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Old 08-27-2007, 09:14 AM
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I was looking to get an eg hatch and swap in a b18. I really want a itr swap but I just dont know if it is worth the money. I have a friend who has a usdm gsr motor and just with i/h/e he dyno'd @ 171whp, which is around the whp of a itr i heard. I know there is more than just power that is important to 1/4 mi times etc. but idk if its worth the extra $1500 for the shorter gears, and the lsd but idk though. So has anyone experienced both of these set-ups with gsr vs. itr and is it worth buying the itr motor, or should i just stay with getting a gsr? Because i was just thinking going with a gsr with bolt-ons, maybe eventually itr/ctr cams and a good tune. Thanks for your help!
 
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:17 AM
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must have been on a low reading mustang dyno if he pulled 171whp as they in general pull 150 to 155whp and 160 with bolt ons, the ITR is a better made engine, better cams, shorter stroke, hell of alot better head and transmission.
 
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:22 AM
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i would say ITR because thats what i did and i lost to a fully built gsr but only by a half car and i am stock except i/e. so it is your choice i made the same one about 4 months ago. and quaife lsd would cost you around $1100 and then you aren't getting the better final drive so i would go ITR
 
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:44 AM
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so it seems like itr would be the better choice if i can find a good clean one for a good price. If i could find one i would just do bolt-ons, ecu, new clutch and a good tune. I also wanna know what would be a good clutch going with that set-up? Something that is very streetable because this will be my only car. So I was thinking maybe a stage II but idk how harsh that would be. and also roughly what kinda times would i be looking at with a good-decent driver? low 14's or would i break into the 13s??? and 99civicricer- how do u like that your set-up? thanks for your help again
 
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Old 08-27-2007, 01:54 PM
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i love it. i broke 13s on drag radials, so its possible. i love watching that needle get to the end of my tach and keep going.
 
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Old 08-28-2007, 09:23 AM
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Yea im sure it must be a great feeling to hear that car rev up to 9000 and continue to build power.would i hang with a mustang gt from like a 40 roll??? i kno i wouldnt beat it but would i be able to hang or would it just walk me (same skill driver stock gt)
 
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it depends what year i haven't raced one but one of my friends did and he "said" he beat the gt. and i beat my friend so i dont know i think he was lying. but i think you might could walk him.
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 01:51 PM
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did u install ur itr motor yourself or did u take it somewhere? and do u have any idea how much it would cost for everything if i took it to a shop? just wondering
 
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i did it myself and it actually isn't hard to do if you have all of your **** together. it only took about 2hrs to get theengine in and running. if you took it to a shop they would probably charge you out the @$$.
 
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Old 08-29-2007, 03:40 PM
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yea as far as the swap goes, get a friend or ur dad or atleast 1 person that knows what they are doing. a lift and a garage with some tools will do it. i helped my friend with his other friend swap a vr6 into his gls jetta, it took us about 5 hrs but his dad also had to fabricate a few things


 

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