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Old 05-13-2010, 08:46 PM   #1  
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Alright, so I keep seeing thread's through Toronto Integras asking questions regarding suspension work, set-ups and comparisons of brands and so on. So I thought it would be somewhat cool if there was a thread dedicated to Suspension set ups and their Pro's and Con's. I think it would be nice for each person here to post their suspension set up info, as well as PROS and CONS or their set up. as well as Pics to show the drop and so on.
I'm hoping that with this we can help people looking to buy their first suspension set up and also ask some questions about each others.

Please post aftermarket suspension set ups rather than just the simple upgrade to a Type R suspension.

So here is what I want to see here.

My Setup / GOALS

Post here what parts you have in regards to your suspension including things like ; coilover brand/strut brand/spring brand/etc, strut bars, Tie bars, Sway bar upgrades, camber kits, bushing upgrades, pillar bars, LCA's , subframe re-enforcements, etc.
Also state what the set up will be used for, may it be street, or track or a bit of both

Tire Size

Yes this affects how your car will sit also, just post the tire size.

COST / WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED

If you'd like, a rough price for your parts and WHICH STORE it was purchased from. If it was used and you bought it from someone its alright you can keep that to yourself, I think I rather keep store locations on here better.

PROS

What you like about your set up. Include here, what the greatest thing of it is, what you think it improved the most as well as how comfortable is the ride.

CONS


What you dont like about your set up, or what could improve. Also include here if the ride is uncomfortable and how you hope to solve that issue.

FUTURE PLANS

Just state here what else you are considering to add to your set up in the future and what you hope it will improve/achieve.

And if possible give a rating out of 10 on the set up


And of course PICTURES!!!!
Post a side view, a rear view, front view, and whatever else you wanna show off

I'll be writing mine up soon, and i hope a few of you who have suspension upgrades to post theirs and start a nice discussion on one of the most common upgrades and most talked/debatable topics . Thanks
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My Setup / GOALS

-Function & Forum Type 2's (Full Adjustable, 32 way dampening)
-Polished GP Racing LCA's (polyurathane bushings)
-ITR front strut bar

I haven't got too much done on the set up yet as money was an issue after some things happened, but my overall goal is to get a really fun car to drive on the street while maintaining a nice stance without ruining function. I'm hoping to get a few more things before the car will see track time, but I want to test it on the track at least once before I make my next move.

Tire Size

Front: 195-50-15 Rear: 205-50-15...reason for 2 different tire sizes, It came with the Blades, lool, no other reason.

COST / WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED

F2's bought used but originally purchased from OPTION JDM.
LCA's bought new from OPTION JDM
ITR strut bar bought used....its FS btw if anyone wants.


PROS

Adjustablity!! anything I want , the coilovers can do. And with 32 levels of adjustability I can be really picky on how I want it to the T!. LCA's also have holes to adjust the sway bar which is a plus. I like the ride, i have it stiff most of the time simply to enjoy the turns, and ride comfort is good for me as I enjoy a stiffer set up.

CONS

From being low i've seemed to go through 2 driverside balljoints within a year. Alignment issue? I would upgrade to Skunk 2 upper control arms and see if those are more durable than the OEM ball joints. Also another issue is running on too stiff, it seems that from running that stiff it has fucked up most of my bushings,...hence the reason why the car is kinda off the road, my next upgrade on the new teg would be to do all the bushings so it can stand a bit more beat downs.

FUTURE PLANS

ASR Subframe with Type R sway bar or ASR sway bar if I find it for a decent price. Beaks tie bar for the bling on top of that,,Password JDM 3 point front upper strut bar, also to go a bit lower and just start to tuck the tire.

I give my set up a 7/10 as its not complete yet, and I need to fix the issues retaining to bushings and balljoints.

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Old 05-13-2010, 10:35 PM   #3  
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Very nice I like this a lot. Although I'm looking to get my suspension done but will be moving out very soon so money will be really tight soon so. I won't be adding to this too soon but will get ideas.

My suspension is Stock GSR shocks and struts with skinny sway bar I don't remember what size stock was. 205/45/16 came with the car. May keep may change still deciding.

Final goal Same full coil overs as Vida with 23mm JDM ITR swaybar. ASR brace maybe beaks as well if it provides extra performance if not I wont get it. Drop just to get rid of the wheel gap. Function and form LCA. Rear strut bar password JDM 3 piece front strut bar. Trunk bar. Tires will probably be falken 515's I think I can't remember the exact number.

