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PostSubject: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 5:56 am

Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)

After recently owning the EJ9, as most of you know my right foot yearned for more power that sadly the little 1.4 could never deliver, I started doing my research and it was a choice of a B16’d EG or something a bit older, lighter, more retro like a Civic VT or a CRX. Out of pure chance and luck I rescued Rex from his former keeper with a straight swap for my EJ9 (Lucky me).

I just wanted to be back in a 4th Gen sooo bad..

Ignore the wheels and tints there coming off very soon but I thought I would post up a start to a build thread. So far very happy, nice and clean with minimal rust around the arches and sils.

Take a look at me reg plate: J***PEL (J Powell – see what I did there… my own personal plate looooool)

Here’s a few pics of Rex:











Specs:

Fully Reconditioned B16a SIR Engine fitted recently
Gas Flowed Cylinder head
New head gasket and exhaust gasket
Y2 gear box
108K on the clock (Genuine)
Recently been fully resprayed
Tax/Mot till August

Mods:

Momo snap off boss
BMC induction kit
HID’s
Corbeau targa seats
Full Powerflow exuast system
SPATS Front upper strut brace
Air fuel ratio gauge
Lowered around 60mm

Rex is desperately in need of some new rims, some suggestions please?




Any way after tinkering and cleaning, Spence turned up in his SIR so we thought we would have a little photo shoot.





























So far I am amazed with this car, love it to bits. Very happy with myself on this one, sweet swap for a 1.4 EJ9 .

Plans:

Remove Tints
Change steering wheel & Gearknob
New rims
Front lip
Jap plate on front
De-wiper rear
Swap seats for OEM CRX or black buckets / get rid of gash red rear seat cover.
Full under seal
New front brakes and pads very soon / mg zr callipers 282’s? poss?
Rolling road tune

Im also looking to get to some track days, so could be interested in a single drivers side harness.

Thoughts comments all welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:00 am

nice! those wheels are horrid imo tho

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:02 am

good swap!!! cant wait to see what wheels you get cause damn thoses are ugly lol
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:03 am

better than i imagined Smile when you want that paint sealent? bet it handles better than the ek?
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:04 am

Attley wrote:
nice! those wheels are horrid imo tho

I almost cryed when I saw them, but like a blank canvas i have seen through them. New rims will come soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:04 am

VTEC_Andy83 wrote:
better than i imagined Smile when you want that paint sealent? bet it handles better than the ek?

Bring it to the meet mate.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:12 am

ok jay, ill get a sale thread up tommorrow and keep one back for you. yours and spences are like long lost twins
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:18 am

AWESOME! Couldnt resist after seeing Spence's? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:21 am

Nah, was eye balling this one before Spence got his, just kept it hush. You know when ur looking at cars and you find the first one you like then get led astray by others well this one was the first i looked at about 2 weeks ago, kept in touch with the lad and randomly msgd me on Thursday and said come on son lets swap.

Done deal. im not fazed neither is Spence, we think its quite cool..
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:22 am

whats the look your going for?
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:43 am

VTEC_Andy83 wrote:
well ive always love crx's, so retro but cool.
found some wheels lol
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/RALLY-HART-ALLOYS-WHEELS-JDM-HONDA-CIVIC-CRX-VW-/170546952512?pt=UK_CarParts_Acc_Wheels_tyres_Trims_Car_Rims_ET&hash=item27b563f940

nah not what im after dude, im after somthing with a slightly staggered fitment slightly deeper dish on the rears. its on me list to sort. Dont worry :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 6:54 am

^^ There gunna go for silly money. Im holding out for rims (forgot to mention im broke)
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 7:27 am

Looks good mate, you gonna be going to the rwyb day and CRX meet then now? Also if you going for nice fitment on this at 7j you will need about et25 maybe a tiny bit lower to run flush with the arches mine are et28 and sit like less than a cm inside the arch
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 7:30 am

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Looks good mate, you gonna be going to the rwyb day and CRX meet then now? Also if you going for nice fitment on this at 7j you will need about et25 maybe a tiny bit lower to run flush with the arches mine are et28 and sit like less than a cm inside the arch

Yeah ill come mate and sound for the fitment guide I was gunna post up and ask on CRX uk.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 7:48 am

To be fair mate, the CRX forum won't be much use for fitment guides most people are running like et40-45 stock fitment. They are more purposeful modders if you know what I mean. There was one guy not too long ago though who had fitted such wide wheels he had to cut the chassis legs to fit them I'll try find you a link.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 7:56 am

looks sweet mate, some nice wheels and a drop will make it look bang on.

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:01 am

looking good mate, decent swap! i like
spence's lip is killin it in the pics lol, you need one ASAP!


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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:11 am

Thanks Pallet

Nice one cus

Thats the one dave - gonna look in to the lips as im sure a 4th gen civic will fit with a little moding..

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:22 am

Powelly in the trade stand on crxuk look for fibreworx, they sell all the fibreglass parts including the j's racing replica lips like spences!
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:28 am

I should really explore CRXuk more, nice on dude.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:45 am

not bad mate

there is alot of potential there, fromn the pics looks like a nice clean canvas as you say.

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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 8:48 am

Perfect canvas.

Im sure the ECU has been tinkered with too, ill have to have a look.

as the lads have said rims and height, rip out the tints / swap seats and some little bits like a lip and this will look a lot better.
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PostSubject: Re: Rex: An Underdog Story (Powelly’s CRX VT)   Sat 19 Mar 2011, 9:08 am

I don't think it's cool, I think it's gay...

People are gunna be like, do you shower together too?

Nah as I said I'm not fussed about it, I've had plenty of all of your cars (minus the drifters)
Plus I don't keep them 5 mins, this month crx next month???

Would like to think I could keep the crx for shits n giggles but Im trying to be real about it!
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