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kar08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted May 20, 2002 05:06 PM  
My 87 CRX has struts with no spring on them. In 88 they went with a coiled strut. Would it be to my advantage to change to the coiled strut. My track requires stock suspension specific to the model year of the car. Do I take the chance to slide one by or do I make the switch?

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted May 21, 2002 07:55 PM  
You probably could get by until you start running well, the someone is bound to complain. Does your car now have torsion bar front?

kar08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted May 22, 2002 03:00 PM  
Thanks for your response KWTracer. My front end is independent. The rear is a solid axel with a torsion bar and coiled struts. If you have ANY advice on the rear as well, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks again!


KWTracer
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Total posts: 233
posted May 22, 2002 04:59 PM  
I'm sorry, I'm not real familiar with the CRX. But I believe your year model has the independent MacPherson Strut, torsion bars, and anti-sway bar on the front and a rigid axle integral with left trailing arm, right trailing arm, panhard rod, coil springs, and anti-sway bar on the rear. You can adjust all you ride heights and change your cross, but you'll have to change bars to change rate( like coils). I would prefer the coil over front strut because it probably easier to find aftermarket suspension parts, but if your bar rates are close and you have to be totally stock, give what you have a chance and work with it a bit. Let us know what works or doesn't.


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kar08
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted May 22, 2002 05:22 PM  
Hey, thanks again for the info. I'll keep you posted, but it'll be awhile yet.


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