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Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by 1990.honda.crx.hf, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. 1990.honda.crx.hf

    1990.honda.crx.hf crx modding

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    I am new to the tuner concepct and I am looking to beef up my 1990 Honda CRX HF but I am at a lost. it has the d15b6 engine in it. I am planning on later doing a body and suspension mod but I am at a lost as for the motor. I don't know if I should just keep the motor in it or swap. I do know that what ever I do I will want to keep the working AC and PS. Any ideas will be helpful.
     
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    1st gen b16a
     
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    couple of options

    1 turbo kit

    2 b16a

    or go all out and get a GSR or Civic Type R (B16B) or Integra Type R (B18C5)
     
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    AHHVTEC Well-Known Member VIP

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    or a jdm itr b18c.. or with money k20
     
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    i agree, but some turbo SOHC will beat a k20. 200 WHP SOHC with ls rods and Vitara pistions.
     
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    true because ive saw 400+whp sohc motors....but for the ts the least amount of money and ease to swap will be a b series motor. all you will have to do is run a wire for vtec on some motors. but its a very easy sawp to do.
     
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    You realize thats an 8 valve head on his car right?

    MiniMe swap and ECU, LS Rods Vitara slugs, and a Transmission that doesn't suck= $800+

    D16Z6 engine and a cable SI trans = 400-800 and there's alot less work if you just do the whole thing, I learned this lesson the hard way, Lol..
     
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    1990.honda.crx.hf crx modding

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    if you are new to tuning the last thing you want to do is complicate your life with an engine transplant... unless you happen to be a mechanic that is new to what some call the 'import' or 'tuner' scene. i don't know you personally but the impression is... you need to learn a few things before you start transplanting.

    i once had a book that was about tuning your honda. the MOST IMPORTANT thing about this book is that it detailed this author's opinion of the proper steps for tuning your honda. the book started with basic air filter and exhaust modifications and gave direction for general tuning. although you managed to purchase the lowest hp motor, i have seen from europe that you can get a lot of relative hp/weight power from small displacement. keep in mind that mini coopers (the originals) are 1.3l.

    keep in mind you want to have fun driving this car. save some energy for suspension and maybe some gentle 15" wheels.

    point being, keep it simple, and as always, this is only my opinion and i hope it helps... :)



    -edit- for future reference your car should not and probably does not have power steering so no needs to worry about that. and it is in good taste to not add a body kit to the crx... take some crx si parts and 15 or 16" wheels, slightly lowered and it looks like a different car. just my opinion.
     
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    as for the other 1.5l article that is similar... i say again. start with making modifications that are interchangeable with other transplants. and although an 8 valve head is not ideal, it is still capable of more power than stock.

    -intake
    -exhaust (maybe even header)
    -suspension and 15' civic si wheels...

    make the car fun to drive!!
     
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    I'd strongly suggest doing the MPFI Swap at very least.
     
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    he has a hf its already mpfi
     
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    just buy a jdm d15b and be done with it maybe put a 1200 buck turbo on it and wax ass all day
     
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    i agree with everyone here...

    if you want to get your car to breathe right. do the MPFI conversion, go with the 99-00 EX intake manifold (d16y8) and same exhaust manifold (unless header), those are some of the cheapest, and best working (best bang for buck)... those are know as the OEM type R parts
     
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    dude read he has a hf its already mpfi
     
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    Z6CRX übber ɐɾuıu etarip

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    WTF..

    HF's were MPFI already.
    DX and STD were DPFI.
    In the end it all turns out to be your budget and ability that will limit you.
    D would probably be the most cost effective.
     
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    Two choices

    DOHZ ZC


    D16Z6


    turbo whichever you choose and kick as all day. D16Z6 needs some minor wiring mods, ZC is plug and play (well minus the dizzy connector but if it comes with a harness you are good to go). And you can use your stock mounts and tranny. Yay....... cake!
     
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    1990.honda.crx.hf crx modding

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    Just because I an new to tuners does not mean i am new to custom vehicals. I have had many modified lowriders with more engine then needed. I just am new to imports. It shouldn't be assumed that if someone asks questions and is honest about not knowing everything about engines, that this would be someone's first car. The pride of my toys is a 1996 S10 with a blown 454 tubed, dropped, and setup for spray.

    Now that that has been said... I like the ZC idea but I wonder, is it DOHC? and what did it come out in ( from factory )?
     
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    1990.honda.crx.hf crx modding

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    on another note my hf already has a K&N Airfilter and a set of 17 in Racing Wheels. but it is not enough I have already been looking at a baffeled tip muffler for it and or a cat black exuast system.
     
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