Bought a CR-V

phunky.buddha

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Wow missed this one too. I want a CR-V, but to do really bad things to it. 99-01 EX manual is what I want, rear end damage ok. :D

Links to the original ceramic coat you used?
 

awptickes

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Wow missed this one too. I want a CR-V, but to do really bad things to it. 99-01 EX manual is what I want, rear end damage ok. :D

Links to the original ceramic coat you used?
Here's what I got:
mr fix 9h | eBay

The car is literally just a utility vehicle. It's not fun, it's not particularly cushy, it's just a vehicle. If it gets hit, I'll build an AWD 6th gen civic. :D
 

awptickes

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Update:
I bought a set of Honda Rescue Garage's 1" rear spacers, and got them all installed.

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It leveled out the rear end very nicely, and while doing this, I discovered that the rear left shock was shot, so had to replace that completely, but only after successfully extracting a lower control arm bolt...

I was super proud of myself for this one:
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Until this happened:

That was a super big let down... So, ordered a new set of shocks/springs/tophats, only to have one arrive three days before the other, heh. But, here we are, it's a 21 year old car.
 

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The replacement A/C belt I put on after getting the car started to stretch as the weather got warmer, so it was making a heck of a racket. It moved about 1.25" when lightly pressing on it. I'm surprised it didn't completely destroy the belt.

After taking the grille off (because first-gen CR-V problems) to access the tensioner screw, it was quick and easy.

Not surprisingly, A/C performance increased afterwards.
 

BigJ

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How much sag is there in the rear with that on the hitch? I saw you refreshed the suspension.
 

awptickes

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I put a 1.5" lift in the rear suspension, and surprisingly there's not much difference in the ride height, it's back where it was with the "saggy butt" problem when the rear suspension degrades. I never re-adjusted the headlights after the suspension, so it should be fine. Lol.

I'll have to go back through pictures and look at the headlight bubble levels from before the suspension, after suspension, and now with the bike on it.

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It ought to help for those trips where I don't want to take a trailer, but want to take the toy.
 

awptickes

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Nah, we're going on vacation really late in the season this year. I just wanted to get this all tested before then. Seemed like a good idea to figure out how to get it on, get the straps cut, test everything, etc. before it was too late to get any parts.
 
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