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88-91 US CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:28 am

US CRX SI Production numbers by VIN:

Year:1988 Units:18054 First VIN: JHMED9360JS000003 Last VIN:JHMED9361JS018056 NextVIN:JHMED9363JS018057

Year:1989 Units:18735 First VIN: JHMED9362KS000005 Last VIN:JHMED9365KS018739 NextVIN:JHMED9361KS018740

Year:1990 Units:14009 First VIN: JHMED9363LS000001 Last VIN:JHMED9361LS014009 NextVIN:JHMED9368LS014010

Year:1991 Units:14447 First VIN: JHMED9361MS000001 Last VIN:JHMED9361MS014447 NextVIN:JHMED9363MS014448

Total 1988-1991 CRX US Si production 65,245 +/- 5

Note: There is a discrepancy between the carfax database and the Honda database on the 1991 Si model. The Honda database says the last 91 Si VIN is: JHMED9364MS014443 Looks like the current margin of error is +/- 5

You can actually test the VINS against HONDA's own database by entering the VINS at this link:

You can verify the data with a script or by hand at this link.

The VINS are sequential.

I also cross checked the VINS of 119 sold CRX Si's over the last 2 years on Ebay and none of them fell outside the published ranges above.

UPDATE on DX and HF 2nd gen production numbers. The VIN calculations are identical to the Si as far as check digit goes. I ran the serials in 500 increments until they failed to produce any carfax records for the DX. The HF numbers are exact like the Si's above. The HF's have their own serial number set 1-XXXXX and the DX's 835 & 845 run together so no 835 VIN will have the same last five digits as an 845 VIN.

US 88-91JHMED836 CRX HF VIN DATA production numbers:


Year: 88 HF Units: 17516 VIN#1: JHMED8365JS000007 LastVIN: JHMED8369JS017523 NextVIN: JHMED8360JS017524
Year: 89 HF Units: 23846 VIN#1: JHMED8363KS000007 LastVIN: JHMED8363KS023853 NextVIN: JHMED8365KS023854
Year: 90 HF Units: 22947 VIN#1: JHMED8368LS000005 LastVIN: JHMED8369LS022952 NextVIN: JHMED8360LS022953
Year: 91 HF Units: 2617 VIN#1: JHMED8368MS000006 LastVIN: JHMED8367MS002622 NextVIN: JHMED8369MS002623

Total US CRX HF unit production: 66,926

US 88-91 DX production numbers. VINS: JHMED845 & 835 (auto & manual DX base model)

Year 1988: Total US CRX DX 29,000
Year 1989: Total US CRX DX 23,000
Year 1990: Total US CRX DX 24,000
Year 1991: Total US CRX DX 25,000

57,287 Total CRX HF 88-91

101,000 Total CRX DX 88-91

65,245 Total CRX Si 88-91

Total Suzuka production for standard US(0 in 12th position) 17 digit VINS CRX = 233,171 +/-2k
See Canada Info below.


HF<SI<DX

To figure out the 9th position or Check Value Digit or the value after "JHMED936":

1)Assign a value to letters in the VIN: A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, J=1, K=2, L=3, M=4, N=5, P=7, R=9, S=2, T=3, U=4, V=5, W=6, X=7, Y=8, Z=9. (any numbers in the VIN retain their value so a 3=3 or 4=4)

2)Assign a value to all positions of the VIN, besides the 9th position (the check digit itself):
1=8, 2=7, 3=6, 4=5, 5=4, 6=3, 7=2, 8=10, 10=9, 11=8, 12=7, 13=6, 14=5, 15=4, 16=3, 17=2.

3) Multiply the value obtained in step 1 with the value obtained in step 2 for each of the 16 places in the VIN.

4) Find the sum of the 16 values obtained in step 3.

5) Divide the sum in step 4 by 11. Round the value of the digits to the right of the decimal up. This is the check digit number. If the value is 10 the check digit is an X.

Example 1: Value obtained in step 5 is 29.72 Check digit is 8
Example 2: Value obtained in step 5 is 29.00 Check digit is 0
Example 3: Value obtained in step 5 is 29.92 Check digit is X

:canada: I did the Si's. The VIN check digit formula is the same for Canada VINS the only difference is there is an 8 in the 12 position. If you have a JHMED CRX with a digit besides an 8 or 0 in the 12 position please list your digit and your country of origin and I may be able to figure out production numbers.

Model: Units VINS<
88 Si 3325 <JHMED9365JS803325
89 Si 2200 <JHMED9360KS802200
90 Si 1800 <JHMED9366LS801800
91 Si 1270 <JHMED9365MS801272
Total: Canada Si 8595 +/- 100

Canada CRX Si 1991 model year
First VIN: JHMED9362MS800001 Last VIN: JHMED9365MS801272 Total Si's 1272

Non 17 Digit Chassis numbers if you have higher number please post the number portion below.
Highest EF7 seen - 11018
Highest EF8 seen 7851
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Re: US CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby daveb91 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:58 am

US market...EDs were global
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Re: US CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:22 am

daveb91 wrote:US market...EDs were global


The total figures are for the US market in Si, DX and HF trim.

I included a sample VIN for Canada if anyone from Canada wishes to know how many went there.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby jfrolang » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:51 am

This is the first time anyone has been able to present a semblance of hard data to CRX production figures. Thanks.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:29 am

jfrolang wrote:This is the first time anyone has been able to present a semblance of hard data to CRX production figures. Thanks.


