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#41   2018-04-23 01:28          
# RocketBunnyS13 : Thanks a ton guys!

Added 1 hour 32 minutes later:

TRACK DAY? LET'S GO!



Hey fam! It's been a while since I've updated my progress on the car, been busy these past weeks hehe.

So yeah, long story short I drove the C-REX (Yes that is what I have affectionately named it hahaha) to Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka from Tsu. It was a cool 24 minute drive, apart from the anxiety of the car breaking down on me, but thankfully, it didn't do that at all.

In fact, it held up well and took a beating! PLUS, I got to drive the car home with NO problems whatsoever! I know, it's a miracle HAHAHAHA

When I got there, I paid the registrar 3,900 yen (V$39) to rent the track for half a day, got briefed with the rules and guidelines, and prepared my driving gear.

Drove the car out on the track for testing. Did 2 slow laps around to familiarize myself with the grade changes and corners.

Then, I WENT FOR IT.



I started pushing the car harder and harder, gradually building the engine up to that glorious peak of 160hp, coupled with an 8,000 RPM orchestra. VTAKK yo!



But after about 5 laps of pushing the car I realized what needed to be done to the suspension, had to re-align for toe (toe-in rears), and adjust the suspension dampening, with softness biased to the rears in relation to the slightly stiffened fronts to avoid the bit of fishtailing I've been getting at the corner entry.

But I was like nah, a few more laps should get me used to it.

SO I did just that. And sooner or later, this started happening.



Inner tire smoke caused by a combination of understeer and compensation which led me to dip said inner tires into the grass a bit!

Tried to get my act together and push it even harder (which probably wasn't the best of ideas). That led me to this.



HAHAHAHAHA :)) Press F.

So I finally visited the pits and did the respective adjustments. Voila! Instant improvement. Not the best, but I sure felt the difference.



Much better traction and feedback from the car throughout the rest of the day. After a couple more laps and minutes, I decided to take a rest and cool both myself and the car down.



Got to let the car rest under the cool shade of the pits haha, here's a photo.



Then right before I left, I managed to snag some still pictures on the track while there were no people.





And that marks the end of my track day session with C-REX, as well as the beginning of my 30 minute trip back home, starting with this mandatory gas station shot B)



Oh yeah! P.S. Got to sell the CR-X stockies to a local for 10000 yen (V$100). Also got to close a family court case and got paid 450,000 yen (V$4500)


Nice and clean Ride sir! I suggest : Push me gentle!

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#42   2018-04-23 09:00          
# saletl : Nice and clean Ride sir! I suggest : Push me gentle!

Thank you man! Yeah I'd love to join and give it a shot but I don't know if this car is even worthy of joining, plus I wouldn't know what I'd do with a set of D1-Spec suspension hahahaha

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#43   2018-04-23 13:00          
Give it a shot man! Who knows. :)

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#44   2018-04-23 17:20          
# saletl : Give it a shot man! Who knows. :)
Alrighty, I'll see if I can get the car done before the deadline haha.

SPEAKING OF WHICH, I DID A THING.




HUEHUEHUE




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#45   2018-04-23 21:54          
damn you lost your hood and bumper! :D

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#46   2018-04-23 22:21          
i see that turbo :P
you're seriously making me want a CR-X

i have too many cars already though ;-;

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#47   2018-04-23 22:43          
Turbo time! Nice!

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#48   2018-04-24 08:08          
The VTEC engine with extra dip boost.



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#49   2018-04-24 15:41          
totally didn't see that turbo! I feel stupid now! :facepalm:

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#50   2018-04-25 01:07          
Track day bro ?

TURBOTASTIC !

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#51   2018-04-27 17:49          
# radcoon : damn you lost your hood and bumper! :D

Lost them at Suzuka!?!?

# skip : i see that turbo :P
you're seriously making me want a CR-X

i have too many cars already though ;-;

I mean, is there such a thing as too many cars? HMMMM

# saletl : Turbo time! Nice!

You know it! This thing is about to go CHOO CHOO

# Dr. Zoom : The VTEC engine with extra dip boost.

Just the way I like it :bananajump:

# radcoon : totally didn't see that turbo! I feel stupid now! :facepalm:

HAHAH gg

# Mr.Stance : Track day bro ?

TURBOTASTIC !

