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Old 10-05-2013, 02:47 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by leafvillage View Post
We crz guys buy a lot of parts off broken / abused honda fits. Manifolds / headers / etc its all slightly bigger than ours. Now yes the fit and the crz are very similar but I bought the car because I wanted something that looked / felt cool the FIT is awesome don't get me wrong but the cr-z looks amazing IMO
Only had the car as a loaner for a week. Never thought to check the size of the manifolds. Of course, we get the uprated spec cars with the extra power (about 134 hp, supposedly)... so they might have upsized them already. Sounds like a cool, cheap way to modify the motor.

No arguments about the looks. Jaw-droppingly cool.

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:30 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I know about the looks. I want to add skirts to my HCH but they're going to have to look as if the factory built a set for my car before the wife will let me put anything on. So that's going to be a project.

Add a couple of pieces of wood to the grille at the center and cable tie them in place. They don't have to be very big or thick, just thick enough to drive a screw into them and be certain it'll hold. Then you can attach your front plate to the wood blocks. That's a completely reversible, no-drill modification and it should be secure enough to keep everything in place, no problemo.

If the wood shows, take everything back off, sand prime and paint the wood. Two or three good coats of matte black, or even spray-on bedliner coating, should suffice to make the wood just disappear.

If you have any experience at it, you could try making skirts from hardware cloth and papier-mache. You can get an uncommonly good surface with papier-mache if you're patient at. A few turns of filling and sanding, a couple of coats of shellac and some color matched paint and it'll look like stock.

Hmm, I think I know what to do for my car.

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Old 10-30-2013, 05:50 PM   #33 (permalink)
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love this car,,test drove one just before I bought my 350z about 2 yrs ago. Its a great package if you like 2 seater sports cars!!The mileage is much better than I was led to believe 2 yrs ago might have influenced my decision. Hope to hear more from you leafvillage!!
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:59 AM   #34 (permalink)
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@elihigh I do love the car :P and all the suggestions I might try and make some sirt mockups!!

@royandloreen this is my MPG as of last night ( NO ECO MODS ) just driving style

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I wanted to bump this thread and see whats going on in the world of the CR-Z. I was considering getting one, but I wanted to see if you, leafvillage, have had any more success as far as ecomodding goes?? What was your best take?

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