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1989 crx

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by bailey89crx, May 4, 2009.

  1. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    i just purchased a 1989 honda crx a couple days ago. it is my new project car and im lookin for a fast accelerating high top speed car for cheep. i am willing to make compromises. what motor and tranny would be good? i was thinkin maybe an las motor with a b16 head for an ls vtec, sound good??? where could i get a motor in upstate new york?

    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member

    well lets start at the bottom, whats your budget.and forget the cheap part if you want to go fast
  3. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB Supah Moderatah Moderator

    Best bang for the buck in the CRX is probably going to be the H22. Fitment is tight, but it's a great swap for that car. It'll be fast enough for you.
  4. double0Si

    double0Si ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

    Stick a small block V8 in that Rex! its an even tighter fit than the H22 but you wanna talk about speed for cheap! (disregard that, im just bored. Proceed.)
  5. dacheat

    dacheat ..is grounded.

    you should sell me your CRX and go wrap something else around a tree with your "fast accelerating high top speed car for cheep" project.

  6. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    AHHVTEC, about $500 for the motor itself...i want it to crack tec hard though...after The initial motor swap i have additional $ to build it up
  7. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    h22 soumds good to though but my buddy had one and it was garbage, think maybe it was just defective. i dont know much about hondas cuz i just switched from subarus but they gave me to much trouble
  8. dude you just need a vtec killer cam in a D16z6 and vtec will be poping like rice crispies :ph34r:
  9. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

    Haha, funny!.
  10. TurboRex90

    TurboRex90 Golden EG

    There's your first problem. A) spelling helps, and B) building cars is not cheap.

    If you have the money, build a B series.. easily 300+ hp with a turbo. Or build the stock D15/D16 in your car and still make 200-300 hp for a couple grand.

    Good luck either way.
  11. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Yes, because you really need to be cruising along at 160mph in a tin can.


    If you don't have enough to build it, you certainly don't have enough to build it right. A stock crx Si is capable of 130+mph. You want to go faster than that, you're going to need to start looking into safety stuff.. real tires, brakes, cages, etc.. Lots of cash that has nothing to do with making it faster..

    Just leave it alone and enjoy it. If you want a monster, save up and build it right.
    Last edited: May 6, 2009
  12. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator

    If $500 is all you have to spend on a motor, then forget anything B-series. And what do you mean by "I'm willing to make compromises"? Don't fucking half-ass an engine swap/build project. Speed ISN'T cheap. If you want to be fast then you're going to need to dump some money into it.

    Do it right or don't do it at all...
  13. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    yeah i got the $ to build but i dont want to go over the top. i want a creeper. the cops around here think that our honda crews are the heroin and opium dealers in town...haha yeah right i cant eve spell the drugs let alone run em. the safety bullshit is alreadydealt with i got my handling taken care of but i need to built a motor thats all thats left other than body work. im thinkin lsvtec will work...sound good for a creeper? people here r into body kits i dont like them just need a motor to be proud of and tranny
  14. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

    Do you mean sleeper?
  15. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    i know what a sleeper is and i know what a creeper is and i mean creeper
  16. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

    I really wasn't trying to insult your intelligence, can you please explain what a creeper is?.
  17. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    nah i didnt think u were...basically the same thing, not being noticed, peeps think ur car is an ordinary car, cops dont think anything outa the ordinary, its quiet, suttle mods for looks (rims, exhaust, slammed, small wing that flows) but when it comes down to business u be crackin tec past them v8s all day, ya know stuff like that. we just say it differently in my hick-ass town
  18. bailey89crx

    bailey89crx keep it crackin

    and im new to owning a honda so my inteligence can be inulted a little, i know a little bit about them, but still learnin thats why i joined this forum, i was a subie person until it steered me wrong, junk!
  19. 89' Project Civic

    89' Project Civic d16a6/d16y8 "mini-me"

    Haha, well welcome. I am currently rebuilding my a6 block, any experience or suggestions for this?.
  20. klyph

    klyph Dismember

    There are still people who smoke opium?

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