1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

How do i make crx awd?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EF' started by junebugrcr, Mar 19, 2010.

  1. junebugrcr

    junebugrcr New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    I wanna do a swap on transmission to a CR-V transmission with drivetrain. I have a 1990 honda crx with the 1.5l engine and automatic transmission. I am hoping that a CR-v transmission and drive train/suspension will work. Does anybody know if it will work out or not?
     
  2. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    11,620
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, MI
    Step 1: Sell the CR-X
    Step 2: Purchase a CR-V

    Done! :D

    On a serious note though, if you have to ask how to do this, then you don't have the know-how to do this. Just take it to a shop and tell them what you want done. Most likely they'll tell you not to waste your time, which is my advice as well. You'll spend a lot more then the car is worth to make this work, and even then it won't be a performance-oriented AWD car, it will just be a CR-X with a wimpy compact truck AWD system and horrible gear ratios...
     
  3. D16SiHatch

    D16SiHatch New Member

    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    44
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
  4. Briansol

    Briansol Admins Admin VIP

    Messages:
    21,448
    Likes Received:
    2,110
    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2007
    Location:
    CT
    Plus, the crv AWD system blows. it's a complete waste of time. buy a subaru or audi or something if you want an awd car.
     
  5. OGMatt

    OGMatt Not a real OG lol

    Messages:
    1,326
    Likes Received:
    30
    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2008
    Location:
    vic B.C. Japanada
    you can use the civic wago awd but honestly only a few people have acually done this and spent $20000 in reinforcing the frame and all that stuff.
     
  6. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

    Messages:
    9,449
    Likes Received:
    225
    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2005
    Location:
    Central Texas
    If you are a body shop that does extensive repairs all the time, and you have the equipment, it wouldn't be too bad.. But just a guy in his own garage without the proper tools is going to take forever, and tons of $$.
     
  7. junebugrcr

    junebugrcr New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2010
    Im a 3yr experienced NATEF certified Auto mechanic. I have done removal and installs of engine, transmission , and drivetrain. Thanxs for the info guys thats a big help
     
  8. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Tn
    you seriously dont want to waste the effort doing a honda awd system. they are a joke. they arent a 50/50 split system and only send about 10% power to the rear of the car.
    just enough to legally classify it as an awd system.
     
  9. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    11,620
    Likes Received:
    302
    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2006
    Location:
    Rochester Hills, MI
    :werd:

    With your experience you might be able to pull it off, but I just don't think it's worth the effort for that particular AWD system...
     
  10. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Tn
    you wanna do something awesome and totally worth it?

    if you really want an awd crx.
    swap a full STi conversion in that bitch. awd system and all.

    just as much work, and equally a pain in the ass, but the payoff would be sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much more.
     
  11. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    6,482
    Likes Received:
    389
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    you could go with something out of a DSM, thatd keep the cost fairly low (in comparison to an STI) and even stock that CRX would haul
     
  12. invisibledemon

    invisibledemon Bored Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    7,402
    Likes Received:
    626
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    Tn
    DSM's break to easily.
    lol.
    go with strength, do the subaru.
     
  13. Matts96HB

    Matts96HB . Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    6,482
    Likes Received:
    389
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2006
    truth. but they are cheap :shrug:
     
  14. kg728

    kg728 Member

    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2008
    Location:
    Tennessee
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page