Compared to non-VTEC Integras, the GS-R features a closer-ratio 5spd transmission to maximize the higher RPM nature of its B18C1 DOHC VTEC engine (8000 RPM redline, VTEC engagement at 4,400 RPM). The GS-R also features a 4.4:1 final drive, vs the standard Integra’s 4.266:1
The “B” refers to dual overhead cams. “18” refers to 1.8L
The B-Series block is all aluminum and features a forged steel crankshaft and forged steel rods with oversized bolts. The oiling system is incredibly well designed in these engines – so well that no engine failures are ever reported due to an oiling issue
While the B-series engine family consists of many variations (B16, B17, B20, etc), only 2 short blocks are used between the entire lineup. The only difference between the two blocks is the deck height
The variations between each engine are the result of different pistons, rods, and crankshafts. All engine parts are interchangeable between the B-Series motors, as well as transmissions
Despite both using a B18, the VTEC and non-VTEC powered Integras featured many differences between their engines, as reflected in Honda’s naming system. VTEC versions use the sufiix “C” after B18 where non-VTEC versions use “A” or “B”. Besides only minor differences in the short block, nearly all major components of these engines were different. Both engines use the same bore size – however, VTEC engines employ a shorter stroke, favoring its high RPM nature. This why non-VTEC B18’s have a slightly higher displacement (1834cc) than the VTEC B18C (1797cc). VTEC engines also have higher compression ratios
Key Model Year Changes:
First year of OBD-2 diagnostics
First and only year of the available 6 spoke 15″ aluminum wheels w/ center caps (not shown)
Very few changes occurred for 1996 (mostly equipment updates
Notable changes don’t occur until 1998, when the Integra receives a very mild cosmetic refresh (revised front/rear bumpers, new front/rear light clusters, standard tilt and height adjustable driver’s seat. Leather wrapped shifter and steering wheel become standard with leather upholstery)
No major changes to the GS-R in 2000 and 2001 (final year)
44k original miles
Milano Red over Black leather
Original paint is in great preserved condition, no paintwork. All body panels have the original VIN stickers
All original except for tires, brakes, and battery as these obviously had to be replaced before 44k miles
Fires right up and drives great. No issues from the driveline, clutch, transmission, steering, etc
The finish on the wheels is not great
The CD player skips (likely needs the laser lens cleaned)
The power antenna does not deploy; I hear it working so it likely needs to be oiled
The exhaust has a rattle around 3,000 – 3700 RPM. I bought it like this
A really low mileage, 100% stock, and all-original GS-R!
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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output.
*Performance numbers pulled from either the factory brochure or reputable automotive road tests.
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