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Yes, it's time to start a build thread for the car I fully intended to keep stock. But, due to my mind wandering away from that particular goal, stuff just started to get slightly modified somehow.

Starting point (after a few years of knowing I'd be getting a CRZ someday,) was in the spring of 2013. My 2002 Silver Insight had around 180,000 miles on it, and it was time to give the old girl a break--still keeping her around--but needing to scratch that itch of a new car feel. It absolutely needed to be untouched by other owners, white, with navi, but transmission choice was a 50/50 coin toss, since I loved all aspects of both.

I found a dealer that located the only PWP EX with Navi in a 500 mile radius--or rather, located an incoming shipment on the schedule, and redirected it to his dealership. At that point, the transmission choice was made by the fact that it met all of my other criteria, so a CVT it will be. The only other necessity, was to get their body shop to throw in a PWP paint job on the wheels before I took the keys. No pics of the first two years of ownership because, after all, I wasn't going to modify it any more than the OEM wheel paint that I drove off the lot with. But then, I ran across this forum....

2002 Insight--Birgitte--The silver arrow, slicing through the wind...

2013 CRZ EX w/navi CVT
No name for her yet, but my silver insight is referred to at work as The Dolphin, and the white crz as the (Great White) Shark...

Updated photo--August 2016:

Exterior:
─Heko rain guard window visors (rg27452)
─Clear Lens LED Bumper Reflector brake lights
─Diode Dynamics LED light upgrade: Jump to "Diode Dynamics light upgrade" page of build thread
  Fog Light LEDs Cool White (6000K) XML2 (1420 lumens) 2xH8_XML2W
  Backup LEDs XP50 (410 lumens) 2x921_XP50W-bckup
  Rear Sidemarker LEDs HP3 (56 lumens) 2x194_HP3R-sid1
  Socket/light added to OEM tail light -- T10 Harness Plugs (194) with HP3 LEDs (56 lumens)
  Turn Signal LEDs front & rear (with Hyperblink Fix) Amber XP80 (510 lumens) Note curious problem (solved) after installing these: http://www.crzforum.com/forum/diode-dynamics/75745-navi-display-dims-when-braking.html#post1156737
  License Plate LEDs Cool White (6000K) HP3 (56 lumens)
─08P00-SZT-100 SPLASH GUARDS
─SEIBON Carbon Fiber Hood (HD1112HDCZ-TS) painted Premium White Pearl (NH624P) Jump to "Seibon TS hood arrived" page of build thread
─Garage Vary Rear Wing (164-114-005) Jump to "Garage Vary Rear Wing" page of build thread
─OEM Spoiler & B-Pillars painted Premium White Pearl Jump to "painted A-pillar and rear wing" page of build thread
─"H" emblems painted Brilliant Orange Metalic (YR-576M)
─"CR-Z" emblem moved from rear hatch to right/rear quarter window
─"HYBRID" emblem moved from rear hatch to left/rear quarter window

Engine:
─CR-Z Supercharger System (#1000-01-150)system-type: FlashPro Tuner, transmission: CVT
....oops! Nix the Jackson Racing Supercharger--not available for my 2013 CVT after all (Oscar Jr. refunds money after realizing they didn't have the set up for me after all.)
....should have waited for a 6-Speed when I bought my Z, I'd have the HPD kit!
─Black Label Fabrication Cold Air Intake (CAI) painted Premium White Pearl BLF CAI install pics
─Intake piping--G2 Custom Color, ─Caliper paint--G2 Custom Color, Honda Premium White Pearl
─SPRTINEX Supercharger Kit 2011-2014 Honda CR-Z with KTuner Tuning Software (SPRNTX-CRZL15SC) Jump to "Sprintex arrived" page of build thread or video of first start-up on the Sprintex Thread ...or --my belt replacement technique -- --Click for 2013+ Sprintex wiring diagram page
─Mugen Cat Back Stainless Steel Exhaust for CR-Z
─T1R HEADER (ZF1/GE8) Item# 18100-LEA-000 Jump to "T1R Header" page of build thread
─Engine bay right/left side covers (fabricated from OEM Premium White Pearl parts) Jump to "Fabricated engine covers" page of build thread
─Valve cover painted Brilliant Orange Metalic

