(Advertisements are not shown for registered users)

New CRX'er

Anything goes, as long as it follows the Community Rules.

Moderator: Moderators

New CRX'er

Postby SilverSoul » Mon May 04, 2020 12:34 pm

So I finally got my hands on a CRX! Been on the hunt for a clean one for a few years and finally found a '91 DX. Pretty much bone stock, garage kept, well maintained & came with receipts for repairs and such. I've had it about a week and have already gotten so much useful info from this site. So I just want to say thank you to everyone on here for already helping me out on some topics!

My uncle, who passed away unexpectedly about a decade ago, had a '90 Civic hatchback back in the day that he taught me to drive a stick in and I've been in love with that style of vehicle ever since. He was the 'cool' uncle who would take me out in it just to nail some corners and listen to White Zombie extremely loud through his killer sound system. I miss him dearly and know he would have loved to help me out on my new CRX project.

Anyway, that's my Honda history and I look forward to posting as my project progresses! Also, not sure the best way to post pics on forums, but imager.com seemed like a good way so, here goes..

https://imgur.com/undefined
https://imgur.com/SddEUJ8
https://imgur.com/ebKX1A9
User avatar
SilverSoul
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Location: NC

Re: New CRX'er

Postby jzxcrx » Mon May 04, 2020 5:05 pm

Hey! Congrats on the new CRX, have great fun with it. It looks great and Frost White is the best looking color for a CRX!
jzxcrx
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:51 pm
Location: Windy Point, Wasington

Re: New CRX'er

Postby signalpuke » Tue May 05, 2020 5:42 am

Plans?
signalpuke
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:39 pm

Re: New CRX'er

Postby Baker » Tue May 05, 2020 6:02 am

SilverSoul wrote:I've had it about a week and have already gotten so much useful info from this site. So I just want to say thank you to everyone on here for already helping me out on some topics!


Great to hear, glad people are searching and using the info that has been compiled on here!
User avatar
Baker
Mr. Search
 
Posts: 20041
Joined: Sat Aug 12, 2006 8:48 am
Location: The 607 Fingerlakes Region of NY

Re: New CRX'er

Postby SilverSoul » Tue May 05, 2020 3:11 pm

So as far as plans go.. First is definitely going to have to be tires and wheels. The tires on it now are a little rough. I know Rota Slipstreams are kind've common on CRX's but dang they look so good on them. To me, for a modern wheel, they look a little closer to being period correct for that car, which is what I'm kind've going for. Right now, I'm thinking Rota Slipstreams 15x7, a 195/50 FalkenZE960 tire (my buddy has this exact tire on his '70 MGB and loves them). I'm curious about the offset though.. I'm assuming +40 will be fine?? Would love to hear everyone's opinion on my wheel/tire choice.

After wheels/tires, 1.5"-2" lowering springs and shocks. Took her out on some twisties the other day and felt very floaty, even felt a little wheel hop a couple times. Felt a little dangerous, honestly. Next, I'm thinking I'll take care of any minor body imperfections and such and then do a Frost White respray. Probably spray the fender wells black while I'm at it. I may do a few minor things to the engine.. Honestly I'm not really worried about performance as much. I just enjoy the aesthetics of a CRX and just the overall vibe of it. Obviously if I was interested in performance I would've held out for an Si or another vehicle all together.. I'll probably throw some NGK plugs in it, maybe a header, possibly a cold-air intake..

Oh, and I'm going to have to get a sound system going on because right now, those stock speakers are baaaaad. Lol. I think one of those Kicker Hideaway subwoofers might be the way to go so I don't fill up all my trunk space.
User avatar
SilverSoul
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Location: NC

Re: New CRX'er

Postby signalpuke » Tue May 05, 2020 3:21 pm

Bushings are probably all shot.
Plan on replacing the ECU in the future with a stand alone, caps are leaking on these old ECUs.
I'd recommend not painting it if you don't need too. Go to a decent body shop and ask for a paint correction.
signalpuke
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:39 pm

Re: New CRX'er

Postby AttackCRX » Wed May 06, 2020 7:04 am

You'll be fine with that wheel offset, those Slipstreams do look good on a CRX. I would highly advise doing the bushings like signalpuke stated, it will make a world of difference. Hardrace makes a kit for these cars.
1991 HF - '97 B18C1
1989 Si - gone
User avatar
AttackCRX
 
Posts: 2542
Joined: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:12 pm
Location: Lancaster, PA

Re: New CRX'er

Postby SilverSoul » Wed May 06, 2020 9:31 am

Great point on the bushings. I'll throw that to the top of the list after wheels/tires.
User avatar
SilverSoul
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Location: NC

Re: New CRX'er

Postby AZCRXSI » Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:16 pm

Wow, that looks great!

