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Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by azazelllo, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. azazelllo

    azazelllo New Member

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    Hey, guys. I have a pretty low B16A CRX, sitting on stiff Eibachs.
    Here is what happens when you drive around Jersey City ;-)

    http://physics.ramapo.edu/~alex/oldie/crx_strut.jpg

    For now, i just put it back in and tightened. I guess I need to
    replace the whole rubber piece? Whats the best option here?
    Aftermarket or OEM? Whats the exact part name/number? (strut bearing,
    mount?) Do i need to realign wheels? Need your advice! Thanks a lot!
     
  2. TurboMirage

    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    YES you need to get that fixed ASAP.

    upper sprint hat/perch.
     
  3. azazelllo

    azazelllo New Member

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    Do you guys recommend using Energy Suspention bushings? Or am I better off with OEM rubber?

    OK, after digging online here is what needed for 1990 CRX Si:

    16.7102 Front Strut Rod Bushings - Honda Civic, CRX
    Source: Energy Suspension 16.7102 Front Strut Rod Bushings - Honda Civic, CRX

    But given the fact that i have B16A SiR motor, dont I need the one for Integra 1990 - 1993?
    16.7104 Front Strut Rod Bushings Acura Integra 90-93
    Source: Energy Suspension 16.7104 Front Strut Rod Bushings Acura Integra 90-93
     
  4. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    The energy suspension bushings are more likely to transfer vibration than the stockers. if it were my car id take the OEM ones unless there was a substantial price difference.
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    I would say energy suspension bushings. they are considered aftermarket for a reason
     
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    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    well it depends. its his 8th post...you dont know whats done to the CRX. if its a daily driver that sees no track usage...energy suspension bushings are worthless...especially if they are more expensive. OEM bushings have a ton of RnD put into them where as energy makes bushings for every car...and some (like the 94+ integra bushings) wear out a lot faster than their OEM brothers. After market doesnt mean good. Look at APC.
     
  7. efhondakid

    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Did it strip out the stud or not. I have the part you need make me an offer on it.
     
  8. azazelllo

    azazelllo New Member

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    Hey guys. i ll go with ES bushings, the car will see some auto-x.
    Thanks for all your advices!
     
  9. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    I would fix your honda as cheeeeeply as possible. Since you live in Jersey City, it will probably be stolen right after its fixed.
     
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    efhondakid My name is Byron. VIP

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    Hasid Lafre Master of the obvious

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    damn that shits fucked up. Stay away from pot holes and manhole covers.
     
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    philyphreak2127 Back in the Game

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    apc don't count as aftermarket....besides Energy suspension products are a far cry from apc
     
  13. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

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    pace setter, 5zigen, xs power, ssautocrome...i mean really its a long ass list of things that suck.

    i swear to god, if i have another kid that tells me what i mean, im gonna have to either hurt them or ban them. *gets out ban stick*

    my above post was not a dog on Energy Suspension. It was criticism towards those that think after market means better. If someone is searching the internet for ways to fix a broken car, they have a 50/50 chance of being an enthusiast. Had the above poster not planned autox time for his car, i would definitely advise against energy suspension. I had their bushings on the prelude, and it made the car jittery when compared to the stock bushings, but it also made it a tad more responsive.

    That being the case, if my prelude was more for comfort than performance...then energy suspension bushings would have been a bad buy.

    And i cant believe a just felt the need to explain myself.
     
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