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Recently I've been driving my CRX a lot more, with an average of 30 minute commute one way to work, and frequent hour long trips between my parents. As most people know I've been planning on the H22 swap this spring, but lately, I've been loving my D16.

I've talked to a few people, and I think I'm going to put it off until the end of the summer, and I'll probably get another CRX to put it in. The one I have is very clean, especially for the Northeast, and has low miles. The H22 is a somewhat permanent swap, meaning I can't just go back to my D if I don't like it. Also I'm worried about how it will autocross, not as much the weight issue but that it will put me in E Mod, where I have no chance of competing. I'll also be out of school and working then, and have some more cash to do it the way I want. If I do it now, I don't think I'll be able to afford the cams, clutch/flywheel and other stuff I want to do it right. Not giving up on the H... just putting it off for a little while.

So I'm getting back into my NA D build. I sold my pistons (PM7), so they aren't going back in obviously. I have an extra Y8 head at the moment I planned to port, so when I get back to school I'm going to go ahead and port it, rebuild it and have it milled. I'm going with Crower springs and retainers, and I'm still looking into getting some different valves (don't know if I need them...).

For less than what I planned on the H22 swap, I can add some stuff to the D and make a pretty killer setup (for a SOHC anyway :p ) and still have some room to get stuff I need/want for the rest of the car. So I'll be posting here with the progress and the plans.

Current setup:
A6 block, recently rebuilt with ACL bearings, JE rings, ARP rod bolts
Y8 head, stock
Crower stage 2 NA cam
Z6 intake manifold
AEM EM1 CAI
DC 4-2-1 header, custom 2.5" mandrel bent exhaust

Immediate plans:
Crower valve springs and retainers
port and polish
mill head 0.060"
rebuild head with OE seals

And I'm looking for more suggestions. Can anyone tell me why I would need to replace the valves, aside from using flat-faced ones to increase compression?
 

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Sounds good man. D-series seems like the easiest way to go. I can't wait untill I build my turbo A6.
 

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turbo D> B
 

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A mildly built D with an LSD trans is an awesome autoX car. Good for you for staying D, an H just doesn't belong in anything other than a CRX drag car.
 

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jfrolang said:
I still say B-series. It's the way Honda intended. :p
No it's not. If you need aftermarket mounts it wasn't how honda intended it to be. for us, and all other CRX except for the VT and SIR, the B series does not bolt in, thus, honda intended the D series to go in there...

Nice build, I have a spare Y8 IM if you want it...PM me.
 

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ludesrv said:
jfrolang said:
I still say B-series. It's the way Honda intended. :p
No it's not. If you need aftermarket mounts it wasn't how honda intended it to be. for us, and all other CRX except for the VT and SIR, the B series does not bolt in, thus, honda intended the D series to go in there...
I think you're reading into it too much. They may not bolt in, but the B16A was found in the top CRX available, so for performance, it was what Honda wanted.
 

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ludesrv said:
Nice build, I have a spare Y8 IM if you want it...PM me.
Thanks man. I have a Z6 intake manifold now, I'm thinking about building some ITBs down the line. I need to find some evidence that the Z6 mani isn't as good as the Y8 one, that it's worth me swapping.
 

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oh man, i hope this doesnt turn into another whats the best motor for the crx thread haha.

i wish the whole h22 only for a drag car thing would die....but im sure it never will

good luck with the D man, keep my parts in good use. use stock valves. go fast. use a good distributor this time

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ps. turbo B18C1 for the win
 

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mattminerDOTcom said:
oh man, i hope this doesnt turn into another whats the best motor for the crx thread haha.

i wish the whole h22 only for a drag car thing would die....but im sure it never will

good luck with the D man, keep my parts in good use. use stock valves. go fast. use a good distributor this time

[email protected]

ps. turbo B18C1 for the win
Keeping the good dizzy I have, mostly adding on to what I have. And I hope everyone understands I'm not NOT doing the H22 because of the weight or anything, I'm postponing it so I can do it right when I am making more money.

I'll still beat you in AutoX Mr. Turbo GSR.
 

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I say slap a gt28rs on it and go from there.... :D

Thats my plan...Ive alrdy printed your d16a6 rebuild how-to.
 

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coldtotouch said:
Do you have an idea of what your CR will be after the build? Est. Hp/Trq?
I'm aiming for mid to high 12's again, depending how much is safe to mill the head. I'd like to make upwards of 150/160whp when it's all done, and since it's a 1.6 liter it will probably make like 8 ft lbs at 20k RPM.
 

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hehe Tom we think alike..

I just finished my NA d series build up a few months back on my DD EG.

A6 block decked .003
P29 pistons
ARP rod bolts
ARP head studs
A6 head/milled .003/ported(wished I'd knew anyone that made non-vtec valvetrain)
Bullfrog cam(HCCS07) Intake:L.415 D-241 Exh:L.421 D-228(Not installed yet!) I bark em in three gears with a wimpy D15 cam! :lol:
Z6 intake and TB
2 layer HG

I'll try and dyno this thing in a month or so to get some #'s.
GL on your build Tom.
 
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