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Never really wanted to do one of these build threads, but figured since I'm all in now, might as well. Reason why is when I got the car I just thought simple mods, its only a car no need to spend all that money on a small hybrid. Heck I was the guy that used to make fun or talk shyt about the people that did go "ham" with their cars. Now look at me, since really getting into my car Jan 2013, now I'm also a Vendor for car parts. Crazy how life throws stuff at ya, but it must have all happened for a reason ya?

At different points I'll explain more as my car evolved to be that 1 of a kind CRZ. Many of the pics are from Instagram towards the end. I just hated using the AG app to post in the forum. So lets start the journey (may not be in all order).....:beer:

This will be Pic INTENSIVE.

Joined the Forum. :beer:


Day I bought the car at Spreen Honda.



The same month I purchased the car I posted about a dead battery. Since then I've had Honda replace the battery 2 more times. On average a new battery every year. Decided to upgrade to a 51R battery. Another dead battery the reason why.

Did the GT "blue" mod.


Getting the tint done.




I think I might have also been the first that I know of on the Forum to Plastidip my stock wheels.



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Up this point this was as much as the mods I had done at the time. Oops I also upgraded all the speakers to Polk and sub to JL. Towards the end of 2012 happily ready to leave China Lake (Ridgecrest), California and head back to San Diego but was told nah, you're going to Hawaii. Upset yes I was and kinda still am. Thats when I was enlightened though and the serious mod bug hit me. Dude your going to Hawaii, beaches, nice cruises (short though) why not turn your car into an island car in my mind. So it first started with.......

Jan 2013....

Jackson Supercharger getting installed.. anyone know who that guy is? :thumbsup:




Sunroof Installed. More Pics romiata still waiting for your install!

Model: Webasto 321L Premium model
Price: Right under 1K
Time: Under 3 hours
Place: Coach Auto Restyler Inc (talk to Robert) in Orange County.

Installed the T1R side mirrors today. If you don't have these, your really missing out.
Installed iJDMTOY ultra bright white LEDS.



Doors with some padding


Dampers Installed


Getting Shipped to Hawaii at Port in Long Beach, CA Also, new wheels maybe a week before shipping out.


One of the first pics I took of my car in Hawaii.


Finally installed Eibach ProStreet Coilovers which I had around Oct 2012 installed Nov 2013. (which are now sitting somewhere in my storage unit).

Best pic I could find, never thought to do before and after.


R1Concepts Brakes and Rotors that I had sitting in the closet since Feb 2013 didn't install until Nov. 2013


Rexxstyling Mugen RR Kit installed Mar 2013 along with Seibon CF OEM hood.





First HPD Exhaust purchased and def not the first to install. Got it day went on sale didn't install till Feb I believe.

Had to cut away some of the mudflap to get HPD diffuser to fit.


ISSForged RW-10 Wheels installed.



Then I went to the extreme with something totally unplanned and now I'm PAYING the price for it having to switch up my whole entire build. So because of that decided to name my car. Joanna is her name.


Then this happened from being the first person in the USA to purchase a kit from them and who could vouch for them. This was totally unexpected but I decided to run with it.


Just a little about this venture with Rexxstyling. Since accepting and joining their team it was/is one hell of a ride in terms of shipping. Turns out that the US does not import a lot of things from Malaysia therefor shipping prices are ridiculous to ship to the US. Reason being why Rexxstyling never made it a real priority to ship to the US. They get inquires weekly for kits/parts they have, but when people hear what shipping is to them they back down. Except one guy.. yea me Kit was cheaper than shipping, but I can also say I have the only Rep. Mugen RR kit in US/Canada. Yes I could have gotten Cwest, J's or others, but why not be the only one with a kit even if its a Rep?
Rexxstyling also has have the capability to make their own kits in house at their facilities in Malaysia and are more than willing to design/collaborate to make a kit as long as they can sell a few of the kits for whatever makes.

Ok. back to build

As of a few months ago I finally after 2 years got these bad boys. These just so happened be the first set of wheels that I saw and wanted but opportunity was never there at the right time, then came the TE's which I haven't come up on yet Shaz :)rotfl:).


8-31-15 Finally starting to Clean up the bay.


