Well in my quest for a new vehicle I always had the thought of getting a CRV. My parents had a 97 and I really liked it. the only real problem was the lack of power, my mom had the automatic (probably the first problem) and it struggled to get up steep hills. Friends mom had a manual and it wasnt AS bad but still chored to get up big hills. Well i dont like any of the 02+ ones, and all the ones i can find around here are in the 90k+ range. Here's where i got to thinkin... b20 longblocks are stupid cheap, 750 bucks. How could i get more power with it? Well nothing much w/o headwork and some cams. Then i said to myself "b20 vtec". blah blah b20 vtecs arent reliable, only if you dont do it right quick parts list i came up with.. b16 head, im, dist, ecu gsr oil pump, t belt, water pump arp head studs ge vtec kit fpr, high flow pump some sort of header (itr or dc knock off) hks sport exhaust?? only thing i can find, 60mm piping thats pretty much it, im not gonna get into switching out pistons, valve springs, cams, etc. So its a pretty basic b20 vtec. Pretty much the only thing that has me questioning this is the strength of the crv axles and ds. I mean, the power wont be that high, maybe around 170hp/140tq tuned (unless im totally off here..) and what i really want is tq and low-mid power, f top end Plus its not like im trying to make a beast, obviously Sooo i guess im asking if the crv could handle it and is the b20 vtec pretty much a bolt on affair? Keeping the complete b20z bottom end and simply just slappin on a b16 complete head with i/h/e. I think i'd be very happy with it, a crv with some more pep and no struggle to get up hills andstill quiet enough and smooth enough to drive every day.^_^ Anyone got opinions, advice, suggestions, critisizm, etc??