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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by YBLEGAL, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. YBLEGAL

    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    I've got a 2000 Civic EX. I'm looking for sway bar options. I don't have a rear sway bar from the factory. What should I be looking for? ITR front sway bar? What size mm. Endlinks required? Any special brackets? I've read some chassis needing ones from summit. I'll get energy suspension polyurethane bushings. Not much info for my EJ8. Any help appriciated!
     
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    don't buy a front sway bar. you'll under steer into oblivion.
    if you go itr, you need itr lca's, which then means you need itr-style shocks.

    ideally, you want something like this:

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    so it doesn't tear out your subframe
     
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    YBLEGAL Regular Member w/ Cheese

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    What's ment by ITR-style shocks?

    I've got Omni rear lower control arms. Would these be compatable?
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    but honestly if i'd have to change the dampers and springs out, i'm not going to buy this now since i just temporarily got some s-techs on it. but for my future information...

    thanks
     
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    nope.

    itr lcas and shocks sit in the lca, not wrap around.

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    ITR rear sway bar will still bolt up to different LCAs.. as long as it has a mounting point.. but a subframe brace is recommended to prevent tearout
     
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    oh wow. ok, i never knew that about itr lca's. but i have read about the benifits of something like the ASR subbrace.

    alright, well i thought that could solve my roll situation some. i got an OEM strut tower bar for the front, the s-tech teins, oem dampers, and a buddy club front/real camber kit.

    i plan on getting a tein flex setup in a couple years, when the motor gets better. I might consider changing to the integra rear suspension setup then, but it would be too much now.

    anything else i could do to minimize roll?
     
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    the shocks will be the biggest improvement.
     
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    Wow that's interesting to know about not needing a front sway bar, I always just assumed that they'd improve the handling. But the understeering thing makes sense when I think about it though.
     
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