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Old 06-21-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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coilovers and sway bars?

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Getting into more rally or time trials and looking to upgrade suspension and maybe sway bars.
What are some good kits or brands I should look at. Also I know sways bars are hard to choose so any advice on sizes.
A few of my Honda buddies said to run Ksports, but idk anything about suspension.
This is for my 02 SVT
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #2
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Not a lot of foci owners like the k sports. Don't know why, but I have them and absolutly love them. Car Handel's great and is easy to adjust. I'm shut others will chime in soon though.
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Isn't the Ksports the adjustable ones? If so I'd say they be a good choice on that basis alone. The only time adjustable ones are needed is in racing, so why not get them.
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Just for clarification, rally and road racing are two completely different motorsport events. The proper suspension setup for one will be VERY different than the other. Which are you really interested in.
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Sorry auto X and road course.
I'm just getting into it so....
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Posted via FF MobileAdjustable Koni`s are well regarded for auto-x, there`s a rear bar avail. that`s adjustable with three holes for your links, think one of the FF members makes it, search the forum a bit for more info. That would give you options that going large in the rear doesn`t. Lower springs with the Koni`s may be all you need - coil overs are expensive for any worth having and may be overkill for your experience level... Getting shock and sway adj. right for your needs at the track is prob. enough to worry about to start - running some events with only tire pressure to adjust would be good to get experience and a baseline even before changing anything... .02 FWIW
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All my shocks are blown out, and I have some ebay 2.75" drop springs that I want to change out.
I'd just like to get something nice and be done with it lol
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H&R coilovers with a 24mm H&R rear bar will handle great, then later down the road as your skill and modifications progress, you can swap out the off the shelf, progressive rate springs for a slightly harder linear rate coilover spring. Also if the dampers get worn out you can send them to any Bilstein rebuild/revalve place and get them rebuilt.

i personally run H&R coilovers with linear rate 512lbs spring up front, 400lbs springs rear with a 25mm Progress rear sway and it handles great. And ive tried many different suspension setups on road course over the past five years
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Posted via FF MobileWell, with nothing left for suspension that works... Go for it!
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A popular setup that will work for the street and has proven to be good for autocross and even lapping events are Koni Sports and H&R Race springs. Try the springs and shocks with stock bars first. You may find that bigger bars are unnecessary or only a modest increase is neccessary.
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