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Postby steveo24mx » Sun May 03, 2009 4:21 pm

ok i have a 1989 honda crx with a d16y7 motor with the d8 intake it also have a turbo on it so i cant fit the stock radiator so i was woundering if anyone has the http://www.explicitspeedperformance.com traction bar and if the 92-96 half radiator will work with that traction bar?? or should i just get the Innovative crossmember ?
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Re: traction bars

Postby Krix » Sun May 03, 2009 9:46 pm

The esp bar doesnt come with any radiator supports, but if you email him I think he will add them on for you.
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Re: traction bars

Postby Inferno » Sun May 03, 2009 9:50 pm

I have the Explicit Speed Performance traction bar and an ebay half-radiator. I had to tilt it a little bit and do some cutting to get it to fit, but it was definitely doable. Here are some pics:
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Re: traction bars

Postby Hondacrxblk » Sun May 03, 2009 10:12 pm

Do other aftermarket crossmembers not allow the sotck rad?
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Re: traction bars

Postby Angry » Sun May 03, 2009 10:17 pm

Hondacrxblk wrote:Do other aftermarket crossmembers not allow the stock rad?

Most should as long as they dont interfere with the stock rad mounts, Because there are part of the front beam(or whatever you call it), not the crossmember.
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Re: traction bars

Postby Jorsher » Mon May 04, 2009 12:50 am

I have a JK Motorsports traction bar...it didn't have any radiator mounts at all. Person I bought it from added some for a half rad, and I'm going to use the ebay half rad...

Good pics inferno. How well does the CDM radiator work?
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Re: traction bars

Postby Paterico » Mon May 04, 2009 1:48 am

Are there any traction bar sets that allow the front engine mount to still be used??
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Re: traction bars

Postby Krix » Mon May 04, 2009 6:37 am

Im not sure if he still does it but at one time ESP would add the front mount as well if you wanted it.
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Re: traction bars

Postby mattminerDOTcom » Mon May 04, 2009 8:41 am

I had the esp bar with the front mount. it was quite nice to retain it

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Re: traction bars

Postby Inferno » Mon May 04, 2009 3:17 pm

Jorsher wrote:I have a JK Motorsports traction bar...it didn't have any radiator mounts at all. Person I bought it from added some for a half rad, and I'm going to use the ebay half rad...

Good pics inferno. How well does the CDM radiator work?


It's worked out well for me so far. The car's made the hour and a half drive from my house to MSU without overheating or anything. I've yet to take the engine over 3500 though (issues with tune).

mattminerDOTcom wrote:I had the esp bar with the front mount. it was quite nice to retain it

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I do really like the front mount on the ESP bar.
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Re: traction bars

Postby steveo24mx » Mon May 04, 2009 9:49 pm

well i thing that the Innovative crossmember has the front motor mount on it i might be wrong i dono so wut ppl think i should go with the crossmember or the traction bars :?
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Re: traction bars

Postby jfrolang » Tue May 05, 2009 12:08 am

steveo24mx wrote:well i thing that the Innovative crossmember has the front motor mount on it i might be wrong i dono so wut ppl think i should go with the crossmember or the traction bars :?

Use the Innovative Competition Bar, in my opinion it's the best one currently on the market, and you can use a front mount with it too.
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Re: traction bars

Postby steveo24mx » Tue May 05, 2009 11:45 am

if i use the Innovative Competition Bar will i be able to use the half radiator as well cuz that is what i need that is my final step is to get a radiator in and fit without hacking it all up and using the crossmember and if i can do both in one use the front mount, less weight, and use a half radiator, and traction bars
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Re: traction bars

Postby monkey7247 » Wed May 06, 2009 2:37 pm

Does which bar you order change if you have D-series vs B-series engine? I'm still a little sketchy on which suspension parts shift to Integra and which stay CRX. Thanks
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Re: traction bars

Postby jfrolang » Wed May 06, 2009 3:56 pm

The innovative Competition Bar has a mounting tab for a front mount, and I believe Innovative sells different front mounts for D- or B-series.

You could use a half-rad with the Innovative bar, they're pretty much completely separate upgrades. You need to figure something out for mounting it though, but that's the same with nearly any front crossmember or traction bar except for the Full-Race.
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Re: traction bars

Postby monkey7247 » Wed May 06, 2009 9:20 pm

jfrolang wrote:The innovative Competition Bar has a mounting tab for a front mount, and I believe Innovative sells different front mounts for D- or B-series.


Just so that I'm clear, you're saying the bar is chasis specific and the attachable mounts are what differ depending on the motor. Yes?
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Postby jfrolang » Wed May 06, 2009 9:41 pm

Correct.
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