Welcome to the forums!

Yeah, this website has been a lifesaver with the amount of information on it.

:-)b
"Mango Bango", 1990 CRX Si -- Bought on 10/01/11, with 228,116 miles.
1990 CRX Si BUILD THREAD

Liquid Yellow 2005 MINI Cooper S (Daily Driver)
User avatar
AZCRXSI
 
Posts: 1650
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:12 am
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Re: New CRX'er

Postby SilverSoul » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:48 pm

Just thought I'd post an update on where I'm at on my '91..

So first off, I took signalpuke's advice on painting and decided to go with paint correction which has turned out awesome and has actually been a lucrative decision for me. I did some Youtube learning and ended up buying a TorqX dual action polisher and did a 2 step paint correction and it turned out amazing. After a lot of my friends saw how big of a difference it made, they all have had me do theirs as well, which has also led me into doing some auto detailing work on the side. It's funny, I'm a graphic designer and it's a huge struggle to convince people that they need to spend 100 bucks on a logo that is the image for their business that essentially can draw clientele to their business, yet it doesn't take much convincing for them to pay $200 to have their car detailed. Haha. Anyway, thanks signalpuke for that suggestion that has led me down a pretty dang lucrative road.

I ended up getting some Falken tires (195/50) and Rota Slipstream (15x6.5) flat black wheels. I also have decided to go the coilover route instead of lowering springs to get the exact height I want. Maybe an 1.5"-2" drop. I'm thinking Truhart Street Plus coilovers. They are fairly budget priced and get good reviews for standard, non track drivers. Still planning on replacing the suspension bushings as well, my mechanic buddy who does a lot of work on Honda's on the side has just been slammed.

That's about it.. I did replace the front bumper lamps with Amber lenses. I don't know, I just like how they look.. And I also had the windows re tinted at 35%. The 2 layers of tint on it before were from the 90's and had a slight purple tint.

https://imgur.com/48OukjH
https://imgur.com/vbIGPO8
https://imgur.com/E0fXWpe
User avatar
SilverSoul
 
Posts: 8
Joined: Mon May 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Location: NC

Re: New CRX'er

Postby Nar » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:35 pm

Nice! Car looks great man! :-)b
My CRX Si
viewtopic.php?f=26&t=43328
"And the CRX still wins on design; aerodynamic block sander beats lumpy egg every time."
User avatar
Nar
 
Posts: 1938
Joined: Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:33 am
Location: British Columbia

Re: New CRX'er

Postby jzxcrx » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:55 pm

I like it too. Frost white is the best color.
jzxcrx
 
Posts: 204
Joined: Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:51 pm
Location: Windy Point, Wasington

Re: New CRX'er

Postby signalpuke » Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:51 pm

Happy to help, sounds like it's starting to pay (or paid) for itself. Classic look, I love it too, you did a great job :-)b
After you get the suspension setup, bushings, etc. I'd recommend strut tower bars to get the rest of the flex out of the chassis. It will feel a world different, much more connected to the road.
I know you said you weren't planning on a lot of modifications, but two that I'd recommend is a higher Final Drive (from an Si) and maybe an LSD. The added torque from the higher FD will make the engine feel a lot more powerful, and you don't have to worry about messing with the engine or turning.
One of the other guys can chime in, I never really played with any D-series, so just going based on what I think would be the best performance increase for the dollar.
signalpuke
 
Posts: 521
Joined: Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:39 pm

Re: New CRX'er

Postby AZCRXSI » Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:43 am

Great job indeed. Car looks sharp! :-)b
"Mango Bango", 1990 CRX Si -- Bought on 10/01/11, with 228,116 miles.
1990 CRX Si BUILD THREAD

Liquid Yellow 2005 MINI Cooper S (Daily Driver)
User avatar
AZCRXSI
 
Posts: 1650
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:12 am
Location: Phoenix, Arizona


Return to The Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 19 guests