Suspension/wheels/brakes:
─Mugen 5-Way Adjustable Suspension Kit for CR-Z
─OEM wheels--Painted Honda Premium White Pearl Jump to "powder coated lug nuts & OEM wheels in PWP" page of build thread
─Beatrush Front PillowBall Mounts Jump to "Beatrush pillowball mounts arrived" page of build thread
─Spoon Front Sway Bar click here for my install notes on CR-Z Canadian's DIY
─Progress Rear Sway Bar
─Lug nuts--Powder coated White Pearl
─Tires--Dunlop Direzza DZ102 P215/50R16
─Caliper paint--G2 Custom Color, Honda Brilliant Orange Metalic

Interior:
─08U89-SZT-150 ARMREST CONSOLE (replaced original blue stitching with orange stitching) click here for armrest/console install page
─6-Speed Shift Boot DIY: CVT with 6-Speed shift boot
─2016 Orange trimmed/stitched interior: Seats, Door Panels, Steering Wheel, Shift Boot, and Floor Mats Jump to "black/orange interior swap" page of build thread
─C-West CFRP Triple Gauge Pod Jump to "Gauge install part 1 of 3" page of build thread or (part 2) or final gauge pod modifications (part 3) Initial group buy:http://www.crzforum.com/forum/aftermarket-crowd/65233-c-west-carbon-fiber-triple-gauge-pod.html#post991865
  Revel VLS OLED Gauges - 52mm Boost, Water Temperature, Wideband A/F Ratio
─Mini CF Double Gauge Pod (fabricated into center dash vent)
  AutoMeter Gauges - 1-½" Volts, Oil Pressure
─LetRipp USB software port
─Spare Tire Compartment storage area modifications [click here]
─Kidde Fire Extinguisher (ABC) Jump to "Kidde Fire Extinguisher" page of build thread
─Stinger RKST36B Roadkill Jump to CRyoZ's "DIY - Stinger Roadkill Tips"
─Jtech 10x 194 168 2825 T10 5-SMD Blue LED Car Lights - Cargo, Rear Tray, Doors

Miscellaneous:
─2011-2012 CR-Z Service Manual (no 2013 available at the time) click here for PDF version, thanks to KennyX
─08703-NH624PAH-2P Touch-up PAINT *NH624P
─Honda Melco Yellow 2016 USB maps update
─Innovative Mounts Mount Kit 2011+ Honda CR-Z 75A CVT (INNV-ZF175A) --removed--available FS
click here for Idle Control Learn & CKP Pattern learn procedure

June 2015:
White hot engine compartment:


July 2015:
Exterior pics, tinted rear and quarter windows:




January 2016:
Seibon TS carbon fiber hood (vented,) painted to match OEM, plus a few touch ups to the engine bay and the underside of the hood:


August 2016:


April 2017:
 

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I'm glad you started a thread. I had no idea you had ordered a supercharger! Either way. Good work on the engine bay.
Yeah, ordered the SC about a year ago--actually paid for it, and was waiting shipment--even had a week off work scheduled to instal it--and was running high-test fuel to clean out the 87-octane. ...Just checked my e-mail for the order#, and it was exactly a year ago today:

Your order has been received and is now being processed. Your order details are shown below for your reference:
Order: #1636
Product Quantity Price
CR-Z Supercharger System (#1000-01-150)
system-type: FlashPro Tuner,
transmission: CVT 1 $5,195.00
Push Pin Pliers Set (#08010-23080)
1 $44.99
Cart Subtotal: $5,239.99
Shipping: $137.22 via UPS Ground
Order Total: $5,377.21

Note: 2013 CR-Z with CVT

...about a week or so later Oscar Jr. gave me another call, saying he just noticed the note on the order form about the 2013 with CVT--sorry, not available.:blink:
 

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Nice work on the car so far! I like the engine bay stuff especially.

You say in that supercharger part that you should have gotten a manual instead in relation to the kit. You do realize it's not because of the CVT that you can't get the Jackson Racing kit right?
 

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Nice work on the car so far! I like the engine bay stuff especially.

