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Old 03-02-2011, 04:40 AM
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We are very excited that the KR-Z made the cover of Honda Tuning Magzine this month.
Maybe Honda will see the need to add a regular gasoline engine as an option at least , I can't describe how much better this car runs with over 200whp.
Thanks for all the positive feedback over the years, this is our 14th year.

I wanted to give a big thanks to :

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Honda ( for leaving so much room for improvement)
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Most bad *** CRZ yet.
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honda is going to hate you guys......
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honda is going to hate you guys......
I don't think they really care.
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it is my understanding that when honda usa handed out cr-z's to shops for sema show, the shops were told they could not do motor swaps because honda wanted to see tuned "stock " motors under the hood.
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it is my understanding that when honda usa handed out cr-z's to shops for sema show, the shops were told they could not do motor swaps because honda wanted to see tuned "stock " motors under the hood.
That is very true, That's why we had to buy ours. Honda didn't help us at all.
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I think Honda is doing what they do best. It is in their business model.

I like the CRZ how it is from the factory. What I would like to see is what shop(s) can do to the factory setup to increase power and performance. This is what most people will want to see that purchase the vehicle for the first several years. But...

I can't wait to open this issue's HTuning magazine to see what is involved in that CRZ. Modifications of any kind are still great to see.
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Gangsta!!!!
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Cannot wait to get my hands on a CRZ and then have a K in it.
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Love it.


In 20 years people are going to be buying rusty old cr-z's for 600 bux and swapping k20's into them for a couple grand
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In 20 years people are going to be buying rusty old cr-z's for 600 bux and swapping k20's into them for a couple grand

QFT. I'll come back in 20 years and quote you on this.
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I seen this issue a few days ago. Are you guys at lht planning on releaseing mount kits and w.e else the swap entails?
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The KR-Z
IS the model Honda should have released from day one. Well, at least here in the USA.

Then followed by an HF version with a hybrid powertrain.
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I don't see what's wrong w. Putting a k in a hybrid.
I sure as hell wouldn't mind one.. its the only thing this car is missing. Like. Someone else said Honda should have made a k model and a hybrid model.
the crx was never a hybrid (obviously as it's 20 years old)
sure it was an awesome economy car, but a k isn't horrible gas milage.
That's like saying crx's shouldn't have anything more then a b16
Ill bet you could almost keep the total price under 30k.
Now,im not balling but a mugen si 4 door cost that much and. It prolly weighs at least 1000 more lbs.

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suddenly the cr-z is looking a lot better
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**** is sick!!!
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Still doesn't make up for the shitty suspension. Struts and a torsion beam. WTF was Honda thinking?
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Honda should be taking notes on this...but we all know they won't.
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MAD PROPS TO LHT!!!!!!!! I loved the K-Sight & have been waiting for their next game changer!!!

As for Honda releasing a KR-Z I'm gonna go out on a very BIG limb and say NEVER HAPPEN!!! It's in their DNA not to do it. That's like asking for a V6 in the next gen civic. Yes the CR-X's & EG's came with B16's, but when that was going on IN JAPAN we were doing ZC swaps & tuning on SOHC's. HYBRID is the word for the next 5 years and they are going to ride that wave like every other car company in the world!

If the people of the world really want to complain and beg Honda to give us something we as consumers & tuners deserve, is to look back to the years that made them the ICON they are (IMO) now and give us the 35+ MPG NON-HYBRID smaller lighter cars we love. BUT 50+ mpg's, a K20, & an Insight and I'm guessing the CR-Z is hitting in that range as well IS PRETTY F***ING BAD ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Will loved this car, awesome job man hands down my favorite swap to this day.....the whole car was set up nicely rims height motor this thing is flawless can't wait to see what y'all come up with next
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Nice car! Someone should definately do this)
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Oh this car is sick. I don't see anything topping this anytime soon (Maybe a K-swap in the FCX Clarity?). Great work guys
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these guys actually have an ebay listing. For 17k on top of the cost of a brand new crz, they will k swap it, tune it, lower it and put some wheels on for you, id assume keeping all of your original parts.

Id rather do it myself for a ton less dough, but the krz is sick
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Yes, We do offer the KR-Z package for 17k
This includes:
Engine and transmission
Clutch master Stg3 clutch
DSS 2.9 axles
Re valved shock and custom springs
Upgraded radiator ( Re located)
Re locate Condensor
New AC lines
New Engine mounts
New custom 4-1 header
New high flow cat
New stainless steel exhaust with center exit
Custom built shift cables and shift mechanism
New wheels and tires
Wiring and component programming
K Pro and tuning
K+N drop filter or cold air intake
Moded VSA unit
New G and Yaw sensor
4 wheel alignment.

This is defiantly not a easy engine swap and we do not keep customer parts.

Or you could buy this one
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...fCarsQ5fTrucks
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