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Old 20 Jan 2010, 05:46 pm
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Default Honda CRX engine and setup?

I bought a 1991 Honda CRX SI in mint condition with 127K on it KM/H not MPH, also it's in mint condition but I like building Honda's so what next, I'm refering to engine stuff not ricer body kits or that crap, I know everything about them, and i'm going JDM style, but I believe the B16A would be a good choice, because it's affordable, a direct swap, ETC, but my question to you is would you turbo the engine or would you keep more basic stuff like intakes and headers, pistons, ETC. My other choice is a built engine with Individual Throttle bodies, but which option would you guys pick?
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 06:01 pm
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its your build dude,,, i prefer N/A to boost though

ive seem a lot of crx's in my area with GSR swaps

all depends on your budget
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 06:16 pm
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Hey nice choice on the engine like you said it's affordable good lookin and runs strong, but about the turbo leave it out wait till you have your engine and tranny ready. But any ways why turbo a car like a honda them mustangs and camaros are still leaveing them behind.
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 06:31 pm
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The cheapest speed would be with a turbo, a naturally aspirated high performance b16 it will cost more and give you less power. If going fast is the goal, then I would say get a quality turbo kit, and whatever bolt-on's you like.
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 06:46 pm
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personally i would keep it it n/a, but that's my preference, in the long term you will get more power from a turbo engine, but i like the instant capable power of the B16A and it runs very well n/a.

with the addition of pistons, cams, exhaust intake manifold, individual throttle bodies etc it will be running some nice power, and in a CRX the power:weight ratio will make for a very fast car, the engine has VTEC anyway, so the kick is there even with a n/a setup. Honda's tuning company MUGEN actually prefers n/a and their new MUGEN FD2 civic type-r is n/a along with their other engines are capable of great performance without turbo's, although alot of people seem to opt for superchargers on theirs, but as i say if it were me i would keep it naturally aspirated -- that's what i'm doing with mine.
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Old 20 Jan 2010, 07:01 pm
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do the b series swap. throw a turbo in it, not from ebay! id say if you wana JDM a honda, go with the eg6's
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