My choice is from numerous research on suspension.
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Very nice I like this a lot. Although I'm looking to get my suspension done but will be moving out very soon so money will be really tight soon so. I won't be adding to this too soon but will get ideas.

My suspension is Stock GSR shocks and struts with skinny sway bar I don't remember what size stock was. 205/45/16 came with the car. May keep may change still deciding.

Final goal Same full coil overs as Vida with 23mm JDM ITR swaybar. ASR brace maybe beaks as well if it provides extra performance if not I wont get it. Drop just to get rid of the wheel gap. Function and form LCA. Rear strut bar password JDM 3 piece front strut bar. Trunk bar. Tires will probably be falken 515's I think I can't remember the exact number.

My choice is from numerous research on suspension.
AHH, I forgot about the 3point PSWDJDM front upper strut bar. Yea thats one of my to buy list.

I contemplated Miracle X bars in the past, but from reading it doesnt work too good with full coilovers, let alone ones with that much adjustablity.


Come on guys, anymore one else wanna share some of their details and goals? Pics would be nice
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Alright Vida, i'll post up

My Setup-

Im currently running a PIC's Selects which are 10Kf front and 12Kf rear. These are the fully custom set-up which includes the dampening adjustment. Also, I have Megan Racing LCA's, Type-R strut bar and stock sway bar/bushings.

Here is some info on the set-up,

-Dampers have undergone numerous shock dyno tests to determine ideal valving for each application, delivering superb damping characteristics.

-8 levels of rebound adjustable damping to suit a variety of road and track conditions.

-Fully Independent height & preload adjustments

-3 stage anodized coating on shock body provides extra weatherproofing and protection against oxidation.

-Nitrogen gas-filled lower portion, with free-floating secondary valve offers more flexible low and high speed damping

more info here---> http://picperformance.com/store/scri...?idProduct=192

Tire Size-

I'm sitting on some 15" OEM mesh wheels with 195/55R15 Kuhmo Estra tires(which suck btw)

Cost/Where bought-

The suspension was purchased at "TEK-NOTIK" in Scarbrough for just under $1400, TAXES IN!

PROS

LOVE this set-up, it is the best suspension that I have owned in all of my 13 cars I've owned. Ive tried different coil-over's and spring and strut combo's before, nothing comes close to this. Tighten it up when you track it and soften it down to cruise.

CONS

Probably the price, it is quite expensive...but you know what they say "you get what you pay for"

FUTURE PLANS

Thinking about bigger sway bar up front and a rear strut tower bar in the rear.

RATE

Outta 10 I will give this set-up a 9. Everything you want, but if it was a little cheaper it would be a 10.

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nizmo u have a good setup. a lot of people dont know pic very well.

Im running stock on my DA. But i cant drivfe my car so i shouldnt post lmao

My DC had skunk2 full adjustable coilovers. sold them and then got cheap sleeves.
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Old 05-14-2010, 03:59 PM   #7  
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I know theres more people with aftermarket set ups out there. Just post it up. It'll be great help for people considering to buy their first suspension set up. and of course, always include pics! they help....and we like showing off our cars anyway Lol
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My Setup / GOALS

C* = Current Setup
G* = Goal (future) Setup
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C*Skunk2 Sleeves (Adjustable springs)
C*Stock Shocks D:
C*Megan Racing LCA's
C*Energy Suspension Master bushing Kit



G*Skunk2 Struts
G*Blox/Skunk2 Camber Kit (F/R)
G*ITR OEM sway bar
G*ASR Subframe


Tire Size

C*195/55/14 (STOCK) on steelies
G*195/60/15 on OEM GSR's painted white

COST / WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED

Mostly OptionJDM, Online, Canadian Tire (SO) for the Energy Suspension kit

PROS

Skunk2 is a little stiff, but i love the way it handles. F&F is also a gradeA setup for coil's.

CONS

Don't trust riding on stock shocks TBO. Even though the sleeves are designed to work with OEM,
I've noticed occasional noise from the rear suspension after months of occasional driving. Can't
wait to upgrade.

FUTURE PLANS

G* ^^

And if possible give a rating out of 10 on the set up

Just the sleeves themselves, 8/10.
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question, why that size, when the stock size is 195/55R15. You might get more body roll with the bigger sidewall
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lol opps mistype on my part. I meant currently i have 195/60/14's and the gsr hammer heads will be wrapped in 195/55/15's xD
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Im liking this set up so far. BTW man, how did the Bushing install go? How much did you pay for the work for it? Looking to do all the bushings as well in the future
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