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Suspension

What kind of suspension set ups are you all using? At the moment i've got some cheap crap G-max 60mm lowering springs on stock dampers.. Its pretty dangerous drive but that could be down to the dampers being f*****.. But it does sit really good on them  Laughing

Anyway I know that DC2/EG suspension can be used on an EF but i'll need to change the front forks, anyone here using that kind setup?
89civicracer

I currently have Neuspeed Sport Springs with Tokico blue's. I have had this set up for over 8 or so years. . .I am actually looking for some Tein coilovers  to replace what i have. . But i cannot complain. It is not bouncy or anything. .
~Sp33~

Tein Super streets. Great blend of ride quality and sportiness with their damper adjust ability.
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89civicracer wrote:
I currently have Neuspeed Sport Springs with Tokico blue's. I have had this set up for over 8 or so years. . .I am actually looking for some Tein coilovers  to replace what i have. . But i cannot complain. It is not bouncy or anything. .


How would a setup like this do for some track use.. I will no doubt be upgrading my suspension in the new year just not sure what kind of setup to go with either coilovers or damper/spring combo..
Xian

I'd strongly suggest taking a look at the current Koni "Yellow" offerings.   Their Off-the-shelf valving is good for up to about 500-600lb/inch springs.  They are rebound adjustable and can be shortened and/or revalved in the future if you need to go higher in spring rate for autocrss or track days.  Most folks run simple, yet effective, Groung Control coil-over sleeves with these.  This setup is good enough to have won national championships in SCCA and NASA club racing as well as autocross.

If you want to start out with higher spring rates, you can purchase the Koni RACE units which are valved for up to around 1200-1300# springs.  They're a bit more initially but have higher damping and are shortened which gives additional suspension travel (especially important on the front).  FWIW, most of what causes a "poor ride" isn't high spring rates, it's the car bottoming out on the bump-stops combined with cheap damper internals and/or overly stiff compression valving.  

Christian
ksconekiller

+1 to what Christian said.

You mentioned wanting to know how a setup would do for track events, but you didn't mention what your main use of the car will be.  If you are doing primarily street driving with an occasional track event, you may look into progressive rate lowering springs like those from Eibach or Progress; they will offer a soft initial rate with a firmer rate as the spring compresses, like in a cornering situation.  Your butt will thank you.  However, if this is a weekend-only type of car, you may do best with a coilover setup like mentioned above.

I have both.  On my daily driven sedan, I have Progress progressive rate lowering springs; they drop the car about 1.75 inches to give it a better look and lower center of gravity, and the spring rate is very comfy around town and tightens up as the road gets twisty.  I also have an 89 hatch with the Koni/Ground Control setup that Christian spoke about.  My setup uses spring rates around 500 lb up front and 600 lb rear.  I drive to all local events, and the ride is tolerable for those short trips, but I would not want to live with it every day.

It really comes down to what your primary purpose for the car will be.  Let us know if we can help further.

Mike
Xian

ksconekiller wrote:
It really comes down to what your primary purpose for the car will be.  Let us know if we can help further.


Ding, ding, ding, ding!  We have a winner!  Very Happy

What you want to do with the car will impact damper choice to a certain extent and spring rate choice even moreso.  So what'cha gonna do?  Street drven only?  Street and ocassional autoX? Street/Track/AutoX regularly?  Track/AutoX only?

Christian
EF2dudesocal

Function & Form 36 way adjustible coilovers with some megan racing lower control arms.
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I won't be doing a daily commute in it as thats what my 91 ED2 is for  Razz

I'll take it out for drives during the week at night and to meets and what ever, but it will be my track/drag car aswell.. Trackdays are pretty scarce in Ireland about one every 2 - 3 months is all we get really, while drag days are once a month..

I might look into Koni yellows and maybe some stiffer springs to go with it...
hondacivicdx

I would look into Tokico the hp series, or the Illumina (these you can adjust) Then there is the d-spec series.They also have springs
These are what i am going to be putting on my civic. I would look
them up and study all i can about them and compare different types
of springs, and struts, and then coilovers, Tein's are out of my price
range, so this is why i am looking at Tokico's but to each his own
If your going to be racing then by all means look into teins, or others, for street i think Tokicos will do great. Smile  But do your research before you buy. Koni are good also.

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