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    (mods in my sig)Yesterday I was just talking with a neighbor about cars n stuff when all the sudden he calls up a friend with a 94-97ish integra and asks me if i want to race him. I agree since i was bored and he kept saying it was fast and will probably beat me.

    Anyways, i meet up with the integra guy and it looks pretty close to stock. It had a quiet but modified exhaust, a few small decals saying "team nemesis", type-R rims, stock height, could use a good wash & wax, nothing too flashy, but looked overall pretty normal for the cars around my area. we agree to race and he asks me how much i want to race for. i never raced for money before but i just say $40 and he says ok. So we go out to a nice commercial area with nobody there and just do it there. i put boost at 1.20 on the avcr (16.7psi)

    first race i take him by about 1 carlength on the launch and expect to start pulling like crazy BUT he hangs on my ass the whole way to about a 1/4mile (i barely shifted into 4th when we stopped). that car surprised the hell out of me. i ask him what he did and he says nothing again, just intake. i get my 40 but he wants to race again just for kicks, and i agree again.

    second race i take him by about half a carlength and we just go together again, i end up winning by about a few feet more than my launch advantage. one more race...

    third race, i mess up my launch by slipping it too much. i think my intercooler is getting heatsoaked or my clutch is getting hot cuz my car didnt feel as fast and the launch wasnt as good for some reason. he pulls about half a hoodlength on me and slowly just inches ahead the whole race

    fourth and final race, i pull again by about 1.5carlengths and end up winning by about 3-4 cars. i guess he messed up or something, but he didnt give up till the end


    so i persuade him to pop his hood and i see an engine swap. it's probably an ls/vtec but i dont really know what that would look like. I just see a DOHC VTEC HONDA engine. i used to have a GSR before the wrx and it didnt look like my GSR engine. also there was very little clutter in his engine bay. it looked pretty roomy. i looked for a supercharger/turbocharger but there was nothing.

    any idea what type of engine i raced? he wouldnt say. in fact he kept saying it's the stock engine but i know it wasnt since his integra was an ls, not a gsr. and i know he knows his **** since we talked about cars for another 20 minutes before we left

    (btw: when he asked what i did i just kept it simple with "just exhaust and boost controller"... it's true i guess but it just makes it sound simpler than 'uppipe/downpipe/catback/samcos/avcr'. i also had about 100lbs of junk in the car backseat and trunk)

    (OH AND: he wants to race again next week once he does a tuneup. he says it was running bad, lol. hopefully by next week i can tune my UTEC properly i'll write again if we race. depending on how i feel im running i might up it to $100 if he would)
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    Re: Raced a Sleeper Integra

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    (mods in my sig)Yesterday I was just talking with a neighbor about cars n stuff when all the sudden he calls up a friend with a 94-97ish integra and asks me if i want to race him. I agree since i was bored and he kept saying it was fast and will probably beat me.

    Anyways, i meet up with the integra guy and it looks pretty close to stock. It had a quiet but modified exhaust, a few small decals saying "team nemesis", type-R rims, stock height, could use a good wash & wax, nothing too flashy, but looked overall pretty normal for the cars around my area. we agree to race and he asks me how much i want to race for. i never raced for money before but i just say $40 and he says ok. So we go out to a nice commercial area with nobody there and just do it there. i put boost at 1.20 on the avcr (16.7psi)

    first race i take him by about 1 carlength on the launch and expect to start pulling like crazy BUT he hangs on my ass the whole way to about a 1/4mile (i barely shifted into 4th when we stopped). that car surprised the hell out of me. i ask him what he did and he says nothing again, just intake. i get my 40 but he wants to race again just for kicks, and i agree again.

    second race i take him by about half a carlength and we just go together again, i end up winning by about a few feet more than my launch advantage. one more race...

    third race, i mess up my launch by slipping it too much. i think my intercooler is getting heatsoaked or my clutch is getting hot cuz my car didnt feel as fast and the launch wasnt as good for some reason. he pulls about half a hoodlength on me and slowly just inches ahead the whole race

    fourth and final race, i pull again by about 1.5carlengths and end up winning by about 3-4 cars. i guess he messed up or something, but he didnt give up till the end


    so i persuade him to pop his hood and i see an engine swap. it's probably an ls/vtec but i dont really know what that would look like. I just see a DOHC VTEC HONDA engine. i used to have a GSR before the wrx and it didnt look like my GSR engine. also there was very little clutter in his engine bay. it looked pretty roomy. i looked for a supercharger/turbocharger but there was nothing.

