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  1. Alternative wheel sizes for 1st Gen

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    Hi everyone, New owner for a CR-V (1997 European 1st Gen) and need a definitive answer on tyre sizes please. We bought the car to go off road but the tyres just aren't up to it (2 punctures in 3 days has confirmed that) so I'm looking at replacements. I've read in places that you have to keep...
  2. Transmission Fluid Alternative Brand Used

    Maintenance and Service
    I am new to this forum so hopefully I can get some good information. I bought a 2007 CR-V a couple of months ago and at 64,000 plus miles now I took it in to my mechanic's garage and his assistant said the transmission fluid needed to be changed since it was a brownish color. So, I had it...
  3. Kramer America MaxLiners - Alternative to Weathertech Floor Liners

    Just put them in and so far not sure about them yet, quality seems to be good, and fit is VERY snug. These are designed to stay more rigid per the manufacturer, therefore it has a MOLDED lip all the way around the floor liner so make it more RIGID - my only concern with this is it MAY rub...
  4. Alternative Transmission Fluid Change Procedure?

    Maintenance and Service
    I thought I'd start a new thread on this question instead of burying it on page 10 of the official transmission fluid change sticky. On that sticky, Joe posted an alternative method and a video showing how he changed his transmission fluid. In a nutshell, here is what he did: 1 - Disconnect...
  5. Alternative Gasoline

    Problems & Issues
    Hi guys, I'm from the Philippines, I use Shell V-Power as my gasoline and because of the fuel crisis here many of the shell stations doesn't have V-Power. I don't have any idea which would be the best alternative fuel for Shell V-Power. I'm already running low and I don't want to just charge up...
  6. alternative 1st gen taillights

    so i've been searching high and low for some different tail lights for my '00 crv. chrome or black altezza style would be sweet. do they exist?!?! if so pls point me in the right direction... cheers
  7. No cut alternative for HID retrofitting

    Do-It-Yourself / Mods
    I posted this on the other CRV forum and figured I would throw it up here as well. Since you know I HATE hid kits in halogen reflectors and many people want something easier to do than a full scale retrofit, this option may be an ideal compromise. For those of you who were nervous about...
  8. Alternative wheels for CR-V

    Tires, Wheels, & Suspensions
    I am trying to find out if my spare set of mag wheels from a Nissan x-trail would fit the CR-V? these are: 16" x 6.5" bolt pattern: 5 x 114.3 Offset +40 These are unfortunately collecting dust in the garage at the moment :) Any ideas? Thanks.
  9. 2007 CR-V XM Radio Antenna alternative?

    Mobile Electronics
    I have a 2007 Honda CR-V which has the integrated XM radio (the EX-L without Nav model). From time to time I need to put a large cargo box on the roof (e.g., Thule or Yakima). I noticed that the AM/FM/XM radio antenna stub will screw off. For the times when I need to install the cargo box, is...
  10. Poor Man's Bluetooth Alternative

    Mobile Electronics
    Hey folks, I came across a not-so-horrible wired alternative to a hands-free bluetooth system that I've not seen mentioned before, so I thought I'd post what I have rigged up. I got the following adapter from Verizon for Verizon phones, although I can't imagine it not working with any brand...
  11. alternative to cargo cover?

    I like the rigid cargo area cover on my 2008 EX, but am finding that it gets in the way more than it is useful; there's just not enough space underneath. On my Japan-built CR-V there are notches on the interior of the c-pillars that look like they would accept the ends of a windowshade-type...