Build Thread continues if you click this!​

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Simplified

2011 PWP CVT w/Nav aka Joanna


Interior
iJDMTOY Purple LEDS (all other colours on standby when I decide to swap around)
GT Footwell Mod to Blue Lights
CRZ illuminated Door Sills
Aries front and cargo floor mats
Zoom Monaco 240 Rear view Mirros
Catskin on side doors
Black Clazzios (Can't go wrong with these covers so many people think they are OEM)
OEM Black Armrest
JDM Hazard button need to retrofit to dash kit.
J's Red steering wheel emblem
Some CF wrap various pieces on dash
Tint all around pretty dark can't remember exactly what %.
Have and need to install
Navtool
Advanced Keys AK-PSB05

Exterior
Custom Plastidip job by DipHawaii
Rexxstyling Mugen RR Rep Kit
Webasto sunroof 321L (civic antenna but not installed)
CarID side window visors
HPD diffuser
10k Garax HID
iJDMTOY DRLs
iJDMTOY bright reverse lights
T1R Side Mirrors
Seibon CF OEM Hood
Authentic JDM Red Badges (not the Amazon ones I had before)
Reverse camera license plate
Have/need to install
Basis CF side diffuser
Basis CF Canards
350z CF scoop no rivets
Polarized/convex/heated side mirrors w/LED turn signal

Suspension & Exhaust
18″ ADV10 Track Spec wheels- Installed 11/28/2015
Project Kics Neo Chrome
18" Styluz S001 Multi Spoke Copper Bronze Machine Finish Wheel- Not installed
18" ISSForged RW-10- Not installed
Airtek E-level
R1Concepts Premium-Series Double Drilled & Diamond Slotted Brake Rotor, PosiQuiet Ceramic Pads
HPD dual tip exhaust

Engine
Jackson Racing Supercharger
Dressupbolts.com Titanium bolts
51R Battery
Hood Dampers (eBay 2012)
Kansai Service Carbon shroud
Want a GB for J's Carbon Cooling Shroud.

Sounds
Sounds have been upgraded! 11/16/2015
Pioneer 8100NEX
Cerwin Vega full audio setup
V84dv2 8" subs in custom rear enclosure
V465c 6.5" components
V465 6.5 rear speakers
V1100.5 5ch amplifier

Security
BlackVue DR500GW-HD
Viper 5704v
Viper Color OLED 2-Way Remote
ViperSmart Start GPS
Viper SmartKey
 

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Can ya pick up the pace a bit - this is getting really boring! :lol:

Seriously, about F-ing time you did one of these.
Terrific car, and it just keeps on getting better.
Well played. Hope you continue to show us how it's done!
 
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Love the way you put this build thread together: like a story.
Oh, and love the car too :hail:

A little confused about the pic that follows:
"Then I went to the extreme with something totally unplanned and now I'm PAYING the price for it having to switch up my whole entire build. So because of that decided to name my car. Joanna is her name."


???????

on edit - oh is that a tank?
 

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those red rims are bonkers.
kinda felt the same way.

how when u own something like small hybrid u dont wanna do anything then all of a sudden u go all out.

Heck the CRZ is ment to be my daily now its heading towards more n more modified.
 

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A little confused about the pic that follows:
"Then I went to the extreme with something totally unplanned and now I'm PAYING the price for it having to switch up my whole entire build. So because of that decided to name my car. Joanna is her name."

on edit - oh is that a tank?
Yes it's a tank for my air suspension setup. Since going on bags was not even planned my current wheels setup does not allow me to air out (drop all the way down) due to hitting the wheels. So now gotta change whole build so I can drop all the way down.
 

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Dude!!!! Nice work - Great build!!
 

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Definitely one of a kind and it looks great! Nice work with Rexxstyling too! :thumbsup:
Thanks bro appreciate it! Hopefully all works out well, its one hella ride i tell ya.
Can ya pick up the pace a bit - this is getting really boring! :lol:
Seriously, about F-ing time you did one of these.
Terrific car, and it just keeps on getting better.
Well played. Hope you continue to show us how it's done!
Oh yea, once I hustle you to get a kit from Rexxstyling, like I single handedly hustled you to get the SC Kit. :rotfl:
Crazy, I bought my car at spreen too. Whenever you're ready for the TEs hit me up lol.
Thanks man. But keep playing with my emotions will you.
Nice write up. I like the Rexxstyling history too. And of course, great looking car.
Sweet and appreciated man!
Beautiful.
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Epic build :thumbsup:
Thanks brother, but a long way to go still.
WHOA that was so detailed, I like how the story goes. :thumbsup:
1 of a kind is the goal here, even my thread! Thanks boss!
those red rims are bonkers.
kinda felt the same way.
how when u own something like small hybrid u dont wanna do anything then all of a sudden u go all out.
Heck the CRZ is ment to be my daily now its heading towards more n more modified.
Yea the Red wheels gets tons of attention. I just hate when I see coppers:police: looking at it. I get all jittery and wanna get away quick.
CRZ is still my daily and I keep asking myself will I actually get a "daily" and leave it be? Probably not so I'll just spend my $$ on this daily. :beer:
VERY nice build!
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Great build!!! One of the best CR-Z's in the forum!
Getting there, but far far away
Jus simply sick bro.
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Dude!!!! Nice work - Great build!!
:hail:
 
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