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Keep CRX or buy MX-3?

Discussion in 'Other Vehicle Discussions' started by K2e2vin, May 22, 2006.

  1. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Thinking about the potential; would a MX-3 with similar mods and the KLZE be able to compete with a CRX with D15B? Which is lighter and which handles better?
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    get the mx-3. im sure you will appreciate the extra torque.
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    the mx-3 v-6 is the smallest prodection V-6 at a whopping 1.8L




    keep the rex
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    had an MX-3
    great car

    very comfortable
    good handling
    GREAT in the snow
    and with a 2.5 swap would have walked all over most cars in my area

    damn i wish i kept that car :cry2:
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    Plus all power options :thumbsup:


    just make sure you get a GS w/the 5 speed
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    yeah. i was laughed at because i fell in love with the precidia.

    oh well [​IMG]
     
  7. K2e2vin

    K2e2vin Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, once I get the CRX running I might sell it(or give it to my brother; although he hates hatches).

    How much do MX-3s go for? And about how much would it cost to swap in a KLZE(not the actual motor)?
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    Cheap..no one seems to want them..... a nice one - $1500


    if you do the work yourself...$800 tops
    pay someone else...dunno
     
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    Have you looked at Impulse Turbos ? Second gen Sciroccos ? the NX2000 ? There are tons of better cars out there in that same exact config. The CRX is totally different than the others (Being a 2seater and all). The CRX may not have the torque, but it does have the small hit to the wallet that makes it wonderful to own.

    I would go CRX, or one of the others.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Hey E, whats the weight difference with the 1.8 V6 vs the 1.8L 4 banger BP in the MX3?

    I honestly can't see the point (if there is a major weight difference) of getting the 1.8 V6 when it only produced 3 more horsepower over that of the BP.

    So 800 for the swap and 1500 for the engine? I dunno if you guys have found it any cheaper than this... but corksport has good prices for JDM GTX swaps.

    http://www.corksport.com/store/category/9b...ec_engines.html
     
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    As usual with multi-cylindered engines, the more pistons you have the smoother it will seem to run. And since you're talking 1.8 liters in both aspect, that V6 will run a lot smoother than the 4 cylinder.

    The MX3 is nice because it offered the buyer a choice of how they actually drive.
     
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    ...and a bitchslap for all of you!


    :smack:


    keep the rex, y0
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the MX-3 came with either an 88hp 1.6L 4cyl or a 130hp 1.8L V6
    the 4 cyl weighs about 2300lbs the V6 weighs about 2500.... a large part of that is not the engine so much as the extra features and such
    swapping to the 2.4 actually lowers the weight on the V6 model
     
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    If I can get my CRX together(fuel pump issue, etc.), then I'll keep it. I might let my brother use the CRX and get a MX-3 or Miata anyways. :)
     
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    [​IMG] Yes it came with a 1.6. wtf was I thinking. Thanks for the reminder.
     
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