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Old 25 Oct 2009, 03:01 am
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Default Manual or automatic integra?

Im thinking of buying an integra for my first car but is it possible to adjust the gears gear box on a automatic were that i can get more power from each gear or i should stick with a Manuel.
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 03:47 am
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MANUAL over auto any day on this particular car. Better fuel economy and much better acceleration.

No you cannot adjust the gearing on the automatic. It's possible but it would probably have to be a custom job since I don't think anyone makes kits for it.

You can buy a manual transmission from a GSR, type r, Si civic, or pretty much any tranny mated to a B series engine that has higher gearing. It will bolt on to your LS integra (probably the model you have) and it will give you better acceleration due to higher gearing. This is a popular mod with Acura enthusiasts.

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Old 25 Oct 2009, 04:01 am
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This may be a slightly biased opinion...

Stick with MANUAL!

If you are talking about power, I assume you are wanting to modify this car in some way for racing (legally of course).

Buy a manual car, free up the intake and exhaust systems with aftermarket items and take it away!
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 04:16 am
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If you get an automatic, you will end up wanting a manual.

I bought my 97 LS as an automatic, it was good for highway trips, but anything other than that it just felt too sluggish.

I recently swapped it to a manual and am much happier with the performance of the car. Keep in mind, the auto trans and torque converter take away 15-20% of hp and torque
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 04:31 am
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Definitely Manual.

I had a 97 manual and it had adequate performance and acceleration.

Once it had to stay in the shop overnight and they gave me a automatic Integra as a loaner. It was terrible, no power, sluggish, I couldn't wait to get my car back.

Now the vtec in automatic would probably be ok but there's not too many of those around.

Regular Integra had appx 140 hp where the vtec had apprx. 190 hp.
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 05:01 am
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I have an rsx-s, and I couldnt see myself owning anything else.I love mine, Im gonna say stick with a manual =]
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Old 25 Oct 2009, 05:16 am
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The auto teg has one of the worst trannys in it. There has never been a good review on them.
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