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Old 10-03-2013, 10:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Honda CR-Z ZF2 2013 NSBP

Under The Hood
K&N Short Ram Intake ( with heat box )*
KSK Exhaust

Outside
HID Conversion Kit (6000k) IJDMTOY's
LED Reverse Lights ( Projector )
LED Rear Turn Signals HyperFlash
LED Front Turn Signals HyperFlash
Debading CR-Z *and Hybrid off the back.
PlastiDip Emblems Black
Carbon Fiber Wrap Hood
Carbon Fiber Wrap Side Mirrors
Carbon Fiber Wrap Door Handles
Rho Plate Licence Plate
JDP Carbon Fiber Spoiler
JDP Carbon Fiber Diffuser
Swift Lowering Springs

Inside
LED Kit *Replacing all 7 Bulbs

Wheels / Tires
40PSI Tires
Stock Rims / Tires ( Winter Tires Now)*
Plasti Dipped Rims ( Removed )
Konig Deception Rims ( Current )
Blue LED Internal Replacement

HID Conversion Kit (6000k) IJDMTOY's

Debading CR-Z and Hybrid off the back.

PlastiDip Emblems Black
Carbon Fiber Wrap Hood

Carbon Fiber Wrap Side Mirrors

Carbon Fiber Wrap Door Handles

Rho Plate Licence Plate

Konig Deception Rims ( Current )

Tinting 3M
K&N SRI




Exhaust / Springs Installed !!!!

Exhaust Installed! KSK Axel Back



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Old 10-03-2013, 10:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Ya I get that, I'd like them if they had more of both FE and performance as well. But from a seller's point of view, a 2 seater car is a limited market to start with. A car is such a large investment nowadays that for someone to drop $25k + on a new car (what a CR-Z is around here), that is a niche market (2 seater) to start with, then it has to be what they really want. We would like more FE, the sporty crowd would like it to be peppier and easier to mod. I think they are a good start the way they are, but if Honda wanted to sell more they'd have to either improve them on both fronts, or split them up into two types. More than likely though they will just let them die out, just like Toyota let the regular cab, 4 cylinder, 4x4 Tacoma die out. Niche stuff doesn't pay the bills, sadly. Why spend money advancing the CR-Z when they already have the Insight/Hybrid models for eco minded people, and the Civic SiR etc for the sporty crowd? It's a shame, they are cool little cars and in a few years when they get cheap for a used one I will be on the hunt for one.
Agreed. I just wish it became like a Honda Miata, but I fear it will be out in a few years. I would love to get one, also- but in years when it's cheaper.

How is it performance wise? It looks really good. I mean, a lot of that stuff I would not do, but I still think it looks good. Does the wheel/tire combo weigh less?

Have you thought about putting the plate back in front?

Removing the little anchor in the back?
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Agreed. I just wish it became like a Honda Miata, but I fear it will be out in a few years. I would love to get one, also- but in years when it's cheaper.

How is it performance wise? It looks really good. I mean, a lot of that stuff I would not do, but I still think it looks good. Does the wheel/tire combo weigh less?

Have you thought about putting the plate back in front?

Removing the little anchor in the back?
Well i built the car initially for performance and I am apart of a Infinity G35 / Nissian 350z club, I can compete around corners ( not straight away's ) Now they around a 100 mile run were getting low 12's and I stomping it was getting around 33. Now I feel that the car is plenty fun ( in sport mode ) it competes with the CRX in speed. Now on the other hand it's no CRX and its no Prius ( or most eco friendly car ) But at the same time my results have been fantastic, and I normally drive the car in sports mode at all times but since times are tough it's nice to be able to press econ and fully be able to get near 60MPG (57mpg) with no mods.

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Are you seeing that at your tanks, or just on the gauge? That's pretty impressive, the performance from a fellow Ecomodder with one in the past influenced me that they weren't that efficient.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Are you seeing that at your tanks, or just on the gauge? That's pretty impressive, the performance from a fellow Ecomodder with one in the past influenced me that they weren't that efficient.
I don't have an answer yet. I started hypermiling again as of the Government shutdown ( 4 days ago ) Max MPG I ever got on a tank is 45MPG but I know with all the new tactics I got and performance mods I can get it WAY higher.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Are you going to be modifying at all, or just working on the nut behind the wheel?

In a fuel efficiency competition last year, the Mustang ran 33.6 mpg (when I was averaging ~30-32 on a tank) and Fuel Economy, Hypermiling, EcoModding News and Forum - EcoModder.com - View Profile: SecondWind 's CR-Z doesn't have fuel use averages for then, but he definitely wasn't a slouch, and tipped past 40.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...ved-23055.html

This was the final performance, I led by % but they got me by straight MPG.

http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post335667
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The CR-Z is bitter sweet for me. It's kind of a weird car, and thats probably why it's not selling like crazy. Honda was brave to introduce this type of car, and I respect that. It was suppose to be a hybrid sports car, that combines fuel efficiency with a great handling and fun-to-drive car. The problem is that it's not good and not bad in either of those areas. The 39 MPG highway rating is the same as 2013 Civic's, so you can't say it's the most economical car. At the same time it's not all that fast. So who wants to buy the car? Not the sports car people, because it's not a great sports car. Not the fuel economy people, because its not a great MPG car. The market this car has is very limited. Mostly people that want something that gets good gas mileage like a Civic, but is a little more fun to drive and more exotic and sporty looking. As sales numbers have proven, thats a small market.

All that being said, I totally want one! Your's looks very good. I like the black hood/door handle/gas cap look with the black wheels. And I'm not usually a fan of blue, but I love the color. It is a very unique car, and I think that is what makes the CR-Z so awesome. Now if only they would come down in price on the used market...
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The CR-Z is bitter sweet for me. It's kind of a weird car, and thats probably why it's not selling like crazy. Honda was brave to introduce this type of car, and I respect that. It was suppose to be a hybrid sports car, that combines fuel efficiency with a great handling and fun-to-drive car. The problem is that it's not good and not bad in either of those areas. The 39 MPG highway rating is the same as 2013 Civic's, so you can't say it's the most economical car. At the same time it's not all that fast. So who wants to buy the car? Not the sports car people, because it's not a great sports car. Not the fuel economy people, because its not a great MPG car. The market this car has is very limited. Mostly people that want something that gets good gas mileage like a Civic, but is a little more fun to drive and more exotic and sporty looking. As sales numbers have proven, thats a small market.

All that being said, I totally want one! Your's looks very good. I like the black hood/door handle/gas cap look with the black wheels. And I'm not usually a fan of blue, but I love the color. It is a very unique car, and I think that is what makes the CR-Z so awesome. Now if only they would come down in price on the used market...
I feel like the car is a perfect match for me, I am 24 but a weird kinda person. I was a geek in highschool / college and I always kinda was the odd man out saying awkward things at the wrong times and what not but the car was a personal tribute to my personality :P! I fell in love with it the moment I found out nobody liked it! Haha I felt like it was a match made in heaven

Thank you! The color was my fav :P and I love the blue / black / carbonfiber. You can pick one up for 14-16k with 20k miles on it
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Old 10-04-2013, 01:03 AM   #19 (permalink)
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They are like a 1st gen Insight on steroids, but with love handles and a few extra pounds ha ha. I'd really like to see someone go to town on one of these cars, before Honda decides to stop making them.

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