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I doubt it will last long in big trucks. Automatics of any kind are not doing very well at all in big trucks. They don't seem to hold up for more than a few months before they wind up in the shop. Mechanically they are unreliable, and major carriers like Fedex Freight have stopped buying them as they are not feasible for the long term. Plus, and automatic in a big truck is unsafe in inclement weather, because in a big truck the most important thing you need is complete control over the driveline, and with an AT you don't have it. Causes a lot of crashes.
There is a huge difference between cvts and automatics.

Cvts have issues because of shit designs. But some have gotten it right. Biggest issue is heat.

Cvts yes can have issues, but automatics are fine.

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I doubt it will last long in big trucks. Automatics of any kind are not doing very well at all in big trucks. They don't seem to hold up for more than a few months before they wind up in the shop. Mechanically they are unreliable, and major carriers like Fedex Freight have stopped buying them as they are not feasible for the long term. Plus, and automatic in a big truck is unsafe in inclement weather, because in a big truck the most important thing you need is complete control over the driveline, and with an AT you don't have it. Causes a lot of crashes.
That's true... you don't have engine breaking (or not very good) in automatics. That's a good point.
 

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There is a huge difference between cvts and automatics.

Cvts have issues because of shit designs. But some have gotten it right. Biggest issue is heat.

Cvts yes can have issues, but automatics are fine.

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Yeah... it seems to be a tough egg to crack, but if anyone is close, I'd say Honda would be. It still could use a few years to work out the bugs. I think it would be possible to make a heavy duty CVT... time will tell.
 

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The real issue with CVT's is engine Braking, or lack there of. Reliability has equaled autos now once it's not brake torqued or the like
 

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So question all this being said,
Will this be fairly ok to do.
Ktuner with the 21/18 flash
PRL Cold Air intake
PRL Catted Downpipe.

Not much else just those mods, found just the tune alone made the V feel much
more nimble, highway driving was nice, when I need to pass I don't feel like the V is struggling....

Last thing I have looked into is a CVT Cooler, has anyone had experiences with them?
apparently this should fit with a bit of work...

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Yep, I’m finally running the 21.5 Dual map along with a AfE drop in filter. Car is way better daily driving. And still gets killer mileage when light throttle.
any CVT cooler that fits the civic should work well on the CR-V!
 

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How will the cvt fold up to more power in the CRV?
If I still like the CRV as much as I do now I may forget about the powertrain warranty and do some decent mods.
The 2nd gen CVT holds up to more torque than the 1st gen -- which was rated for over 200lb ft (Hondata) -- when Hondata found the limit to the 1st gen CVT. Still, without extensive testing on the 2nd gen CVT, I would stick to stock. Really, the only thing you have to do to build a high torque push-belt CVT (according to engineering schools) is to put more rings in the ring packs that comprise the push belt.
 
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The 2nd gen CVT holds up to more torque than the 1st gen -- which was rated for over 200lb ft (Hondata) -- when Hondata found the limit to the 1st gen CVT. Still, without extensive testing on the 2nd gen CVT, I would stick to stock. Really, the only thing you have to do to build a high torque push-belt CVT (according to engineering schools) is to put more rings in the ring packs that comprise the push belt.
Hondata found that 250lb ft is the limit on the CVT (from a 2017 Civic), talking with krtuner and prl I won’t get near 250 with these mods and the 21psi tune as ktuner has intentionally made it that the tourqe limits are well within safe specs.

Here is the link talking about the CVT torture Hondata
 

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Hah! If I was gonna spend the money, I'd want an Accord V-6 with a manual transmission and the suspension upgrades to balance it out. If you're gonna go, go all out!
The Accord is no longer manufactured with a V6 option. With the gen10 release in 2018.. they deprecated the V6 and replaced with with the 2.0T 4-cyl..... big brother to the 1.5T.

The 2.0T offers better fuel economy vs the earlier V6, and yet maintains essentially the same horsepower and a better torque profile (similar to the 1.5T). The 2.0T is paired with either a 10 speed automatic or a 6 speed manual transmission.
 

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A few years back I almost bought a '08 or '09 (can't recall now) Accord with V6 and manual trans. Beautiful car. Very sweet drive. Almost brought back the old days. But that was about the time I got that warning ticket for 140 in a 65 out by Marble Falls on my FZ-1. That kind of thing will put a Class A license in jeopardy. So I really needed to not have a repeat of that. I had to turn that in and didn't make a copy of it, or I'd have it framed and hanging on my wall now. Rare AND priceless!
 
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