No problem, I hate unknowns.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby jfrolang » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:55 pm

A few years back I tried to estimate the number of 88-91 CRXs that were sold, based on observed VINs, and the number I arrived at was approximately 150k. Give or take 10k. That included all models. You don't happen to have done the research here for ED8s, have you?
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby daveb91 » Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:56 pm

This is still not the total Si count..... Like I said this the CRX and the Si is a global model...
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby NovaVTEC » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:13 pm

There were 2700 CRX'es in my country of 15 mio ppl.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby Mahargllib » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:48 pm

Does anyone know if there were more or less of the SI's models produced then DX or HF?
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 1:49 pm

jfrolang wrote:A few years back I tried to estimate the number of 88-91 CRXs that were sold, based on observed VINs, and the number I arrived at was approximately 150k. Give or take 10k. That included all models. You don't happen to have done the research here for ED8s, have you?



I haven't done the ED8s. I'm sure I'll look into it in the future. I think it may be multiple serial sequences unlike the Si.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:24 pm

Mahargllib wrote:Dose anyone know if there were more or less of the SI's models produced then DX or HF?


HF + DX > SI Is all I can say for certain.

Update data is above depends on year but the DX is most common always, then HF , Then Si some years the HF is more rare than the HF.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Thu Apr 02, 2015 3:43 pm

NovaVTEC wrote:There were 2700 CRX'es in my country of 15 mio ppl.


Do you have the VIN or comparable strings on those? Even an example could be helpful.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Fri Apr 03, 2015 10:27 am

daveb91 wrote:This is still not the total Si count..... Like I said this the CRX and the Si is a global model...


Do you have some data to back that up? Perhaps a VIN of a CRX Si outside the range presented?
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby daveb91 » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:42 pm

You are just looking at US Si right, if Im wrong let me know....
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:46 pm

jfrolang wrote:A few years back I tried to estimate the number of 88-91 CRXs that were sold, based on observed VINs, and the number I arrived at was approximately 150k. Give or take 10k. That included all models. You don't happen to have done the research here for ED8s, have you?


ED8's updated. You were not that far off. I came up with 233,171 +/-2k

835 has its own serial run as does 836. 845 runs in series with 835.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Fri Apr 03, 2015 2:55 pm

daveb91 wrote:You are just looking at US Si right, if Im wrong let me know....


I am running all VIN's starting with JHMED936* JHMED836* JHMED835* Do the Canadian Vins start that way? I ask this because when I run the 91 VINS it lists the vehicle type as Si or SE so I may have all North America not just US.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby daveb91 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:22 am

yeah but there are Si in other markets...
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:17 am

daveb91 wrote:yeah but there are Si in other markets...


Never mind, if the CRX becomes so popular that people are importing the handful of survivors from other much smaller markets, then I think the issue of scarcity would already be answered.
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby daveb91 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:57 am

Your VINs are only for the US...what about europe...
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Re: 88-91 CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:00 pm

daveb91 wrote:Your VINs are only for the US...what about europe...


The production runs are TINY compared to the 17 digit VIN numbers.

Take the Holland members numbers as an example, 2700 for a country of 15M, that works out to 675 CRX's per model year where the 17 VIN market had 65,000 CRX's in a given model year. Add up 10 such countries and you add a whopping 27k to the total CRX's. Of those roughly 3200 will still be functioning and available for purchase after 24 years. Of those perhaps 1500 are the proper handed drive configuration, of those perhaps 60 are in collectible condition.

So again, the numbers outside the 17 VIN data set are inconsequential. If we were talking about 88-89 accords or standard civics, yes those have insanely high production numbers, produced at multiple plants on multiple continents simultaneously. The CRX was a part-time product model in one flex-factory, big difference in production numbers.

If some EU or JDM fan wants to document their VINS as I have for the 17 Digit VIN, more power to them, to a US collector thinking of buying or selling, or a third party vendor thinking of providing aftermarket oem parts the 17 Digit VINS above offer a plethora of information upon which informed decisions can be made.
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Re: 88-91 US CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:03 pm

I updated the US DX and HF production figures.

I also determined Canada's 1991 CRX Si production. Anyone interested in doing the others has all the info they need to do so.
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Re: 88-91 US CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby Dave_Darling » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:56 am

I wonder if there were any VINs in sequence that were skipped? I know that back in the old days, there often were, especially in the smaller European manufacturers. But that was before the VINs became standardized.

Still, this is the first time I've seen any reasonable take on the total number of CRXes made/imported/whatever. Kudos for putting it together for us!!

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Re: 88-91 US CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby duckology » Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:04 am

Dave_Darling wrote:I wonder if there were any VINs in sequence that were skipped? I know that back in the old days, there often were, especially in the smaller European manufacturers. But that was before the VINs became standardized.

Still, this is the first time I've seen any reasonable take on the total number of CRXes made/imported/whatever. Kudos for putting it together for us!!

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Edit: There were a few skips in the HF models, I never saw any in the Si models. The DX had normal skips between manual and auto.
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Re: 88-91 US CRX SI HF DX PRODUCTION FIGURES

Postby signalpuke » Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:00 pm

duckology wrote:Highest EF8 seen 7851

Any idea if they are all sequential (88-91)?
My '89 is a two digit vin.
I don't know if the Japanese 7 digit vins changed with trim type, but would like to know.
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