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Hi Guys,

Just looking for a little bit of help and feedback from you guys. We are now building a new fwd car to compete in an event here in the UK call Ten Of The Best. It is an allround event comprising of 3 disciplines, 1/4 mile, 1.5 mile top speed striaght and a sprint circuit.

We are an evo specialist, however, fancied doing something a little different to normal. We are using the chassis of a CRX and dropping a forged B18C running a GT3072R

The engine, drivetrain and most of the chassis spec is near on completion, however, this is where you guys come. I am now looking to finalise the handling set up and was wondering if you guys could give me some feed back on coilovers that you have used on this chassis.

On the evo's we generally use and recomend AST and TEIN, however, this is an area which is new to us as we have virtually zero experience with this chassis.

Hope you guys can help, it's much appreciated

Thanks again

Lloyd:D
 

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Budget and good setup that is common would be Koni Sports and Eibach Ground Control.

The Ground Controls you can get adjustable, and if you contact Eibach directly you can get custom spring rates for hte front and the rear. Stock gives the front springs more stiffness but realistically if you want to have passive steer in the rear you'll go with higher rates back there.

Koni offers lifetime warranty and you can get them revalved and adjusted custom to your own spec.

Hope that helps a bit! There's a Buddy Club kit on ebay if you really want to just pay through the nose. I have no idea if the quality is good, but everything I've heard about them has been positive in the past (beyond price).
 

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If it means anything I love my Omnipower full coilover setup I use for autocross. My suspension came shipped to my residence and looked top notch quality!
Look here--->Omni link
I have the street set here--Honda Civic 1990-1991 Full Coilovers
Street Version (F=10k R=8K)
Part #-EF90FCS-ST

Now if your looking at a road race car you might look into the 12K and 10K setup.
GL on your quest sir!
If you have any questions relating to OP just PM me.
 

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Thats brilliant, thanks guys, really has helped.We had a look at the Tein and the only application for the CRX was the super street which doesn't offer adjustable damping so that was really a no goer. We're also a Buddy Club dealer but I didnt know what the coilovers were like as we haven't ever used them, have any of you guys?

We were offered a KW dealership but turned it down as we already have AST,TEIN,G-FORCE,HKS and Ohlins. We found that are range was already fairly comprehensive and all we would be doing was introducing another brand which we would have to test. However, if you guys rate them, we'll take the dealership and use them :D

The Omni Powers sound fairly good and seem to be fairly proven, especially with FWD drag.Only thing again is that they don't have the adjustable damping which is fairly beneficial to us as we do get a fair bit of rain here.I know that the product description says that they are as good/better than other models with adjustable damping, how have you guys foud them?Also, do they come with adjustable top mounts?

The car itself will have to be road registered (TOTB requirement) but won't really get used on the road. So maybe the fast road set up will be best. Alternatively, is there a track setup? Budget isn't really an issue, we just want the best for the allround job.

So with all of the above in consideration, which would you guys go with?

We really appreciate your help as this gives us mixed feedback which we can review and compare.

Thanks again guys

Lloyd :D
 

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The Tein SS are adjustable damping.......but the spring rates are damn sad

Adj top mount? to what are you referenceing? theres nothing to adjust there that i know of..(not like camber plates on a nissanicus or scooby).

Are you ruling out going with konis?

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Oh right, I didn't realise, just that the ss for the Evo doesn't have adjustable damping.What stage is it for the CRX 24/32?

No, not ruling them out, just putting the testers out on opinions :) Are the Koni fully adjustable or just dampers?We're just looking for the best suspension on the market, thats all that counts :D We can run multiple sets on the day, i.e. drag setup and sprint setup. Would you recomend the Koni over the OP's?

With regards to top mounts,yes, like camber plates I guess, we always refer to them as adjstable top mounts. Same thing different name :)

Thanks

Lloyd :D
 

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Yes, the Koni Yellows are fully adjustable (get the double-adjustables of course)

We're just looking for the best suspension on the market, thats all that counts :D
Then you'll definitely want to give Koni a call... don't just order a set from a website, CALL them, and talk to thier race department, tell them what you are wanting to do, and they will build you a custom set of shocks for your exact application. There really is no "one size fits all" shock out there if you REALLY truely want "the best suspension on the market"....

Would you recomend the Koni over the OP's?
Without a moments hesitation!

With regards to top mounts,yes, like camber plates I guess, we always refer to them as adjstable top mounts. Same thing different name :)
Just use your stock "top mounts"... aftermarket will not benefit you in any way... and before anyone brings up the idea of the GC one, that won't be necessary if he gets the custom Koni's, because part of that particular package, is that they will shorten the shock body and shaft for you, so that you can run a lower ride height and still have the shock be able to function properly...

Buy suspension from actual racing companies who know what they are doing if you want the best... not "drag" companies, and certainly not "drift" companies...

100% Koni

Oh, and for the springs, have Koni aquire you a set of the Ground Control coilovers that the shocks can be TUNED to for this exact application and dampening...

(Can you tell i like Koni? :p )
 

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Here's another vote for Koni/Ground Control. I'd suggest contacting CRX Lee. He's the motorsports manager for Koni USA, races his CRX, and can help you get the exact setup you're looking for

Please post pictures of the event and let us know how you do......
 

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Since you cant asjut anything on the top mounts, you just need stock ones :)

The Koni SPSS shocks and soem custom rate GCs will do you wll. I second John, call them direct, or call Redshift Motorsports, they are getting me mine.

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I am running just about the same set up that you have b18c but with a gt35r, i am running inverted carra shocks, which are double adjustable, and ebach springs 400 in the front 600 in the rear. i have very little understeer too
 

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Hi Guys,

Thay great, thank you for all of your, we really appreciate. It is always good to hear views and opinions from first hand experience. Im going to get in contact with Lee to have a chat on setups ect.

Yes, Ksport are made in the same factory as the D2, as are G-Force,funny how they all make them out to be better than each other :wink:

crslowtec2, what figures are you achieving with the GT35R? Also, what disciplines are you using the car for i.e drag, circuit ect?

Thanks again guys

Lloyd :D
 
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