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Ok guys, so i got my suspension changed up yesterday. Got all bushings changed (except the rear trailing arms). I ended up using stock JDM CRX shocks (with the TYPE-R style rear LCAs) and some used Pro-Kit springs...
budget wise it was good... but now i have issues.

The corners ride at different heights. I've noticed my front left and rear right corners are lower than usual. The pro-kit springs promise a 1.2" drop in the front and a 1" drop in the rear. I feel my front left has dropped significantly more than 1.2"... furthermore i feel the front left is very uncomfortable. I can feel every single bump on the road......

suggestions?

now i'm thinking i'm gonna go out n buy a good coil-over kit...
 

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Oh good...they claim that the 88style rear control arm is "jdm style type-R". :lol: Genius. Who comes up with that stuff?

Aaaaanyway. All crxes and civics from 88 and early 89 have that type of control arm. They tend to make the rear a bit more tail happy, when using certain swaybars compared to the 90's.

You need to park your car on a flat surface, and measure the ground-arch height.

Then you jack yo the front by the center jact front, and measure the droop on the wheels. Do the same for the rear. Tow loop is a perfect jack point.
This might tell you if the springs are off.

Could be you just have a bad shock.
 

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SETI20 said:
Oh good...they claim that the 88style rear control arm is "jdm style type-R". :lol: Genius. Who comes up with that stuff?
Considering i got the shocks from a JDM crx, and it used the same style rear control arm as the 88 and Type-R (not 89), yes it is refered to as what i said it was. I'm not really sure who comes up with the stuff... Honda Japan?

SETI20 said:
Aaaaanyway. All crxes and civics from 88 and early 89 have that type of control arm. They tend to make the rear a bit more tail happy, when using certain swaybars compared to the 90's.
Again, not 89s... i believe only 88s

SETI20 said:
You need to park your car on a flat surface, and measure the ground-arch height.
Will do as soon as i get home.
SETI20 said:
Then you jack yo the front by the center jact front, and measure the droop on the wheels.
Droop? The distance between the arch and the top of the tire?
SETI20 said:
This might tell you if the springs are off.

Could be you just have a bad shock.
to be honest, i really think it is a bad shock. I'll have it checked out...
 

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Dude... JDM USDM and EDM shocks are all the same between 88, and the early 89 models.
If you paid a dime more because their "JDM" you were ripped off.
Only the later USDM models had somewhat softer shocks than Japan and Europe.

The fact that they have a visual resemblance to how the DC2 control arms are designed, doesn't make them "type-R".
You could use integra arms on your crx. But it's gonna throw off your camber.

I hope it's your shocks. Those are fairly simple to replace.
 

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Not to insert my abnormally large nose into the matter, but I think you are both saying kinda the same thing, and missing the other's point.

Seti says there isn't much difference and if you paid extra for JDM, you got ripped.

Coldtotouch says he got them off a JDM car which is why he's calling them JDM. Is there a difference, no. But the ones he's got came off a JDM car.

Kinda like saying that I bought a set of tires from a dude and they came off his JDM car. Therefore, they are JDM tires. A bit of an exageration, but same principal.

I will remove my honker now.
 

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The reason it was important that it was JDM to me, is cause i didn't want badly used shocks used for many miles that were nicely cleaned up... but who knows what i got...

i didn't get ripped off, they were pretty cheap actually... the whole setup including LCAs (with good bushings, where i saved significantly, considering the bushings for the original LCAs were over 100) was a bit over 200 bucks.

i couldn't complain... plus the guy's good to get me pieces that work, not sell me crap thats blown... if it is the shock, it will get changed.

interms of me referring to it as Type-R style lca, i was merely trying to explain the piece i got, not say my car gained 20whp cause i put on a set of "Type-R" lcas...

:lol:
 

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SETI20 said:
well...did it come with a red sticker?
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I got a set of tokico blues i'm gonna be putting on tomorrow, with the regular lcas back again (and prothane bushings on em).

lets see how it goes...
 

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SETI20 said:
Red stickers dude... 5Hp. If it's a red Type-R one it could be even 15!

Use tons of grease on the bushings, and make pics of the install.
You're gonna love the tociko's and prothanes over stock.
Haha, nah i'm lacking in the sticker department... therefore my car is slow :(

The bushings are already installed... which makes me wonder about the grease...
suggestions?

i can't wait for the upgrade...
 
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