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I pulled the trigger a little while ago and decided to rebuild my CRX. Got bored today and decided to finally post the build on here. I have owned this car for 12 years now and it was my first car. I hope to have this car at the track here in the next few months and my goals are around 700hp and 9's at the track.

Previous set up- 430 hp 370tq, Ran 11.1 @ 132 mph.
-Motor- B16a2 AEBS 84mm Sleeves, "O" Ringed Block, Ross 9:1 pistons, Crower rods, ACL Race Bearings, CTR Intake Cam, Stock B16 Exhaust Cam, Port Flow Springs/Retainers, Golden Eagle Head Studs/Main Studs, Crower Rod Bolts.

-Turbo/Intake- SLS Ramhorn Manifold, Greddy 18g Turbo Converted to External WG, Tial 38mm Wastegate, 3" v-band downpipe, Precision 600hp intercooler, Blitz BOV, Skunk2 Intake Manifold, BDL 70mm TB.

-Fuel- ID 1000's, Walbro Intank Pump, 100 Octane, -6 Lines in bay, Hondata S300.

-Trans/Suspension- JDM B16 Cable Trans, ACT 6 puck unsprung, Stock Axels, Innovative Mounts Traction Bar, Tein HA Full Coilovers, Skunk2 Front Camber Kit, ES Bushings, full roll cage, 24.5" Slicks, Rear Skinnies.

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New Set-Up for 2014

-Same Motor/Internals, New ATI Race Damper, New Hasport 94a Mounts.

- Turbo/Intake- SLS Ramhorn Manifold w/New 44mm Vband flange, Tial 44mm MVR Wastegate, Speed Trapp Consulting "The Shodan" Built GTX35r Journal Bearing Turbo (GTX3582r Compressor Wheel 62mm, GT3076r Compressor Cover), 4" hood exit exhaust, Precision 750hp w/custom backdoor inlet, 3" aluminum cold piping, Tial Q BOV, VictorX Intake Manifold, Hondata 4 port Boost Solenoid.

-Fuel/Ignition- ID 1000's, Walbro Intank, Xenocron Dual Bosch 044 Surge Tank w/-8 feed, Hondata S300,Hondata CPR.

-Trans/Suspension- GSR Hydro Trans, MFactory LSD and Trans Cuff, Syncrotech Carbon Synchros, Torco RTF Fluid, Competition Clutch Twin Disk Clutch, Thinking of getting Insane Axels 1000hp, Hush Performance EF Hydro Clutch Conversion w/reverse mount pull slave, Progress Technology CS-2 Coilovers w/450ff and 800rr springs, Full-Race Traction Bar.

-Here are some pics of my build progress.

Started Tear Down, lots of rust and bad body work from previous owner.












Some pics of the roll cage






Did a brake line tuck for more room in the known cramped ef bay, Cunifer Brake line was used


Paint Didn't turn out too bad for garage single stage job




Started Getting Some Parts In






I highly recommend the Speedfactory Radiator for the EF bay, Very nice part.






If your going to go Hydro in an EF I highly recommend the Hush Performance Conversion.


Went with Tunerview RD-1 for Dash Display





GTX35R Turbo from "TheShodan"


Heart back in


Everything for Fabrication came in






Fuel System Done




Everything Back from Welder/fabricator, did a quick mock up of everything for fittment




Cut hole in hood for exhaust, still have to make cover plate.


This is as far as I am as of right now. I will be picking up a bunch of parts from Cali this weekend so stay tuned for updates. Thanks for reading my build thread!

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***** 2 hard!!! Nice build man.
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pretty close to my setup engine wise man, but i have a bigger turbo 6766. I made great power on id2000 and e85 (798) the boost was up there though 37psi
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very nice setup! Good luck on the build
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Looks good man. nice bunch of improvements… How do you like the RD1?
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very nice build!!! glad you like the hush hydro conversion!! #hushDAEFup!!
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This is like my dream right here. Very jealous, I love white crx's
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Thanks for all the comments so far!

