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  1. Differences between Gen 1 and Gen 1.5?

    Gen 1: 1996-2001 CR-V
    Hello there! New to this community, and I am looking to buy a 1st Generation CR-V. [In this case... GEN 1 = 1997-1998 | GEN 1.5 = 1999-2001] I understand that Gen 1.5 is Gen 1, but I was hoping to find the (almost) every difference between the 1997-1998 models and the 1999-2001 models. Of...
  2. Bigger tires lower suspension 1st gen

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    wassup I've been seeing alot of people putting bigger tires and spacers on either the stock suspension or OME springs. I love how aggressive the beefy tires and poke out look but I think it would look ALOTT meaner if there was less space in the wheel wells (Far from slammed tho). Sooo I've...
  3. 215,000 mile suspension "upgrade" advice

    Maintenance and Service
    Hey everyone. I seek advice... So I have a 1997 cr-v with 215,000 miles on it. This thing has been great. I just replaced the timing belt. No signs of any fluid leaks. I recently replaced the sway bar end links to eliminate that knocking sound I had assumed was something much worse after my...
  4. 1st gen roof rack rails?

    Accessories
    Hello everyone, I'm looking for some roof rack rails that will fit my 1st gen 2001 crv, however I don't want to spend $200 for a set (broke college student). Anyone know where I can get a cheap set? Thanks much!
  5. CRV suspension upgrades?

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    Okay, we have a 1996 Honda CRV (It is a Japanese import) Here is the problem though, we live in Mozambique, and the roads here are a bit less than up to par... I am wondering though if there is an upgrade for the lower control arm to strut wishbone bushings. Due to our roads we have been having...
  6. Odd Noise from rear..Possibly diff or driveshaft? help please :)

    Dear Honda:
    Howdy, got an 01 crv 4wd 5speed, when driving and corning at higher speeds, between fast shifts i hear a dry hollow whine coming from the rear of the car first time crv owner, but from working at a honda dealer in the past i do know this gen is prone to needing a rear diff rebuild/replace...
  7. 1st Gen Fog light template needed

    Accessories
    Hey All: I'm looking for a copy of the bumper mounting template for 1997-2001 CRV OEM fog lights. Anything available online? Thanks, Bluzdoctor
  8. PSA: regarding Gen 1 window motors

    Maintenance and Service
    My front driver window motor burned out the other day, and I didn't want to pay $100+ for a decent aftermarket motor, $65 for a crap Chinese motor/regulator assembly, or $175+ for a motor at the dealership. Also, the passenger front window has been showing the same signs of impending failure...
  9. Coilovers for my first gen...

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    At 250,000 miles, my suspension was thoroughly worn. I also had that clunking sound in the front. I'm a motorsport guy. All of my vehicles have seen the track many times. So in keeping with my favorite pastime, I decided to buy a set of the 500 series Fortune Auto coilovers. The spring rates are...
  10. Tow Hitch Recommendation for 1st Gen CR-V

    Racks, Hitches, & Towing
    Hi everyone! I'm a brand new member and first-time poster wanting to know if anyone has a tow hitch recommendation for a 2000 CR-V. I have browsed through the forum and it seems that most recommendations are for the 2nd generation and up. I have also noticed that some have had mixed...
  11. Change Engine Air Filter on a 2001 (1st Gen) Honda CR-V

    Maintenance and Service
    Hi there, Does anyone know how to change an Air Filter on a 1st Gen Honda CR-V - mine's coming up for it's service, and I'm thinking I could do this myself and not pay the extremely high rates that the garages demand. I've looked everywhere and cannot find a Haynes-type manual for the 1st Gen...
  12. 1998 CR-V Wierd Horn...

    Problems & Issues
    Hello All, I just recently bought an automatic 1998 cr-v from a private owner and the car runs nicely for having 183,000 mi on it. The only issues I've noticed about it was some lightbulbs needed replacement (headlights and the high mount stop/brake light) and the horn... To be completely...
  13. Help! '01 Broken Brace, Dealer cna't find it to order

    Maintenance and Service
    When having a 4-wheel alignment, the tech showed me a brace that has rusted through near the rear suspension. I looked on line at various sites showing parts diagrams of the 01 CRV and the Factory Service Manual with no luck. I drove to the local Honda dealer, they came outside and looked at it...
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