TURAKUUU DAY TURUBUUUUUUUUUUU

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#52   2018-04-27 17:59          
There is such a thing as too many cars when you live in Suburban Tokyo and can't fit those cars ANYWHERE

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#53   2018-04-27 20:03          
# skip : There is such a thing as too many cars when you live in Suburban Tokyo and can't fit those cars ANYWHERE
yep! Tokyo got serious space issues.

still ashamed didn't notice that turbo...

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#54   2018-04-27 20:07          

UPDATE!!!
TURBO: ON!


This is it. C-REX is finally getting boosted!! I took it to a very well-known reputable shop, VStanced Garage, there are a lot of branches, this one was in Osaka.

Back when I had just acquired C-REX, I checked all of the writings on the chassis plate, and I found out that the factory red was different from its current red shade. The car itself was like a darker red. It wasn't metallic, but it was darker, so I assumed it was Milano Red. Because the car was gonna get worked on due to the turbo conversion, and since the paint and body weren't in their best anyway, I decided to just repaint the whole car in said factory red, a lighter, more vivid red, that the car came with according to the body; Rio Red!
(Hmmm let's see how many times I say red in this post)


Here are some pictures of the car with the completed swap, car was all stripped and ready for paint at this time.





Here's a closer look. Stock B16A SiR-V block and head. Turbonetics T3/T4 T04E .63AR Ball Bearing Turbo, Turbonetics Braided Oil and Water Lines, 26.71mL/sec. FastWayRacer Cast Iron Turbo Manifold, 38mm Turbo Wastegate to vent @7PSi/0.47bar, 2.5" Downpipe, TRE 500cc Fuel Injectors, Walbro 255LPH Fuel Pump, K&N Intake. Custom fabbed turbo piping, Mishimoto Intercooler. Still on the stock plastic rad, should be able to hold up okay.



Turbo plumbing.



Bodywork and some priming. Oh yeah, I threw on the Accord stockies that time. It was temporary because the car was having some extensive work done to it.



Engine out. Interior almost completely out.









Paint booth!



Some of the parts laid out for fitment before paint.



Wheels, masked. The next thing to mask? Just about everything else.



I paid about 110,000 yen (V$1,100) for everything, materials and labor and all.

1st deposit of 50% before the job, and the rest when the car was finished.

Speaking of which, I got this message 3 weeks later:



BOIII






To be completely honest, it wasn't a major exterior change, just a lighter shade to satisfy my OCD is all.

A week after that, I took the car to a reputable Honda tuner, also based in Osaka (decided not to waste the 2 hour drive)

DYNO TIME!


Car was strapped in from the bottom, and was put on rollers.













Final figures? A WHOPPING 249 whp and 229 wtq! Those are almost double the power figures!

Super happy with how the car is right now! I am gonna ENJOY thrashing this thing, making choo choo and pshhhh noises!

Also,

BONUS SHOT!!

This was taken on the way home:



WHEELSPIN FOR DAYSSSSS

Finances:
V$19,120 - V$1,100 = V$18,020

This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2018-04-29 05:17, 24 days ago)

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#55   2018-04-27 20:12          
I'm seriously in love with this CR-X rn.
We should meet up some time, go for a cruise together or something.

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#56   2018-04-27 20:21          
I said this and I'll say it again. Nicest honda around! Really! Nice Red. ;)

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#57   2018-04-28 08:10          
# skip : I'm seriously in love with this CR-X rn.
We should meet up some time, go for a cruise together or something.

We definitely should do that, now that you're back in the country!

# radcoon : I said this and I'll say it again. Nicest honda around! Really! Nice Red. ;)

Awwww thanks bud :-X

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#58   2018-04-28 09:10          
Jesus, CRX getting better, and try to not blow up engine lol.



