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Old 11-05-2007, 12:33 PM
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I have a 2000 integra LS and plan on doing the infamous ls/vtec swap at the start of next summer. I found a "ls/vtec full conversion kit" for B18B Integras/Civics, that includes the following

1. Golden Eagle Vtec Conversion Sandwich Plate with a -6AN fitting for the plate and head.
2. -6AN steel braided teflon hose for oil supply.
3. Golden Eagle Vtec Conversion Dowels for proper alignment of the head and block without machining.
4. 1/8 NPT tap and plug for the oil port in the head.
5. Golden Eagle worked factory head gasket with any bore size and dowel holes opened for any application.

my question is, do I have a B18B engine?
AND is this worth buying and what else will I need to get besides the head?
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:51 PM
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You have a B18B1 engine so yes it will work for you. It is probly the best LS/VTEC kit out there. Other then the GE kit and DOHC VTEC head youll need to wire vtec and also youll need a vtec ECU.

Here is a link to good ls/vtec info..

http://honda.hybrids.jp/b20tech/
 
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:42 AM
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You are also going to need a GSR/ITR water pump, oil pump and timing belt. I'd also reccomend getting GSR ARP head studs. LS/Vtecs can sometimes have trouble sealing around the head gasket and it isn't a good idea to re use the stock bolts anyways. Head studs will solve both those problems.

I wouldn't reccomend just buying a vtec ecu and hooking that up. Convert it to OBD1 get a chipped ecu and get it tuned. You'll make a good chunk more power and it will be reliable. The two biggest reasons LS/Vtec builds fail is cause they don't get tuned and people think they can jsut slap a vtec head on and be done. You cna do both of those if you only want to drive it 5k-10k miles.

Theres plenty of other parts I would alsosuggest to replace if you want it to be reliable and last a long time. Basically rebuilding the motor.
 
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Old 11-06-2007, 06:37 AM
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rod and main studs are a good idea too along with acl or clevitte bearings
 
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