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First off here is my setup for my SM2 CRX street car.

1990 CRX HF
b16a SiR swap
90 Integra front spindles/brakes w/ Brembo blanks + Hawk HPS
KYB AGX Shocks with 350/230 GC coilovers

I saw that downest mentioned that he swapped his springs so that the stiffer ones were in back. I've heard that it is optimal for solo2 CRX's to run higher rates in back than in front, so I was wondering if anyone has any advice on whether or not this is a good idea. Has anyone tried the car both ways? Does it make the car twitchy on the road? I need to be able to keep this car as my daily driver, so I don't want to do anything that will make it (more) irratic on the street.

I do plan on replacing the current setup at some point (probably this summer when I'm working full time) with Koni Yellows and 400/500 GC Coilovers. I'm just looking for something to help me out for the beginning of the season before I upgrade.
 

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In your specific case, I wouldn't suggest it. Your current rear rates are lower than the stock fronts, you'd have a VERY soft front end. On the 400/500 I would definitely recommend it.
 

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Didn't you run the exact same setup? The rates I listed may not be correct, I just know they are the stock CRX GC's. The springs are marked:

front: 180.64.61
rear: 180.64.44

If anyone knows how to read the Eibach number system, I'd appreciate it (I lost the webpage that outlined it).
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I think I'm going to try it and see how I like it. The worst that can happen is wasting a few hours removing and replacing springs.
 

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yes, you can swap the springs. theres no harm.

but instead of swapping the springs, id get a set of 450ish springs and put them in them in the rear.

and before you do that, id get a rear ST swaybar.
 

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Top Street touring Sport class SCCA autocross national champion for multiple years runs 400 front and 450 rear GC coil overs. this is with a 1989 civic si, so a little different from the crx, but all this really means is the crx is a little bit loose compared to the civic, less weight in the rear. i'm sticking with his set-up, for now atleast. it's got to be very fast, if the only difference is a few pounds out back, he also says Suspension techniques rear sway bar and CRX HF front sway bar, and some good adjustable shocks, i've got basically the same set up as him, but no falken azenis rt615 tires, so i'm not too competetive, but i've also only done one autocross since the Coilovers have been on, and it was in the rain, although i can tell you that on my race winning Improved Touring Civic, you want the rear rates higher than the front
 
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