Jackson Racing, the guys who have been modifying and racing Hondas (and Acuras) for more than thirty years, have announced the arrival of a new supercharger system for the Honda CR-Z equipped with a six-speed manual transmission. The bolt-on blower may effectively address the primary complaint lodged against the frugal two-seater, its lack of sporty grunt.

According to the California-based tuner, who pulled numbers off a dyno, the supercharger (providing eight psi of boost) effectively bumps combined output of the 1.5-liter gasoline-fed four-cylinder and brushless DC electric assist motor from 138 horsepower and 119 pound-feet of torque to 190 horsepower and 164 pound-feet of torque. The stock CR-Z is classified as an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV). To retain the rating, Jackson Racing has reportedly spent the past eight months refining emissions to obtain the necessary exemptions from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) – certification is pending.

As of now, the supercharger system has only been engineered for the manual gearbox (a clutch upgrade is recommended for those who drive aggressively), but the tuner is evaluating the demand for the automatic transmission. There are three different kits, all providing the same horsepower, with the most basic system starting at $3,995. Check out all the details in the press release below.
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Jackson Racing releases their new supercharger system for US MT Honda CR-Z

AUGUST 1st, 2012 - Yorba Linda, California - World leading Honda Supercharger experts Jackson Racing are proud to announce their next generation supercharger system for the Honda CR-Z is now available from $3995USD. The power and torque delivery of the Jackson Racing CR-Z is perfectly balanced with the Honda IMA hybrid system to provide a smooth, strong and sporty power delivery that will make you fall in love with your Honda again. The supercharger kit delivers an additional 50 horsepower and 45 ft-lbs of torque, an impressive 40 increase in torque. All while maintaining the excellent fuel economy expected from the CR-Z Hybrid.

The Jackson Racing CR-Z supercharger system has been through extensive durability testing to ensure factory drivability is retained, while giving a substantial boost in performance. This testing includes track time by seasoned drivers, taking the car and supercharger system to the limit. The Jackson Racing CR-Z attended Super Lap Battle 2011, and on its first try broke the previous Hybrid record by almost 6 seconds.

"We realize that performance tuning for the next generation of Hondas requires maintaining excellent fuel economy and adapting to new technologies," said Oscar Jackson Sr., President and Chief Engineer of Jackson Racing. "The Jackson Racing CR-Z supercharger system embodies the best of our 30+ years of experience in building quality performance upgrades for Honda and Acura automobiles."

Key Points:

• An additional 50 hp and 45 ft-lbs torque
• Maintains excellent fuel economy when driven normally
• Restores the performance "Honda" engine feel
• Works in harmony with Honda's IMA hybrid system

System Includes:

• Rotrex C30-74 Supercharger
• Jackson Racing Precision CNC-machined Components
• Jackson Racing Belt Drive and Tensioning System
• Jackson Racing Intercooler System w/ Aluminum Piping
• High Quality Metric Fasteners and Hardware
• Color Installation Manual
• Industry Leading Customer Service and Support

Pricing and Availability

Tune Yourself (TY) Kit $3995

- 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
- Engine Management Not Included

Factory Tuned System $4495

- 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
- Hondata ECU Reflash
- High Flow Fuel Injectors

FlashPro Tuner System $4995

- 8 PSI Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System
- Hondata FlashPro
- Jackson Racing CR-Z FlashPro Calibration
- High Flow Fuel Injectors

The TY kit is ideal if you already have engine management and want to do your own tuning.

The Factory Tuned system is our plug-n-play system. This system provides the same power and drivability as the Tuner kit without the added expense of the FlashPro tuning solution or hassle of flashing the ECU yourself. Install and enjoy.

The FlashPro Tuner system includes the Hondata FlashPro and the Jackson Racing CR-Z calibration. This system is ideal if you are looking for the data-rich features of FlashPro, and to learn more about your CR-Z.

More product details for the Jackson Racing CR-Z Supercharger System are available online at:
http://jacksonracing.com/shop/supercharger-systems/cr-z-supercharger-system/

FAQ

Q: Will I need a clutch upgrade?
A: The Jackson Racing CR-Z has done over 20,000 miles including several track days all using the stock clutch. If you have an aggressive style of driving we would recommend a clutch upgrade.

Q: Why is the kit not offered for the CR-Z CVT?
A: Jackson Racing's immediate focus is on the manual transmission CR-Z but will evaluate the demand for a CVT supercharger kit.

Q: Will you offer a kit for Japanese and European owners?
A: The Tuner kit will be available for international customers in the future. Visit http://www.hondata.com/flashpro_cr-z.html to view the supported ECUs.

Q: Will my CR-Z pass emissions?
A: The CR-Z is an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV), which is the cleanest gasoline engine standard. With 8 months of solid emissions lab testing, we have worked really hard to bring an emissions certified product to the CR-Z. We are happy to report, we have completed and passed all emissions lab testing and are currently awaiting exemption from California Air Resources Board.

