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i just traded my zex nitrous kit for a b16 head and an ecu, so im gonna start on my head swap soon once i get the rest of the stuff. Does that sound like a good deal ?
 

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i thought a used b16 head w/ ecu would cost around 300-400. If i'm right then you didn't get the better end of the deal b/c a zex kit is around 500. Unless you got the kit for less, i don't think it was a good deal but it's what you want in your teg that counts. If you do the ls/vtec properly then you should push around 200whp. That's better than nitrous!
 

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if he uses a stock ls short block and b16a cams, he won't get 200 whp. you need big pistons, at least 310-370 injectors, and bigger cams with a decent 2.5 in. exhaust system to get that puppy anywhere near that number....remember with just the head and the block you are looking to make the same as a gsr with i/h/e using a 2.25 in. exhaust system....don't hype it up...keep it real...
 

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oh yea....lolz forgot the guy i read about had a b18c head w/ ITR cams with the usual I/H/E and Skunk2 IM. Hehehe, i guess i did hype it up.....still ls/vtec is better than nitrous in the long run. Costly too =(
 

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im just thinking it will be more rewarding than nitrous, i already have skunk2 cams and cam gears, and a flywheel, so im hoping with proper tuning and everything im past a gsr in performance.
 

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Is all yo need is a head and ecu to do LS vtec? Also would it be wise to run a ls-vtec turbo if the comprestion was 9:1?
 

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You need to run an ss oil line for the vtec, and some machining on the head dowel pins, and tap and seal the oil supply on the head, While the head is at the machine shop midas well send them the block to be resleeved and some even lower compression pistons, j/k, do what you can..
 

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i heard that ls/vtec motors werent very reliable, but one hell of a torque monster. never seen one in person yet though. so i dont know
 

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sleeperls93 on Aug/12/02Built right said:
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and therein lies the problem.....

you can run a turbo with an LS VTEC AS LoNG AS THE BOOST IS LOW : 8 psi.

The head and block were never meant to be put together in the first place and then add too much cylinder pressures inside and it's like popping a champagne bottle cork...unless you don't care about how long it lasts. Then in that case, run as high a boost as you need....
 

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MD what if you build a ls/vtec with good part like you would for a turbo. Like new rods, cams, injectors, intake manifold, pistons, new bearings, new seals, new gaskets stuff like then. Then would you beable to boot high for say 15 psi and still be safe.
 

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integragsr6 on Aug/11/02 said:
i thought a used b16 head w/ ecu would cost around 300-400. If i'm right then you didn't get the better end of the deal b/c a zex kit is around 500. Unless you got the kit for less, i don't think it was a good deal but it's what you want in your teg that counts. If you do the ls/vtec properly then you should push around 200whp. That's better than nitrous!
i 2nd your opinion
 
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