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#59   2018-04-28 14:42          
# Dr. Zoom : Jesus, CRX getting better, and try to not blow up engine lol.

Thanks dude! And no I won't, I promise!

Added 3 months later:

3 MONTHS LATER.
:NOTHING IMPORTANT OR WORTHY OF MENTION HAPPENS:



This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2018-04-28 20:21, 25 days ago)

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#60   2018-04-28 20:34          

TOKYO PICTURES!

(Because there is literally nothing to update on the car, everything runs great so far)


The A'PEXi PowerFC Commander I bought for the PowerFC ECU on this car needs to be relocated for ease of access (installed it during the turbo conversion). I'll replace the subframe bushings and ball joints in the near future, but for now they are fine and still holding up.

#MAXIMUMATTACK
C1 Loop High Speed!!!












While I was in Tokyo, I stumbled upon an empty lot, which means:

MORE PICTURES!












That's it for now. What do you guys think of these mini-updates btw? Kind of like blogs since there really isn't any progress on the car. Let me know your opinions! Oh yeah, more pictures to come soon! HAHAHAHA. (This car is so reliable it's unbelievable, it's my daily driver for fuck's sake!)

Finances:
V$18,020 + V$565x12(weekly paychecks) - V$800(day-to-day costs for 3 momths)=V$24,000

This post was edited by RocketBunnyS13 (2018-04-28 20:41, 25 days ago)

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#61   2018-04-28 21:05          
I really love this thing and it's not even my car lol.
Should of told me you were in Tokyo (you probably did) and we could have met up with each other.

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#62   2018-04-28 22:21          
I agree to skip a 100% I love this like it was mine.
And I like following this RP. Even if there is no change on the car itself! Sadly we missed each other. Next time let us know. Skip is not the only one that likes to see this little Monster!

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#63   2018-04-29 03:46          
# skip : I really love this thing and it's not even my car lol.
Should of told me you were in Tokyo (you probably did) and we could have met up with each other.
# radcoon : I agree to skip a 100% I love this like it was mine.
And I like following this RP. Even if there is no change on the car itself! Sadly we missed each other. Next time let us know. Skip is not the only one that likes to see this little Monster!

YOOOOO I haven't left Tokyo yet bros! I checked-in at a hotel in Shibuya for the night because it was too late to go home. Meet-up? Let's!





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#64   2018-04-29 08:42          
If you get to come to Sendai or you pass by Fukushima, come to my workshop in sendai, I want to see that CRX in person!

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#65   2018-04-29 12:01          
# RocketBunnyS13 :


YOOOOO I haven't left Tokyo yet bros! I checked-in at a hotel in Shibuya for the night because it was too late to go home. Meet-up? Let's!





Oh damn! I'm not around. My plane arrives pretty late today. But I'd bet skip is there!

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#66   2018-04-29 15:44          
# Mr.Stance : If you get to come to Sendai or you pass by Fukushima, come to my workshop in sendai, I want to see that CRX in person!

You got it!

# radcoon : Oh damn! I'm not around. My plane arrives pretty late today. But I'd bet skip is there!

Oh shit! Nooooo. I do hope I get to meet at least one VStanced member here haha.

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#67   2018-05-01 05:19          

WELL, THIS HAPPENED. GAME OVER.




It looks like leaving early and not getting to meet you guys was a blessing in disguise.

YUP. This just happened on the way home.

Thank God I was already in Nagoya, Aichi when it happened. Just have to get the car towed to WestKyo.

It's been a good 4, almost 5 months with the choo choo B16A. And just over 1 and a half year with C-REX itself. Shaken passed just 3 months ago too. Tbh I don't know what to do at this point. Junk the engine and swap it out? Or sell the car itself? Either way I'm gonna need a new daily.





"Knock knock," said the block.



Finances:
V$24,000 - V$200 (Hotel Room in Shibuya, 2 days, 1 night, V$100/day) - V$770 (Shaken) - V$150 (Tow Truck Rental) = V$22,880

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#68   2018-05-01 06:44          
*pressing F intensifies* Man that sucks ! If you think about swapping another engine in , you could go K20 or just do some mad shit and swap an F22 in there :D
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#69   2018-05-01 08:17          

F

That is a shame man. ... rebuild the engine. imo

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#70   2018-05-01 13:06          
Keep CRX and swap to K20.



