Thought i would Share a Build Thread of my Wife's Daily Driver, a couple Peeps ask'd about it. Make all my Updates into one Area.
Explanation for Lift at Bottom of OP. Please feel free to Provide Negative or Positive Feedback, Thank you. (All Photos are Upload w/ Facebook, Link Below)
Recently Purchased 27Nov11'
this 98' EX 5 Speed Manual AWD CR-V for my Wife as a New Daily Driver. Has 215K but Runs like a Champ. Order'd a Bunch of Parts already for it just wait'n to Arrive. Only down Fall is the OME Lift is about a Month wait (BS after wait'n a Full Month i Call'd them 3 Days after Except'd Delivery Date&they Stated it was another 4 week wait, Cancel'd on the Spot. I will be go'n w/ Ironman Coils Springs since they are in house made&Stock'd Ready at all Times)
Order'd Part's List so Far:
Custom Billet Aluminum Strut Spacers (Temporary)
OME Complete 2" Lift Kit (Cancel'd 5Jan12'
Ironman Coil Spring Lift (Replacement for OME Bad Customer Service)
Tokico HP Series Front&Rear Shocks
Goodyear Wrangler Dura Trac 235/75-15 Tires
Pro Comp 52 Series 15x7 4.5" Backspacing Rims
Future Parts to be Order'd: (Next Few Months)
Yakima Megawarrior Roof Basket
Yakima Roof Basket Spare Tire Carrier
OEM Honda Skid Plate
OEM Honda Slim Window Visors
Honda Access/Optional Push Bar w/ PIAA Fogs
Clear Housing Head Lights (JDM/EDM/UKDM etc)
EDM 50/50 Tail Lights
Pick'n up of her CR-V from Previous Owner. My Daily Driver Soccer Dad Family Odyssey on the Left =]
(Previous Owner Pictures below)
Complete Top Hat Package (All Bushings&Bump Stops) Brand New from Honda Thanks to my Buddy Mike at O'Daniel Honda Omaha.
Her Pro Comp 52 Series Wheels came in. 15x7 4.5 Backspacing (Wrong Offset, needs to be atleast 0 Offset in order for this Style Rim to Clear the Brake Calipers)
EDM Front Bumper Purchased from a Friend at O'Daniel Honda Omaha. Had it on his Wife's CR-V for a couple Years used as a Daily Driver. 99'-00' Civic Si Fogs.
Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac 235/75-15 Tires came in. Definitely go'n Black Wall outside.
Rims&Tires Mount'd Thanks to my Friend Scott at O'Daniel Honda Omaha. No Hammer Clamp on Weights here =]
Test Fit: Novus Tech 10MM Spacers Extra Set of New ARP Extended Studs i had lay'n around&Project Kics Gunmetal R26 Lug Nuts
Test Fit: Single Wheel on her CR-V Today. Definitely miss Judge the Backspacing (Hits the Brake Caliper) but i'll get them to Work w/ some 15MM Spacers&Extened'd Studs, No Biggie. Vehicle is still at Factory Height. Rubbing doesn't seem bad, just need to do some Trimming&Grind down the Factory Weld Seem inside the Fender Well. (Was inform'd to just Fold over the Factory Pitch Weld instead of Grind'n down)
10MM Novus Tech Rim Spacers from Canada
Goodyear Wangler DuraTrac 235-75/15
Pro Comp 52 Series 15x7 4 1/2 BackSpacing
Templates for the Strut Spacers came in. They were Drop'd off w/ my Machinist as of 5Jan12'
for Precision Billet Aluminum Products to be made.
ARP Extend'd Studs came in, wasn't expecting them to be here till next week. Now it's the wait'n Game for the 15MM Rim Spacers then off to Buy Hub Bearings&install =]
&onto why we would like to Lift her CR-V. Both of our Boys ride Dirt Bikes&we want'd a Vehicle that was Decent get'n through Semi Rough Terrain w/ Add'd Modifications (Lift+Wheels)&still was Reliable Easy to Maintain+Great on MPG.
Here's our Boys Honda CRF50's+i bought my Wife a CRF50 for her own for Christmas. My oldest Son has been Riding since he was 2. Pictures can be Found below, Click Link.
Age 3 below