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Quick ‘n Compact


We’ve featured some awesome turbocharged CR-Zs in our previous issue, and even a K20A-swapped CR-Z last issue, but I reckon this one has taken it up a notch. The garage that is responsible for this red CR-Z is D’Tuning Services and they’ve done a great work building up the car.

What makes it stand out initially is the custom aftermarket bodykit layered in a bright red paintjob. Unlike other kits which are add-ons to the factory body parts, this kit replaces the front bumper, side skirts, and rear bumper with its custom design that aggressively transforms the car into the mean, road-racing machine that it is. And it’s designed so while adapting to the lines of the CR-Z. Nothing feels out of place. The white Enkei RPF1s and rear spoiler just makes the package whole and complete.

If you’ve own or driven a CR-Z, then you’d know how light and nimble they are, but there’s always the feeling of something lacking. Nothing a turbocharger can’t solve. DTS wanted to go big with their CR-Z, and that meant using a Garrett GT28 billet turbocharger. It also meant having to custom make parts, like the turbo adapter (manifold) and 2.5-inch down pipe with a Turbosmart wastegate.

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The intake plenum is a custom made by the cool guys at Tonnka who know how to make beautiful high quality equipment with sick welds. The air filter piping kit is also a DTS custom job with a blow-off valve attached to it. A Blitz intercooler is mounted on with a custom DTS intercooler aluminium piping and intercooler silicon hose. And it is finished off with a custom DTS exhaust piping and custom DTS stainless steel 2.5-inch muffler.

The engine has been given upgraded 380cc injectors to feed the boost from the Garrett GT28 turbocharger. Fresh fuel is fed from the AEP Hi-flow fuel pump and ignition is generated by NGK spark plugs. DTS also installed a Snow Performance water methanol injection kit to help prevent detonation or “pre-ignition” in the engine. WORKS supplied an oil cooler kit, oil catch tank, and oil filter for the CR-Z. All fittings and clamps were sourced from DuraTech and a Billion Super Thermo Cloth is used to protect the clutch pump and power steering motor from the excess heat generated.

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The tuning has also been carried out by Daniel of D’Tuning, who dyno tuned the CR-Z using a Hondata FlashPro with a 4 bar Map sensor and GReddy Profec E-01 boost controller. With a proper successful tuning the engine is able to achieve a final output of 219PS @ 6100rpm and 296Nm of torque @ 4700rpm! Consider that it originally produced 112hp @ 6000rpm and 145Nm @ 4800rpm. Of course this meant that the 6-speed manual gearbox needed to be reinforced and DTS gave it a custom racing clutch with Torco RTF Racing Transmission Fluid. To aid with deceleration, DTS sourced a bigger brake pump and discs from a Honda CF4 as well as equipped the turbo CR-Z with Nankang NS-2R for better road grip.

To find out more about the CR-Z turbocharger kit or any other modifications, please contact D’Tuning Services Sdn Bhd at 03-6276 6520 or Daniel at 012-213 1103.

Hyperfacts!
Car: Honda CR-Z

Engine: 1.5-liter LEA 4-cylinder i-VTEC with hybrid electric, Garrett GT28 billet turbocharger, custom DTS turbo adapter, custom DTS 2.5-inch down pipe, Turbosmart wastegate, custom Tonnka intake plenum, custom DTS air filter piping kit, blow-off valve, Blitz intercooler with custom DTS intercooler aluminium piping and intercooler silicon hose, 380cc injectors, AEP Hi-flow fuel pump, NGK spark plugs, custom DTS exhaust piping, custom DTS stainless steel 2.5-inch muffler, WORKS oil cooler kit, WORKS oil catch tank, WORKS oil filter, DuraTech fittings and clamps, Billion Super Thermo Cloth for the clutch pump & power steering motor, Snow Performance water methanol injection kit, Millers Oil Racing Engine Oil CFS 5W40 NT, Millers Extra Cool

Electronics: Hondata FlashPro (dyno tune by D’Tuning Daniel), 4 bar Map sensor, GReddy Profec E-01 boost controller, GReddy oil temp meter

Transmission: 6-speed manual gearbox, DTS custom racing clutch, Torco RTF Racing Transmission Fluid

Chassis & Handling: Stock

Brakes: Honda CF4 brake pump & discs

Wheels & Tyres: 17-inch Enkei RPF1, Nankang NS-2R 215/45 R17

Interior: Stock

Exterior: Custom aftermarket bodykit

Garage/Tuner: D’Tuning Services Sdn Bhd