    any idea what type of engine i raced? he wouldnt say. in fact he kept saying it's the stock engine but i know it wasnt since his integra was an ls, not a gsr. and i know he knows his **** since we talked about cars for another 20 minutes before we left

    (btw: when he asked what i did i just kept it simple with "just exhaust and boost controller"... it's true i guess but it just makes it sound simpler than 'uppipe/downpipe/catback/samcos/avcr'. i also had about 100lbs of junk in the car backseat and trunk)

    (OH AND: he wants to race again next week once he does a tuneup. he says it was running bad, lol. hopefully by next week i can tune my UTEC properly i'll write again if we race. depending on how i feel im running i might up it to $100 if he would)
    prolly lsvtec gutted car or h22a powered.... not bad
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    could it have been a debadged type-r? I like tegs, but i don't really know what physical differences there are between the ls and the gsr. there is one around where i live with the regular spoiler on it debadged, probably for security.
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    it was no type-r or a type-r engine, too old looking and was dark green colored

    in fact this car ran faster than a type r i raced at the track, which ran high 14s

    also i just realized 1.2 on my avcr is 17.06psi oops
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    ok i talked to my friend who has a turbo'd ls. his guess is that its at 2.0 Liter block from a CRV with a GSR VTec head, and that they can be "VERY powerful." he said that if it has built internals, it could run that well against a WRX thats modded like yours.

    and my opinion about racing again once he's 'tuned': be careful man. he's a shady character about his car now, which makes it seem to me like a good 'tune' is adding 50 whp or so for when you race again...

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    Originally posted by Wrinkleboi
    ok i talked to my friend who has a turbo'd ls. his guess is that its at 2.0 Liter block from a CRV with a GSR VTec head, and that they can be "VERY powerful." he said that if it has built internals, it could run that well against a WRX thats modded like yours.

    and my opinion about racing again once he's 'tuned': be careful man. he's a shady character about his car now, which makes it seem to me like a good 'tune' is adding 50 whp or so for when you race again...

    o-|-<) bryan

    p.s. go buy a nitrous kit and slap it on before you race again, ya know, to make it fair
    bryan you're gay!!!! i have a turbo GSR!!!


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    Nice runs & you are $40 richer.


    Could be a car with internals, cams, high comp pistons, and valvetrain.
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    Were you really running 17.06psi ? Doesnt that actually net less performance on a stock turbo?
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    im gonna say he had a h22a engine in there
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    h22a are big...dude said he had a teg before sooo i doubt it because you can tell the difference

    i think he had a built b20 vtec untuned. i would not race for 100 bucks next week unless u get fuel support and turbo.... i would race for 100 if u slapped on a 50 shot though... but if he sprays too.... man... lol

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    Slap on a VF30 then race him hehe, easy money...

    If you factor in the money you win $140

    The total cost of the turbo = $799- 140=


    ...$660

    he wants to play dirty, play dirtier...


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    BTW don't boost that high with no fuel management the engine will start pulling timing. Fuel cut is at 17.

    I say 16 psi for max power.
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    my buddy's got a 95 ls and it's not VTEC. I don't even think they had VTEC back then. So that is definately an engine swap.
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    I had a 95 teg gsr befor my rex it was quick but not as quickas that one. I also have a friend with a b20 with a j-spec head on it it is prety strong but i have never raced him. I would watch out next time if he gets it tuned. I will set up a race and let every one know how it turns out

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    Yikes, there are some mean, sleeper Hondas out there. The 2.2L and 2.4L swaps can be devastating.

    Just an FYI: VTEC has been around since '89 in the US, as far as I know. Back then, only the NSX had it. The next car to get it was the '93 GSR Integra (rare), then all '94-'01 Integras had it - along with the ~'95+ Civic Ex's, Accord EX. Oops, the Prelude VTEC had it also (obviously) starting in, I think, '94. Now everything in Honda/Acura's line has got it, it seems.

    Not that it's a big deal like a turbo, but VTEC serves its purpose.
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    It was prolly a ls/vtec or b20/hybrid of some type.
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