You say in that supercharger part that you should have gotten a manual instead in relation to the kit. You do realize it's not because of the CVT that you can't get the Jackson Racing kit right?
Yeah, that was my understanding at the time (no flashpro for 2013,) but as I understand it now, if I had a 6-speed, the HPD supercharger would be available for my 2013. Is that correct? I've kind of lost interest in either JR supercharger, or the HPD, since my 2013/CVT can't handle either. There's still the sprintex option, unless I've gotten that wrong also. Thanks for catching the wording--I'll edit it--once I get my facts straight.
 

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Yeah 2013 isn't supported by hondata, that's why you can't get the SC.
And that's what got me searching the web for more info about a year ago, and how I stumbled upon the crzforum. All I found was that I was SOL, I heard about the HPD and got my hopes back up. :ionono: ---Oh, no, that's no good for me either :iough::blink:
 

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Yeah, that was my understanding at the time (no flashpro for 2013,) but as I understand it now, if I had a 6-speed, the HPD supercharger would be available for my 2013. Is that correct? I've kind of lost interest in either JR supercharger, or the HPD, since my 2013/CVT can't handle either. There's still the sprintex option, unless I've gotten that wrong also. Thanks for catching the wording--I'll edit it--once I get my facts straight.
Yep, you've got it. I just wanted to make sure the reasons why were clear! It's a shame HPD haven't created a CVT option.
 

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Yep, you've got it. I just wanted to make sure the reasons why were clear! It's a shame HPD haven't created a CVT option.
No supercharger on my list for now. Well, it's still on a list that I have—tucked away in the back of my mind, along with some other things that some may say pipe dreams are made of. An HPD supercharger for my CVT is a pipe dream for now, but I’m working with what I’ve got, and that’s a 2013 CRZ EX with Navi and a CVT transmission with 7-speed paddle shifters and Sport mode!:woot:
I have spent over a half a million miles behind the wheel of a hand full of Hondas with 5-speed transmission, and never thought I’d own an automatic, let alone tell someone I liked it. Well, for the record, this is not just any automatic mated to some four cylinder. It’s continuously variable. It connects to a gas/electric power plant. So you can let off the throttle, and it will respond by holding itself back—and that’s before you’ve even experimented with the paddles. Once you start with the paddles, you realize you’ve got a learning curve ahead of you—no joke—if you aren’t in a mindset to learn something new, your best bet is to keep your fingers off the paddles.
I just had the Z out for a ride on the hilly, curvy, secondary roads of Southeastern Ohio this evening. No, I wasn’t going somewhere; I was being somewhere. It didn’t matter how fast I was going, but for the record, I was driving legally, because I didn’t get a ticket. Sport mode, tach needle happy at 4-5 grand, speedo between some range of two-digit numbers. I might have gotten home earlier with a supercharger, but I got home happy with what I got.:beer:
 

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I just had the Z out for a ride on the hilly, curvy, secondary roads of Southeastern Ohio this evening. No, I wasn’t going somewhere; I was being somewhere. It didn’t matter how fast I was going, but for the record, I was driving legally, because I didn’t get a ticket. Sport mode, tach needle happy at 4-5 grand, speedo between some range of two-digit numbers. I might have gotten home earlier with a supercharger, but I got home happy with what I got.:beer:
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Supercharger itch again....

Started reading the installation instructions for the Sprintex Supercharger:
http://sprintexusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/244D1015-Honda-CRZ-system-with-EGR-Installation-Instructions-Rev-1.00-8.5-x-11-Page-Format.pdf

No, I don't have one in a box sitting in my garage, waiting to be installed. But I did send an inquiry to them about getting one. The first thing I noticed in the parts list, was that it didn't include an additional radiator for CVT cooling, so I'm wondering if it will need extra cooling. That's just a start of the questions I'll have, but after reading the rest of the instructions and going back through the Sprintex threads on the forum, I'll probably find as many answers, as I will find questions that I haven't even thought to ask.
 

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Some pics of the wheels & caliper paint:


Just painted them back in May, but so far, as with the white wheels, no problem keeping them clean. While I was letting the paint dry on the calipers, I gave the wheels a coat of WheelWax, and I've noticed a big difference in the amount of brake dust that always built up before using WheelWax.
 

