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HX, blacksheep of the Civic....

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by OttoTeg, May 23, 2004.

  1. OttoTeg

    OttoTeg Junior Member

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    Whats the deal with the HX motor. Does anyone know why it's different from the EX, other than the CVT trans. ? I noticed that Jackson Racing offers a kit for every other car but the HX. I'm not sure what their beef is either. Can anyone explain this for me?
     
  2. HondaCivicSiR93

    HondaCivicSiR93 Junior Member

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    HX is the hybrid motor'd civic. Its got an electric engine in it and a gas one.
    GX is the natural gas civic.

    For that reason, i would assume, they make kits for neither.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    what country are you talkin about. here in the states our 96-00 HX didnt have gas electric nor did we have a GX...
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    NOoooooooooooooooo

    USDM HX was the VTEC-E Civic with 115hp
    USDM GX was a fleet only car that ran on natural gas
     
  5. HondaCivicSiR93

    HondaCivicSiR93 Junior Member

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    My mistake on the HX, i misread an article on it. The GX is a new car though, i saw it on Hondacars.com
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :)

    The GX was available as both a 6th generation Civic and a 7th.
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    the parts are nice. Since Natural gas is not as viatial as fossil fules, to make it ignite, they must compress it much more then normal gas to get close to flashpoint.. Because of this, in a d16z6, if you put the GX pistons in there, then you end up with 12:1 compression.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    :werd:

    The GX pistons are nice.
     
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    MaaseyRacer Senior Member

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    I have been looking for a set for a long time, and I do not want to get them new from honda.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Just buy used PM7 or P29 pistons- they'll get you the same compression.
     
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