12th Jan 2006, 00:44
If you were interested in horsepower, you should not have bought an automatic in the lower trim level. A GS-R would be likely to impress you a whole lot more.
Vtec gives a noticeable boost in performance and gas mileage. Not to mention when the secondaries open up it sounds beautiful.
But the LS has a lot more low end torque, and it will take off from a standstill pretty quick, just don't expect to go anywhere once you get moving.
I won't comment on "driving my automatic as a stick." But how can you tell by skid marks that the car was gripping the entire time you were recklessly doing donuts in a parking lot?
28th Jan 2006, 18:57
I really had no choice too buy the gs-r or the LS. This car just came up and I got a good deal and the insurance is lower on the LS anyways. How can I tell the car was gripping you say? Well it made perfect circles and the rear end never let go. And when I would try a slalom the rear end always held on and I never felt like I wasnt in control. I actually would disagree with the fact of you saying it gets off the line quick and does nothing after that. I did 145 MPH, in my opinion that's pretty good. And the 0-60 time is 7.2, again not bad for a 4 cylinder.
28th Jan 2006, 22:43
7.2, my foot. The 0-60 for a 2002 RSX Type-S with 200hp is 7.3 (Consumer Reports data; I know everybody else says 6.7 or less; they'll say 4.2 if Honda pays them enough), and you're saying that the old LS, not even the GS-R, does it in 7.2? I thought you'd have to be fully awake to post a comment, but you were clearly dreaming as you wrote.
5th Feb 2006, 18:30
I have a '95 LS, and let me tell you that its no way a 7.3 second car. Maybe with a turbo or some major mods... But its still a decent ride for the dough. An auto trans will be slow so be a man and get the 5 spd. I had mine up to 235 kph and it felt pretty planted with 17 inch Dunlops. I'm still looking for a good Type R swap.
17th Apr 2006, 07:57
I have a 1995 Acura Integra LS with aftermarket intake, exhaust, and I have no catalytic converter. I'm running on 18inch tires. I got mine topped out at 134mph but I need to find more power. How can I get those extra horsepower without breaking the bank???
11th Oct 2006, 08:32
Yeah your Acura needs 22's. IF you had a Lancer I would put 13's on it. Just cause they are rental cars and that's final.
20th Feb 2007, 21:00
Hello... I have owned a 1995 Acura Integra Ls for 4 years. Mine has an after-market air intake (DIY), throttle body spacer, and a ECU chip installed. I have raced many cars. I have seen 134MPH Top Speed (prolly 130). I have to say my car goes 0-60 in 7 seconds flat. A Hyundai Tiburon GT V6 does it in 7 flat. I ran that car 3 time and 2 different drivers... I won once and tied twice. So LS's are pretty quick, but fade off in 3rd gear. 4th gear from 100-110 is pretty strong. All in all I would say it's a great vehicle. I have really beat mine up and it still runs strong. Beats most Gsr.
28th Apr 2007, 15:16
I have a 1995 LS Integra with aftermarket header, cold air intake, wheels bodykit wing mgnaflow exhaust and a few more mods. But I just can't seem to make up my mind. I don't know if I want a K20 or just turbo my 1.8.
30th Jun 2007, 03:46
I have a 96 Integra ls 5 spd. with an AEM cold air intake and also an aftermarket exhaust... the car is not very fast... what can I add for under $500 to pick up the acceleration a bit?
10th Jul 2007, 08:39
I have a 1995 Acura Integra ls. Is anyone else having problems with leaking under the rear seat and trunk? (water leaks) Please reply.
13th Jul 2007, 04:06
Being somewhat "in the scene" so to speak, I can tell you this much about my 95 LS 5spd:
With 122k miles on it, it still runs like new. That means one thing: take care of it and it will not disappoint. You may not think the car is fast, but think of it in relative terms. A 1995 Integra without the VTEC engine pushes 142 HP and 127 ft/lb of torque. A 2005 Cobalt pushes almost the exact same numbers, but weighs almost 400 lbs more. I know the advantage because I've proven it four or five times now.
If you do all the basic mods to the air flow in the engine (cold-air, throttle body spacer, intake manifold, exhaust headers, high-flow cat, exhaust) you can easily draw out another 25 HP and 18 ft/lb of torque. Then free up some of the weight is has to move by swapping the underdrive pulley and the clutch flywheel, and your Integra will MOVE. That is, as long as you take care of it.
The biggest thing I can emphasize is DO NOT BUDGET YOUR OIL CHANGE AND GASOLINE. Either have a Honda dealership do your oil change (having them do it is usually as cheap as doing it yourself, if not a buck or two cheaper) or use Mobil 1 Synthetic with a high-quality oil filter (I'd go K&N personally). For gasoline, use SHELL gas, regular unleaded is just fine. They recommend filling up with Shell V-Power after every oil change so as to create a "clean run" on your engine.
I may only be 22, but I know my stuff. I've been racing almost every weekend for the past 3 summers here in Michigan, driving both a 2003 Porsche Boxster S on road courses and a Dodge SRT-4 Stage 3 (Neon style) on rally courses.
Oh, one more thing. Despite the fact that turbos are notoriously better on a 4-cylinder engine, the non-VTEC B18B1 reacts awesomely to a supercharger. Jackson makes a great supercharger that fits my LS.
3rd Dec 2007, 23:10
I have a 1995 integra special edition that is pretty fast car. I have beaten v8 cars on take off. It is a fun car to drive. I drive an automatic.
18th Mar 2009, 21:46
An Integra LS is fun to drive. It sounds much more aggressive than the GSR... and yes it keeps up with lots of cars for the power that it is producing... and although there is no v-tec in this car.. it is still a great car to drive.
20th Mar 2009, 00:49
I have a 1995 Integra LS Special Edition (b18b1), I've adjusted the valves... what little they can be... cut out the test pipe, put aftermarket muffler on (cheap one), installed an short ram intake system... other than that the car is stock, and I've had it at 150mph.
I'm a Mustang guru, but I hate to admit that it will walk around a GT from a rolling start, and it will tear a RSX up as well as a RX-*.
The car by the computer is now pushing 165hp and 142 ft.lbs. torque. I don't think that's bad for 153000 miles.