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Well, anything's technically possible. The question is how much money do you want to spend to do it? I believe that for that 250 horsepower, you'll need to lengthen the engine bay of your car, widen it as well, custom wire your entire car, custom flash the ecu to defeat all of the fail-safes in place, widen the track of your car, custom fabricate a front suspension, and make a new hood. You could also put in a turbo B16 for a few thousand and have a manual transmission, you'd also have a car that can be changed if you want.
 

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mattminerDOTcom said:
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J30 Turbo swap

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Never said it was impossible. I never got to finish my post, my boss walked in I hit submit super fast and closed the window.

Price + power gained + all the custom work = horrible swap.

If you can afford a J series, you can afford a K series :twisted: .
 

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I was at a place one time where the HART (Honda of America Racing Team, they are just honda workers not a special racing team) and I was talking to the guy about the eg civic they had. He said that they at the time were or they were planning on using a J series and turboing it.

There must be something better about the J than the B. Mayeb they could run more boost???
 

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If I wanted to do a V6 swap, I'd be more interested in a C27 from a 95-97 Accord. It's a smaller engine and will more easily fit. That J30 hatch looks like it can't possibly have a hood. And where's the radiator?

Overall though, there are larger 4-cylinders that make tons of power and fit without major problems. B20, K20, H22 will all fit and make a CRX very fast. V6 swaps just aren't worth it, unless you're going to mount it in the back and make it MR.
 

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jfrolang said:
If I wanted to do a V6 swap, I'd be more interested in a C27 from a 95-97 Accord. It's a smaller engine and will more easily fit. That J30 hatch looks like it can't possibly have a hood. And where's the radiator?

Overall though, there are larger 4-cylinders that make tons of power and fit without major problems. B20, K20, H22 will all fit and make a CRX very fast. V6 swaps just aren't worth it, unless you're going to mount it in the back and make it MR.
Not to be controversial (oh heck sure Im jusut being a pain in the ass) but everyone said that about my buddy Alexs 1990 240sx as well. Then we put a VG30DE in it and all the naysayers are like, oh umm 3.0 V6 stomps on the SR20s (and the local RB20 guy). It was funny to see them turn around when they heard it/rode in it.

Oh yeah, thats an older 'in progress' pic of that CRX.

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mattminerDOTcom said:
Oh yeah, thats an older 'in progress' pic of that CRX.

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That's a hatchie from the looks of the rear roof and in through the back window...

On topic:
Assuming you want better fuel economoy, why would you want a J when you already get awesome gas mileage?
If it's power you seek, go K or B. More research and tech support from all the guys that are doing/ have done it.
 

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george34 said:
There must be something better about the J than the B. Mayeb they could run more boost???
Torque!

I have a J32A1 in my car (not a CRX). It has torque. 216 lb-ft, with 225 HP. I can't imagine having that engine in a CRX. And with the J32A2 (TL Type-S) with 260HP (not sure about torque spec), that would be insane. Of course with the increased weight, I can only imagine it would be fun in a straight line.
 

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^^^ Exactly...I used to be into v6 Cavaliers, they had 180trq stock...and then came the 3400 and now 3500SFi swaps... :shock:

But like any other FWD, traction is an issue... :?
 
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