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Go for standard set up....anything more is a waste ! 2 5.71%
Try hard, stand on your head for a set of Koni's 25 71.43%
Stick with standard set up and look at some rear suspension mods 4 11.43%
Retain standard suspension set up and play around with bigger tyres 5 14.29%
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Old 19th February 2006, 15:45   #1
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After a hard 5000 km + some hard cornering in Chennai, my Vtec's suspension is shot. By the look of it, no one imports specialised suspension components (makes most road warriors look like a bunch of polishers). Methods do not import Koni's for OHC.

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Speak to psycho , he imports koni's .. Expensive , but surely worth it ..
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I have recently upgraded my suspension front & rear in OHC both are adjustable KY-B Stiffened with ride height lowered by 1.25in in rear & 1/2 in in front & Boy With 205 Profile 15" GIII the handlings is great & runs rock solid. Exactly What kind of Suspension Setup are you looking for your VTEC?
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. Exactly What kind of Suspension Setup are you looking for your VTEC?
something not too low but provides a better placed rear end- where did you get the kit from and how much did it cost?
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Hey Rocam , even I am looking for such stuff for my OHC 1.5 , but haven't been able to find much, I would really love to get an estimate on your set up . 'coz I have similar sized tyres(195/55 R15 Bridgestone Potenza's), But the ride leaves a lot to be desired. Ne help pls?
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I have recently upgraded my suspension front & rear in OHC both are adjustable KY-B Stiffened with ride height lowered by 1.25in in rear & 1/2 in in front & Boy With 205 Profile 15" GIII the handlings is great & runs rock solid. Exactly What kind of Suspension Setup are you looking for your VTEC?
Rocam, KYB for shocks....do you know what springs you are using. Eibach, ground control ??

Also how does she handle the speedbumps. OHC already has an issue with its underbody scraping at full load.

PS, did anyone notice that there was a silver Baleno running at the track day with a KONI livery. I thought he was a dealer or something.
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PS, did anyone notice that there was a silver Baleno running at the track day with a KONI livery. I thought he was a dealer or something.
Yes that baleno belongs to Shreshta Patil the rally driver .. He has given up the esteem class and is planning to take part in the balenos henceforth ..
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[quote=Mpower]Rocam, KYB for shocks....do you know what springs you are using. Eibach, ground control ??

Also how does she handle the speedbumps. OHC already has an issue with its underbody scraping at full load.

I m not sure which make the springs are but it has come as a kit specifically for city the hight of springs were almost half the oem size, the ride quality is quit acceptable and i havent found any problem on speedbumps but i slow down often, the tyre & underbody doesnt scraps i have tested with 4 persons loaded and some luggage and on expressway it feels as if you are glued to the road

@car crazy1400 ,Set of 4 Adj Shock & spring costed around 45K including installation, I had installed these shocks cause of Engine + daily street strip driiving the ride quality is acceptable.

@Ajmat I got the kit from KS Motorsports price mentioned above
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Ajmat, did u speak with PJ about the coilovers he's using on his Vtec??

Psycho can also help u with the konis.Get the bolt-on set for the OHC since its gonna be a daily driver and we're not experimenting with cornering,angle, speed,etc..
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Another thing to consider for 'track use only' are 'camber plates' They allow you to run negative camber which will give you not only more grip but also reduce the kind of one sided tire wear that you see. Considering the price of imported sport tires and the rate at which they wear, its well worth the investment.

But it may not work in combination with bolt on strut bar because it also bolts on to the top strut mount. Another option to get negative camber is to get a service strut with a cam bolt.
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Ajmat, did u speak with PJ about the coilovers he's using on his Vtec??

Psycho can also help u with the konis.Get the bolt-on set for the OHC since its gonna be a daily driver and we're not experimenting with cornering,angle, speed,etc..

PJ does not deal with them anymore - am looking at a simple bolt on set for a daily driver
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PJ does not deal with them anymore - am looking at a simple bolt on set for a daily driver
there are 2 sets of konis that you can buy
the koni red is the complete rally setup or you can go for the softer street koni yellows...

The yellows should suit your city much better and are also cheaper. 20G a pair i guess.. ask keshav..
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Koni do not supply any more ...at least thats what the Singapore Disti told me.

Looked on Ebay - some options from Tokico and KYB for around $200 + freight and the dealer will put a lower price on the invoice.

Some questions:

1: How much duty would one expect to pay ?
2: How good is Tokico ?
3: Can someone confirm that the 1992-2000 Honda Civic uses the same parts to ensure I am getting the right stuff!
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3: Can someone confirm that the 1992-2000 Honda Civic uses the same parts to ensure I am getting the right stuff!
There were two generations of Civics that existed in that timeframe. They both had a SLA or double-wishbone setup on all 4 corners and the Indian City has McPherson strut F with multilink rear. U can check with Iceman, he has a '92. So, civic parts wont fit.
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