B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 5

For the past couple of weeks i’ve had to put the blog, my dads crv, and my b16 swap on the backburner, because i’m applying for a better position at work and have had to focus all of my attention on that. Resumes, action plans, due diligence, and chatting with corporate execs has pretty much used up any free time i’ve had. I even thought about not posting the blog this week just because I haven’t done any work on…

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Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

Eric’s K20 Sleeper (the resurrection)

In 2014 I took on the task of building my brother a fast, reliable, daily driver. One that he would be able to use literally every day, and still be fun and fast. On june 18th 2014 I purchased Eric’s true unicron, a 1992 one owner civic vx. (please excuse bad instagram filter from 2014) It was as virgin as it gets. on July 2nd 2014, we were off to Hmotors to purchase our K20 swaps. Once back in Vegas…

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B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 4

B20 STUFF (THE SAGA OF MY FAMILY’S ’99 CRV) PART 4

Things have been pretty busy for me lately with all the projects i’m working on, (CRV, my brothers K swap civic, tinkering with my K swap civic, and trying to get all the parts ready for the B16 swap into my 4 door) but the CRV has priority since my dad needs to have a daily driver. I’ve been able to have his CRV for so long, since my Sister was in  Australia (where her fiance lives) for about 5…

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Feal 441+ coilover install

Feal 441+ coilover install

Ever’s car finally got lowered! If you have been following his build then you will know this has been a long time coming, and if you haven’t been following the build then let me get you up to speed. You see, Ever has a NSX and he uses it to do HPDE events, but as you would imagine there is quite a cringe factor for him on track with it. He knew that one day the inevitable would happen and…

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3 Dudes 1 Track (Audi Club adventures @SMMR)

3 Dudes 1 Track (Audi Club adventures @SMMR)

Last Friday we all attended our first Audi club event. We were intrigued by this event not only because it was going to be the Andretti 4 mile config, but it was also going to be run as an open test day. This meant that there would be no groups and the only time the track was going to be cold would be for the 1 hour lunch (which was included for us with our registration fee). As events gets…

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B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CRV) Part 3

B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CRV) Part 3

On this installment of the CRV project, ill be talking about the JDM motor and refreshing it. New gaskets, oil pump, water pump, timing belt, swapping the intake manifold over from the USDM one, and some other small things to make it work with the USDM CRV so it will pass smog, and making sure there will be no CEL’s. I am just going to go ahead and jump straight into it. If you missed the first two parts to…

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B20 Stuff (the saga of my family’s 99 Honda CRV) Part 2

B20 Stuff (the saga of my family’s 99 Honda CRV) Part 2

Thanks for coming back for part 2! I know this might not sound like, or even be the most exciting thing to read about, but for me its more than just replacing a motor in a 20 year old car. It’s a way to relive my youth, and stumble across memories that I haven’t thought of in 20 years. There nothing performance about this, there’s nothing fast, nothing even really functional. It’s just raw, working on a basic daily driver…

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Scott’s E36: From customer trade in, to Track machine, and everything in between.

Scott’s E36: From customer trade in, to Track machine, and everything in between.

Late 2017 Scott was going to school at UH, and working at BMW of Honolulu. One afternoon while at work, he noticed parked in the customer lot was a 1995 E36. It caught his eye because he had always had a soft spot for these. He began to ask around about what that car was doing there, and found out that someone had actually brought it as a trade in. Knowing this car wasn’t going to get much as a…

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B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

B20 stuff (the saga of my family’s ’99 CR-V) Part 1

The year was 1999, and my mom just bought her first brand new car (or any car for that matter) since 1988. This was partly my fault since I had just gotten my license, and probably drove her old car a little too hard. One late night while I was on my way home from BMXing in down town Long Beach as I pulled up to a stop sign in Palos Verdes, the car made a slight shudder. I went…

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Bet you forgot about the MRS, Didn’t you?

Bet you forgot about the MRS, Didn’t you?

Most likely you have forgotten about Ever’s MRS, or maybe you just thought he abandoned the project. I would also venture to guess that some (new readers) didn’t even know this project was going on… Lets go back to June 2019, It’s Ever’s birthday and all he really wants is a Toyota MRS. You see, Ever already has an NSX that he does HPDE events with, but when it comes to us comparing lap times and being competitive among ourselves…

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