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Buying a \'88-\'91 CRX as a project car...need info

I've always been in love with the CRX, and with Ground Designs new Black Widow kit I think it may be time to start another project. Can I get the 'real deal' news on buying and owning a '88-'91 CRX? Any problems I should know about before making a purchase? How about a good price? I found a '90 shell in decent shape for $1200. Thanks.
 

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Depends on what that $1200 buys you? If it's in okay condition and whatnot, I'd say it's a pretty good deal.


Not to be mean (I hate wannabe mods) but you might want to have this moved to pitstop.
 

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Belongs in pit stop, this one does.

$1200, can get you a nice '88 CRX and still have some cash left over for some basic go fast goodies.
 

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Yea, can someone put this in Pitstop.

The $1200 is for the whole car with original engine, not running. Seller does not know what the problem is. Price is negotiable
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Moving to Pit Stop
 

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Yea, can someone put this in Pitstop.

The $1200 is for the whole car with original engine, not running. Seller does not know what the problem is. Price is negotiable
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definetly negotiate then, you can get shells a lot cheaper than that plus be able to drop a b16 for notmuch more
 

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Re: Buying a \'88-\'91 CRX as a project car...need info

Speaking of the B16, what are the more common, or, 'better' engines to swap in? I'm talking a smooth transition, or I guess as smooth as it could be.
 

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If you are talking about really reallyeasy swaps the 92-95 civic ex motor (sohc vtec d series) or a ZC are seriously bolt ons, i mean you pull old engine out put new one in (just about) With the zc you have a comparable engine to the focus but with a lighter car
. There are several turbo zc crxs in the low low 13's. One thing to know is that in 1988 they use a slightly different transmission and the engines will not bolt on so try to get a 89 or above for these swaps
My car before the slocus was a 90 crx and i had the zc and then the B16a engine. You will notice a difference if you go to the ZC from stock but going to the B16 is kicka$s that or a lsvtec would be my reccomondations, i know a few B16 crxs with boltons that run really low 14's
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Oh and by the way you suck
i want another crx again so bad but my other won't let me seems i spent way way way to much on the last one but they are hell fun
 

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Speaking of the B16, what are the more common, or, 'better' engines to swap in? I'm talking a smooth transition, or I guess as smooth as it could be.
www.honda-acura.net
www.honda-tech.com
www.crxsi.com
www.thezcresource.com
http://www.geocities.com/crx288/main.html
www.homemadeturbo.com
http://www.thezcr.com/html/zcbook.php
http://tech.hybridgarage.com/tech/index.html
http://thenew.gamesbbs.com/~turbosi/
http://turbod16.com/index.php


we had a zc in our crx they are like direct swaps..pretty easy to do. zcs are also pretty easy to be turbo'd (we had one waiting to go in when we traded ours.) don't have a whole lot of personal experience with B16..and the friend that had one went B18 (in his del sol).Have fun!!
 

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D-series POWA!!!

www.dseries.org

The D16 engines have some serious potential and they're cheap! Don't discount doing a D16Z6 or D16Y8 swap. Also, the Greddy turbo kit for those engines is pretty inexpensive. I think SOHC Hondas are cool - I own two!
hehe.. you sound like my husband now (says he'll never go B16 or B18) Has a D16 in a Civic (which he's parting out right now
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Where in Wisconsin are you? I'm in Neenah
 
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