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slim j
01-03-2006, 04:02 PM
I looked and looked at eqivalents to the crx. I just don't really want to buy a honda (i am too pro american car). I have researched a couple types of cars that have slanted hatchback similar to the crx. Here is a short list:(and yes I know some of these are DSM or built elsewhere)

Dodge Daytona
Dodge Omni
AMC Sprint
AMC Pacer
Chevy Citation
Chevy Monza
Ford Escort Hatchback

I have also looked into getting a wagon, but I couldn't ever picture myself driving a station wagon. Next, I looked on dbdrag leaderboard and couldn't find any of these cars. Are people afraid to try? I will be daily driving whatever I get. Needs to go highway speeds well. ANy ideas?

InhumanAcura
01-03-2006, 04:14 PM
what class are you trying to compete in?

for street classes, if you want american...look into a blazer or an explorer. dbdrag street a and b id take a early model box style s-10.

slim j
01-03-2006, 04:20 PM
Either street a or street b.

Not too big on trucks...
Thanks for the help though!

The 79-80 amc spirit looks well. Fold down back seats...slanted hatchback...potential for larger motor...

slim j
01-03-2006, 04:21 PM
Here is a pic of what I am talking about

http://faculty.concord.edu/~chrisz/hobby/80-AMXitems/pictures-P2/79-NY/79AMX-NYHatch.jpg

from this site:

http://faculty.concord.edu/~chrisz/hobby/80-AMX-4pics.html

kuijo
01-03-2006, 04:31 PM
I looked and looked at eqivalents to the crx. I just don't really want to buy a honda (i am too pro american car). I have researched a couple types of cars that have slanted hatchback similar to the crx. Here is a short list:(and yes I know some of these are DSM or built elsewhere)


why?

slim j
01-03-2006, 04:43 PM
Unfortunately, I am not a very open minded person when it comes to those things. I am aware that most of the mention vehicles were built overseas. I am also aware that foreign investors hold great steak in american automotive companies. I just see it as "bad". I am not saying these cars are of low quality or anything. I don't know really...

jer_stud56
01-03-2006, 04:48 PM
Honda power.

jer_stud56
01-03-2006, 04:48 PM
oops double post

InhumanAcura
01-03-2006, 04:59 PM
theres alot more reasons the 2nd gen crx is a great spl vehicle..its not just because of the slanted glass.

you might have noticed that the 1st gen crx isnt used as much as the 2nd...

slim j
01-03-2006, 05:28 PM
I notice they looked to be built a bit sturdier. Is there a website that explains why it is better?

InhumanAcura
01-03-2006, 05:32 PM
I notice they looked to be built a bit sturdier. Is there a website that explains why it is better?

searching the forums...

lilmaniac2
01-03-2006, 05:44 PM
they rex's also can hold 20 volts coming out of the alt for 3 mins

Bumpin' Yota
01-05-2006, 02:26 AM
Either street a or street b.

Not too big on trucks...
Thanks for the help though!

The 79-80 amc spirit looks well. Fold down back seats...slanted hatchback...potential for larger motor...


4 door explorer > crx ;)

Bumpin' Yota
01-05-2006, 02:28 AM
they rex's also can hold 20 volts coming out of the alt for 3 mins

Wiskey
Tango
Foxtrot?

um that is not a valid reason for anything in db drag anyhow....

1. your engine is off when you burp
2. max system voltage in street is 14.00v any higher and you = DQ

davidfre21
01-05-2006, 09:32 AM
check out a Plymouth Colt, like ~1982 http://www.allpar.com/model/champ.html . And the actual equivelent to the rex would probly be the panda http://images.google.com/images?q=fiat+panda&hl=en

slim j
01-05-2006, 09:36 AM
4 door explorer > crx ;)

ANy years in particular?

kickinaudio
01-05-2006, 09:42 AM
Unfortunately, I am not a very open minded person when it comes to those things. I am aware that most of the mention vehicles were built overseas. I am also aware that foreign investors hold great steak in american automotive companies. I just see it as "bad". I am not saying these cars are of low quality or anything. I don't know really...


