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Hello all,
I recently bought a 91 crx si which came with neuspeed race springs and kyb gr2's up front and tokico blue's in back. Don't ask about the combo, I bought it like that and the struts are most likely blown at this point.
I want a more comfortable ride and this car never sees the track, its my DD. I do enjoy the ride height, but the high spring rates just don't cut it for me. What springs can i look for to maintain stock-like comfort but at the same time maintain a low ride height? I was thinking about getting the neuspeed "sport" springs as they have lower spring rates and are said to have more of a stock feel? Also, what shocks should I get which couple well with the springs. I am also not looking to purchase anything as pricey as Koni yellows either. Any insights appreciated.
 

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baker423 said:
This may help and give some insight...

http://crxcommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=4900
Yeah, i've already searched and read through that whole post. I was just wanting some personal insights about what the best, most comfortable and streetable setup is without paying a pretty penny. At this point i'm leaning toward the neuspeed (H&R) sports; would these springs show a considerable difference than the race ones i have (high spring rates).

I was also considering going back to OEM just because i want comfort and reliability, but i won't be happy with the ride height.
 

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I know that some here will poo-poo my idea,but I bought my CRX with Tokico blue struts and neuspeed springs on it.
The car was lowered 1.75" and was a nice ride height and the ride was very comfortable.
...and at the price its well within most people's budget.
 

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It really depends how low you want to be... you don't want to run soft (read: stock) springs on an extreme drop, you'll be bottoming out shocks all the time. Eibach Sportlines are very good, I really like the way they've made stef's car look... Matt can get on here and post you some pics.

For shocks, I recommend Tokico Illuminas or KYB AGX, as in the linked thread. If you aren't set on springs, I'd also go with Ground Controls with the standard/OTS rates. You can control your ride height, and they really aren't very stiff. They will cost you a little more, but that's the price of adjustability.
 

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Yeah, i'm currently on 14" swirlies too but i get LOTS of spring rattle going over bumps and the ride is too damn harsh.

If i get myself Tien-s tech or neuspeed sports, which are milder than my current race springs, do you think I will be able to throw my GR2's/ blues on? They've been on the race springs for about a year now, are they blown at this point? Do any of these shock companies have lifetime warranties i can take advantage of? I appreciate all the help.
 

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ollie said:
I know that some here will poo-poo my idea,but I bought my CRX with Tokico blue struts and neuspeed springs on it.
The car was lowered 1.75" and was a nice ride height and the ride was very comfortable.
...and at the price its well within most people's budget.
I second that.
Though i was running the same setup on my Integra, not a Crx, I was happy with the drop and ride comfort. I think for DD applications & the price, this is a nice combo.
 

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baker423 said:
ollie said:
I know that some here will poo-poo my idea,but I bought my CRX with Tokico blue struts and neuspeed springs on it.
The car was lowered 1.75" and was a nice ride height and the ride was very comfortable.
...and at the price its well within most people's budget.
I second that.
Though i was running the same setup on my Integra, not a Crx, I was happy with the drop and ride comfort. I think for DD applications & the price, this is a nice combo.
These were neuspeed sports right?

Spring Rates (F/R lb/in)

H&R/Neuspeed Sport: 275/225

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H&R/Neuspeed Race: 575/450
 

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CRXperiment said:
baker423 said:
ollie said:
I know that some here will poo-poo my idea,but I bought my CRX with Tokico blue struts and neuspeed springs on it.
The car was lowered 1.75" and was a nice ride height and the ride was very comfortable.
...and at the price its well within most people's budget.
I second that.
Though i was running the same setup on my Integra, not a Crx, I was happy with the drop and ride comfort. I think for DD applications & the price, this is a nice combo.
These were neuspeed sports right?

Spring Rates (F/R lb/in)

H&R/Neuspeed Sport: 275/225

vs.

H&R/Neuspeed Race: 575/450
I don't know about ollie, but i had Neuspeed Race springs w/ Tokicko Blues. Plus i was running that setup on a 3rd gen Integra.
the car handled well and rode nice. Not too firm but not soft either.
I felt it was good for DD duty.
 

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Any spring I've heard of with "race" in the name has been way too stiff for a comfortable daily drive. For the budget concious (cheap, like me) I'd go with Eibach Sportlines and KYB AGX short bodied struts.
 

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...mine were the sportlines....
 

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Ok, now don't flame me for asking this question, but realistically, have any of you gone back to OEM suspension and never looked back? With OEM settings you know your getting the best reliability and plus you won't have to worry about negative camber, tires wearing out, camber kits, stress to suspension parts etc.

I remember my old hatch with oem suspension had such a softer steering feel then my lowered crx since the camber was straight on and the wheels were planted straight vertically on the ground. It was perfect for daily.
 

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I would never go back to OEM suspension. ever. none of the 4 things you mentioned are really an issue. 1, 2, and 3 are all resolved with a proper alignment and number 4 im not sure what you mean.

I could maybe see if osmeone had an all stock crx to keep the ome suspnesion, but thats it.

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number 4 im not sure what you mean.

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Well just by looking at my front and rear LCA's, I can tell that they sit at a much lower angle than stock. It just seems like a lot of pressure and stress on my bushings and ball joints. Currently, my car is lowered like 2-2.25 inches on the race springs, you guys don't think thats too low? Am I sacrificing my suspension parts being at this height?
 

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I've been lower than that for more than 4 years with no issues.

And even with my Skunk2 coilovers, the ride is starting to feel soft, so I can hardly imagine going back to stock. Basically I wouldn't consider it, I'm looking for higher-rate springs and shocks to tighten things up some more. :twisted:
 
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