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Ok, after looking at every possible combination [that I can afford], I've decided what I'm getting for my new suspension. First off I'm getting the ES polyurethane bushing master kit to replace all my 15 year old worn/cracked/missing bushings. For struts I was debating between Koni Yellows, which everyone recommends, and Tokico Illuminas, which 90% of people also recommend. I'm going with the Tokicos, since they are over $150 cheaper, and I haven't seen convincing evidence that Koni's are better, other than the price. For springs I'm getting Ground Control coil overs, they're more expensive than the Neuspeeds I was looking at, but of course they are adjustable, and the spring rates are a little better. The Neuspeeds are F/R 575/450, and the GCs are 400/550. If I'm wrong let me know, this info came from a former CRX-owner friend who ran both on his car. I'm hoping the higher rear rates will make the car understeer a little less. Adjustability is a big deal too, so I won't be plowing snow in the winter with a 1.75" drop the Neuspeeds give, but I can drop up to 3" for autocrossing. I'm looking at about $600 for the whole setup, I've been shopping around for a while and it seems to be a pretty good price. Will I need to adjust the camber with the coilovers?
I really want to have a good suspension setup, I'm joining my local SCCA, and I want to be competitive in CSP. With the car stock, I do pretty well at our school club autocross, but even other CRX drivers who are better than I am can barely improve on my times in the fun runs, I think the car is at its limit and needs some upgrades. On top of that, I'm hearing all sorts of squeaks from the front passenger side, and my rear driver's side tire is cupping pretty badly, so I think that strut is bad.
 

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Kev: I'll tak pics and do a write-up, mostly it's going to be me filthy and swearing about the old bushings coming out. Also, I don't know if you will be able to do it at home, I'm going to use the shop at school, where we have a hydraulic press to make things a lot easier.

John: I'll get you on AIM, but you're rarely on! I want a good AutoX setup but it's also my daily driver, hence the adjustability in the suspension.
 

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I would be careful with Harbour Freight. They have a store near here in albany and occasionally we buy stuff from them at the shop. Usually it doesn't last long. It may be that we put a lot of stress on the tools, but I get the impression that the quality is low. Anyway we have a nice press at the shop I've used for a lot of things, I'll be using that.
 
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