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hey i am looking a swaping a ZC into a CRX but i wanted to find out how engine swaps worked in California so if any one know let me know
 
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so if i was to get a 89 CRX i would need a ZC of that same year or higher? how would i tell when ordering it?
 

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There are many things to worry about...

if your planning on swapping a dohc zc it is by all means illegal.

one way to get around it ...if you have a 89 or under civic or crx.. is to get a civic dohc block and put a 88-89 integra head on it and weld a d16a1 stamp cleanlly on the stamp area..

for smog simply run a 88-89 ecu and regular d16a1 cams. and you caould even get it reffed by saying it was a d16a1 out of an equal or greater year integra...

Otherwise its completelly illegal.. No other d- series dohc motor ever came equiped in a legal california car (or any state for that matter)

If your talking about a sohc zc I'm sure there are ways around it.... But I do not know of them personally. Most cops don't know the sohc swaps so your only problem in my opinion would be smog....but there are many ways to get passed that obstical..
 
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i dont understand how can it be that strict on legalities when you can make a nissan skyline legal to drive?
 

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the sohc ZC is a smog legal replacement for 92-95 Civics. so you can do an OBD-1 conversion and ref it to be legal.
i'm not sure on the DOHC ZCs since they may say consider it only a replacement for the 1g only. to my knowledge i have not seen one yet, but who knows. make sure you go in person to your nearest ref and ask. most of the time they will take the time to let you know.:beer:
 

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you can't make a nissan skyline legal to drive.....not dailly anyways...definittlly not in california
yes you can, there is a company that imports them and takes care of all the necessary paperwork. i forget what its called but you could get old R32s for around 15,000.00:beer:
 
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ok well i was looking at it this way if you can import a skyline then you could probably import a honda crx SI-R which has the ZC DOHC so i want to know why it wouldnt be legal to put that engine in baiscly the same car without haveing to import the rest of it see?
 

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i'm not sure on the DOHC ZCs since they may say consider it only a replacement for the 1g only. :beer:
i am only going on the assumption that the ref would see a DOHC ZC as a D16a1 DOHC which only one year would have been the same. i dunno though you really need to ask a ref. :beer:
 

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actually a DOHC ZC is legal. its a big myth that they are not legal. The way we see it is that its just a 1stgen integra replacement. since that yeah teg went up to 89 "YOU CAN" put it into a crx or any civic of that year. the only thing is that you have to set it up as a 89 teg, with all emisions related components or C.A.R.B. approved parts. And yes you can get a legal skyline in cali the company is called MotoRex.
 

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everything is possiable with enough money so
 

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actually a DOHC ZC is legal. its a big myth that they are not legal. The way we see it is that its just a 1stgen integra replacement. since that yeah teg went up to 89 "YOU CAN" put it into a crx or any civic of that year. the only thing is that you have to set it up as a 89 teg, with all emisions related components or C.A.R.B. approved parts. And yes you can get a legal skyline in cali the company is called MotoRex.
that's what i was thinking, but wasn't 100 percent.:beer:
 
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They do come to cali but the hp is dropped about 35%-45% to like 300hp in cali. I've seen two in S.F.
 
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so what all would be required to make it set up like an integra?
 
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