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TxFireman1972
05-18-2010, 08:55 PM
I have a 95 DX Coupe I inherited after my daughter toasted the motor. I'm in the process of putting a D16Z6 in place of the D15B7. This car will strictly be for daily driving when I dont need my truck, so the main goal is a good solid car, that has a good ride and gets great gas mileage, and a budget friendly build.

My question is on the suspension parts, Obviously, with the car being 25 years old and over 200K miles, the suspension could you some freshening up. With my project goal in mind, what is my best route as far as suspension parts? Am I better of just buying factory replacement struts, bushings, etc? Or are there better aftermarket parts available for close to the same price?

When I do parts like control arm bushings, am I better off having replacement bushings pressed into my arms or should I just replace the entire arm with a new one that has new bushings? Thanks in advance for any info you can provide.

andrewK
05-31-2010, 01:36 PM
in all honesty a little list just to make the ride better.
energy suspension master bushing kit <$200
kyb gr2 shocks
keep stock springs or some drop springs if you want to ower it tastefully just a tad i'd recommend tein s.techs or maybe eibach pro kit or even h&r makes a good spring set.

honda's typically 92-00 civics trailing arm bushings are really common to wear out but those are included in the master buishing set.

if you want a tighter feel trying adding thicker rear sway bar and stiffer "race" springs like the ones h&r offers.