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Old 18 Nov 2011, 10:16 pm
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Default Should I try and get a Honda CRX ('88ish) Or Honda Prelude Si (92-95)?

I want a car to toy around and tinker with, and have a more exciting Daily Driver. Which car will handle a small/midsize turbo better? And more specifically which engine block? I do plan on beating on it quite a bit, but I'm not sure if a preludes would take a lot of high revs better than a rex. Or is it worth it to get a prelude after '94? I prefer the muscle car look quite a bit. But torque and horse is the need.
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 10:31 pm
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Go for the prelude Si, you will get more stuff, however it is going to be a bit more expensive.

You can use a car performance simulator to virtually take this both cars and tune them to find which ones performs better, try at
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 10:46 pm
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no go for the crx, i see those all the time with stuff shoved into them. The moment you add somethinh onto a prelude it wont like it and freak out. Just from what I see the crx can take some abuse and still be a champ.
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 11:01 pm
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They can both take turbo's but the rex will handle better and will be faster if it had the same engine.

I'd go for the rex and build a B18 turbo for it with a socketed P28 ecu. Even a turbo'd D16 will be mental in a rex. I wouldn't go any bigger than a T3 turbo for lag reasons and would recommend T25 proportions. T3/T4 hybrids are horrible on these cars unless you like boosting at 4500rpm instead of 2500rpm. You can use 9psi on stock internals on a D16.

I wouldn't go for an 88 rex either if you intend to turbo the stock motor. It's easier to turbo a 92-95
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 11:16 pm
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My brother had one of those Preludes when they were much newer, and it was nothing but problems. I had a friend with a CRX, and he loved it even when he sold it.

Hope that helps you.
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Old 18 Nov 2011, 11:31 pm
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prelude without a doubt. I have a 4th gen lude and I love it. get the vtec model though
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