Thats a stupid exuse. "foreign investors" don't see any of your money when your buying a used crx from Bob. You aren't supporting anything overseas by purchasing a used foreign car.

slim j
01-05-2006, 09:58 AM
I didn't say it was good or even plausible...just an excuse, albiet a poor one.

bikejunkie223
01-05-2006, 10:14 AM
Dodge Daytona
Dodge Omni
AMC Sprint
AMC Pacer
Chevy Citation
Chevy Monza
Ford Escort Hatchback


All of these cars **** and exemplify everything that was bad about american cars in the past, though the daytona is a whisker above the rest (still a heap though) If you buy an 88-91 crx or civic, you really are giving your cash to some kid or old lady as Honda got thier jack a long time ago. If you want a hatch to daily drive, you can't go wrong with an 88-91 civic hatch- 30-35mpg and dead reliable, and cheap to fix (avoid automatics though-gutless even though in these cars gutless is a relative term)

pwayzjellyroll
01-05-2006, 12:36 PM
If your looking into hatchbacks the Geo Metro is also a choice.

bikejunkie223
01-05-2006, 02:19 PM
nobody uses first gen crx's because they ****- those carb'd civics all blow.

slim j
01-05-2006, 02:23 PM
nobody uses first gen crx's because they ****- those carb'd civics all blow.



Good to know...:) Maybe I am coming around. I am just not into the "tuner" part of it though. I like square cars.

Ford Bronco?

LoudS10Blazer
01-05-2006, 02:32 PM
Dont u take my idea of using an bronco! :)

Im gonna be using it for bass race though like 2 18s no-wall

bikejunkie223
01-05-2006, 02:49 PM
Those older civics ****- 88 and newer are fine. The carb'd civics have a million vacuum lines and you have to kick them like a skateboard to get them out of thier own way.

slim j
01-05-2006, 02:52 PM
Dont u take my idea of using an bronco! :)

Im gonna be using it for bass race though like 2 18s no-wall


Street B....
two solox-12s
two pairs of strapped memphis 4kw
One broke competitor

I called a place and they said the 4kw are $1500 each. Anyone got any better deals?

Meka
01-05-2006, 04:15 PM
Someones selling a ab 400.1 one on here.

LoudS10Blazer
01-05-2006, 04:17 PM
Someones selling a ab 400.1 one on here.


Troy bought it

btw return my PM :cool:

Meka
01-05-2006, 04:26 PM
Answerd

slim j
01-05-2006, 05:29 PM
Someones selling a ab 400.1 one on here.

I don't think they are strappable, which allows for future upgrades without throwing the amp I have away. (or selling in turn you get little value from it)

LoudS10Blazer
01-05-2006, 05:30 PM
hmmm yes they are strappable.

InhumanAcura
01-05-2006, 05:34 PM
Street B....

two pairs of strapped memphis 4kw


g/l running those off a single battery.

kickinaudio
01-05-2006, 11:54 PM
I've done it :)

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 12:17 AM
I've done it :)
what impedance strapped :) i know they like .25-.35 each but i doubt you can run them at .7 strapped 4 off one battery but they seem very efficient maybe with enough power runs its possible

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 12:18 AM
4 door explorer > crx ;)
nope never. crx is the second loudest next to the panda then the explorer is the loudest street suv. i should know ive played with a crx and explorer and the crx is alot easier to get loud. the explorer can get almost as loud but takes alot of work

kickinaudio
01-06-2006, 12:24 AM
explorer won street a in 2004... and a ford exp won in 2002 I beleive

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 01:05 AM
explorer won street a in 2004... and a ford exp won in 2002 I beleive
i currently own an explorer. and my freind has a crx that same crx went to finals in 04 and i can tell you it was and is alot eazier to get him loud. i have gone through 25 boxes and i bet if i was to do the same with the crx it would be alot louder eazier.


street a was won by james herron and he will tell you it wasnt box design it was pure power. i talk to james herron here and their and he has helped me alot on my explorer.

i know you may also say eric coulter this and that. but if not done at a show its not true. team psi david got his to a 153 wich was dam good but still not as good as some other rex's at finals.

kickinaudio
01-06-2006, 01:17 AM
Yes, a crx is easier. Both are a challenge.

I'm slowly catching on, I own a jeep and have nowhere near the room of an explorer and its very challenging...but my scores are now rising!

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 01:26 AM
Yes, a crx is easier. Both are a challenge.

I'm slowly catching on, I own a jeep and have nowhere near the room of an explorer and its very challenging...but my scores are now rising!
yah i seen your scores very impressive. dunno if your going to finals but i hope i can make it. would be crazy if theirs more non crx people.

kickinaudio
01-06-2006, 01:29 AM
I haven't unleashed them yet, but hopefully I'll do well at SBN. I plan on going to finals, hope it'll be back in Nashville.

I've been doing some IASCA alot here lately, alot of shows going on down here in my area with cash payouts!

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 01:32 AM
I haven't unleashed them yet, but hopefully I'll do well at SBN. I plan on going to finals, hope it'll be back in Nashville.

