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BigDare23's 1988 CRX Si Build thread
« on: July 21, 2009, 10:45:57 pm »
Here are just a few pictures of my buildup I wanted to share with ECEFCas (I'm basically copying and pasting from my h-t build thread). My conversio n started about 4 years ago and it's near the finishing stages now.

Right after I installed my front-end (I was so excited that I forgot stock pictures)




Next I installed a front lip (password) and UKDM wing








I thought it was time for a change, so I sold my 15in Konig Heliums and got a set of 14in Mugen MR5s. If you didn't noticed, I also switched the door handles out for 4dr's rear handles (and added a JDM plate because I'm a ricer LOL)




If you notice from some of the rear shots, I had a horrible exhaust. So I decided to replace it with a Skunk2 cat back




Can't look like a SiR with a single cam, so I swapped that out for a b16a (LSD y1 transmiss ion) with a few goodies and installed EF fenders (because drills and me donít get along well)










I was thinking to myself; why not swap out the interior? So I did!

SiR steering wheel (if you can notice, I got new black carpet also. It's just dirty now.)


EF6 seats






rear seat


floor mats


Oh yeah I canít forget about my rain visors, taillight s, and EF6 bumper (for the lightweig ht support)




So when the summer comes, I thought I would be wrapping up my project, but noooooooo oooooooo. Exactly two days after my birthday, I broke an axle which sent my car into a ditch. The results were a passenger side wheel being pushed back damn near to the fender and a lot of shit bent and broke. Luckily I have friends with part cars and after a weekend of guess and check LOL, we got my car back to about 90-95% and that Monday I order a set of Avid traction bars to help out the suspensio n. But with my luck, that Tuesday I got re-ended (JDM rear bumper support FTW right? Hell naw!!! LOL). Luckily, the car that hit me was lowered and it just hit below my taillight s and not the whole rear-end, but my bumper got pushed in pretty bad any my rear keyhole was off about an inch (I was too pissed to take pictures). Thanks god for having friends who own a body shop and getting hit by someone who didnít want to deal with insurance, so they paid for the bodywork and paint!!!

So the end results were





I had to wait until my 90-91 body molding came in before a true photo shoot.














And I'm going to leave you with my favorite shot


« Last Edit: July 21, 2009, 10:50:06 pm by bigdare23 »
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 10:47:49 pm »
As for the motor, I have a 1st gen b16a with a LSD y1 transmiss ion. I have a CTR exhaust, Competiti on Clutch stage 1 clutch, Number1 race flywheel (8lbs), Greddy one piece 4-2-1 header from a 99si, Skunk2 intake manifold (1st gen), AEM fuel, AEM cold air intake, Unorthodo x race crank pulley, Ebay high flow cat, and a Skunk2 cat-back (I know I'm forgettin g something). Untuned running on a pw0 I made 156hp and 110lbs/ft. My goal is around 170hp. Hopefully, I can get that after I switch my exhaust to the buddy club specII, my intake to the AEM hybrid one, add the CTR exhaust cam, and convert my car over to obd1 and get tuned on chrome or hondata.
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2009, 10:50:22 pm »
here's a little update...

As I look down my hallway, what do I see???





Look pass my spare b16 tranny



Look pass the bug spray (ants FTL)



Look again



BaM!!!!


These are my 15x6 +40 offset Speed Star Co. RS-8.
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 10:51:48 pm »
*Just a quick update*

I got rid of the skunk2 mega power exhaust for this one









sorry about the dirty car and crappy cellphone pics {Sidekick 3 camera FTL }


Man I love this exhaust!!! It sounds great even tho loud is a understat ement for this exhaust LOL. Just FYI, after removing the skunk2 cat-back I compared the weight of both exhausts, and the buddyclub exhaust fully assembled weighed less then just the mid pipe of the skunk2 exhaust. 
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 10:53:16 pm »
Here are a few pics of my SSR RS-8 I dropped off at Metro Wheels to get repaired.

before (they are beat up but you cant really tell due to the camera phone pic)


Here's a sneak peak I got when I went to drop off the tires (before paint)


when i saw them, I was like daaaaammn nnnn I should keep them unfinishe d, but I decided not too.


also here are a few more pics (sorry about the skIII pics)

The stickies




a rear disc conversio n from a EF7

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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 10:54:13 pm »
Wheels on now!!!






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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 10:55:31 pm »
just a quick update

I'm in the process of doing an 11in oem big brake upgrade. I had a set of DA knuckles sitting around, so I decided to get new bearing and ball joints. I'm also installin g arp extended studs. I'm just waiting for my homie to get around to pressing everythin g in (gotta working on his time when getting the hookup)
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2009, 10:56:39 pm »
update

I just did the oem 11in brake upgrade.

I used DA Knuckles (pressed in new ball joints and bearings) with type R calipers and prelude vtec rotors redrilled to 4x100

the results are



11in vs 14in



I'll post pics later on how they look on the car.
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2009, 10:57:13 pm »
11" brakes behind 15" rims


tight clearance behind the spokes
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2009, 10:58:27 pm »
Since I haven't updated this thread in a minute...

Here's some up-to-date shots of my car.










Things in the works now... changing my rack and pinion (I havent decided if I'm going to upgrade to a Quaife or just plain OEM) and rear crossmemb er.
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2009, 10:59:01 pm »
I just installed a ST rear sway bar! Even tho everyone knows how one looks installed pics coming soon LOL.
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2009, 10:59:56 pm »
quick update

I just got a "free" gift from a friend






Installed pictures coming soon
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2009, 11:00:38 pm »
I just picked up these today for a great price.





Now I'm one step closer to getting dyno tuned. Just need a new fuel pump and my CTR exhaust cam and i'm done for now 
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #13 on: July 21, 2009, 11:01:15 pm »
What do we have here?


Bubble wrap FTW


Two items, each individua lly wrapped?!?



BAM Camshafts!


To be exact, CTR camshafts .




Since I already have a CTR intake cam, that means I have a spare. So If you're intereste d in a CTR intake cam LMK and I'm sure we can work something out.

I guess next on my list is a fuel pump. Oh yeah, I'm getting custom valve cover in addition from Superstar Custom (The owner is CSUbucky on here).
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Re: BigDare23's Build thread
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2009, 11:01:49 pm »
Just some pictures my homie Uproot took last night.











(photobuck et really don't do these pictures any justice)
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