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Old 18 Dec 2008, 09:16 pm
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Default why do people build Ls/Vtec motors?

thats like way to much money and work, i hate people who bragg about haveing it, its like what you make a little more torque than a regular vtec motor but is it worth it?
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Old 18 Dec 2008, 09:31 pm
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no. Honda FTL
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Old 18 Dec 2008, 09:46 pm
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nope. waste of money, time and a lot of unnecessary noise to me. the main purpose of a car is to transport.
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Old 18 Dec 2008, 10:01 pm
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the LS vtec is a very solid option when you have an integra LS... it is far less expensive than swapping in a new engine... all that is needed is a B16 VTEC head, and some know how... no transmission modifications either. It makes more torque, and more HP than the stock VTEC as well. And from what I have seen they are more suited to boosting, especially than the Type-R or GSR stock motors...and why would NA SVT come onto a forum asking HONDA questions and answer with "honda FTL" assclown ford fanboy
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Old 18 Dec 2008, 10:16 pm
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it's a slop job no matter what. bolt holes and oil ports don't line up all the way. there are much more reliable, cleaner and smarter ways to make extra power. ppl go with the ls/vtec thing to save money, but it's a slippery slope.people go with the boost arguement, but i don't see it. a honda engine, when built right doesn't need boost. they are not designed for it. they are designed for high rpm, high speed touring. i don't know why ppl try to compensate for honda's weaknesses instead of building on it's strengths. my all motor b18c teg will get rubber in four gears and hang with almost anything at highway speed.
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Old 18 Dec 2008, 10:31 pm
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If they are done right they can be very reliable and its a decent power boost from a LS, it is more suitable for boost because it dosent have as high of a compression ratio as a gsr or type r, ls blocks are also better for boost in stock form. I have built two, they have had over 90k put on them and haven't had any problems, you just have to build them right and dont take shortcuts, if they are worth it or not is more of a matter of opinion, some people like em some hate em. If I had a choice it is just easier to buy a b18c and call it a day. Sometimes money is a issue.
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