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11/10/2012

Project CRX update

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Written by: Justin Narayan
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Once we installed the B&M billet short shifter into the CRX, we noticed that the distance from the steering wheel to the actual gear knob had increased. The short shifter decreased overall height as well as gate throw distance. Since we wanted a nice new gear knob for the car also, it made sense to give a shift extender a crack. And it’s simply fantastic!


It simply threads onto your existing shifter. As for the gear knob, we went for a genuine Civic type-R item. Nothing better than genuine Honda products for your car!


The red writing on the top adds to the black/red theme going with the car. All in all, quite a successful modification. The shifter feels a lot more precise and direct, and it’s quite difficult to get ‘lost’ through the gate during frantic down/up shifting.


Whilst trawling through the genuine Honda parts catalogue, we found out that they still produce the rear JDM specification ‘Si’ rear decal to suit the CRX. We just had to…



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8 Comments


  1. Oi !!! That gen CRX didn’t come in an Si model :P


  2. I’m liking this car more and more every day.

    PS. Yes it did come in an Si model, the EF7 from Japan to be exact.


  3. Those short shifters being physically shorter is why I got a K-Tuned adjustable one from the USA. Its probably overkill for a street car. I haven’t installed mine yet, hopefully its expensive ass fits!


  4. Rob

    Yep the adjustable ones are sweet, just got to cut a few corners where we can. Going for the best bang for the money. Every dollar we can save is a step away from the free (insert cheap wheel brand) that are being offered for the car..! I know you guys get it.
    Cheers.


  5. OMG when did this crx first surface.


  6. desul

    Not to be a party pooper, but that looks like a USDM Si badge – the JDM ones are a good 30% bigger.

    Some pics to illustrate:
    - JDM (http://spiritofgrip.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/crx-ef7.jpg)
    - USDM (http://omyef.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/fresh_crx_57711.jpg)

    So far they’ve been impossible to find without being attached to a car (as I’ve been looking for over a year now). :(

    Anyways, which Parts Catalogue have you been using? I use the Lings Honda (UK/European) one online primarily, but on the lookout for one that covers the JDM models…

    Loving the articles though, very similar to what I’m doing/I’ve done to my ‘rex. :D


    • Rob

      Hey desul,
      Thanks for the feedback and the lead on the parts catalogue, will check it out. You’re probably right on the Si badge, but not being a JDM or USDM model, i’ll leave it for now.

      Chat soon.


      • desul

        Heh, not sure anyone other than myself would’ve noticed to be honest – others being more interested with SiR badges and whatnot.

        I should probably also let you know that when you’re on the Parts Catalogue site to remove the “_pkf” from the URL and hit enter – that way you’ll get the proper part numbers popping up in the tables that you can quote to your local dealership.

        Cheers :D



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