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Looks good man. nice bunch of improvements… How do you like the RD1?
Thank you. RD1 is really cool to me. Ive only played with it a little and haven't ran the car with it yet but I'm sure its gonna be nice. I still have to do the fuel level conversions, hopefully it won't be too hard but I'm sure that will be fun haha.

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very nice build!!! glad you like the hush hydro conversion!! #hushDAEFup!!
thanks man. Ill see you at the track soon hopefully!

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This is like my dream right here. Very jealous, I love white crx's
Make your dreams come true! haha, thanks. The paint is actually just single stage gray but turned out to be a pretty cool color, sometimes it looks gray, sometimes blue and sometimes white depending on the lighting.
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Great looking build!! Gives me some motivation to get my car back together.
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Looks good, should be effective at hitting your goals!
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Nice build, did you have any clearance issues with the ati damper and the radius arms on the traction bar?
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Looks really kick *** man
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Nice build, did you have any clearance issues with the ati damper and the radius arms on the traction bar?
Thanks. I don't have my suspension yet and sold my tein suspension already so I haven't seen if I clear the ati damper yet, hopefully I won't run into problems!
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dont know what traction bar your running but i had clearance issues in a ef with the ati had about a 1/4" once the car was on the ground. ended up fabbing up a new one to fix that
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dont know what traction bar your running but i had clearance issues in a ef with the ati had about a 1/4" once the car was on the ground. ended up fabbing up a new one to fix that
ill be running the Full-Race traction bar. Yea I've read where some people have problems and others don't. Nothing fits easy in this chassis.
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Went to Los Angeles this weekend and picked up some parts I had ordered. Got my Hondata CPR, Torco RTF, BWR k-coil plate, BWR 4" Bellmouth, and Hardrace Rear Lower Control Arms.
I also stopped by Insane Shafts since I was in the area to get some 1000hp axels, but they were probably already gone for one of the events going on this weekend. Also talked to Progress Suspension for drag coil overs and am now on their pre-order list for their Mid-June release of their new dampening adjustable coil overs with 450ff and 800rr springs.

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Haven't updated in a while and have been really busy with my RV parking project on the side of my house, trips and life in general but I was able to get some things done in between all that.

Heres my side yard project I have been doing that has taken up a lot of my time.


Finished product


Decided to trade in my old truck buy a new tow rig a few weeks ago also haha


Hood Exit Done


Got all the hot parts Black Ceramic Coated, Came out really well to me


Hot parts bolted up and new Hondata CPR Kit on


Heres how it sits now with pretty much all the big things bolted up




Just need to order Brad Penn oil, coolant, spark plugs and do a few little things here and there and the motor should be ready to fire up. Also waiting on Progress Suspension to release their new coil over set up that is updated with more adjustability like dampening and will probably go with 450ff and 800rr springs. Thanks for looking!
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Nice. I liked the whole thing. Definitely a fun read. The shroud on that radiator is awesome, gives me some ideas for my own.

Also, is the hood exit much better than a side bumper exist? Or was space just that cramped?
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Nice build!!
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love the car sir.


scII and stc user here. hehe
no more body kit?


lmk how that damper fits. I have the fr traction bar too and the fluidamper ate the **** out of my tie rod arm, I never bothered looking into the ati one.
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Nice. I liked the whole thing. Definitely a fun read. The shroud on that radiator is awesome, gives me some ideas for my own.

Also, is the hood exit much better than a side bumper exist? Or was space just that cramped?
Thank you very much. Not sure if hood exit is much better than side but yes space is the issue with everything on these cars lol.

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Thanks!

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scII and stc user here. hehe
no more body kit?


lmk how that damper fits. I have the fr traction bar too and the fluidamper ate the **** out of my tie rod arm, I never bothered looking into the ati one.
haha nice!. Yea no more body kit. Had that wings west kit on there for 10 years and then went with the jdm from end and liked it so I really wanted stock body look again.

I will post results of the ATI Damper fitment. This is really one of my biggest "worries" I have right now with the build and can't wait to get my suspension so I can see what happens. I was thinking of doing a custom radius arm on that side but the more I think about it, if it doesn't fit then I will probably sell the race version and get the street one. I'm sure it will be better than a stock pulley still, but I want to rev higher than I was last time at 9400rpm.
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