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Old 15 Dec 2010, 02:31 am
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Default Who would win, CRX or PRELUDE (more info)?

I have a 90 CRX with a soon to be B18c5 with v-tec.

My little brother has a stock 94 prelude.

I said when im finished swaping i'll race him. I'm just getting into the car game and my friends are doing this swap for me. I know what mine will push. But i dont know what his does or who would win.

So who would win?

and why?

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Old 15 Dec 2010, 02:46 am
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A CRX with a ITR swap will beat a stock Prelude. You never did specify which trim level the Prelude is, however. An ITR engine has 200 HP. A stock US-spec Prelude varies between 123 HP and 200 HP, depending on trim. However, the Prelude weighs almost a thousand pounds more, meaning that, even the top level Prelude VTEC would have a poorer power-weight ratio, giving the CRX better straight line acceleration.

The Prelude really isn't a drag car anyway. It was designed for good handling and generally enjoyable dynamics instead of out-and-out acceleration. It was made for the twisty backroads.
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Old 15 Dec 2010, 03:02 am
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a b18 will beat a stock prelude, but the preludes still a sweeter car, esp the 2nd gens
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Old 15 Dec 2010, 03:16 am
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If your keeping the original tranny, the CRX would.
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Old 15 Dec 2010, 03:31 am
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it depends on the prelude, MK1 or MK2? H22a DOHC VTEC? (VTi)

but generally the CRX will win, the B18C5 is from the US integra Type-R, and with 195bhp, power:weight ratio means the CRX will leave the 'lude behind even if it is the 220bhp VTi...

B-series are better than H-series IMO aswell, I raced a civic EK4 VTi with a prelude H22a swap, in my stock at the time EK4 VTiS, and the hardly anything in it...

so mostly you would win down to being lighter, and the B-series being better engines, especially if you are putting it in with the ITR S80 LSD gearbox
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