CRX 2000: Turbocharged & Rear Wheel Drive


Looking inside the rear hatch, Aaron points out where the two by two chassis tubing resides. Notice the two by two tubing reinforcing the strut tower.
This leads to the rear suspension, which I think is just amazing to look at. I sent a teaser pic to Mike while I was working on this article, and he instantly responded “Falling Rate Linkage”. There is nothing new about this technology, but I didn't know what it was called. You will see similar designs in a variety of applications, but I am guessing you will go to a lot of car shows and never see a setup like this in another CRX. Or many others street cars, for that matter. I was not able to join Aaron on the track, but as I indicated at the beginning, this car handled city streets well. That is a great testament to the design and fabrication.
Aaron cannot stop this car without getting questions. Filling up with gas – a conversation is guaranteed. Working on the car in his driveway or garage? Nobody could walk by while I was there without a shout out to Aaron and a comment about his car. Grabbing a couple of photographs – some folks passing by stopped for a look and to see if he needed help. His next door neighbour, just starting kindergarten, came over and talked non-stop about the work Aaron was doing and about how cool the race car was. And Aaron loves to talk about it!
The rear suspension shocks are QA1's and have 300 lb springs. The springs will be swapped for 200 lb units to check the ride. The rocker arms, push rods, and frame work were all done by Aaron. The front shocks are Ground Control Coilovers that also have 300 lb springs.
The car sounds so good as it drives by. The rear gives you a great view of the centre exit exhaust and the custom muffler that was built in house.

1 comment

  1. good day
    I am interested in making a swap of s2000 in the body of a crx 91 SiR, I am located in Colombia.

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