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i have and 88 crx hf and i want to do a swap but i dont know what to swap it with i was told to get a LS/VTEC but i dont what would you suggest for me on street/strip
 

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can you do the work yourself? and how much money do you currently have?

That will spell out your choices. . .

Speed
Price
reliability

Pick any 2........
 

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Yup...What kind of budget are we talking about sir?
 

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Ok now that we have an idea for a budget....
I will assume that you mean "as fast as possible" meaning drag type racing.
If we are talking about an autoX car or a roadrace car things will change dramatically.

My opinion for street...

Pick up a H22 swap.I know that HMO has em for $2200 but thats cutting it close.
Why an H22? 200 hp and TORQUE! Something I feel some honda motors seriously lack.
I also know that Hasport has a new H22 swap mount kit w/a alt relocator brackets for $750.

Try and locate a complete(Engine,trans,axles,ECU) swap used.There out there. Pick up a Hasport swap kit,and read the hell out of this link.
http://www.explicitspeedperformance.net/TheEFH22AHowTo.html

GL
 

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I don't think an H22 could be done, that budget is gone after just the motor and mounts, and there's no room left for even shipping, let alone any wear items that should be replaced. I bet you could put a B20 swap together for that much though. Your other options would be a B18 or B16. You could also swap in another D-series from a newer Civic.

It ultimately depends on what you want from the engine, and if you're doing the labor yourself.
 

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I've seen H22 swaps done for around that.
Its all in how diligent he is when looking fo a complete swap.
Hey he said "Fastest" for that amount.
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Yeah H22 could be done for that, picking up an engine locally will save a bit of money. I would recommend the E-speed kit instead of the HASport, it's a lot more for the same money (you NEED a traction bar, it comes with it), and also you don't need another hood to cover the motor with the E-Speed kit.
 

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hehe I knew the H22 guys would chime in soon. Thanks
 

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ollie said:
Pick up a H22 swap.I know that HMO has em for $2200 but thats cutting it close.
Why an H22? 200 hp and TORQUE! Something I feel some honda motors seriously lack.
I also know that Hasport has a new H22 swap mount kit w/a alt relocator brackets for $750.

Try and locate a complete(Engine,trans,axles,ECU) swap used.There out there. Pick up a Hasport swap kit,and read the hell out of this link.
http://www.explicitspeedperformance.net/TheEFH22AHowTo.html

GL
With a budget of 3k, that is pretty much blown with the h22 swap with little money left for other items(whatever may pop up) or even for labor costs. I only assume since the author sounds kind of new to this and would need someone to put this in for him.
So would you be putting this in yourself?
Is the car your Daily driver and would you it disrupt you if the car was laid up and torn apart for awhile.
Plus the h22 is not going to be swapped in by a rookie in a weekend.

Some more things to think about.
 

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baker423 said:
With a budget of 3k, that is pretty much blown with the h22 swap with little money left for other items(whatever may pop up) or even for labor costs. I only assume since the author sounds kind of new to this and would need someone to put this in for him.
So would you be putting this in yourself?
Is the car your Daily driver and would you it disrupt you if the car was laid up and torn apart for awhile.
Plus the h22 is not going to be swapped in by a rookie in a weekend.

Some more things to think about.
Good points baker, I didn't think about it like that. I'm sure you would tell him to get a ZC, which definitely should be an option for him. Rethinking it like that, I would say get either a ZC or a newer D series, like a Z6 or Y8. They will all bolt in, though the SOHC VTEC motors will be a little newer, so may be in better shape than a ZC that's been sitting in Japan for ten years.

You could easily get a Z6 or Y8 in there and run it the right way, on a p28 with a nice conversion harness and then have money for some bolt-ons with your budget.
 
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