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Yeah, I'll get that stuff someday soon. Like when I'm back from France and no longer broke as weiner.

 

broke as weiner? huh

 

where did you/can you source the omni lcas for a snappy price? I am working on my 6th vendor for finding lcas and all of them are either out of stock, higher then msrp, or companies that were flaky as hell and didn't respond to my inquiries.

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I got them from RobearRacing for 115 shipped, though they were the last generation of LCAs.

 

Lemme get you a link or two.

 

Here's the BLOX ones (in stock for $115):

http://robearracing.com/pd_blox_lower_cont...88-95_black.cfm

 

Megan Racing (in stock for $99):

http://robearracing.com/pd_megan_racing_rear.cfm

 

And some Skunk2s ($189 but doesn't say if they're in stock or not):

http://robearracing.com/pd_skunk2_rear_low..._pairsilver.cfm

 

Doesn't look like they carry anything by Omnipower there anymore.

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Thank you kindly

 

You had mentioned such company previously and I had failed to follow up with it. My bad! Interesting place. They have such a crummy website but their prices on some items, especially suspension parts, are highly competitive even with eBay pricing.

 

Just bought the LCAs, and I am using your list and eh6's list of parts above as a blueprints for my suspension rebuild that is in-process. For those in the know it would complete the how-to/what-to part of this if you can slap estimated pricing on this so newbies know what they would be in for on a build like this.

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That's a good idea. I'll put prices up next time I'm bored at work (tomorrow).

 

Yeah, Robear is a weird company. Their website seems kinda shady (and they actually recently redid it -- I bought from them before that) but they called me to confirm my order and sent them out in about a week when I bought from them. All in all I was very pleased.

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yeah they would be an inch off the ground on your car

 

john, you should definitely get sway bars, they made my car handle so well and theres basically no body roll. im gonna get a front strut tower bar soon, just gotta see if they make that one in my thread in black, and then im getting it. so i'll let you know how much it actually helps

 

What, the stock sway bar? They make them in black, they come like that from the factory.

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What, the stock sway bar? They make them in black, they come like that from the factory.

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is there going to be any difference in say the stock one or that ctr one nancy has vs one that costs $300?

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Yeah, I'm just really broke right now. Thanks for the link, though. Suspension is gonna be my project for next summer, most likely. Well, that's a lie... Prolly next fall/winter. Summer I'm getting a stereo, security system, tinted windows, and a new CF intake.

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Okay, bored at work so let's try to get some prices up in this thread.

 

Here's what I'm thinking right now:

 

<>Necessary stuff:

Koni Yellow Struts ($519 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_koni_sport_shoc...1_civiccrx.cfm)

Ground Control coilovers ($299 -- http://www.ground-control-store.com/produc...p/II=548/CA=55)

Alignment ($100-60 depending on the shop)

 

<>Nicities:

Energy Suspension full bushing kit ($129 -- http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/prodd...3&cat=1025)

Skunk2 LCAs rear ($189 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_skunk2_rear_low...pairsilver.cfm)

Skunk2 UCAs front ($189 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_skunk2_camber_k...-5degfront.cfm)

Skunk2 UCAs rear ($145 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_skunk2_racing_camber.cfm)

 

<>Extra Nicities:

Ground Crontrol extended top hats ($119 x 4 = $476 -- http://www.ground-control-store.com/produc...p/II=647/CA=97)

DC Sports front strut bar ($185 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_dc_sports_cs2_front.cfm)

DC Sports rear strut bar ($129 -- http://robearracing.com/pd_dc_sports_cs2_rear_strut_bar.cfm)

Carbing Lower Arm Bar front ($79 -- www.robearracing.com)

ASR rear subframe brace w/ITR rear sway bar ($399 -- www.passwordjdm.com)

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think your bushings should move up a notch or two in priority. i hate listening to peoples squeeky-ass dropped civics when i am sitting at a stop light. The full energy suspension kit I found was around $130 for one of every replaceable suspension bushing.

 

http://www.energysuspensionparts.com/prodd...03&cat=1025

 

full energy suspension master kit for 92-95 civic and 92-97 del sol, $128.37 and free shipping

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Your link is broken for the carbing lower arm bars, but I am assuming it is just a tie bar. If so, I would reccomend the ASR brace over that tie bar. Subframe tearout isnt QUITE as big a deal on our cars as it is on 96-2000 civics, but the added piece of mind and performance when coupled with that sway bar is worth it.

 

Ill comment on the rest of that setup when I get some more time, maybe tomorrow.

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heres the suspension set up for my ej6 and the same for the first ITR i had. this setup is perfect for street and if you want to track it then all you have to do is adjust the coilovers to a stiffer rate.

