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Cheap Suspension Waste of $$$ ???

Discussion in 'Civic and del Sol - EG and EK' started by CAFROG, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. CAFROG

    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    My '92 hatch suspension is very basic. I have Neuspeed race springs and KYB shocks...and camber kits.

    I am looking into getting a little more performance out of the suspension and was just going to start with a strut tower bar but keep seeing these cheap combo kits. The few people I talked to says it'll be a big improvement but I'm skeptical

    I always thought welded or one piece designs were optimal but thought I'd get some feed back from you guys on the link below:

    92 93 94 95 Civic EG EH EJ Front Rear Strut Bar Combo:eBay Motors (item 290320393585 end time Jun-04-09 00:22:37 PDT)
     
  2. !JDM_EF-9!

    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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    with ebay..
    all I gotta say is you get wat you pay for basically..
    but my cuzin got a set of strut bars from ebay and they turned out pretty good so go for it..
     
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    :D get what i have ttein electronic damping force controller awsome set up :D 2000 civic si handles like a beast! :)
     
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    a solid bar like the neuspeed one is the best bet, but the cheap ebay bars are better than nothing. i noticed a difference in handling, particularly when i put the rear on.
     
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    if you get a hinged bar, bolt it snug to the car, unbolt it and have the hinges welded. BAM! cheap solid bar.
     
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    solid bar > hinged..... and i agree.. Neuspeed 4pt bar is the best bet up front.. it attaches to the UCA rather than the shock tower
     
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    TurboRex90 Golden EG

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    Not everything on ebay is cheap.
    I got a full set of Skunk 2 pro S series coilovers for 600$ free shipping.
    Like 200$ cheaper then they retail for, and were authentic with skunk 2 warranty card etc.

    You just need to know what to look for, and how to look for it.
     
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    i agree with turbomirage...
    but if you do not want to weld them the ebay ones work just as well...
    hell skunk2,tanabe,tenzo and all them i think have hinged ones
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    Ya....most are hinged. I always thought neuspeed was the way to go....or teg type r b/c they're all solid like a rock.

    I figure for $70 shipped....four pieces...better then nothing.

    Thanks for the input guys. Just wanted some feedback....glad to know someone has seen the set up on something.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    neuspeed bars ftw, IF you can find them. i think neuspeed stopped producing them all together, which sucks.

    But, a bigger bang for your buck (and way way more noticeable) that noone has mentioned: Sway bars. New, bigger, beefier sway bars with nice firm bushings will do wonders for a suspension.
     
  11. BrutalB83

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    He already has shocks and springs. He's asking about which strut tower bars to get...
     
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    get the upper/lower/front/rear kit..
    you an also get the b/c pillar and have a rigid as fuck chassis
    :)
     
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    your springs/shocks are 21324123 times better than those egay coil overs.

    strut tower bars are a waste of money imo.

    you want handling? get a huge rear sway and learn how to drive with some over steer from a tail-happy fwd car :)
     
  14. !JDM_EF-9!

    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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    exactly my point..
    thats still your 600 bucks over his 60 or 70 dollar combo strut bars!
     
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    I figure its not a bad buy for $70.

    They say no mod's needed to install...so it should bolt up with little effort.

    I just want to be able to corner a little better....it's not like I expect to pull 1.3 G's on the skid pad. I have 14" Del Sols and my 185-60 series tires can only handle so much anyways.
     
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    hope they work out... i dont think they'll do much though
     
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    Anyone tried them?

    If they flex a lot (b/c its aluminum) then it would be silly.

    I might just get an old teggy upper strut, clean and paint it (looks clean and stock)

    And do the lower sway bars later (like was stated by "B")

    B:

    What rear sway bar would you recommend?
     
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    Type R .. you'll need a subframe brace like the ASR one though.. to prevent tearout
     
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    Oh im not saying its the price, i was only making a point that ebay isnt always knock off junk products. Sometime you catch legit deals.
     
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    !JDM_EF-9! I'm just EF'n..

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