LowNSlow's 91 CRX SI - Project UPDATED

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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Jul 24, 2008 10:57 am

I know what you're thinking... how the %*$# does he have a project thread when he is in Iraq...

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I know I mentioned buying another SRT-4... I almost picked up a Orange Blast ACR for $12,000 but after having a good talk with the wife. We BOTH, yes both, decided that it was not best for us to get into more debt. We are wanting to purchase a house in the next 2 years so we are down sizing all our debt. :thumbup:

I've had 5 CRXs... some clean.. some quick... some beaters.

I love the cars... they are light, nimble, handle damn well and can be very quick with a little bit of money....

This one was posted up on a forum for $2,000...


Only thing done to it...

Suspension
-Skunk2 Springs and KYB Shocks.
-comes with CRX Master bushing set. not installed.

motor
-d16A6 with a y8 mini-me head swap.
-crappy no-name intake.
-head was ported and polished.
-obx valve springs.

Miscellaneous
-Drilled front and rear rotors.
-Pioneer CD player.
-Short shifter
-oem civic wheels
-new yokohama tires.

I called my wife and told her to go check it out for me and if it's as straight as it looked in pictures offer him $1,000 cash. Well, he took the $1,000 so now I have a 91 CRX SI in my stable.

I've had several cars... I've added my touch to each of them but most of them were bought already as is. So this is kind of like my first full project...as in everything done by me. I'm excited...

It might not be a quick project but I want to do everything right the first time. If it means I gotta save for a little bit to buy the better quality parts then so be it. :thumbup:

You see an eye sore... I see potential.... this car is pretty straight for its age and the interior is damn near mint....and even an a/c panel that's not cracked. (Pretty hard to come by)


First plan of attack is to get it painted...probably going to go with Nighthawk Black Pearl... we'll see bout that though.



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Updates will be slow as I am not home to do little things to it...
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-John


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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:04 pm

No vtec found. Sounds like a fun little project car. I am partial to the EF look wise.

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Post by bone-yard-racing » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:46 pm

A nice all motor B16 or so (I am a sucker for old style swaps) and some big tires (wide not tall) would make for a sweet SM car
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Post by LowNSlow » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:10 pm

A built b series and some boost is in the future...

I just want the car presentable first... and done right... All in time.
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Post by LowNSlow » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:17 pm

No progress...

I do have some new wheels lined up... but I'll get pictures of them later.


I got bored and made a pixel of my car... first pixel I've made... I had to look at pictures of the car to remember what body part was what color... hah

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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:17 pm

Looks like it has good potential! My first question would be whether or not the sunroof leaks, lol
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Post by LowNSlow » Sat Aug 16, 2008 7:07 pm

Sunroof does not leak but it needs rebuilt... (can hear it wanting to work but doesn't)


A little update not that many care.. but I just ordered a HKS Sport exhaust for it. Easiest way to describe the HKS exhaust is.... it's like the 2GN R/T exhaust ... stock sounding with a little bit of nice sound when you get on it.

Crappy picture...




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I also bought a CF ZC Style hood....

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Now it just needs a passenger fender / front lip... and paint...
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:58 pm

Not that anyone cares or keeps up with this... but I figured it's the only forum I got the "build" thread on....


I got the ZC Style CF hood in... and the HKS Sport exhaust in as well... I can't stop looking at pictures of the exhaust. It's awesome looking...


Also ordered a new passenger fender...

Got a new oem steering wheel as well.

I love ordering stuff for this car...it should all come together nicely when I get home.

I'm looking for the wings west polyurethane kit for it.. (only clean / oem looking kit for the CRX I like)

And sourcing some new carpet and mats for inside.

Pics of the hood at home and the exhaust...

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And hood...

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Post by TheRandom1 » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:07 pm

That is a nice exhaust... and I don't like the hood as I hate CF.

Since you're spending all this cash, I could use a few things on my car too...? No? Didn't think so, but it was worth a shot! :lol:
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:16 pm

Exhaust looks good, what all does this kit look like that you speak of? Most CRX's around here are absolutely horrendous. One has a kit with Dodge crosshairs on it. I've seen very few clean ones, but it seems as though yours is going that way. What color are you painting it?

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Post by Mr Josh Zombie » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:23 pm

i'd love to get a little CRX to do some refreshing with and DD on
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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Aug 31, 2008 8:59 pm

LilSparkPlug wrote:Exhaust looks good, what all does this kit look like that you speak of? Most CRX's around here are absolutely horrendous. One has a kit with Dodge crosshairs on it. I've seen very few clean ones, but it seems as though yours is going that way. What color are you painting it?
Probably going with the OEM Rio Red... just for ease on my wallet as a color change would definitely kill my pocket.