 

-F2 autolife coilovers- link

-spoon front tie bar- link

-suspension techniques subframe bar- link

-itr swaybars, front and rear

-function 7 lca's- link

-oem front strut bar, spoon front strut bar, carbing 3pt

-miracle cross bar- link

-skunk 2 camber kit, front

-omni pwer camber kit, rear

 

thats about it, i think. well worth it. im currently saving money for this setup for my eh2 hatch.

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That's a nice list. You got some expensive components made by companies I've never even heard of, but I'm assuming they're good quality.

 

I can't wait to redo my suspension system now. Keep the comments coming.

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HOLY SWEET TOPIC... i have been wating for one like this as im currently trying to figure out what to do when i replace my tokico blues and mystery springs... i have no idea what they are they came on the car... ANYWYAS... i'm currently running an oem gsr upper front brace, suspension techniques full sway bar package, and Energy Suspension polyurethane everywhere, and let me tell you, the poly bushings were by far the best money i have ever spent on a mod for my car, it's amazing.

 

personally i'm thinking on going with omnipower full adjust coilovers or koni yellows with god only knows what spring, but something to get rid of all the wheel gap that has been created by gutting the rear of my car and removing subs and amps and bodykit, and wing and yada yada yada...

 

anyone know much about neuspeed's race springs combined with koni yellows?

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Since you're car's drop was affected by gutting and whatnot I'd go coilovers instead of springs. That way it'll be sure to be an even drop when you do it.

 

Since you're car's drop was affected by gutting and whatnot I'd go coilovers instead of springs. That way it'll be sure to be an even drop when you do it.

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going to revive this because it is a rather nice topic to keep alive.

 

The following is what I have been looking at. My goal is to have a street setup that I will be driving daily, but I want enough that I can auto-x when I feel like it. I am not going for full race, just better performance. Not sure if the camber kit money would be better spent elsewhere. Should I choose a cheaper camber setup since it is not a full race application? I am/will be driving this car 20k+ a year, so camber must be set correctly as I don't want to blow through tires so being able to align the camber correctly is a must.

 

I plan on doing more with sway bars and braces later. So now I am just focusing on failing oem part replacement. I just installed rear LCA's. Are the Omni front LCA's something I should really be looking into?

 

I plan on rolling with a 1-2" drop max. Anything more and I will lose driveability on my country roads in the winter.

 

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Nice.

 

Have you heard of any such thing that's like a big X that goes under the car and connects the chassis at four points? I thought that's what Tanabe had but I only saw the 2pt under brace. Anyone know what I'm talking about? Cuz I don't.

 

 

 

I haven't heard of an x shape but there is an h-brace but I believe that goes underneath the engine bay. I'm not entirely sure I have seen them but never on a car before and haven't really looked into it much.

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going to revive this because it is a rather nice topic to keep alive.

 

The following is what I have been looking at. My goal is to have a street setup that I will be driving daily, but I want enough that I can auto-x when I feel like it. I am not going for full race, just better performance. Not sure if the camber kit money would be better spent elsewhere. Should I choose a cheaper camber setup since it is not a full race application? I am/will be driving this car 20k+ a year, so camber must be set correctly as I don't want to blow through tires so being able to align the camber correctly is a must.

 

I plan on doing more with sway bars and braces later. So now I am just focusing on failing oem part replacement. I just installed rear LCA's. Are the Omni front LCA's something I should really be looking into?

 

I plan on rolling with a 1-2" drop max. Anything more and I will lose driveability on my country roads in the winter.

 

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which car are you talking about? the sol or the civic? i know for the sol you can do the bolt and washer trick for the rear camber and save some monies, its probably same for the civic

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I had a full skunk2 camber kit on my old sol. 1.5" drop. When I went to get it aligned they gave me a print out and everything was in the correct specs and all. I asked them if they had any trouble using the camber kit since I had gotten it used with the shocks and all and they were like, "What camber kit?"

 

Apparently they could adjust enough without even using it. Honestly what I'd do is skip the kit and get it aligned and look at the print out afterwards. If you need them after all I'd get it. You may end up paying for two alignments, but you will most likely avoid paying for the camber kit and only have the get it aligned as normal if my experience wasn't a-typcial.

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I had a full skunk2 camber kit on my old sol. 1.5" drop. When I went to get it aligned they gave me a print out and everything was in the correct specs and all. I asked them if they had any trouble using the camber kit since I had gotten it used with the shocks and all and they were like, "What camber kit?"

 

Apparently they could adjust enough without even using it. Honestly what I'd do is skip the kit and get it aligned and look at the print out afterwards. If you need them after all I'd get it. You may end up paying for two alignments, but you will most likely avoid paying for the camber kit and only have the get it aligned as normal if my experience wasn't a-typcial.

Exactly, you usually dont even need a camber kit. Just get an alignment after you drop it, you should be good.

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