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rear spring up grade 4 cheap!
Posted 30 October 2003 - 09:25 PM
so on my junk yard excursion the other day I noticed that front springs on a 88 accord hatch looked about the same. I poped them off and eyeballed it against a sube.
picked em up for 37$ and installed them today on the rear of my wagon.
they fit perfect!
it lifted the rear a few inches. if you dont mind a raked sube it is frickin great. it rides nice still but will hopefully handle a load a bit better. ok time to celibrate:drunk:
Posted 30 October 2003 - 09:29 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 09:43 PM
Posted 30 October 2003 - 10:37 PM
Posted 31 October 2003 - 03:06 AM
cool...now get ready for the honda haters to start chimin' in;)
i might have to bring my digi up there, russ.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 04:56 AM
My camber is perfectly flat, and I think the car handles better than it did before the lift. Of course this is a custom lift, and I have no idea if this would work on a PK lift - maybe he can answer.
Certainly a LOT easier than fabbing longer control arms......
Posted 31 October 2003 - 12:02 PM
yeah I was prepared for a little honda bashing. It was just too cool and easy not to share with the group.
going to take it for a better test drive today to get the feel for it.
the lift height is aprox 2 to 4 inches. its hard to tell because I had a spacer under the stock spring to boost it up a little before the swap. this was not intended to be a lift but it just hapend to turn out this way.
I am thinking of a combination stress bar/camber adjustment for non lifted cars next. seems how the discussion went that way.
Posted 31 October 2003 - 02:23 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 02:47 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 03:11 AM
I am glad someone else finally tried it. I thought this was a great thing that we all should have the option of doing. I am still really happy with mine.
I spread the word in multiple posts so its out there if people want the info.
they fit perfect huh?
Posted 29 March 2004 - 04:29 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:55 AM
I think this is a great idea..
Anyone have any ideas what to do about the front to level it out.?
Posted 29 March 2004 - 11:01 AM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 12:12 PM
basically it would be similar to a BYB lift in the front but only 1 1/2 or 2".
I have be collecting some various types of square tubing. I plan to make an adaptor to fit on top of the strut. this will not only drop the strut but will add a little more neg. camber and caster.
then of course the spacers to drop the cross member and associated trany/driveshaft mounts. have not decided on how to best do the steering linkage. (thy sell some bad arse little steering joints for hot rods)
I considered spacing the motor to keep it the same as the chassis but I dont think the CV joints would like that much.
Posted 29 March 2004 - 02:53 PM
Also, the other question I asked was if you guys had the adjustable rears coil overs or not. But after reading some more, and the updated info, I'm guessing you do and are replacing the spring (hence the spring compressor).
Posted 29 March 2004 - 06:24 PM
nice work rallyruss...I think I will hit up the jy tomorrow:)
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:25 PM
Even if it costs more, would it be worth it to get new springs that haven't been on the road for almost 20 years?
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:33 PM
Posted 30 March 2004 - 01:04 AM
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