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Looking for input/suggestions on my suspension setup - sways specifically.

 
Old 05-24-2018, 11:36 AM
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This one is both Front and Rear swaybar set to low. Similar balance as to both set high, but this gives you a lot more traction (stiffer means less articulation means less traction). More bodyroll, but your wheel rate is still plenty high, so likely bodyroll is still fine. This seems like a better setup, unless you find too much roll for your liking. But what if you still think its too forward biased?
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Old 05-24-2018, 05:48 PM
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The rear sway bar numbers look way too stiff to me. Similar to the problematic 00-01 OEM bars, which Honda corrected on everything after 2001. A softer rear bar would give you a lot more grip and safety net.
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Old 05-25-2018, 05:18 AM
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wow this thread has turned into something fantastic, and is incredibly appreciated!!
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:24 AM
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With non-staggered tires on an AP1, it would be difficult to go too stiff in front. I agree with those who suggest a softer rear bar (for balance, exit traction, and stability over bumps), and also suggest you consider a stiffer front bar.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:44 PM
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IMHO there is only one bar to use on the front and that is this one. I use this bar on a middle setting (#4) with Ohlins 14k / 12k and it lets me get away with absolute MURDER. I use the stock 2005 bar on the rear and any hint of oversteer is 110% controllable usually by just going wide open on the throttle and steering correctly. I have a ton of in car videos of the car at autocross and I have one from my first track day last weekend if you want to see what the setup does. I also use a 255 square RE71R setup with an otherwise virtually stock suspension with ~115k on it. The way this car dives is AMAZING!

Upgrading to some poly bushings and diff mounts due to failure so I can update after install and racing to see what changes if anything.

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Old 06-09-2018, 04:21 PM
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Old 06-09-2018, 05:17 PM
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Sorry but poly bushings are not an upgrade...
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:09 AM
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So got out on the track yesterday with my dampers at 5 clicks from full stiff square (running the same setting square is something I haven't done before), and running from my usual 30psi square to 28psi square and the car felt MUCH MUCH better. Everything else remained the same. I was also being way more aware of my inputs and maintaining way more focus on what I was actually doing. Ended up a great day with myself getting faster each session. Seat time is priceless as they say.
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Old 06-24-2018, 06:21 PM
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@caranalogy

hey, have you got an updated spreadsheet? Mine sharing it via google docs or something?

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another update, got myself out to the backroads over the weekend and couldn't be more happier. The damper settings along with the tire pressure are simply all I needed to adjust. The Eibach front/rear combo is definitely a hit and I have zero plans in going to any of the OEM bars. I have never felt more confident in the seat than this weekend and really pushed the car through some of the best roads PA has to offer.
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