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Type R Shocks With Skunk2 Coilovers

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by 22crazy, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. 22crazy

    22crazy Senior Member

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    is this a good setup.....i can get the type r suspension, and i was wondering if i could use the type r shocks with skunk2 coilovers. thanx
     
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    vtecsir1 Senior Member

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    yeah but you have to change the rear control arms, i hear that stock itr shocks are like a koni shock
     
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    on which car? for eg/dc2 u need to change the rear lca. a very good shock shock tho. :D
     
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    its a 96 ek civic hatch....i can get the whole suspension from a type r, including type r lower control arm...so put the type r lca and use the type r shocks wit sum skunk2 coilovers
     
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    the rear wont work. u need civic type R (EK9) rear shocks.
     
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    Umm I believe you are mistaken. The ITR Shocks should work if you have it the itr lower control arms.
     
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    i agree
     
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    pills_PMD Super Moderator

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    i trust chris.. he's had more suspension setups than i have had exhaust systems and intakes combined.
     
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    the shocks will "fit" but wont fit properly. ur suspension geometry will get thrown off if u use the ITR LCA and shock on an EK
     
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    ctr lower control arms are a different length compared to itr control arms. 6th gen civics have longer control arms, so whoever said you need ctr lca's is correct.

    go with aftermarket koni's...its a better setup.
     
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    well i wanted to do 5 lug convo.....will itr suspension (plus koni's) fit the ek model
     
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    if u just want 5 lug u dont need to change the shocks out. just replace the brake system (front knuckles and rear trailing arms).
     
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