Friday, 20 September 2013

Quentin's Honda CRX

So here we are with the first feature on the fresh new Shifted, on a sweet Honda CRX by new writer Dominik so I'll let him take it from here!

The bringing about of life in a car is always a fun one. It may sound a bit cliché, but the unexplained, mysterious bond between man and machine is magical, which is exactly what was needed to build this ED9, producing one of the cleanest CRX's I have ever seen. So, why a CRX? The owner tells us, after owning a stock VW 1.4 Polo as a student, he wanted a car from the 90s, that was fun to drive, lightweight, low mileage, stock and with few previous owners. The CRX jumped through all these hoops. 1991, 130hp in a car that weighed little over 900KGs, with 46k miles on the clock which, as we know, on a Honda, is nothing, and one previous owner. In fact, the only mod were some 14 inch Momo wheels.

So after what I could assume to be a few sleepless, excitable nights, the mods came rolling in, but he still played it safe, changing up engine parts last. The first were wheels and suspension, a set of Rota GT3'
s in 16 inch trim and BC Racing Coilovers respectively. The modding continued on through the chassis, brakes and body. The last parts to go in were the Supersprint headers and Fujitsubo exhaust into the engine bay. He tells us that the clutch, flywheel, differential and close ratio gearbox upgrades are still on the drawing board.

So, to reiterate, a very aggressive CRX built by a passionate man that I would love to see get some fame in the future when it's in its prime, and just for good measure, a beautiful shot of it rolling along

A full in-depth list of statistics, information and current and prospective modifications can be found below.

Thanks for reading, first Shifted article, by Dominik 'FD3S' Rodrigues – Shifted Writer from over the pond.

- Statistics and Information ;
  • Brand: Honda
  • Model: CRX
  • Model code: ED9
  • Purchase date: June 2010
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Hatchback
  • Colour: OEM Pewter Grey
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Aspiration: N/A
  • Engine size: 1.6 Litres
  • Engine position: Front Engined
  • Engine code : D16A9
  • Driven wheels: Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
  • Power: 130hp on a stock engine
  • Mileage/Kilometers: ~50000/~80000
  • Top Speed: 235 km/h with stock ratio gear box

- Engine & Transmission ;

  • K&N air filter
  • NGK iridium spark plug
  • NGK spark plug wire
  • Supersprint header
  • Supersprint decat
  • Fujitsubo exhaust
  • Spoon reservoir tank cover
  • Spoon oil filler cap
  • Spoon radiator cap

- Suspension ;

  • Cusco ST front upper strutbrace
  • Cusco Version1 front lower strutbrace
  • Cusco OS rear upper strutbrace
  • Benen Industries rear lower strutbrace (for Civic EG)
  • Skunk2 front camber kit
  • Buddy Club rear camber kit
  • BC Racing BR RS Coilovers
  • Ultra Racing 19mm anti sway bar
  • ASR Endlinks
  • Function7 rear LCAs

- Interior ;

  • Nardi hub
  • Nardi deepcorn 360 mm steering wheel
  • Nardi gear knob
  • Nardi handbrake gaiter
  • Pioneer DEH-2400UB
  • Alpine SPG 13 C2 front
  • Alpine SPG 17 C2 rear

- Exterior ;

  • OEM pewter gray respray
  • Seibon ZC style carbon hood
  • BF Prod carbon roof
  • BF Prod front lip
  • Depo amber corners
  • Depo orange bumper lights
  • Black licence plate
  • OEM mudflaps
  • GTS solarwing
  • Osaka JDM windshield banner
  • Misc Stickers...

- Wheels & Brakes ;

  • Rota GT3 16x7 ET40
  • Toyo T1R 195/40/16
  • Volk Rays Racing CE28 Cub Racer 15x7 ET43
  • BBS RM 012 15x7 ET27
  • Toyo R888 195/50/15
  • Rota lug nuts
  • Rays lug nuts
  • Tegiwa brake stopper
  • Front and rear Tarox G88 brake discs
  • Front and rear Ferodo DS2500 brake pads
  • Front and rear Goodridge brake lines
  • Motul RBF600

- Extras and factory options ;

  • Power windows
  • Power sunroof
  • Electric mirrors

- Planned future mods ;

  • 4.25 final drive gear from a Rover 216 GTI
  • MFactory Helical LSD
  • Exedy clutch
  • Fidanza flywheel
  • Gearbox rebuild with OEM parts

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