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So far I have had the HPD exhaust and the KN typhoon CAI installed. The exhaust was installed when I had new pads and rotors installed at the performance shop. The CAI was done by me. Was a HUGE pain to remove all of the old rubber hoses from the throttle body and the thermostat but other then that was a straightforward install. Will probably take 1-2 weeks of driving for the car to adjust since i also disconnected the negative battery terminal during the install. Probably saved about $250ish versus having a shop do the install. Also got my Hondata tuner in the other day and will have to play around with it. So far drive-ability is not an issue with the new intake. To anyone that attempts to install this intake you will definitely need the rubber caps as the thermostat connection will puke out coolant unless you plug it even on a cold car. The throttle body connection did not drain out much coolant. Sound is definitely better then stock.:grin2:
 

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Thanks. I've sorta neglected this car for a while and did most of my modding to my Mustang Ecoboost. I've been trying to keep this as a reliable daily driver however the itch to mod has gotten the best of me. These mods are just the beginning.
 

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Just another quick update on the car. Forgot to upload profile pics of the car. Here are some pics of the car with the Mugen style wing and the pioneer radio. Too bad Honda didn't put Android Auto and carplay in the 2016 CRZ or I would have traded in for that. I still need to put Clazzios on the seats. Someone had some nice ones with black leather and blue stitching and the CRZ emblem on the headrest.
 

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Thinking of adding the Spoon Camshaft kit to ZOOM with the Spoon throttle body. Does anyone know if the camshaft kit will work with the CVT? I know that MPG's will take a hit since the car will run with two open valves instead of one open valve at low rpm. Tuning wise I will get a dyno tune with my Hondata.
 

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So for the next mod, I plan on doing the HPD suspension kit and a strut tower brace. I installed a Ford performance strut tower brace on the mustang and it makes the ride much stiffer around corners and turns. I'm looking for ways to improve the suspension and handing around turns and corners. The HPD suspension lowers the car about .5 inches and the cost is about $1050.
 

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If I do maxbore I would probably get a factory throttle body and then send it in. That way I can still drive ZOOM until I install the throttlebody from maxbore. I seem to recall seeing a new factory throttlebody for around $150-$200.
Oh, I just noticed you were looking into the Spoon throttle body, but you can save yourself about $900 if you have maxbore.com increase the bore on the OEM throttle body. I did that to my Sprintex/CVT set up, but I haven't seriously looked into the Spoon Cam yet, but I don't see any issue with using it in the CVT.
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Gonna pull the trigger and get the Progress rear sway bar. Should be an easy install. Installed a complete exhaust on my EcoBoost and it took about 5 hours. This should only take 30 minutes to 1 hour for the install. This will be a cheap first suspension mod at $150. The good news is I have a shop I can go to where the rate is $9/ hr to rent a lift.
 

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After I do the Progress rear sway bar, I might do some beatrush underbody support bars. Just from looking at some pictures from Kamispeed, it looks like these will be somewhat an easy bolt-on mod and provide some great handling.
 

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Just got the Progress rear sway bar in today. Cant wait to install it and see how ZOOM handles on the twists and turns.
 

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Next will be the Spoon front sway bar. I've heard a front sway bar provides the best handling improvement

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Just installed progress rear sway bar. Roads are too wet to have fun in ZOOM today. I know some good twisty roads I can take to work tomorrow.
 
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Love the Progress rear sway bar. Body roll is much less then it was with the stock setup. Cant wait to have the Spoon front sway bar installed on the car. Then the car will really shine on the twisties.
 
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Ordered some beatrush parts from Kamispeed with a black Friday coupon. %15 discount on everything.

Beatrush front member support bar
Beatrush front and rear performance bar

These should also be an easy install...
 

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Parts came in the mail but the directions are in Japanese. Guess I better start learning Japanese before I attempt the install of these Beatrush parts.
 

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I've seen that thread. I spent a couple of hours looking at the pics in that thread as well as looking at the install sheet provided by Beatrush and think I have a good understanding of what needs to be done to install the parts. I'm going to the Auto Skills center at Ft. Belvoir to install the parts on Saturday. Lift is only $9/hr plus a $5 shop fee plus $5 for air tools. Cost me only $55 to install an exhaust and downpipe on my Mustang. Room mate spent $295 to have a shop install only a cat-back on his Mustang GT. For the easy bolt-on stuff this will save me tons of $$$. I will try to post pics of the install.
 
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Just finished installing the Beatrush parts. Only issue I ran into is that the rear plastic cover doesn't sit flush because of the rear performance bar. Only cost me $37 to use the lift at ft. Belvoir. Car feels much stiffer around the twisties and sharp turns. Next will be the Beatrush underbody panel to replace the plastic piece of garbage.
 

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Here is the chintzy piece of metal that the rear performance bar replaced.
 

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Finally!! My Clazzio's are shipping today. Ordered light grey with Dark Grey CR-Z embroidery to match the interior color as close as possible. Hopefull they arrive in time for the 3-4 hr trip down south for christmas.
 

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Just installed Clazzios. Fitament is good. Still needs some fine tuning for a perfect fit.
 
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There's a good thought. Took a 3.5 hr trip down south with them. Very comfy ride with them.
 
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