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Hey guys,

Just thought I'd say hey and let you know a little bit about me. I am doitdub on most other forums, so some of you may know me.
Anyway, here are some pictures of my 89 Si...



















I picked it up looking like this...99% unmolested OEM.




Only modification was stereo. Coming from my last CRX hack-job, this was a huge relief.

I swapped over all the suspension from my last CRX...

*Please note, hoods that fly up at 50mph will cause you to replace a windshield and put on temporary spraypainted junkyard hood. True story.




Yes, very blue. Hence it's name... the Smurf. Anyway, long story with this CRX...but to sum it up, I had to learn my first engine swap on this and countless other things the previous owner cut corners on...a very expensive lesson on buying cars.

I ended up selling this to my friend and he hasn't had any problems so far, which is good. As some of you know, I am a bit of a car whore. I owned the 87 Wagovan in the pic for about 3 months before selling it. Really kicking myself for doing that. I honestly don't plan on ever selling the current CRX.

Current mods on my CRX include all suspension:

15" Tenzo Morphix w/ Falken Zeix (pretty good all weather/performance tires, but will definitely be switching to something a bit more performance oriented next season)
Tokico Illuminas w/ tokico lowering springs
Nuespeed front strut bar
HF front sway bar
Suspension Techniques Rear Sway bar

In autocross, I was in STS2 with this set-up. It was a great start as this was my first season. I ended up doing pretty well and hope to keep improving. My next mod will put me back into Street Mod though, so I'll have to learn all over again. Oh well...all in fun!

Everything else on the car is completely stock. I'm currently ripping out the tired/ stock A6 for a nice upgrade. Will keep you all informed. No worries though, painting the engine/bay blue is not on the list of things to do! :lol:

My other rides...

2000 Impreza 2.5RS - my daily I just picked up about 4 months ago. AWD is fun...car payments are not.


1972 Corvette - my mom has had this since 73. She gave it to me over the summer for a graduation present. Yeah, she's a cool mom.


Anyway, that's all for now. Good to be here...looks like a great forum!

Justin
 

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All those cars look nice. Sometime I will have to make to a Fort Wayne auto-x. Maybe Bart would come along also. It looks like you have a really nice place to race. What is the plan that is going to take you out of STS2?
 

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george34 said:
All those cars look nice. Sometime I will have to make to a Fort Wayne auto-x. Maybe Bart would come along also. It looks like you have a really nice place to race. What is the plan that is going to take you out of STS2?
Yeah George, you'll have to. We are pretty lucky as the FWSCCA has a few different locations for racing that keep things interesting...plus we're close enough to Indianapolis (2 hours) and South Bend (about an hour), that we have those options too. The place above is at Grissom Air Force Base near Kokomo. It's pretty neat racing on a closed down portion of the base, with huge cargo jets coming in and taking off.
My first autocross was at South Bend and that spoiled me though...they have the the Tire Rack test track and it's amazing. But yeah, I'll keep you guys posted on the FWSCCA schedule and you guys have a place to stay if you need it.

CrxCarl said:
Sheesh man! You got some good taste in cars.
Too bad about the Civic wagon. Those things are just too cool. It has been years since I saw a rust free Civic wagon.
Thanks Carl. :oops: Yeah I really kick myself for getting rid of that thing...it was in amazing shape...just a couple specs of rust in the door jam. Just had a couple mechanical issues that I didn't want to deal with as well as finding parts for it was tough. I'm still looking for an 88-91 Wagovan as I really miss the utility factor and the usefulness of the vehicle. Honestly, if I could have found one when I was looking for another daily, I would rather had another over the Impreza. Car payments suck and there's just not enough room! I took it on a couple road trips and moved a house full of crap with it. It was a really cool car. :cry:
Here are a couple more pics to make me cry...








 

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ComposiMo said:
Lookin good! Welcome to the CRX Community!
Thanks John. Love the sig.

baker423 said:
Ahh you bought a CLEAN, cursed y-49!! :lol:

Good to see ya over here, this is much more active place than the other Crx site.

What ended up happening to the blue Crx?
Hey baker - nice to see a familiar name. Yeah this looks like a great forum and pretty active. I swapped over the suspension from the blue bastard and sold it to a guy I worked with. He wasn't into CRXs at all, but just needed something good on gas. He's now learning what it is to drive a CRX, and I think it's really growing on him...he's told me of a couple times where people have given him the thumbsup, or have offered to buy it. hah. It's nice because I still get to see it around town from time to time.

I knew I would have to defend the curse. I am hoping that because I respect the curse, that it will have mercy on me and we can live together in peace. I'm sure it'll work out that way. There's no way this car can be more cursed than my last CRX. If I can survive that electrical nightmare, I can survive anything.
 

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Masta said:
Great looking cars, I'm very envious!! :shock:
I'll trade you your Special Edition. :lol:

Krix said:
man lock that y-49 in a box somewhere to protect it :lol: of course as soon as you did that the box would implode or somthing like that. Seriously though, very nice rex
haha, we're going to try to keep it looking good as long as the curse will let me. Like I said though, the curse and I have an understanding: I respect it,........ and it lets me live.

It was funny though, at the Mid-Ohio CRX Meet over the summer, my car was getting blamed for every else's cars breaking. I made it there and back in one piece though. ;) Suprised I haven't gotten any crap from Bart yet.
 

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Welcome. I have seen you around on different boards.
Glad to have you here.

Nice looking Rex. I am a sucker for the yellow ones. .

never should have sold mine. . . i know what color the red one will be painted though. ..

y49 Baby. .

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Its me DUB said:
It was funny though, at the Mid-Ohio CRX Meet over the summer, my car was getting blamed for every else's cars breaking. I made it there and back in one piece though. ;) Suprised I haven't gotten any crap from Bart yet.
Yeah you just got lost allot. LOL. It was crazy the one morning there were like 5 cars that had issues. LOL. It had to be the Y curse. I parked by a Y car once, and my tail light blew. The curse is real.
 

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Krix said:
I had my transmission give out on the way to N12, got stuck in Hagerstown, MD and had to tow my car home. Maybe your car is cursing other crx's?

CRX broke? Blame it on DUB's!
hah. I don't think I owned it at that time so don't blame me. Although any proceeding breakings can be directed towards me...

toxiclows said:
Welcome. I have seen you around on different boards.
Glad to have you here.

Nice looking Rex. I am a sucker for the yellow ones. .

never should have sold mine. . . i know what color the red one will be painted though. ..

y49 Baby. .

Chris
Hey Chris, yeah I know I've seen you on crx.perf.
I understand that Y-49's don't like to be painted. I wonder if it's the same case with non-Y49er's getting painted yellow. You may be getting into some wierd voodoo sh*t there....maybe need to keep that in consideration. ;)

CRXBart said:
Yeah you just got lost allot. LOL. It was crazy the one morning there were like 5 cars that had issues. LOL. It had to be the Y curse. I parked by a Y car once, and my tail light blew. The curse is real.
Yeah you were reluctant to even let me park in your damn driveway. :lol: Next year my plan is to follow you to a parking spot and park too close on your driver's side so you can't get out. Then proceed to run to the front and get some pics of you flaying to get out. It'll be priceless.
 

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Hey dub nice to see you made it over. Your never on MSN tho haha.

Such a clean CRX. It's amazing how OEM it was when I first saw it.
 
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