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zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:04 pm

I was looking at CBR 900s when this 'clean' 91 Si caught my eye. I say 'clean' because the previous owner really misrepresented the car on ebay. I thought about the bikes vs. cars debate, and decided the crx was sound.
Buy-it-now later, and I planned a 5 hour trip from NY to OH to pick up the car.
Long story short, the car had a TON of issues, and I talked him down :-)b
Drove most of the way home in 4th gear because it wouldn't stay in 5th! Turns out the trans was empty :shock:
Here is a timeline of most of the build so far:
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Ebay pic May 2006:
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After it got home:
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Filled the fenders, removed hood pins, and painted the trim (2007):
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15" Integra rims (Fall 07):
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Painted the rims before new tires (Fall 08):
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Mounted EDM spoiler (Spring 09):
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Installed EDM back seat (Summer 09):
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Bluetooth radio installed:
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Engine bay B16A1- greddy header, aem fuel regulator, insulated cold air intake, and a/c finally works!
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Ground down quarter panel rust (not big), painted the trim again and added the missing mud flaps:
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R81 Mini Cooper rims painted and installed (Fall 09):
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4 days of body work and new paint (November 09)...going TGP:
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Sorry lost pics of primer :(
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End result (before buffing):
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EDM spoiler back on, HF front bumper support, DA front knuckles/brakes installed, painted window trim
(Jan-Feb 2010):
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J's Racing Polyurethane Lip, modified to fit 88-89 bumper (March 2010):
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I've also adjusted the front end fitment:
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In the queue at N16:
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(Misc 2011)
Temporary ram air with modified bumper signal:
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Hood lift using hatch support:
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Checking the bushings before an autox event:
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Summary 5/2013
Engine/trans:
OBD1 conversion
JDM PR3, dyno-tuned map
CTR pistons
ARP head studs
Underdrive crank pulley
NGK plugs and wires
Newer ignition coil
K&N drop-in filter, ported stock box
Greddy header, wrapped
Hi flow cat
Thermal R&D exhaust
Integra S1 trans
XTD clutch (have NIB Exedy clutch at the ready)
Zero play shift linkage
Fidanza 7lb flywheel

Suspension/brakes:
Tein Basic coilovers
OEM RTA bushings
Full Race traction bar with newer arms/joints
EX 15/16 master cylinder
DA integra front knuckles/brakes
EBC rotors, Hawk HPS pads

Interior:
Keyless entry/alarm
OEM Civic cruise control
A/C (GSR Denso compressor and R134a)
Working sunroof
Greddy shift knob, short shifter
EDM rear seat
Repaired cargo cover
Pioneer deck with bluetooth
Polk waterproof speakers in doors
Kenwoods in back
Hidden Pioneer class D amp
8" Sony Xplod tube
Sparco R100 seats
Led cluster lights
Oil pressure and AF gauges

Exterior:
EDM wing
88-89 front bumper cover with J's replica lip
88 HF bumper support (super light)
All mud flaps
Call me Sir window visors
NIB SiR garnish/triangle

And that's about where it sits now. This was my daily and now I drive an 09 GTI which requires new bolts everytime I touch it. Back seat or not, the crx is no family car...but I still love it.
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby hfsfan928 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 12:48 pm

Those rims actually don't look too bad.

Nice car.
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:53 pm

Thanks, lots of hours in the garage and online searching for parts! Rims are for sale btw :-)b
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby justinw » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:12 pm

Looks good. Interior looks pretty clean too.
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby BMac91 » Sat Sep 19, 2009 8:22 pm

Looks good, how much did you give for the backseat and where did you find it?
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:37 pm

$250 plus travel expenses and a ticket...picked it up in jacksonville, fl. about a 4 hour drive one way.
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Re: zrickety's internet car...91 CRX Si

Postby autobot_crx » Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:51 am

nice ride
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:53 pm

Previous owner did the swap, I've done almost everything else.
Here is a list of mods:
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Avid mounts
obd0 b16 (going obd1 soon)
short j1/s1 tranny
Full Race traction bar/crossmember
Tein basic coilovers
Thermal R&D catback
2000 Si Greddy header
Greddy shift knob
Dual bend short shifter
Option racing CAI
GSR a/c compressor and bracket
HID low-beam conversion
Kenwood speakers
Pioneer head unit
Falken tires
Power locks/keyless entry
Fuel kill switch and relay
Lx cruise control (in progress)
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby Its me DUB » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:53 pm

Looks good! The wheels look much better darker with your color scheme. :-)b
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:16 pm

Thanks DUB! It's Rustoleum Charcoal Metallic if I recall.

Future mods:
R81 Cooper rims
Integra knuckles/brakes
different seats
paint (new color btw)
OBD1
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sun Oct 18, 2009 10:52 am

well a small update. my remote kept eating batteries, so i bought an RFID keyless/alarm unit on ebay.
it's $35 new, and will automatically lock/unlock doors when you are away/near the car. came with shock sensor, siren, built in relays for locks and starter kill, and 2 remotes. i love it!! eventually this will be integrated with my fuel kill for even more security :-)b
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby 88crxsi91 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:16 am

you just filled in the z3 fenders with bondo?i got those fenders and i hate them. looks real good bro
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sun Oct 18, 2009 11:18 am

thanks! actually we used fiberglass resin, no bondo. it looks crappy close up, but it was always a temporary solution while i've looked for stock replacements
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:33 pm

Fenders arrived, thanks Ragnaarok!! Hoping to do body work and paint in the next 6 days. Meanwhile, R81 Cooper rims have been painted and put on :-)b
more pics at the top of thread...
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby imgoingforit » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:23 pm

YES! BRIGHT SILVER WINS!

Looks nice, man!
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:59 pm

thanks :mrgreen:
i might take the center caps back off...i like the look
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby rex2nr » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:07 am

I like the Mini wheels, I had wondered how they'd look on a rex.
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:29 am

me too...knowing is half the battle! :-)b
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Wed Nov 11, 2009 12:11 pm

well another update...my nephew scott drove down last week. we did some body work and painted the car, spent about 4 days on it. here are the results:
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TGP
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby beto323 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 1:59 pm

Does not look bad at all except you can see the red under the headlights...
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:51 pm

lol...yes. some of that is old overspray that i need to clean off.
i still have to redo all the black trim, and anything red will become black.
then we'll buff it out and i'll re-mount the edm wing :-)b
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby 88crxsi91 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:04 pm

looks great! i have those same fenders, i was wondering what you used to fill them in? did you spray paint the trim back to black? looks good man
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby zrickety » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:17 pm

thanks. i actually bought new (to me) fenders...the old ones are VIS racing fiberglass. we filled the vents with resin, then i gave them a crappy paint job. they are off the car and for sale now.

the trim was first painted semi-gloss black (rustoleum), then we used a black primer/sealer with the new paint.
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby JEREMY22 » Wed Nov 11, 2009 4:50 pm

Looks pretty perfect to me man! :-)b
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Re: zrickety's 91 CRX Si

Postby Baker » Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:09 am

Looks good.
TGP is prob my favorite Honda color.
Love the Mini Cooper wheels too!
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