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Old 16 Dec 2010, 02:16 am
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Default What's the best engine to put in a CRX?

I'm not looking to spend THAT much nor have that many mods done to my '91 CRX DX - Currently everything is stock. I hear D16A someone says go with a GSR B18C1... Has any really done all their research and can bring me up to speed? FYI - I live in CA and need to keep it street legal as well.
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 02:31 am
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Fuel and timing ... are important because they have the potential to cause detonation if neglected. If you have a lean (not enough fuel) is shot and if the weather is too late, once again, the detonation. Too much fuel and you want the plugs, O2 sensors and catalytic converter. And the measurement delay means low power. With the Mini-me, I would say that a configuration for a maximum setting so you can play with the settings for these variables. And set-up is a necessity. This configuration has had his Honda and it takes some trial and error to work 100%.

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Old 16 Dec 2010, 02:46 am
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zc or b16
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 03:01 am
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build what you have. its a decent motor.
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Old 16 Dec 2010, 03:16 am
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I've done a ton of research into this exact matter and from what I've read, the B16 series seems to be the best bet for a car like yours. Same size as the stock engine but you get a VTEC in there. I've found a couple good sites that offer this complete swap with new mounts to tranny for a decent price. I plan on doing this in a few months.

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Old 16 Dec 2010, 03:31 am
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The D16A (108 hp) will swap right into your car and you'll definitely notice a boost in performance but it's not ideal. A B16 (160 to 180 hp) will be your best bet. You can find them pretty cheap and are not as rare as the B18(100, 140, to 200 hp depending on exact model). You can also swap in a H22 (190 to 200 hp) engine from a Prelude but they're generally more expensive. Hasport makes the mounts you'll need for any of these swaps.

Personally, I recommend the B16 but you will also need the transmission, axles, shift linkage, ecu, wiring harness and other various bits to complete the swap. This swaps been done thousands of times so you should be able to find a qualified shop to perform the swap, especially in California.

Note: The 91 CRX HF engine is not a decent engine and not worth working.

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