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 HP and 38% 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:


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.

Honda CR-Z Information

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