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what kind of engine could i use with a awd conversion?

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by SHOGUNOVDDRK, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. SHOGUNOVDDRK

    SHOGUNOVDDRK New Member

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    ok so the other day i had a idea...why not make my 86 hatchback awd....^_^

    so i have a few concerns...so here is the part where you come into it

    what kind of engine could i use for the coversion (looking at using a zc) and what kind of parts would i need and would some of it have to be custom?

    i know there was a awd civic wagon but would u be able to use parts from one of those?

    comments are welcome...and any idea's are welcome too ;)
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    waste of time.

    you want to make a FWD car an effective AWD car? use a 3g,4g, or 5g mirage. all three can be converted to AWD.
     
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    yeah i know mirage's are nice...but i want to do something different....

    here in australia most mirages end up being rice...all the parts available are rice...
    you hear a mirage rollin down the street they open up there window and the smell of rice just hits the air....

    i personally love mirage's but in australia the ones that end up not being rice end up becoming mince..so hence the reason i want to do something different and new...
     
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    hosmer I made the millionth post VIP

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    the problem with the Civic wagovans is the AWD is split like 90/10

    90% of the power goes to the front and only 10% out back...
    -so its a lot of extra weight/fabbing/time/ect to actually make the car slower

    trust me, I looked waaay into this a long time ago with an EF CRX using a 2nd gen ZC, wagovan rear end and 6 speed trany (which isn't really 6...theres an ultra-low useless unless you're in 10" of mud gear)

    there is at least 1 AWD CRX (an EF not an EW) with a CRV drivetrain in it, but it weighs about 3k lbs

    -it was a good thought though
     
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    lol i knew about the ultra slow speed....

    oh well i guess back to the drawing board...anyone have an idea how to identify the different engine types lol...might just get a plain swap and see how i go with that ;)
     
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    the engine code is engraved on the block right next to the tranny in the front

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    wolfdawg2 Wolf dawg

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    Hey man you should do a DSM 4g63 in to your car. Motor, trans and the awd set-up that would be cool. My freind is just puting a 4g63 in to his crx fwd that going to be a fast car.
     
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