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I Want Better Handling

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Ractive78, Jun 1, 2003.

  1. Ractive78

    Ractive78 Senior Member

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    I have a 1991 integra rs with stock wheels and suspension. I want to have great handling, how would i go about doing this? Is there any way i could make it handle like a wrx or better?





    Thanks
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    the awd of a wrx will be hard to match in an integra...

    but a true coilover set and some strut bars and perhaps a rear sway bar will help a ton
     
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    Rear Trail arm bushings and anti sway bars are well worth the money for a tight ride.

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    Ractive78 Senior Member

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    And how much would this cost?
     
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    dont forget tires and rims are very important also. the cost on those parts is up to you i mean anywhere from hundreds to thousands. example- tein coilvers $1000 w/ pillow mount, sway bar skunk2 $200 i think, strut bars front and rear $75-$300 if you go with a big brand, tires $250-up, rims $450-up. so you see its all about how much you can afford. i spent $700 on rotas and tires , $600 on skunk2 coilovers and kyb shocks, gsr sway bar $10, strut bars $40 front and rear, for my 95 hatch. $1350 for me, i hope i helped.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    awd does NOT equal handling. it equals better forwards traction, and better acceleration when one or more tires loose traction. thats it. its basically a huge LSD between all 4 tires. but that doesn't make it corner harder.
    suspension is what holds you in control.
     
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    My combination of Skunk2 springs, tokico shocks, true type R front and rear upper and lower tie bars, and true type R front and rear sway bars does wonders on a 93 civic coupe (ITR that is)
     
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    I agree it's all about the suspension setup, and how much money your willing to spend.
    I must say I am very very pleased and impressed with the way my car handles since I changes my springs and shocks from stock to Neuspeed sport springs and kyb agx adjustable shocks. it's like night and day. I think it's the perfect medium for city/street/and the occasionaly autox. and at about $580 for the whole set-up I think it's well worth it.
     
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    Strut bars do not do very much for handling, they are more for structural rigidity. Get some good springs and shocks (true coilovers would be nice) then get a good sawbay (the Skunk2 bar kinda sucks it is known for subframe tear out real quick) As everyone said, go with good tires and wheels. Finally get all your tie/strut bars.

    My set up so far....

    tein ha's with ITR LCA's 750 + 85 for LCA's
    Rota C8's with potenza so3 800
    22mm ITR rear sway bar, 150
    Skunk2 rear strut bar 130
    Nuespeed 4 point front 100
    OEM sol front sway FREE (came with car :) )
    so now I have spent close to 2k and belive me now my car handles like it is on rails. I think that my car now out handles my dads mini cooper S. Moding honda's is not cheap but it is fun.
     
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