helms Honda CRV service manual
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