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Old 04 Jun 2009, 04:01 pm
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Default Acura Integra GSR and LS/RS/GS Difference?

When driving do you actually notice a big difference in terms of performance? is it worth the extra Gs
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 04:16 pm
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yes, GSR has a 1.8 DOHC v-tec, think it has 160 or 180hp stock. V-tec kicks in around, I think 3000 or 4000rpm and you get a little kick from the car. GSR is a very hard car to find
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 04:31 pm
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There is quite of a difference. GSR has 180block horse power while the other trim levels have 160. VTEC kicks in at 5500RPM. Also the GSR model comes with thicker sway bars and a front upper strut bar to enhance the handling.
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 04:46 pm
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the specs speak for themselves: its def worth the extra cash
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The GSR has a 167 HP engine while the others have 140 HP engines. There's a waste gate valve on the exhaust that opens up between 3000 and 4000 rpm and the car sounds much louder when it opens so most people associate that sound with a power boost saying that the VTEC kicked in. Mine is a little rusty so I hear a squeak, a momentary loss of power as the back pressure forces the gate open and then it runs fine again, I guess 13 years and 170,000 miles is a long time for a car, at least for the waste gate.Truth is the VTEC kicks in after a period of time so that the engine warms up, no point adjusting the timing to an engine not at it's steady state operating temperature.The GSR does have better suspension than the LS/RS and GS models but is very much on the soft side and the body could use some reenforcement as well.The R model is the same engine as the GSR but with the high lift cams. I believe it's rated at 200 HP. Prior to the R type being sold, people would try to get a high lift cam brought in from Japan and change out the cams. The R type also has some serious weight reductions done to the body and a lot more stiffening of the suspension.The extra horsepower does make the car feel more lively and responsive and the car can definitely accelerate quickly. Mind you, ever since lobbiests managed to convince lawmakers into considering ozone as the pollutant rather than nitrous oxides even though ozone is produced by sunshine, cars have been getting a lot more horsepower through high compression engines like the Hemi. 167 HP was a lot for it's day but not much by today's standards so you won't be cutting through traffic the way you would've 15 years ago.
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Old 04 Jun 2009, 05:16 pm
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The LS/RS/GS all have the same engine and about 142HP.The RS is the cheapest version with the least amount of features such as no power windows or locks or automatic transmission.And the GS and LS have more feartures and are more expensive.The GS-R has a sport tuned suspension, larger wheels, a 170HP high revving 8000rpm redline engine and only comes in manual transmission. Rare and fast.Integra Type R is rarest, fastest, and most expensive version of Integra. Sport tuned suspenion, a unique larger spoiler and different wheels and a better exaust and a 190HP high revving engine. Also at 8000rpm redline.And yes, there is a huge difference in perfomance and you will definitely feel it.
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huge difference in handling.
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I've drove a LS, and Own a GSR. I would say that for the price compared to a type R you gotta go with the GSR. The GSR is an awsome car. You will have VTEC with your GSR unlike every other model other than GSR, or Type R. Type R has different Cams, Intake Manifold, Exhaust Manifold, Brakes, RIms, Interior, and Exterior. Integras in general respond well to minor bolt on mods too. With the GSR you get some nice chrome wheels too. If you're a big lover of Type R it would take a couple of more bucks, but like previous posts here, they're hard to find. When I wasn't able to get a car loan a local G.I. sold his type R with some Comptech Mods for 11,000 w/ only 52,000 miles. I still cry to this day.
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