This Honda CRX build has been in the works for a while now, and this thing is clean, and I mean clean. Everything in the engine bay looks brand new, and most of it is.
We built the whole turbo kit. It’s running a Garrett disco potato turbo for some quick spooling action along with a ram horn manifold, custom piping and intercooler. It’s getting buttoned up as we speak and will pop over to the dyno to get tuned up soon. This little guy is going to haul ass and be boat loads of fun once its back on the streets.
We’re working on finishing up the engine swap on this CRX. We swapped in a JDM Type R engine and trans, all managed by a Hondata ECU, that we’ll be tuning once everything is buttoned up. These cars weighed in at around 2,000 pounds from the factory when new, depending on what trim you had. This car’s interior is completely stripped except for a single drivers racing seat. Being an insanely light car to begin with, I bet this little CRX will be a blast to drive when we’re done with it. It would be interesting to find out what the power to weight figures would be on this build. We’ll figure out the power part of the equation once it gets over to our dyno.The engine is a 1.8L B18C out of a JDM Type R Integra. Even stock, these engines are screamers with their insane 8200 rpm redline and factory 197 bhp. The Type-R trans is a close ratio box with a limited slip in it from the factory. Good thing too, because spinning just one wheel is never much fun.
This CRX has been equipped with some serious stopping power. The 6-piston Wilwood calipers aren’t going to have any trouble bringing this featherweight to a stop. Stay tuned for more updates on this project!
James brought his GS-R by for some exhaust touch up work. Now that it’s daily driven, the straight pipe had to go. Fireballs are fun, but going deaf is not! We installed a Vibrant race metal core catalytic converter to both help turn down the angry bees as well as please the law. Added benefits over a traditional ceramic cat include better resistance to vibrations and up to 40% more flow than OEM.
Looking to modify your exhaust level or tone? Contact us and we can make it happen!
This Integra came in a while ago with the LS/VTEC conversion already completed. It had a few issues and dynoed in the 150-160WHP range. The owner then picked up a new exhaust, installed Acura RDX injectors, a Walbro 255 fuel pump, & brought it back in for a retune. Using Crome, we tuned it to put down 197WHP with ease. Seeing no reason to push every last ounce out of it we left it at this conservative level in anticipation of a Skunk2 throttle body, cams, and intake manifold.
This is another car that may not have put down a lot of power, but shows what the right parts and good tuning can do. The next round of mods will put this well over 200WHP which will make this already fun car a blast to drive on a daily basis. Check back for updates soon!
If you’re looking for work to be done on your car or getting a custom tune contact us at the shop! With this nice weather everyone is on a mission lately.
It’s not often you see Acura Integras of the DA era around anymore. Forget seeing one in general, how about a GSR model, that’s clean, turbocharged, and makes 250whp!?!? This Integra is running the original B17 VTEC motor (134k miles on it) along with an Ebay .50trim turbo, FMIC kit , Drag exhaust manifold, and 550cc injectors. The car rips for only making 250WHPat 8psi.
Now many people may think that is “low” for a turbo Honda on a .50 trim, but lets remember this is on an original motor and get this, an original STOCK FUEL PUMP. The pump will be switched out for a Walbro 255 unit & a few other small changes will be made in the upcoming weeks. The owner will then bring it back in & were hoping to see around 300WHP depending on the conditions. The tune is safe, reliable and makes strong power under these circumstances to hold over until more mods can be completed. For now enjoy the video of it at 8psi, and don’t forget to check us out on Facebook for updates on this car and all of the other projects going on at the shop!
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