Engine Shopping...

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dimitri Marshall, Apr 5, 2004.

  1. Hi there, buying a stock 89 CRX Si at the end of the month and looking for
    parts to put in it. Wanna upgrade the powertrain first. Anyone know of some
    good links for info on CRX compatible engines (vtec a's b's H22's?) and also
    where I could buy them from? I live in Canada so close to home would be nice
    (British Columbia), or just on the net.

    Thanks for any help,
    Dimitri Marshall
    Dimitri Marshall, Apr 5, 2004
  2. Dimitri Marshall

    JP Guest

    H series and B series will drop in with Hasport mounts. A b16 or B18 will be
    the best for a road driven car, H22 will give you excessive understeer from
    the extra weight of a 2.2 litre. Search google for "JDM honda engines" and
    you will find engines with 30-40K miles for a couple G's. Or check
    thepartstrader.com if you want to buy local. Vtec a's ? Im 99%$ sure there
    is no A series engine made by Honda
    JP, Apr 6, 2004
  3. H series and B series will drop in with Hasport mounts.

    I think some welding and such is required also? If not, I'm a happy guy.
    Ya I've been told that quite a bit. I'm just gonna get some fat tires and
    good suspension to counter that. It's too tempting to go with a H23, 2.3L
    230HP engine, so I will. The power just makes me giggle.
    Great thanks.
    Ya, dunno why I said "A". Anyway, thanks for your help.

    Dimitri marshall
    Dimitri Marshall, Apr 6, 2004
  4. From what I've been told just get some wide tires and good suspension. I
    watched a video of a crx racing a supra and the crx with the H22 ran a red
    light, either because of his stupidity or because of the heavy motor.
    Personally, I'm gonna get an H23 and just get some good tires and good
    suspension. Come on, 230 HP? How can you say no? Add a turbo and good
    intake/exhaust and you have yourself a wonderfully powered 300HP REX which
    is pretty much what I'm looking for. I dunno, maybe I'm stupid but I just
    like the idea. The new 05 stangs are 300HP stock but weigh at least twice as
    much. Think about that one.

    Dimitri Marshall, Apr 7, 2004
  5. Dimitri Marshall

    electricked Guest

    I'm planning to do a similar swap myself in a year or so. Just wondering,
    are there any counter measures for oversteering after placing a H22 or H23
    in a CRX?


    electricked, Apr 7, 2004
  6. Dimitri Marshall

    electricked Guest

    I'd definitely wanna go for the 250+ mark but wouldn't that heavy engine
    cause the front to drop?

    electricked, Apr 7, 2004
  7. Dimitri Marshall

    JP Guest

    Remember "good suspension" means getting a considerably higher spring rate
    springs for the front and some shocks that can handle that spring rate. Ask
    around on honda-tech.com or some other board more dedicated to modifying
    hondas to see what others are running to keep the H22 from understeering
    when in a CRX. A larger rear sway bar, good strut bars, and a lower tie bar
    will help in reducting flex & understeer.
    JP, Apr 8, 2004
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