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18-03-2005, 11:59 AM
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Owner: Johnpaul
Car Model: Honda CRX SiR
Engine: 1.6L DOHC VTEC First Generation b16a
Transmission: 5 speed manual Cable
Chassis: RS-R Springs, Front Strut Bar, Hart Wheels
Misc: Nardi steering wheel, Stripped Interior

Meeting up with Johnpaul and his lovely Gen2 'rex in Melbourne's industrialised docklands was a pleasure for myself. Not only was he a great guy and has a great passion for Hondas' but seeing an original JDM SiR CRX was a rarity in itself and well worth the trip. While Ozhonda's toE was busy taking pictures I got to know Johnpaul better and learnt a lot about himself and his ride. Still young, this is Johnpaul's 5th, and hands down favourite car he has owned. With a track-oriented mind, Johnpaul had little to consider when purchasing the CRX.

Firstly, why did you choose Honda?
Performance availability, reliability, good build quality and so much fun to throw around corners!

More specifically, why the CRX?
I chose the Gen 2 SiR cause it's not so much of a 'common' Honda, it has its own characteristics, and doesn't need much in ways of suspension and chassis mods for my intended purpose......Race!

"Race!"? You mentioned you enjoy tracking, was that a dominant reason in
choosing this car?
Love it, its all I've wanted to do with my previous cars. The car was bought intentionally for track work, but I would still like to keep it reasonably street-able.

Have you tracked yet? How did that go?
I've been to Winton just the once so far. Was quite pleased with the way it went, only thing letting me down was rubber then again there's always room for improvement I guess.

Any recommended to other CRX owners interested in tracking their car?
Well, first recommendation. Throw away your body kit and get on it. You don't have to mod the sh*t out of the rex as long as you maintain it well just get out and have fun. Concentrate on making it last rather then making it fast.

How does this CRX compare to some of your previous rides?
Power - Not the most powerful car I've owned however consistency and reliability in power.....this is the best so far.
Handling - The SiR came with RS-R springs and a front strut and so far it's been the most fun throwing into tight corners. A lot more fun than thinking I'm going to fall out of window due to body roll.
Efficiency - Hands down, all my other rides have been carbureted!!
Comfort - This is first car I've owned with climate control, power steering and a fuel warning light!! So yeah, it's the most comfortable thing I've ever sat in. :P

If you hadn't purchased the CRX what car would you rather have?
AW11 MR2 supercharged.

Any reason in particular?
Quick, small, nimble and reasonably light. Just like Gen2!

Future plans for the car?
In the near future id like to save more weight in the car, add oil cooler, radiator, brakes and a decent seat with a harness... oh and semi slicks! Down the track I'd like to maybe stick some cams, extractors and...Probably save more weight if I can.

Was there a special love for the gen2 CRX?
Budget is always a factor. But while looking at another car to buy the gen2 was sitting in the corner screaming at me to buy it, couple weeks later, the initial car was dumped!

Is this your first experience with a VTEC equipped car? Is that why you chose the SiR?
A friend's brother had a Gen3 Delsol and that sounded great but I have always appreciated a good Honda and I always knew that Honda engine (especially VTEC engines) were built strong. Just seemed like the perfect option.

What's your opinion of rice?
Rice is a way of demeaning the car's genuine aesthetics. But hey everyone needs some!

Favorite feature of the car
The coin pocket!

Finally, VTEC or boost?
N/A 100%

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18-03-2005, 02:44 PM
Cheers to Jimmy and James for doin this for me. Sh!t hot photos!
great job guys!

18-03-2005, 02:45 PM
well done on the ozhonda feature car keep it up! mate

18-03-2005, 02:54 PM
Crx Gen2:cool: yeahhhh :thumbsup:

18-03-2005, 03:07 PM
Excellent Excellent!

CRX Resource in the US does a feature car every month - always a wonderfull read!

Congrats JonhPaul on such a sweet ride and the BOYZ for such a good write up.. should become a monthly feature with a seperate category on the forums as 'FEATURE CAR'?

