I’m a member of many different forums, but I’m not much of a poster. JDM Style Tuning was one of the first forums that I really got involved in, posting regularly and attending meets. While I don’t post there much these days, I still like to read the forum almost daily and make the odd post every now and then. There are a number of great builds on the forum, so I thought I’d do a little spotlight on some of my favourites in no particular order. Please note, this is not a “best of”, it’s just the ones that tickle my fancy. There’s a few builds to get through, so I’ll split them up over a few different posts over the next couple of months in between regular build features.
Mid-Engine RWD turbo CRX
It seems the there are many members of the Honda fraternity who still undeniably love the marquee, yet are quite bored of the whole FWD thing. On this website alone there are 3 other builds documenting Hondas being DIY’d away from their standard drivetrain layout. There’s a front-engine RWD F20C CRX, a mid-engine rear wheel drive DC2 Integra, and an AWD Twin Engine Del Sol. This latest build uses a mixture of those combinations, giving us a mid-engine rear wheel drive CRX. Honda, are you listening?
Thanks to Daniel for submitting.
F20C RWD CRX
I thought I’d better have something interesting for you guys to kick off the new year, so let’s get the ball rolling. It’s another one of those builds that I’ve had my eye on for a while, but it wasn’t until it was emailed to me by Grant that it powered itself back into my line of sight. What we’re looking at here is a 2nd gen Honda CRX with an S2000-sourced F20C stuffed in the engine bay with a turbo hanging off the side, to be powering the rear wheels in the not too distant future.
Not enough RWD-converted Honda action for you? Then check out the mid-engined RWD DC2 Integra, and the AWD twin-engined Del Sol.
Or, if F20C’s are more your thing, there’s the TA22 Celica, ’66 Sunbeam Minx, and Opel Kadett, all powered by Hondas 92.1kw per liter engine.
UPDATE SEP-2014: This car is now complete! I’m not sure if the build thread has been updated, but MotoIQ have done a 9-page spotlight on this very car. To check it out, click here.
AWD Twin Engine Honda CRX
The Honda CRX Del Sol…2-door, targa top, good looks, VTEC “power” etc et. But there’s one thing wrong, they’re powered by the wrong wheels. White-Sol on the Honda-Tech.com forums has rectified this by converting his CRX to TWIN-engine & all-wheel drive using 2x Honda H22 turbocharged powerplants.
Thanks to Dan for the heads up on this one.