The kit I am talking about is what this car is rocking... well minus the fact his front bumper is pretty cut up for his FMIC...

I like how it fills in the doors with some caps and imo makes the body look cleaner.


The holes up top are suppose to have amber lights as well...

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No speed holes in the rear either...
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:12 pm

That kit does look pretty clean, and agreed on the speed holes, those are atrocious.

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Post by LowNSlow » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:04 pm

The front isn't as obnoxious when it's not cut up either... lol
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Sun Aug 31, 2008 11:48 pm

I spy exhaust tip bearings!

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Post by Fuzzyneon » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:02 am

I love those old crx hatches ugh
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Post by Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:13 am

nice project you got...coming along nicely....i still regret not buying the CRx my uncle had, it even had that kit on it.
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Post by n20sxt » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:12 am

that rex is nasty! A b16a2 would scream in that thing, specially if you boosted it. or get the b18c5 and do a poor mans type Rs. You should check out Project car mag (issue 7 i think) they do a low budget boost build on a d16 in a crx and it turned out pretty good. I love hondas!!! :lol:
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Post by Anonymous User » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:14 am

n20sxt wrote:that rex is nasty! A b16a2 would scream in that thing, specially if you boosted it. or get the b18c5 and do a poor mans type Rs. You should check out Project car mag (issue 7 i think) they do a low budget boost build on a d16 in a crx and it turned out pretty good. I love hondas!!! :lol:
why get a b18c5 [type r motor] & do a poor mans type r which is a b18 block with b16 head. doesnt make sense :tardbang:
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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:18 am

n20sxt wrote:that rex is nasty! A b16a2 would scream in that thing, specially if you boosted it. or get the b18c5 and do a poor mans type Rs. You should check out Project car mag (issue 7 i think) they do a low budget boost build on a d16 in a crx and it turned out pretty good. I love hondas!!! :lol:
Yea that budget turbo set up was cool...


I'll be doing a B16 swap around November probably...we'll see.
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Post by unsuper man » Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:13 am

save your money/

do it right the first time.

put a fucking K in it.

add a shim, and make 550whp stock bottom end/heads/cams
on a decent sized turbo.

get a K or GTFO.
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Post by n20sxt » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:53 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
n20sxt wrote:that rex is nasty! A b16a2 would scream in that thing, specially if you boosted it. or get the b18c5 and do a poor mans type Rs. You should check out Project car mag (issue 7 i think) they do a low budget boost build on a d16 in a crx and it turned out pretty good. I love hondas!!! :lol:
why get a b18c5 [type r motor] & do a poor mans type r which is a b18 block with b16 head. doesnt make sense :tardbang:
whoops didnt mean to write "poor mans"
and a poor mans type r isnt a gsr block wit the si head? i dont know where you got that from. you need the b18c5 pistons to do a poor mans type r :thefinger:
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Post by sidepipe87 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 5:57 pm

Lookin good man! (For a Honda that is! :thefinger: ) just kiddin. Should look real nice!



Oh, and LilSpark, sounds like you're referring to the Black Widow kit??

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Post by LowNSlow » Mon Sep 01, 2008 9:50 pm

unsuper man wrote:save your money/

do it right the first time.

put a fucking K in it.

add a shim, and make 550whp stock bottom end/heads/cams
on a decent sized turbo.

get a K or GTFO.
A k would be nice... we'll see...

My current D is leaking oil according to the wife... I might just do some maint on it to make it reliable while I save for a K... not too sure.
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Post by Canada » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:30 pm

I've been following this thread John, please keep it updated! :thumbup:

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Post by suave23 » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:41 am

I've been following it too!

I kind of regret selling mine, but it was necessary to get my SRT.

'88 Si with a B18 and B16 tranny, 90% restored, 99.9% rust free, Y56 Phoenix Yellow (original Y49 car), and TONS of fun!

I was getting ready to order a J's front lip, amber corners, coilovers, and some new shoes for it, but decided to sell it and put all the money towards my SRT. I don't regret it.

With the bronze Hanabis and nasty tint..

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No tint and black '91 Si wheels...

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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Sep 02, 2008 1:45 am

I've done the SRT-4 thing... and I miss the go-kart feel of a CRX :D

LOL.....plus paid off and cheaper parts are nice....


I'll research the K swap but most likely end up with a B16.... I don't think I want to spend $8,000 in a swap alone...


I might end up with just the OEM body (no kit) as well.. we'll see.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:17 pm

Sidepipe....Yes

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Though this one wasn't TOO bad, and it was RHD:
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:37 pm

poor cars :(
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:26 pm

Thats why I had to ask when you said you were doing a body kit. Since most kits on these cars look horrid. Though the green one is a true RHD car....which makes it pretty sweet. But still...I agree, poor cars.

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