I suppose I should start a thread for my CRX. It’s been long enough.
These usually start out with a bit of history, so here goes. I first fell in love with the little cars in about 1991. A high school friend of mine had a 1st gen with two seats, a subwoofer, and a bike rack. What more could a teenager want? I was quite fond of that car, and at the time, 2nd gens were still available new on the dealer’s lot. Well, I came from a piss-poor household, and my after school and weekend jobs were not going to get me into a sports car- no matter how economical. So that was that.
Um, fast-forward 20-some years. I’m pushing my little Bimmer to its limits on the Autobahn, wishing for something a little faster. A Lotus Elise, maybe? How about the next best thing: a fast rex. And so the bar is set. I spent a year shopping for EE8 Vtec CRX cars. They’re essentially a left-handed EF8, available in Europe only in 1990-1991. Not very many of these cars were sold, and there are a handful left on the road today- maybe 30 or so. So I found one that was kept indoors in the winter and mostly complete. The interior was gutted, but otherwise the car was nearly all original. I handed over a wad of colorful Euro bills, and the car was mine.
So, first I cleaned it up and got it on the road. The gearing and suspension geometry is a little different than the USDM, to say the least. The underpinnings are more DA Integra and 92 Del Sol than they are CRX. Some parts, like the front LCAs, are peculiar to this model only. It’s been a bitch figuring out which parts swap. But more on that later. Let me say that this car can hold 230 KPH all day long. I can outrun (but not out-accelerate) EVOs, M3s, and many Porsches, which is quite a thrill. It gets plenty of attention at car shows, which is fun, but this whip ain’t done. Not by a sight.