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Old 16th January 2009, 16:34   #91
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Alloys are fine. Got them checked at many places and they are new and fine. But why will this occur at only these speeds?
Yep mostly at these speeds. But the vibrations will be more once you cross 110.
Please do read about the link which i specified.
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Old 16th January 2009, 16:41   #92
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Agreed that the alloys are new and perfectly balanced , but the thread that sushrutha has posted is a must read for your problem. If the problem started after you put the alloys, the thread probably is your answer.



I can tell you one more reason, worn out engine mounts can cause vibration/shakes at certain speeds too.
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Yep mostly at these speeds. But the vibrations will be more once you cross 110.
Please do read about the link which i specified.

Thanks guys. I have gone through the link. Very exhaustive. Where will i find these hub centric links in mumbai? Any idea?
Are these the same as the 'O' rings?
Hopefully it should solve my problem. Will keep all updated.

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Thumbs up very informative

Gone throught the thread in one go. Being an OHC owner this thread is really very informative. Hats off to all the contributers...
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Old 24th February 2009, 18:14   #94
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Picked up the rear shock absorbers and the strut kit ( bushes ). - thanks to Ankit - got a really good deal on the prices..

price was Rs 1775 per rear shocker ( Munjal Showa )
Rs 200 per strut kit

car is now at Arush's to get these installed. am not sure whether the drive would be noticeably better after the change ( since I drive solo 99.99% of the time ) - but then had to change them since they were leaking..
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If you've been on old shocks for long, the feel will be pretty different. Congrats btw
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Ok. Have got the front suspension re-built from a suspension specialist (he claims to be one and for sure has enough work) close to my house called Oberoi Suspension, Bandra.

Replaced quiet a few parts since they were all worn-out(70k Kms old), got them myself from City Motor Co, Opera House.

Suspension Related Parts
Front Shocks - INR 3,800
Front Strut kit – INR 450
Lower Arms – INR 3,000
Linkage Bush Kit – INR 250
Balance Rod Bush Kit – INR 100

Steering Related Parts
Steering Ball joint – INR 1,000
Tie rod ends – INR 750

Other Worn-out Parts
Front Wheel Bearing – INR 1,400
Brake Pads – INR 650
Front Centre Engine Mounting – INR 850

Total Labour – INR 1,000

Grand Total – INR 13,250

Got the steering rack checked, not a single drop of oil has leaked and was told that its as good as new. The suspension rattles have absconded but there are other things I need to take care of. The interior door panels/plastic parts are rattling and I just don’t know what to do about them. Plz suggest a solution guys…..do you know of a guy who can do this for me?
Hey KSM,
I was planning to get the front suspensions of my Vtec overhauled. Got a quote of 30K from one. But Ankit thinks its quite high. I got to know that you got your suspensions overhauled this year and the cost you got it done at is rocking.
Would you recommend this guy for me. How is your car handling now almost after 5-6mths later.
I'm in Oshiwara and Bandra would not be far so was planning to get a quote from the guy. So please give me the location of Oberoi's Suspensions with a landmark so its easy to find.
Maybe we can meet when I get my vtec at the garage since you stay closeby.
Thanks in advance.
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Took the car to my trusted mechanic. There is absolutely no need for disc replacement. I got the brake pads changed cost me 950/- for the pads, they are made by KBX. Total expense including labour and disc cleaning and polishing came to 1400/- only.

My car goes to Honda only for service. For the rest I have my trusted mechanic. Hes not a road side types. His is a proper shop who also sells accessories and all his mechanics are in proper uniforms and badges with their names on it. I am actually glad I found a good mechanic which is realy hard to find these days.
Came across this thread while searching for something else.
Dippy - where is your trusted mechanic located - which part of Bombay?

Also how has the KBX pads worked out?
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BTW Guys i did my rear suspension overhaul some time back cost me about 5k for both the struts and the required bushing.
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Why it is a general practice to change lower arms at the time of suspension replacement? It is a well stiff part and did not get deformed without accident.
Isn’t it enough to change bushes and joint pins?
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Why it is a general practice to change lower arms at the time of suspension replacement? It is a well stiff part and did not get deformed without accident.
Isn’t it enough to change bushes and joint pins?

It is enough to change the bushes and joint pins but the question is who will do it for you and where will you source the parts from ?
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I own a Dec-07 NHC ZX which has run 45,000 kms so far. Over the last 5000 odd kms, I noticed that the suspension had started acting up. I was starting to feel every pebble on the road. I got the car examined at a couple of local garages including Mr. Shanbagh at Dadar. His take was that the suspension had suffered because of my tyre upgraded. I had upgraded from the stock to 185/65 Michelin XM2 almost a year back. He suggested that I run with a 28 psi pressure in my tyres instead of a suspension overhaul. However, even that didn’t help much and the ride had become quite horrendous.

After reading up on suspension related topics on T-Bhp, I came across this guy in Bandra – Oberai Suspension – apparently a suspension specialist. He examined my car and concluded that the bushes, suspension link, the tie rods and the ball joints needed replacement. Luckily the shocks were ok.

He gave me a quote of 18K. Breakup is as under:
• Ball joints – Rs. 4000
• Tie rod ends – Rs. 3500
• Suspension linkages – Rs. 3500
• Lower Arms – Rs. 4000
• Bushes, Strut Mount, labour etc.. Rs. 3000

These rates are for a pair. These are not original Honda OEM spares since that cost was coming to almost Rs. 32K and considering the six year vintage of my car, it didn’t make sense to spend that much as of now.

I collected my car last night. The car handles a lot better. I can feel a noticeable difference in the suspension. The overall ride is a lot more compliant.

Do you guys think it was a reasonable price for the job ?
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He gave me a quote of 18K. Breakup is as under:
• Ball joints – Rs. 4000
• Tie rod ends – Rs. 3500
• Suspension linkages – Rs. 3500
• Lower Arms – Rs. 4000
• Bushes, Strut Mount, labour etc.. Rs. 3000

These rates are for a pair. These are not original Honda OEM spares since that cost was coming to almost Rs. 32K and considering the six year vintage of my car, it didn’t make sense to spend that much as of now.

I collected my car last night. The car handles a lot better. I can feel a noticeable difference in the suspension. The overall ride is a lot more compliant.

Do you guys think it was a reasonable price for the job ?
Yes, rates are perfect for the work. I also went for suspension overhaul for my 2004 Honda City GXI (idsi) on Jan 1 2014 and rates was similar accept I also changed break pads (bosch) rs.1000 + 350 for disc smoothing on lathe machine + 450 labor, shocks (Rs.4800) Front axel right Rs.5350, Front Wheel Bearing Rs.600, rear tail light Rs.1600. Stupid wheel cap guy broken 8 studs by standing on wrench while fitting wheel caps. Wheel caps Rs.600 + studs damage Rs.2400

IMO you should have changed shocks as well to ovoid labor charges in future in case they went bad prematurely.

Here is breakdown of my work. Total damage rs. 33179, suspension overhaul about rs.21k, axel work about 6k, break pads about 2k, tail light about 2k. studs 2k.

Overhaul was done at Premji's thane and I am very happy with the work. Car has now become very smooth and is running like brand new. My last suspension work was done at about 50k and they lasted for 3 years / 36k. I think 25% life was left in them but I decided to go for complete overhaul for smoother ride.

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