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It's really a vague question... are you talking about engine only, or the whole car? There's a sticky in this section with approximate costs of the various motor swaps, that may help to get you started.
 

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It's really a vague question... are you talking about engine only, or the whole car?
I assumed he was talking about motor setups.

Well you have a budget but another thing that you need to figure out is
what you actually want from your car.
What are your goals for it before you decide on a "setup".
 

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...i have about a $9000 budget
dayum! well with that and an imagination there's a helluvalotta stuff you could do / have done. Like the others said, if you need direction, first you need to find a start point. Even if you redo the whole car inside and out, you have to start somewhere. I think it'd be better to do a few things at a time, rather than tackle everything at once.

What do you want the car to be - a showcar, drag, autocross, road race, a sick daily driver?? ....on and on.
 

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90crxhf_w/ZC said:
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whit this money? TypeR JDM LSD bone stock! :lol:
or this to :D you will have a QUICK!! car for the money.

if you have any left over go for full exhaust, cai, maybe a intake mani., throttle body, header. just basic bolt ons.
Very stupid question on my part. What does LSD stand for and what is the benefit of an LSD other than cable. I too am looking into a motor swap.

Thanks
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Blackbird_Pilot said:
90crxhf_w/ZC said:
Slystone said:
whit this money? TypeR JDM LSD bone stock! :lol:
or this to :D you will have a QUICK!! car for the money.

if you have any left over go for full exhaust, cai, maybe a intake mani., throttle body, header. just basic bolt ons.
Very stupid question on my part. What does LSD stand for and what is the benefit of an LSD other than cable. I too am looking into a motor swap.

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BP
LSD stands for Limited Slip Differential. See your cars differential is where the power going into the transmission gets translated finally to the drive shafts. Differentials have play beucase of torque. a normal differential has a lower torque rating than a limited slip meaning that with an LSD you can pass more torque from your engine directly to the wheels faster. (this is my interpretation please correct what i have wrong as i am sure i have something not quite right)
 

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If the CRX needs to be fixed (was it in the accident?) I would factor that cost in. Before you look at crazy motor setups, do you have an alternative mode of transportation while the CRX is out of commision?
Also, like stated above, what is your end goal of the car?

I have a 91 HF, the engine was beat and slooowwww. I looked at the different engines available and choose the K simply because the stock swap tripled my hp and tq :twisted: and it responds to bolt-ons more than a B or H. Not to mention it is a new motor, I could do a carfax on the motor and know how many miles were on it (unlike the mad tight JDM stuff y0), and I know it will perform like a beast in the CRX for the next 150,000 miles with regular maintenance...but you cannot just look at the power, the rest of the car needs to perform as well to cope with the new power and change in weight bias.
So, look at your options, but factor in the cost of new suspension and brakes.
$9000 is more than enough to do a K swap with suspension and brakes. I spent less than that, and I added a lot of stuff too.
Don't forget to factor in labor if it is needed. If you need to go to a shop for install, call around and see what quotes you can get for different swaps.
I say boosted D, and when it blows, go K 8)
 
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