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#1 WJM

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 02:54 PM

Get these:

KYB GR2 for XT 2WD
234029 and 234030

http://www.importper...om/store/234029

The XT struts are the shortest ones. Put an uprated spring on it, say the 250 lb 10 in tall ones im running...and whamo.

4WD struts are the tallest. 2WD sedan/wag/coupe being shorter...XT being shotest.

#2 archemitis

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 03:12 PM

i got a hack saw =P

but no honda =/

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 03:25 PM

who needs coils anyways? I got no Honda either but man, the Brat sure looked pimpin!:D

#4 WJM

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Posted 07 December 2004 - 03:38 PM

*sigh*

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 05:32 AM

or you go to the junkyard and get some 2wd xt struts for $20:banana: and score coilovers off ebay for $8..*double:banana: *


and yes im slamming the coupe. pics next week

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:13 AM

I like the idea of 2wd XT6 springs......mmmm 5-lug is coming soon!!!

Hey Brad, what kind of coilovers did you get for 8 bucks?? I wanna know cause then hopefully I can get a set for the RX;)

#7 archemitis

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 10:16 AM

heheh, heres what id do... install motor wich is too large for car. un crank rear torsion bars... blammo!

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 04:00 PM

i got a used set of Bomz for a civic.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 04:06 PM

heheh, heres what id do... install motor wich is too large for car. un crank rear torsion bars... blammo!

but EA82s don't have torsion bars

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 06:52 PM

yar, thats why i referenced the hacksaw =]

actualy none of my vehicles are lowered... im just here for fun.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 08:07 PM

yar, thats why i referenced the hacksaw =]

actualy none of my vehicles are lowered... im just here for fun.

Metal cut-off saw is faster, louder, and more fun! :grin:

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:34 PM

no spring cutting...with a torch that is. Using a 'saw' action is ok...but still not recommended.

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:40 PM

actualy, a hacksaw would probable take 30 minutes, and three blades. half a rung at a time is what i have heard to start with.

#14 WJM

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Posted 08 December 2004 - 09:44 PM

yeah, half a coil...and I ahve a portaband...takes about 5 mins to zip thru the thick spring steel. 2 mins on street springs.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 06:00 PM

meh coils, who needs them? Why would you cut them when you can just pull them out?:D I tend to use a cut off wheel, thats how I lowered the front of my '79 wagon and then cranked the torsions down in the rear. I said screw it with the Brat and pulled the coils out completly and cranked the torsions all the way down in the rear, pull some bumpstops and VOILA! lowered Br!z@t!!!

#16 WJM

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 07:51 PM

meh coils, who needs them? Why would you cut them when you can just pull them out?:D I tend to use a cut off wheel, thats how I lowered the front of my '79 wagon and then cranked the torsions down in the rear. I said screw it with the Brat and pulled the coils out completly and cranked the torsions all the way down in the rear, pull some bumpstops and VOILA! lowered Br!z@t!!!


thats crazy and unsafe.

#17 archemitis

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 09:17 PM

i'll vouch for that, no springs sucks, you cant launch off the line without catching air... thats with a good bit of horsepower tho. a brat with 75 hp might be ok...

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 12:45 AM

Something like this should do the trick

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:09 AM

i'll vouch for that, no springs sucks, you cant launch off the line without catching air... thats with a good bit of horsepower tho. a brat with 75 hp might be ok...


yes but I was driving a Brat with ~110hp. Mmmmmm lovely JDM high compression EA71s with some work done to them. Made it real fun to drift in RWD;)

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 12:06 PM

Something like this should do the trick

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Who makes those? Brand? Model number? Will they fit on Brats? Where can I get a set? :D

#21 WJM

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 10:04 PM

Purdeey.

I'll have some Koni Double adjustable custom coilovers made at some point...and some pretty stiff springs too... :D




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