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My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 6:58 AM
Well...I bit the bullet and bought myself a Honda. While looking for a daily driver I needed functionality and reliability. Throw in the fun of a 5 speed manual with Realtime AWD and I found myself a winner at the Volunteers of America retail lot.

Long story short. Found this vehicle on a whim and couldn't pass it up. Saw it on Autotrader last Tuesday night, took the day off Wednesday to show up when their doors opened, and went home with this beauty. It was a donated vehicle with zero issues.

Lowdown:
2000 Honda CR-V EX.
ONE OWNER.
B20 DOHC 4cyl. (147hp/133ft-lbs)
5 speed manual trans.
Realtime 4WD.
211,xxx miles. (it was towed behind an RV for it's entire life)
old person owned (note the white walls)
Completely stock for now.



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Oil, Transmission, and rear diff fluid change along with swapping tires to blackwall:

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Oscar approved:


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The future:

Deep cleaning front to back, up and down, inside and out when weather clears.
5000k HID kit.
BDS liftsprings. (1"front, 2"rear to level vehicle).
Aggressive wheel and tire combo like pictured below.
EX OEM roof rails with basket and trail lights.
Possible GSR head swap to add Vtec and more HP.


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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 7:49 AM
I always liked that model best. I didn't know being towed made the odo creep up. Was it actually driven 200 k miles and towed or just towed?
Either way a b series is always a good fway to go



Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 8:56 AM
Yup. Odo creeps up while on all 4 wheeling being pulled around. This is my 2nd vehicle with high miles due to that towing setup. I had an outback with 180k. Old people seem to love towing AWD cars!

No clue actual drivetrain mileage. Judging by how perfect the driver seat is still I am doubting it has even close to 200k on it. Drives like 60k to be honest.



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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 9:20 AM
VTEC head is a must.


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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 9:46 AM
I would go with a b16 head from a 00 civic, it has smaller combustion chambers. ITR or CTR cams and you'll love it.


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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 12:16 PM
I'd go with a Gallo 13




Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 12:54 PM
Lift? Aggressive tires? Eh, leave it stock.

O noes!
Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 1:08 PM
Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 1:13 PM
Maan don't mod that thing, just keep it clean and enjoy it as a dd. Put your money into the J.











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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 4:46 PM
Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 5:42 PM
The J is fine as is. Kinda bored with it actually.. It's been 10 years since I've owned another platform that I was remotely interested in modifying.. I'm not going crazy by any means. Just a few things to keep it interesting.

Wagon Attack videos are the best! Love those!

I wouldn't be the first to K-swap a CRV Brad.. lol..





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Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 7:10 PM
gsr head and turbo. would be premium in one of these. seriously research on the awd system on those. honda is very picky with those things.





Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 7:26 PM
Needs Trak-Lites wrapped in 31's.






Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 8:00 PM
can you talk down on the price there or they are all firm on prices?.. i do not want to waste a trip down there my self to buy and sell cars for profit..


2000 base cavalier 3 speed auto at 212,100 as of 1/24/12
2000 Buick regal gs (Supercharged) 150,000 miles http://s314.photobucket.com/albums/ll430/crossout80/?albumview=slideshow
Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 8:06 PM
It's getting CCWs.





BeardLife / Club Awesome Reject Blog
Re: My first Honda.
Monday, February 06, 2012 8:09 PM
Qwik2k2z24 wrote:

It's getting CCWs.

what?...


2000 base cavalier 3 speed auto at 212,100 as of 1/24/12
2000 Buick regal gs (Supercharged) 150,000 miles http://s314.photobucket.com/albums/ll430/crossout80/?albumview=slideshow
Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:25 AM
grats on the DD and i vote for either a GSR head or a whole K-swap


welcome to a platform with ALOT of aftermarket






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Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:37 AM
i love hondas...

do a K201234BCCCAABDD1223415ABBCCCCCCCCCCC JDM swap.

or i guess a B20GSRLSVTEC1234BBBBCCCCC1ABBBBCCCCC USDMJDM would work too.

wheres the confusion?



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Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:59 AM
nice buy.. nice find too.. 5spd ones are much more difficult to come by

k swap would be sweet, but would cost 10grand +

b20 vtec would be around 1000 bucks depending on availibility/quality of parts.

im a fan! glad to see another j owner sees the reliability and longevity of hondas



Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 3:51 PM
crossout crossout wrote:

can you talk down on the price there or they are all firm on prices?.. i do not want to waste a trip down there my self to buy and sell cars for profit..

You should go dig through Goodwill donation centers too and open an eBay store for those goods.

Ben D(Silver J on 1Nines) wrote:

im a fan! glad to see another j owner sees the reliability and longevity of hondas






Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 4:10 PM
Joe Schulte wrote:

crossout crossout wrote:

can you talk down on the price there or they are all firm on prices?.. i do not want to waste a trip down there my self to buy and sell cars for profit..

You should go dig through Goodwill donation centers too and open an eBay store for those goods.

Ben D(Silver J on 1Nines) wrote:

im a fan! glad to see another j owner sees the reliability and longevity of hondas



i don't have time to go through goodwill donation lol and i am sticking with what i know best buying and selling cars..


2000 base cavalier 3 speed auto at 212,100 as of 1/24/12
2000 Buick regal gs (Supercharged) 150,000 miles http://s314.photobucket.com/albums/ll430/crossout80/?albumview=slideshow

Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 5:23 PM
Can't wait to see what you do with this! I love the off-road plans and scheme! Should be bitchin!



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Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 8:51 PM
Needs stick on fenders and a vtec tuning badge!



Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:32 PM
You know, those don't actually look all that bad with a lift and tires on them... Although if you've got intentions of offroading the thing I'd much sooner go with a small turbo setup like a 28R or something than a VTEC head. VTEC is more for maintaining driveabillity at low-midrange and opening the cork in the upper RPMs where a smaller turbo will give you more power and torque through the whole RPM band, much more useful for off-roading, IMO.




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Re: My first Honda.
Tuesday, February 07, 2012 11:59 PM
Ben D(Silver J on 1Nines) wrote:

k swap would be sweet, but would cost 10grand +


Starting in 02 they came with a k20 from the factory.. Doubt k swap would be 10g, but it's possible I guess. Well now that I think about that would probably need the drive train swapped to.


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