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My rear H-emblem; started its life chrome, then went to chrome circle around a red "H", then plasti-dipped white. Took it off to replace the 3M tape (too thick, didn't fit flush.) But plasti-dip started to peel, so I'll be painting it PWP.


Since I'm going to do some painting, it's time to try my skills (no-skills) at touching up the side of my car that got slammed with debris from the mower/weeder while it was parked at the far corner of the lot at work. I was a bit miffed that the whole side of my car was plastered with grass, but under the grass I found my first ding in the side and chipped-off paint on the mirror surround.
 

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Some pics of the wheels & caliper paint:


Just painted them back in May, but so far, as with the white wheels, no problem keeping them clean. While I was letting the paint dry on the calipers, I gave the wheels a coat of WheelWax, and I've noticed a big difference in the amount of brake dust that always built up before using WheelWax.
Those rims look good! I think the white calipers look odd behind white rims, but I bet it makes for a neat rolling pic.
 

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Those rims look good! I think the white calipers look odd behind white rims, but I bet it makes for a neat rolling pic.
Thanks for the thumbs-up on the rims--4x the hp, with the PWP on them. :blink: Yeah, it's documented (here). As for the calipers of the same color as the wheels, I'm going ALL white on just about any part that I can--all in the plan, man.

The idea is to make a white canvas to work from--so to speak--for when the time comes to splash some color in there. There is only one of two colors that I've picked out to accent the white with: The #1 choice (as of now) is the YR-576M, a.k.a. Orange Revolution Metallic on the 2010 Fit, a.k.a. Brilliant Orange Metallic on the 2009 Ridgeline, a.k.a. Brilliant Orange Metallic (I think) on the European market CRZ. The #2 choice is B575P Still Night Pearl (blue) on the 2014 Accord--[EDIT]really close match to the 2016 CRZ Blue[END EDIT].

Since painting over the PWP with another color will make the car slightly slower (white ones are fastest, you know,) I'll have to install a Sprintex under the hood first to compensate for the loss of horse power. So, it's not going to be done anytime soon.:lol:
 

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Started reading the installation instructions for the Sprintex Supercharger:
http://sprintexusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/244D1015-Honda-CRZ-system-with-EGR-Installation-Instructions-Rev-1.00-8.5-x-11-Page-Format.pdf

No, I don't have one in a box sitting in my garage, waiting to be installed. But I did send an inquiry to them about getting one. The first thing I noticed in the parts list, was that it didn't include an additional radiator for CVT cooling, so I'm wondering if it will need extra cooling. That's just a start of the questions I'll have, but after reading the rest of the instructions and going back through the Sprintex threads on the forum, I'll probably find as many answers, as I will find questions that I haven't even thought to ask.
Jackson racing is planning on releasing their Tranny cooler separately. Just waiting on when. :thumbsup:
 

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Jackson racing is planning on releasing their Tranny cooler separately. Just waiting on when. :thumbsup:
That's good to know--I'll keep an eye out for it too. Gary at Sprintex, was under the impression that it wasn't necessary with their kit (extra cooling) and that the second cooler I was asking him about on the JR kit was for the Rotrex oil, so I don't know if I just got him confused, or he got me confused on the subject.

Anyhow, I really liked the JR kit, but I've been putting off the supercharger for too long, waiting/hoping that JR or HPD would make one for my set-up. (I'm a big Jackson Racing fan, since all my major mods for my CRX came from there--but that was eons ago.):cool:
 

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That's good to know--I'll keep an eye out for it too. Gary at Sprintex, was under the impression that it wasn't necessary with their kit (extra cooling) and that the second cooler I was asking him about on the JR kit was for the Rotrex oil, so I don't know if I just got him confused, or he got me confused on the subject.

Anyhow, I really liked the JR kit, but I've been putting off the supercharger for too long, waiting/hoping that JR or HPD would make one for my set-up. (I'm a big Jackson Racing fan, since all my major mods for my CRX came from there--but that was eons ago.):cool:
I would have gone with Jackson as well, but I didn't have 6k to spend on it. Plus the fact that I was worried about the CVT being able to handle almost 200 hp. So I'm happy with my purchase with the Sprintex unit.

Heat is pretty much the CVT's worst enemy. So any type of cooling is definitely a good idea.
 
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