1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7L DOHC VTEC from North America


A rare bread of speed


The Cap and Rotor needed replacing after about 190,000 miles, But that's really it besides the normal wear ant tear. Pretty good in my book.

General Comments:

I am 100% in love with this car.

I bought it with high miles, and was amazed at the durability and handling.

It makes awesome horsepower for a mere 1.7L, and it red lines at 8,000 rpm, you can't beat that!

VTEC (Variable Timing Electronic Control) is an very wonderful thing.

I will be a Honda fan for life now after owning such a dream machine.

I am currently working on a turbo kit for this car, and I feel it has tons of potential. It is my belief that this car will never die, I will keep it forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th April, 2003

20th Oct 2003, 11:37

Good idea on the turbo, but I once owned a 1992.5 GS-R, and it was fairly strong, and I researched a turbo system with inter-cooler, and it would work. You MUST inter-cool it, because it is an all alloy block and head; heat will kill this motor. You have very little room for an inter-cooler and external waste gate, so internal is your only option. This motor (B17A1,2) was Honda's least reliable DOHC VTEC ever built. So low boost is key unless you do a fully modified rebuild (titanium, cold-forged steel, etc.).

So my recommendation is a B20 hybrid. It will fit, you have the second best head to put on top (vs. C16 head). You can get a long block B20 (from a CR-V or 92-96 non-VTEC Prelude) for around $1400. Then, sell the head and your bottom end, and get a port and polish and a weekend set aside, and you'll be pushing 220hp and about 180-190 ft-lb's of torque, or a mid 13 second car, all-motor Honda hybrid, Honda reliability, and fairly inexpensive. I feel this is the optimum choice.

1992 Acura Integra LS 1.8L w/ t3 turbo from North America


I love my Integra I think that Acura did a great job with this car


The exhaust rusted out before I got the car so, I replaced it with 2.5" and removed the catalytic converter.

Once the car was turbo charged with 200,000 miles both the stock axle's broke.

When I got the car the clutch had been replaced with a zoom clutch, but it soon died due to 8lbs of boost. the zoom is about to be replaced with an ACT 6 puck and 7lb flywheel because it would slip under full boost in 4th and 5th gear.

Some of the heater buttons stopped working at some point before I bought the car ex. the defrost.

Power seat belts were replaced at 200,000 because they became to slow to deal with.. but the dealer replaced them and washed my car for free. A++ for the local Acura dealer.

Timing belt has been replaced around 160,000 right before I bought the car.

General Comments:

The 1.8L B18 motor is a very strong motor with a lot of potential. To give you some idea I will tell you my story. at 200,000 miles I decided I was going to start on a custom turbo project although my first turbo setup was very basic. It still was hard on the stock motor. Now I am at 215,000 miles and 10,000 of those were turbo its starting to smoke a little (like every other high mileage Honda). To cut to the point, I expected to blow this motor in a matter of weeks, but it simply never happened. I am now planing to tear it down and put 8.5:1 JE pistons and eagle rods in it. I plan to run 12lbs this time around. I will let everyone know how it goes.


Joe Randall.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th March, 2003

1992 Acura Integra GS-R 1.7 Liter VTEC from North America


Just go out and get one, if you can find one!


My air-conditioning condenser doesn't work.. Who cares? Its February in Chicago!

My muffler tips have rusted and fallen off. (I'll replace the muffler with a custom job this Spring)

Some odors of oil from the engine, but no spotting noted in the garage.

General Comments:

OOOOH Baby! This is one fun sports car!

It is quick off the line, and the engine and manual transmission are a class act. They move this light little speedster at a quick pace, and handle curves with verve! All this for $3,000!

Great CD stereo, sunroof, power this and that! WOW, I think I'll keep her!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2003