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Old 26 May 2010, 07:01 pm
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Default What would I need to do to this Acura Integra?

Would i be able to put this engine and transmission in an acura integra ls or gs.

Would this engine be able to pass emissions in the united states? What upgrades would the ls or gs integra need to have like a better suspension etc. Is it a good idea to buy this engine and transmission?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 26 May 2010, 07:16 pm
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My first response is...HOLY @#$%! Seriously, $3900 for just an engine? You could build a much better setup for that money. For example, you could buy a good running LS integra, and turbocharge it and have far more power than that swap would produce. Just the bragging rights to say you have a Type R engine aren't worth the cost, in my mind. Yes it would be able to pass emissions as long as the car is older than the engine, and suspension and such are decent ideas as well, to handle upgraded power. What I would do instead is find a 94-01 GS-R instead. Then you already have a VTEC 1.8, it might not be the 200hp Type R, but it will be a lot cheaper than swapping that engine, and you can then do a few upgrades (intake manifold, 4-2-1 header, high flow cat, maybe cams) and still come in cheaper, and have the same if not more power, and still naturally aspirated. You can get an average mile 1997 Integra GS-R for roughly $5500. The other option, is instead of spending, say $3k for an Integra with a bad engine/trans, and another $4k for that engine/trans, you could just save a little more and get a real Type R integra for about $7500. The difference would be about 25hp and 2ft-lb torque, engine wise. Otherwise, the Type R has a better chassis, differential, seats, etc.
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Old 26 May 2010, 07:31 pm
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"Year: 1998 - 1999


it answers your question there.

and for the power its cranking out, 200 hp and 130 ft lb tq? man thats what integras already put out dont they? still without torque your acceleration is gonna be the same, lousy as ****.
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Old 26 May 2010, 07:46 pm
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Emission laws are by state, not federally mandated. You would have to look up your state laws. If you're in CA, then no it will not be legal since it's a JDM engine. You would need a usdm engine.

If you're going to mod it, there is no point in getting an ITR motor. Add and edit with what you're goals are and what u want to do exactly and I can help u out further.
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Old 26 May 2010, 08:01 pm
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Find a professional tuner in your area. Tell the tuner what your goals are for your car and what you want to do. Make it faster? More dependable? Fuel efficiency? More HP and faster don't mean the same. There are trucks with 500 HP that go just as fast if not slower than a 107 HP car. It's the gearing and load weight that makes the difference.

MAKE YOURSELF A BUDGET. I've seen way too many people get in way over their heads and ruin a perfectly good car because they couldn't finish it. If you get this engine, would you need a new exhaust? New CV joints/half shaft? New water pump/timing belt? Fuel injectors/filter/pump? How much to install the engine? How about the gallons and gallons of various fluids you'll need to flush, break in, and condition the motor? What kind of modification will be necessary to make it fit? Who's going to cut and weld? How much will they charge? Is the chassis of the vehicle wired to receive OBD2 electronics? Will you need to tow the car anywhere? How about a rental car if this is your primary vehicle? etc, etc, etc.

What year Integra are you putting this in? Are swapping a new B18 bottom end for a B18 bottom end you already have? You could spend the money better by doing head work, maybe swap it for the C4 head you want, a new head gasket, some new cams, some minor transmission work (yeah, right. Minor and transmission work in the same sentence) like a new final drive and clutch. Since you're taking this all apart anyways, get some stiffer rods, new pistons/rings, hone the cylinders, balance your crankshaft. 2.5" exhaust, a catalytic test pipe (if your state allows it), and blow it with about 7psi from a turbo. Get an actual muffler, not a fart can. A Magnaflow flowmaster 40 series gives you a v8 sound with a 4 cylinder engine.

Please, don't give us import modders a bad name. No, hundreds of stickers will not add to your horsepower, keep it a 'normal' color, and keep the spoilers and front end mods to a minimum. A $400 after market body kit will not do much more than the one it already has.

Yes, your car would pass emissions tests if installed and tuned right.

Have you thought about spending the money on fixing the car you already have? Once you get in to modding, you've surrendered your soul to the dark side. It's never enough power, it's never fast enough, and you'll never be happy with the car. You'll probably build it up, turbo it, sell it to some JDM teenie-bopper, then find a new car you want to mod anyways.

A good plan and a goal is always the first reality check in modding a car. A $4000 engine swap could start a $15,000+ project...

Finally, is the car worth it?
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