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Old 23 Dec 2009, 09:31 pm
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Default How would I learn to tune a 91 Honda CRX Si?

I am planning on buying a stock 1991 Honda Civic CRX Si as my first car. I am choosing it because they are pretty cheap, run forever, are very reliable, fun to drive, and apperently have a good selection of parts avalible and don't cost too much to repair. I want to tune it to make it a bit faster and have better acceleration, and also I want to mod the body a bit. The problem is that I know almost nothing about car mechanics, so I don't really know what I need. I would like to be able to know how to repair anything that needs fixing on it so I won't have to over pay mechanics. How would I go about learning how to do all this? Any good books on Honda mechanics? I know there are classes out there that can teach this, but I'd rather just teach myself.

Also, what mods would be reccomended for making this car more race worthy? From what I've heard, it's a fun, fast little car already, but I want to give it a bit more power than comes stock. Would I need to put in a better engine, transmission, turbo? I really don't know, but maybe someone out there does. And plese include prices.


Alright, Thanks for the help. I'll get the money as soon as I get the car. Also, if I were to install turbo on it, how much would it cost to get all the parts to do it?
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Old 23 Dec 2009, 09:46 pm
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before u start modding the car i would buy urself a haneys manual on the crx and go through ur car and make sure that all the maintence has been done and the car is well kept.... the haneys manual will basically be ur refrence for everything in that car and if u cant find it in there i would start looking to the forums for instance this is by far the most info in one place on hondas/acuras from DIY to JUST TAKE IT TO A SHOP info...... now part i would say stick to preformace be for u do the body make it fast and then worry bout how u wanna "trick it out" if thats wut u wanna call it.... now for choosing the type of setup that u wanna run is gonna come down to wut u wannna do with the car straight line racing, auto cross, or circuit..... this will tell u were u need to start and wut u should look into building first

but i hope this helps
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