Commitment To Cleanliness: Kyle Parker's 1990 Honda CRX Si

Commitment To Cleanliness: Kyle Parker's 1990 Honda CRX Si

The first time Kyle Parker saw a Honda CRX, he was immediately hooked. There was something special about that quirky little sports car that captured his attention, and the fact that the interior felt like a spaceship sealed the deal for him. After a test drive, he knew he had to have one. Years later, the 1990 Honda CRX Si you see here is one of several he had owned before it, but this is the one he would go all-out with.

Parker knows that the chassis is getting rarer and rarer by the day, and that a clean example is harder to find than ever. That commitment to cleanliness would be the basis of his 1990 Si build, but keeping it stock was most certainly not an option for him. Parker’s recipe was to combine reliability, style, and performance all in one beautiful CRX build, made specifically to drop jaws on the show floor.

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After restoring the car to proper form, he started modifying heavily. A B18 engine swap, MST MT11 wheels, BC Racing BR Series custom super low coilovers, and a Euro spec front bumper are among the most appealing, and everything was put together with care. Influenced by other show cars that have really impressed him, Parker is always looking to improve his CRX.

He also wants to extend a heartfelt thank-you to Nick Parise at Locally Hated Photography for hooking him up with a photoshoot for this feature, and also a huge shout out to Dylan Hawley at Lagacy Auto Detailing for hooking it up with a full detail on the CRX for the photoshoot!

As seen in PASMAG Tuning Essentials: Performance Upgrade Guide Vol. 8. Click Here for the issue preview.

Photography by Nickolas Parise

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ESSENTIALS

Owner: Kyle Parker
Location: Colorado Spring, Colorado, USA
Vehicle: 1990 Honda CRX Si
Horsepower: 200 whp
Club: NvUS

TBGLIVE Event: Hot Import Nights: Denver
TBGLIVE Event IG: @hotimportnights
TBGLIVE Event Location: Denver, CO
% of popular vote: 49%

ENGINE

  • B18B1 engine swap
  • VMS lightweight pulley
  • Password:JDM engine dress up kit
  • Full wire tucked bay
  • Mishimoto (half mount radiator, radiator hoses)
  • AEM cold air intake
  • K&N cold air filter
  • NGK iridium spark plugs

EXHAUST

  • DC headers
  • Invidia mid-pipe
  • HKS muffler

DRIVETRAIN

  • Exedy lightweight flywheel
  • Action stage 1 clutch
  • LS transmission

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • MST MT11 wheels - 16x8 +25 (f/r)
  • Federal tires - 195/40/16 (f/r)
  • Brembo drilled/slotted rotors
  • Hawk brake pads
  • Steel braided brake lines

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • BC Racing BR Series custom super low coilovers
  • Skunk2 (front upper control arms w/ adjustable camber kit, rear camber kit, rear lower control arms)
  • Blackworks Racing rear subframe brace
  • Innovative traction bar
  • Ground Control top hats

EXTERIOR

  • Seibon carbon fiber (hood wrapped in galaxy print, sunroof)
  • HIC (door visors, rear window visor)
  • European front bumper
  • EG Jun-style front lip custom molded to the bumper
  • Z Racing steel spiked lug nuts
  • JDM (amber corner lights, clear bumper lights, SIR rear wing)
  • Hood bra
  • Password:JDM rear tow hook
  • Custom side skirts
  • Carbon fiber wrapped fenders
  • Pulsating rear brake light
  • HID headlights

INTERIOR

  • Bride bucket seats
  • Sparco harnesses
  • Vigilante galaxy woodgrain steering wheel
  • VMS slim quick-release
  • NRG short hub
  • S2000 push start ignition
  • Bride fabric shift boot
  • Blue Moon beer tap shift knob
  • Glowshift (gauge pod, gauges)
  • Custom (rear trunk divider, EK armrest)
  • 5-panel mirror

AUDIO / MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Alpine (touchscreen head unit, front and rear speaker)

SPONSORS

  • Voodoo Detailing Products
  • Password:JDM
  • Downstar
  • Klutch Wheels
  • VIS Racing Dynamics
  • Top Ups
  • M&H Tires
  • Torco Oils
  • Devsport
  • Ultra Racing USA
  • Newhall Muffler
  • Stage MotorSports
  • Mishimoto
  • Street Scene Review
 

PHOTO GALLERY

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