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#26 MSSLGECKO

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 03:48 PM

I definately will have to look into the 2WD struts and I'm looking at doing a swaybar in the rear sometime soon.

What would you expect the brat to do [handling] w/ EA82 coilovers and the honda springs? (should I not do the honda springs for road/dirt application) That would give me a few inches in the rear, right? (2-3"?)

#27 subynut

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:51 PM

I definately will have to look into the 2WD struts and I'm looking at doing a swaybar in the rear sometime soon.

What would you expect the brat to do [handling] w/ EA82 coilovers and the honda springs? (should I not do the honda springs for road/dirt application) That would give me a few inches in the rear, right? (2-3"?)

Might be a bit rough with the honda springs; there's no weight back there. Not quite sure as to what is involved in swapping the EA82 struts on the EA81s. Haven't had a chance at really looking over the differences between the two suspensions. I know MilesFox has done this kinda swap. Like I said, it may be too rough and cause it to just bounce all over the place.
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Posted 30 June 2005 - 07:38 PM

I'm running my RX in RWD and have shudder coming from the rear end while making very sharp turns at low speed (i.e. pulling out of a parking lot onto a road, 90 degree turn, under 15mph). It shakes and rumbles like crazy until I straighten the wheels, go above about 15, or push in the clutch. I've been told that this is the LSD attempting to engage and is fairly normal. Is it?

#29 MSSLGECKO

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 10:49 PM

I think you're right about stiffening the rear up a bunch. I didn't really want to think about it earlier when I was tired, but after my nap and your wisdom, I see the reality of it all. :rolleyes: I am working on bringing rallycross to Bozeman this summer, so I suppose that I will get to be doing some 4WD competition. I think that I will continue to drive in RWD when not in race-car form because it is that much better than FWD.

I definately have some rear end hop sometimes; most of all when I do a handbrake stand on dirt (occasionally on pavement).

As a side note, I am tempted to try tossing my 27" offroad tires on the Brat while my wagon is off the road. Does that mean that I'm crazy? I feel pretty confident that they won't fit (in the front for sure) but I still want to try it at least on the rears. Probaby will be outgeared most of the time. :headbang:




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