18-03-2005, 03:31 PM
Nice ride! ol'skool...lemme know if you wanna sell it :)

18-03-2005, 03:34 PM
Nice Ride

18-03-2005, 03:59 PM
Awesome work there James :thumbsup::thumbsup:

For a change he was chasing me to get this up (as opposed to me chasing others LOL).

Nice car and nice writeup!

18-03-2005, 04:28 PM
Great work James.

ANd thanx again JP for your patience on that night. :)

18-03-2005, 04:31 PM
no probs toE. some mighty fine camera skills ;)

18-03-2005, 05:13 PM
nice car and nice photoshop skills on the first pic too ;)

18-03-2005, 07:46 PM
looks nice and clean, i like i like

18-03-2005, 11:52 PM
wow. his name is johnpaul? isnt that the pope's name ? hahah anyways. that is so JDM. !! verry nice indeed. goodstuff. cheers

19-03-2005, 12:27 AM
its a shame the pics of the *moonroof* didn't come out great, that was some awesom "JDM bling" to quote previous feature rides :rolleyes:

19-03-2005, 09:55 AM
lol yes i am the pope. god bless you zco. lol.

cheers for the compliments gentlemen :)

19-03-2005, 03:26 PM
looks like the pope got a new POPE MOBIL..haha

can i ask.. i see in your picture, you dont have sound deadening. am i blind? or arent they in the picture..
AND.. if you dont have them.. how does sound compare to stock. is it really noisy?

19-03-2005, 05:17 PM
yes. its noisy, and annoying, but looks better, and its lighter!! it really isnt THAT bad, its mostly loose plastic mouldings that creak.

19-03-2005, 07:55 PM
Sweet ride JP & a top read James, props to both :thumbsup: Keep us in the loop as to its future progression & impending modifications...JP, you've reiterated your stance on N/A & good for you but don't totally disregard boost as it could one day envelop all your senses :D

19-03-2005, 11:20 PM
very clean, nice work

20-03-2005, 04:08 PM
Hey good work guys! I smell an Ozhonda magazine coming to a newsagent near u... LOL! Great article James and sweet pics Jim :thumbsup:

21-03-2005, 07:51 AM
that is awesome!!! :thumbsup:

23-03-2005, 09:02 PM
THAT RIDE IS PIMP ........ I want a B16A =/

Need Chrome Skull Gear nob >.<

"Dude wheres my Honda Crx?"

27-03-2005, 09:13 PM
Hey Jp see your a superstar now :D
See if you can make it down to Sandown on the 1st of may for the AROCA
sprints , you might see that other SI out there too :)

Link to regs etc : http://www.alfaclubvic.org.au/Competition.asp

28-03-2005, 06:41 PM
thanks adam. should be able to make it mate, wont be able to compete though. still havent got round to getting CAMS

28-03-2005, 07:36 PM
I love that crx.. definately one of the best!

29-03-2005, 09:26 AM
thanks adam. should be able to make it mate, wont be able to compete though. still havent got round to getting CAMS

Just get a day one , come on DO IT :D

02-04-2005, 11:52 AM
good write up guys.

looks and sounds professional.

good work.

13-04-2005, 02:49 PM
wow, i just came across this feature car of the month, great write up/article!!!!!

13-04-2005, 09:11 PM
wow, i just came across this feature car of the month, great write up/article!!!!!
Someone's declined admin emails / doesn't visit the front page ;)

27-04-2005, 08:40 PM
it's for sale already hahah :P

22-05-2005, 03:23 AM
really good :thumbsup:

31-08-2010, 03:36 PM
I think this is my car now.

16-09-2013, 03:17 PM
links broken? wish I could see

17-09-2013, 07:51 PM
its for sale.

17-09-2013, 07:54 PM
can click on "more pictures"

22-09-2013, 09:05 AM
is it forsale? Link for sale?

24-09-2013, 01:49 PM

wait wat