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85 CRX 5speed Transaxle swaps what fits?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by close_ratio1971, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. close_ratio1971

    close_ratio1971 New Member

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    I have an 85 CRX and the Shifter is super loose (lots of play) though it goes into gear and I was interested in moving to a higher gear ratio over all but I dont know what cars have an interchangable transaxles with my car.

    I only just started playing with honda cars I have previously been playing with older american made cars/trucks and BMW motorcycles.

    Thanks for any help
     
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    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    D16A1; CG transmission out of the 86(?)-89 Integras. Maybe you can even swap in a 4.25 final drive in there for even shorter gears(stock CG is 3.88)
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    the only transmissions that are interchangeable in the 85 CRX are the 84-87 CRX and Civic transmissions - nothing else works - the HF has the longest gearing - the DX and the 85 Si are a little shorter than the HF and the 86-87 Si are the shortest
     
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    OK I read some where and I think that it said that the honda civic cx and vx 5 speed had about the same ratios at the CRX first gen. HF and would swap right into a first gen CRX exept for the clutch system (crx = cable cx/vx = hydralic) and even the crx axles would work and the little 1.5 litre will bolt right up

    Is this true and if not what is different making it not work

    Thanks
     
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    jlicrx Senior Member

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    that is not true - 88 and up transmissions will not bolt to your block - different bolt patterns - the mounts are also completely different

    the 92-95 CX and VX do have gear ratios similar to the 88-91 2nd gen CRX HF
     
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    close_ratio1971 New Member

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    OK so what engines bolt to that transaxle?
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    just try reading the thread date.. this is 4 months old
     
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