Q: Will I be able to adjust and custom tune the Jackson Racing FlashPro calibration?
A: The calibration provided by Jackson Racing with the FlashPro cannot be modified.

Q: Will performance upgrades be available for the Jackson Racing systems?
A: Yes, performance upgrades are currently being tested and will be available.


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      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, now that's more like it! I'm hoping mpg doesn't suffer, maybe now this car can move as quickly as it looks.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      Andre Neves
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Coupled with the brushless DC electric assist motor (Jackson Racing says the Honda IMA hybrid system works seamlessly with the supercharger) the combined power rating jumps to 172 horsepower and 168 pound-feet of torque" WOOOOAAAHHH!!!!! Brace yourselves people! We've got a killer on the loose here. Step 1. Buy CRZ Step 2. Remove garbage drivetrain, & IMA Motor assist electric motor(weighs 132lbs, 90lbs of batteries in the trunk...that's smart!) and sell it Step 3. Install K24A2 Step 4. Some light basic engine bolt-ons, ECU, & a nice Coil over suspension set up Step 5. Have fun with your light, nimble, & potent track car.
      Shahul X
      • 2 Years Ago
      Can't I just save money and buy a "powered by mugen" sticker?
      carguy1701
      • 2 Years Ago
      There are easier ways to throw money away.
      J*zz Muff
      • 2 Years Ago
      Sweet, so all you have to do is buy an over-priced, under-powered car for $20,000, then add $5,000 more to your car, and MAYBE then it will be half as fast as the cheaper Civic Si/Focus ST/Mazdaspeed 3, etc while still being the same price! But hey, you get to look KEWL in yer CRX DEWD LAWL!!!!111 Idiots.
      mikelee
      • 2 Years Ago
      This is really one butt-ugly car(!). I'm sure the great Hondas of the past (previous CR's, Preludes, S2000s) are shaking their collective heads at it. And it STILL begs the question: WTF happened to Honda's designers? Did they all up and quit? Who's styling Honda vehicles now? Whoever IS, is not good at it(!!!).
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikelee
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        jboogiezx6
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mikelee
        the looks arent really the problem on the crz…it's the performance.
      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      The CR-Z is not a bad car per se, although I've heard few people complaining about the rear suspension/ handling. What this car terribly needs is a K20 engine. Proven, pulls strong, and Honda-reliable, what's not to like?
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        Somebody did that a couple years ago. Yanked out the entire IMA drivetrain and put in a lightly breathed on K20 with a 6-speed manual. Everything electronic still worked (ABS, VSC, etc.). That was the car Honda should have built.
        Fatima
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        Might have something to do with the nearly-90lbs of batteries stored in the trunk. I'm no Honda fanboy but have always said that making this thing into a hybrid was the biggest mistake for the CR-Z. Then again, this is Honda we're talking about. Not the same company from a decade or two ago.
        J*zz Muff
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        Yes, THIS. A $20,000 really small sub-compact car that's a hybrid but gets bad gas mileage, is low-weight but is slow and handles poorly and as a side-effect has the grossest NVH/interior of almost any new car today, and is really, really ugly, these things don't make this a bad car at all. That's what the Honda badge on the front is for.
      sp33dklz
      • 2 Years Ago
      Starting at $19,600 or so, with $4,000 added on for a S/C, I can't see the value at all in an almost $24,000 car with that little of power. It's still not worth the cash.
      MONTEGOD7SS
      • 2 Years Ago
      190hp, look out! I'll stick with my MS3 getting 30mpg around town.
        Gorgenapper
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        I own a MS3. There is no way in hell this car gets 30mpg city, unless your commute involves rolling off your driveway in 3rd and rolling downhill all the way to work with the car in gear, and you get towed back home.
        Corey
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Stop lying. No way in Hell you can achieve 30MPG city in a MS3, let alone on the highway.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
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        MONTEGOD7SS
        • 2 Years Ago
        @MONTEGOD7SS
        Not sure what your problem is. Car is a 2010 and basically brand new, 4k on the clock, and I'm averaging 29.7 as of today verified by fillup, not the digital readout. I don't drive it around in boost, and drive it like a commuter car 99% of the time. It does as well loafing around town as it does at 75mph on the interstate. If you can't do the same, try shifting gears.
          Gorgenapper
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MONTEGOD7SS
          Okay, how is your commute, like how long do you drive after turning the car on? Traffic lights, avg speed and avg gear? What is your driving style, aside from not using boost? Serious questions
      GasMan
      • 2 Years Ago
      This makes as much sense as putting a supercharger in a Graco stroller. It still doesn't go fast and you can't carry a baby. Let's turn a bad hybrid into a worse sportscar. A pig with lipstick is still bacon.
      Wingsrule76
      • 2 Years Ago
      Honda's sense of design has sure gone downhill over the last 10 years. Every new model is uglier than the one it replaces.
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