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So im at a crossroads with my car. Its eating clutch cable left and right due to this hasport hydro adapter.

Currently Im running a Hasport EFB2 mount kit with a complete 94 GSR motor and axles. The other day I scored an LS tranny out of a DA integra.

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What do i need to swap this in? just the 1 hasport tanny mount?
Can I use my GSR axles?
Is the LS tranny weaker then the GSR one, or just geared different?

I know the LS tranny will help my traciton issues, doesn anyone think its abad ide to swap? if so why?

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What do i need to swap this in? just the 1 hasport tanny mount?
That and the front support as well as the rear arm/plate I would think.

Can I use my GSR axles?
Not sure but if I had to guess I'd say yes because I don't think Honda would make 3 different molds for all corresponding parts of 3 different Integra models. They are probably all the same length and diameter as far as fitment into the differential. I once bolted a JDM b16 tranny onto a USDM LS block with vtec head then used LS axles off a 90 USDM teg and that worked fine. I know that's not your application but still it's all B-series stuff and suggests interchangeability. Got extra axles laying around to verify fitment? Spline count on the LS diff just to be safe?

Is the LS tranny weaker then the GSR one, or just geared different?
Never heard of it being weaker, but definitely longer geared as you know.

I know the LS tranny will help my traciton issues, doesn anyone think its abad ide to swap? if so why?
I think it might be a bad idea if you're using the longer tranny as a band-aid for the traction issue. I'd try spinnin' two wheels instead of one before switching trannys if this is a prized set-up that you built to lay down numbers and times.
 

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whats the 'front support' ? i only have 3 mounts total right now.

by the rear arm do you mean the Tbrace thing in the back that attaches to the rear crossmember mount. im currently using a 92 ls integra one, I had to swap that when I put the motor in.

as for the axles, im pretty sure you jsut match them to your halfshaft, so i think you are correct. ill verify first though. i KNOW the spline count is the same.

yeah i dont know, 3rd spins tire as it is....and its only gonnna get more powerful. itd be nice to be able to go like 120 in 3rd haha. but i dont know how it will actually affect the quickness of the car.

one thing is certain, my hydro GSR tranny is worth like 600+ and it would be nice to offset the cost off the LSD.

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I just call it a front support because it really isn't a mount so much as the 2 near the strut towers are. I'm talking about the (2) 14mm bolt bracket that mounts to the front cross member. Don't quote me on this but I think a long time ago, companies were making B-mounts and leaving this specific mount out of the kit. If you have one of these kits it would explain why you only have 3 mounts total. It's safer and better of course to have this 4th anchor point to aid the back mount in controlling the engine's backward twist on acceleration.

Far as whether or not the LS tranny will actually affect the quickness of the car... I think you and I both know that the freer an engine is allowed to spin, the quicker it can make it to redline. That of course means faster acceleration. However, if you throw wheel spin into the equation, you might be better off with longer gears which wont break the tires free as easily. In a perfect world where you could completely contain that wheel spin, you'd undoubtedly make faster runs with the GSR tranny. However yet, if you've got some ridiculous power to weight ratio like 7-1 or better, you'd be better off with those longer LS gears which will give your turbo "room to run."

Hey, I aint tellin' you nothin' you (a FI guy) don't already know though, just discussing here really. Sorry I'm not much help reiterating things you've already visualized. LOL

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all you need is the tranny mount for a cable tranny swap to get it in the car.

yes the LS tranny is a hair weaker than the GSR tranny if its a 90-91 model, if its a 92-93 large shaft model then they are about the same.

yes you can use your GSR axles as long as you use the corresponding intermediate shaft with it.

putting an LS tranny in to help traction issues is the same thing as swapping your B-series for an 8valve d-series to help traction issues. i'd try to address the problem in anothing way. you'd flat out be making your car slower with the LS tranny. Maybe instead get some better tires, maybe drag radials, maybe a good LSD, maybe traction bars? better springs? better driver?? (jk)
 

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Maybe instead get some better tires, maybe drag radials, maybe a good LSD, maybe traction bars? better springs? better driver?? (jk)
Awww shoot, don't make Matt come over there and drive your car better than you now! :wink:
 

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its out of a 92 actually, so thats good to hear.

my mount kit is the current hasport kit, 3 mounts to rule them all :)

drag radials ar eon the car already, traction bars (if you can really call them that) check, good driver check....

my problem is say i hammer it in 3rd, from like 20, the tires break loose at 6500rpm, cool for everyone else, but not very fast.

Im weighing moving away from this pos hydro mount kit + making 700-900 dolllars vs whatever loss id get from swapping ot the LS tranny.

Either way, Im buying a Quaife ATB for the resultant tranny. I hear I can put my gearset in the cable casing? maybe keep the ls 5th?

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