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How to make a crx fast and reliable for cheap

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by streetracer91586, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. streetracer91586

    streetracer91586 Junior Member

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    hi, me and 4 of my friends are each buying a crx to go on a road trip from mass to arizona. We are going to paint them all flat white with black hoods. We are looking for ideas on how to go about making a fast crx for REALLY cheap. We dont want to spend a lot of money on these b/c we plan on destroyin them after the trip. I heard to install the b18b motor because it is fairly cheap and will make the crx much faster. If you have any suggestions on what to do to make these fast but still reliable, keep in mind CHEAP, let me know. Thanks alot.
     
  2. integ94

    integ94 Junior Member

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    LS sounds good, low 15's high 14's. ls motors are pretty cheap (like 500 bucks) also check the article in the read only, you use a the entire top end of an si, he says its like 500 bucks too.
     
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    Arachnid Senior Member

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    bust a mini-me shoot n20 and be done.
     
  4. MikeBergy

    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    how about do whatever you want to it, but then instead of just destroying it, give it to me.
     
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    CRseX84 Senior Member

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    CRX_B16B Senior Member

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    why do you wanna destroy them?
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    destroying 4 good cars? wtf mate
     
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    oh hellsyeah! we're gonna have so much fun with this! i cant wait. i wish hasport made a mount kit and axles for the h22 in the crx... i'd just throw my motor at it.... the crx would cry! lol but we need somthing simple, gotta be obd1 b-series... a b16a would be sweet, but who's got one for even under a grand?.. ya know? we dont need it to be all jdm'd up and stuff... just a regular b16a out of a civic si, and plop.. it's in and we're running low 14's at the track when we get back from the trip... lol someone please help us out here..
    oh, i'm jim k. by the way. i got a jdm h22a in my civic, and i love every second of it. i'm at 13.9 as of last night, and top mph so far has been 101. but there's plenty still to get out of the motor, i only have flexpipe back exhaust consisting of a catco 3" high flow cat, 2 1/2" pipe back to the new acura cl dual mufflers, looks good, and it's high flow, and still quiet. i have full msd ignition, and a short ram intake... that's all though..
     
  9. reckedracing

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    what years are the CRX's, and whats cheap to you???


    LS motors may be cheap, but by the time you get done with mount kits, trans, axles etc etc etc you're looking at 1500 easy for the swap...

    EDIT: and how fast are you looking to make these cars??

    cheapest solutions would be ZC swap, mini-me swap, Z6 swap, or nitrous, and a little more expensive would be a custom junkyard turbo setup using the hf manifold and junkyard parts...
     
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    well yah, the thing is, we'll probably end up keeping these things, and just running them as al out drag cars... so it's all good..
     
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    CRX_B16B Senior Member

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    give a price range for parts not including the cars price
     
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    handlebarsfsr Senior Member

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    fast, cheap, reliable. pick 2.
     
  13. erebunicrx

    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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  14. streetracer91586

    streetracer91586 Junior Member

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    we are only looking to spend about 1000 bucks b/c they're guna be our beater carsnot our daily drivers....so none of us want to spend all of our money on somehting we wont even drive much...also we want to be able to play tag and rip the e-brake in front of each other....we are driving for 5 days straight it might get a little boring
     
  15. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Get the CRX, drop in a ZC, spray some juice and you'll be deep in the 14s if not the 13s.
     
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    Sorry I don't agree with that at all... www.HomeMadeTurbo.com

    You can certainly have a fast, cheap, and reliable car if your SMART about it.
     
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    For $1000? Just buy the car and get insurance.
     
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