I've been doing some IASCA alot here lately, alot of shows going on down here in my area with cash payouts!
yah i talk to carlton oftne on aim. maybe it will be us going head to head me you and carlton :D you guys did post your scores with 1 amp i know i gain 4.6 db gain from 1 ohm to .25 so i wouldnt doubt at least a 3 db gain with another amp. and i usually see gains of 1 db with going from 2 amps to 4 amps off one battery so im gonna take a wild guess and say your doing a 153.5 to a 154 :p: ;)

Flipx99
01-06-2006, 09:42 AM
That's still a good score for street b.
What year explorer are you looking at. I am in the market for a new (to me) car. I know the sucka the gas mileage but it is something to look at for a nice setup.

delvryboy
01-06-2006, 11:22 AM
my explorer did a 153, i know if i put the exact same boxes in a 2nd gen rex, it would of did a 155 ;)

kickinaudio
01-06-2006, 11:58 AM
We are talking Db Drag, not Meca.

theCybe
01-06-2006, 12:07 PM
Merkur?

Flipx99
01-06-2006, 01:20 PM
What year explorer are you using?

delvryboy
01-06-2006, 01:33 PM
We are talking Db Drag, not Meca.ok. my explorer did a 151, i am positive if i moved my gear over to a 2nd gen rex, it would of done a 153.:p:

1loudsuv
01-06-2006, 04:05 PM
ok. my explorer did a 151, i am positive if i moved my gear over to a 2nd gen rex, it would of done a 153.:p:
true but my freinds crx was doing close to a 157 in street c we put the exact same boxesand amps and subs and batterie in my truck. and did a 142..... with aot of tunning 145.

so you will get louder with you throwing it to the crx but not the other way around

slim j
01-06-2006, 04:07 PM
What about the ford escort exp? I seen a few on termpro

kickinaudio
01-06-2006, 04:12 PM
exp placed 2nd in street B for 2005.

slim j
01-06-2006, 04:36 PM
Sounds like a winner.

rawdogj
01-25-2006, 03:04 AM
here how about this.......

any car can get loud with the right install and HARD WORK...... case in point.

98 chysler cirrus 4 door trunk car......

2 12's (shocker audio neos)
4 1200d's (orion)
1 hawker 2150 (same as stinger)
alot of runs of 1/0awg
nice "TRUNK" box copyrighted...lol j/k

153.0db at world finals for 4th place the winning 5 went like this......

crx - 153.7 (tema spl bank)
ford exp - 153.0 (jason hardy)
crx - 153.1 (lost to jason in a tie run) veron sargent
cirrus - 153.0 (me..... on a stutter burp ...may of had more from my testing)
crx - 152.6 (i belive this is brain i forgot his last name)
honda tirbon....
crx......
crx.....
crx......
crx......
ranger......
crx.....
crx........

i think thats how it went from what i recall.

thunder9500
01-25-2006, 09:40 AM
here how about this.......

any car can get loud with the right install and HARD WORK...... case in point.

98 chysler cirrus 4 door trunk car......

2 12's (shocker audio neos)
4 1200d's (orion)
1 hawker 2150 (same as stinger)
alot of runs of 1/0awg
nice "TRUNK" box copyrighted...lol j/k

153.0db at world finals for 4th place the winning 5 went like this......

crx - 153.7 (tema spl bank)
ford exp - 153.0 (jason hardy)
crx - 153.1 (lost to jason in a tie run) veron sargent
cirrus - 153.0 (me..... on a stutter burp ...may of had more from my testing)
crx - 152.6 (i belive this is brain i forgot his last name)
honda tirbon....
crx......
crx.....
crx......
crx......
ranger......
crx.....
crx........

i think thats how it went from what i recall.


That Ford Ranger was me, and I promise ya it'll finish higher this year now that I have equipment that won't go into protect every other time ya turn it on ;)

btw, nice showing ya had there too jason!

slim j
01-25-2006, 09:46 AM
here how about this.......

any car can get loud with the right install and HARD WORK...... case in point.

98 chysler cirrus 4 door trunk car......

2 12's (shocker audio neos)
4 1200d's (orion)
1 hawker 2150 (same as stinger)
alot of runs of 1/0awg
nice "TRUNK" box copyrighted...lol j/k

153.0db at world finals for 4th place the winning 5 went like this......


i think thats how it went from what i recall.

That ford exp is a ***** to find, both in parts for and the car in good running condition for cheap. I have started to look into a Chevy Blazer, but it could be that they are better equipped for wall classes. Any tips or tricks in running a trunk car? I have heard that a crx style box works. I appreciate any tips/tricks.

LoudS10Blazer
01-25-2006, 11:13 AM
Found my 94 explorer for 1200 bucks from this old couple, runs darn good too just got to look around.