Tuesday, August 27, 2019

B18 Swapped: 1988 Honda CRX

The Honda CRX was an interesting two-seat front-drive economy sports car that really shook up the market when it was introduced in 1983.  There were few other cars on the road that could be optioned to get 40mpg city/50mpg highway (in the CRX HF) or provide an exhilarating driving experience (CRX Si).  Today's example has the volume turned up to 11 with a "teggy" swap...which is the B18 non-VTEC equipped 4-banger from a '95 Integra good for around 140 horsepower.  While we'd prefer the zippy VTEC zoom factor of a B18C, this thing is a considerable torque upgrade from the original and should be very lively.  Find this 1988 Honda CRX offered for $3700 in San Jose, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

From the seller:

1988 Honda CRX 
fuel: gas 
title status: clean 
transmission: manual 
1988 Honda CRX
Clean Title Pink on Hand 
Miles roughly 140k 

Swap 95 Acura integra 1.8L B18 with Five speed manual
Condition overall decent in and out
Electric windows
Skunk2 adjustable suspension with camber kits
Comes with repair Manuel, receipts and records extra small parts
Optima battery
Car alarm with Killswitch

Asking 3,700 obo

Gas gauge not working
Minimal rust near windshield
No sound system
No AC but it does come with a bracket to add a A/C

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  1. It comes with a guy named Manuel to fix it?

  2. Looks nice enough except for those too big rims. I can't trust a car that has the engine and suspension modified by someone that thinks that rims that are too big for the tires is a good idea.

  3. Why's it got a Volvo engine in it?

    OHHHH, that B18.

    Always liked these. Have seen few of the latter day CR-Z replacements on the roads here in AK.

  4. What a great looking car.
    Slightly narrower from wheels would have been nicer and lose the peep rear mirror and writing on the back and that would be a great little car!

  5. Did these have double wishbone suspension? My 94 civic was easily the most fun front wheel drive car I’ve ever had the pleasure of hooning. It was a non vtec DX but the torque certainly felt impressive, IIRC.


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