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#71   2018-05-01 13:11          
Don't be stupid, don't sell your car, I am sure you would regret it later man. Swap the engine to built B16 and you will be good for sure. :morncoffee:

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#72   2018-05-01 13:34          
Nooooo, don't sell it, rebuild! Things too nice to sell.

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#73   2018-05-02 16:46          
noooooooo! don't sell this beauty! Maybe get a cheap daily and work on it besides. it is such a great car!

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#74   2018-05-03 01:13          
I would not sell this beauty as well



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#75   2018-05-04 00:00          
Oh man, how bad is it?

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#76   2018-05-04 00:43          
I think it's time to get crazy with that CRX.
my 30th years tyres are smoother than a slicks

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#77   2018-05-11 22:31          
# ErwinFenyvesi23 : *pressing F intensifies* Man that sucks ! If you think about swapping another engine in , you could go K20 or just do some mad shit and swap an F22 in there :D

Thanks for the F mah dude.

# saletl :

F

That is a shame man. ... rebuild the engine. imo

Yes indeed man.

# Dr. Zoom : Keep CRX and swap to K20.

# MACKAY : Don't be stupid, don't sell your car, I am sure you would regret it later man. Swap the engine to built B16 and you will be good for sure. :morncoffee:

# skip : Nooooo, don't sell it, rebuild! Things too nice to sell.

# radcoon : noooooooo! don't sell this beauty! Maybe get a cheap daily and work on it besides. it is such a great car!

# Soju : I would not sell this beauty as well

# melt : Oh man, how bad is it?

Crankshaft and connecting rods are peeking through the block, so... dead engine.

# Wypple : I think it's time to get crazy with that CRX.

Thanks for the love guys, appreciate it.

It's been a month since the B16A SiR-V blew on C-REX. Been having a hard time walking and biking to work as well. So I finally bought myself a daily, which also happens to be a beater. A daily beater.





1996 Honda Civic LX (EK8). Pretty weathered and dusty, but it's alright. Shaken is good for 8 months but I didn't get the plates until a week after I got the car, as you will see later on. Selling price I bought it for was 220,000 yen (V$2200).



Under the hood? A MONSTROUS D16Y7 mated to a 5 speed manual to produce an INSANE 106hp and 103lb-ft.



A week after driving and getting a feel for it, I decided to work on it a little. The 193,897 km ODO reading wasn't really noticeable as after I changed the oil, changed the gaskets and plugs and reconditioned the other components, the engine ran strong and smooth. Also worked on the suspension to replace the suspension bushings because I was gonna replace the same parts on C-REX as well. Total cost of parts on this EK8 was V$400.

A week after that, when the car was mechanically ship-shape, I gave it a full detail, outside and inside. This is what it looks like now.





I've decided to name her Kate. The lovely (E)(K)(8) :-X :))

Mandatory McDonald's initiation trip of course.





Now that the daily is out of the way, let me discuss the progress on C-REX.

Engine is out, and has been sold for a price of $900. To be picked up a few days from now. New parts have also arrived. Spoon DC2 BBK and 5 lug hub swap, 160,000 yen (V$1600), Energy Suspension Bushing Kit V$305, EK9 CTR Wheels 69,500 yen (V$695).



Pic during BBK and bushing kit installation:



After:





I think it actually looks pretty good haha. What do you guys think? Anyways, next step is the engine, to follow. Thanks for staying tuned!

Finances:
V$22,880 + V$565x4 + V$900 - V$2200 - V$400 - V$1600 - V$305 - V$695 = V$20,840

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#78   2018-05-12 07:14          
Nice civic! Glad you kept C-REX. :thumbsup:



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#79   2018-05-12 15:30          
That CRX will never die! (almost :) )
my 30th years tyres are smoother than a slicks

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