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Stephen Talbot: 2012 Honda CR-Z

Stephen Talbot was stationed in Japan when the Honda CR-Z was released. He immediately loved the car's lines and unique hatchback, so when he returned to the United States, he picked up one of his own to start modifying.

Owner: Stephen Talbot
Location: Oxnard, CA
Vehicle: 2012 Honda CR-Z
Horsepower: 247 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Stephen Talbot
Instagram: @rrspud

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Effies Photography.

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLIVE5

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
K24A2 Longblock
K20Z3 Transmission
High temp Gloss Black motor
Cobalt Blue painted bay
Hasport motor mounts
Prosport oil filter gauge adapter
Hybrid Racing fuel rail
Hybrid Racing tuck fuel line
Hybrid Racing oil cap
Hybrid Racing fuel pressure gauge
Hybrid Racing shift cables
Hybrid Racing AC/PS delete kit
Mishimoto coolant reservoir
RBC intake manifold
RC fuel injectors
All-In-Fab dual fan radiator
07 TL throttle body
K-Tuned swival thermostat adapter
K-Tuned upper filler neck
K-Tuned oil dip stick
K-Tuned radiator cap
PasswordJDM hood risers
PasswordJDM CF coil pack cover
PasswordJDM bling bolts 
NRG CF hood dampers
Blox Magnetic oil and transmission plug
16AN water fittings w/ braided black hoses
River City powder coated gloss black valve cover
River City powder coated gloss black oil pan

EXHAUST:
DCSport header 4-2-1
Custom fabricated Civic Invidia N1 exhaust

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLIVE2

PERFORMACE ELECTRONICS:
06 Civic SI ECU
Church Automotive tune
3 Prosport gauges

DRIVELINE:
Competition stage 1 clutch/flywheel
Driveshaft shop axles

WHEELS & TIRES:
CCW LM20 3-piece wheels - 17-inch
BFGoodrich Sport Comp 2 tires - 255/40/17 (f), 275/40/17 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
AMR coilovers

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLVE 07

EXTERIOR:
Seibon CF hood custom painted 
Rexxstyling widebody kit
Yellow tint fog lights 
Rear windsheild delete 
T1R side mirrors 
Hatch debadged 
C-West front bumper 
C-West side skirts
C-West diffuser
C-West spoiler 
Rear blue Honda emblem

LIGHTING:
Blue IJDMToyz LED lights

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLIVE3

INTERIOR:
Mishimoto CF shift knob
Mugen S1 bucket seats 
Takata Hans 6 harness
JDM rear seats 
Cwest CF triple pod
CF wrapped center console
Fortune harness bar 
Black suede headliner, pillars, and door panels.
Hybrid Racing short shifter
NRG blue steering wheel
NRG short hub
NRG V3 quick release
NRG steering wheel lock
Black Weathertech floor mats
Battery relocation

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLVE 08

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARD:
IFO - Best Other Honda x4
Instafame - 2nd Best Honda
Extreme Autofest - 3rd 2dr Civic and 2nd 2dr Civic
HIN
Spocom
SEMA

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
K-swap

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Splitter
BBK
Air suspension

SPONSORS:
Ocala Grand Prix
Prosport Gauges
Pedal Commander

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
JG Automotive
ODBWelding Werks

Stephen Talbot 2012 Honda CRZ TBGLIVE4