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Most powerful engine in an '89 Civ

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Old 02-09-2007, 08:12 PM
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okay i was curious to see what kind of engine that i could throw into an 89 civic DX... it's a damn racing machine... it doesn't have any interior just a dash and driver seat... so what can ya'll tell me to help me fix this baby up for the 1/4...
 
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a crated V-8?
 
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:32 PM
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H22, best swap for the money
 
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:37 PM
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werd to teh mudda homey.

jdm h22a would be even better, if you don't live in cali.
 
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Old 02-09-2007, 08:46 PM
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k20? Maybe even a Frankenstein build?
 
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k20 = at least twice the cost of an h22a but not twice the performance.
 
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i liked the v8 idea...ive seen some rwd crxs with built v8s and there terrors
 
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holy crap V8? is that even possible? what kind of engine could even fit in the tiny hood? small block pushing what kind of HP? because i know for a fact that my V8 350 sitting in my Cutlass will not fit this car!! hahaha as for the H22A how much would one of those babies run for on average?
 
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they gotta be joking. i agree. h22 is best bang for the buck.
 
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Go for the H22. Even if you did fabricate a V8 to fit, you'd have to convert it to RWD.
 

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