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I am in the process of upgrading my shocks to Tokicos due to a blown rear shock. My current struts and shocks have about 84,000 miles to them. What parts on the old suspension can I re-use and what parts of the old setup should I replace?
 

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I am in the process of upgrading my shocks to Tokicos due to a blown rear shock. My current struts and shocks have about 84,000 miles to them. What parts on the old suspension can I re-use and what parts of the old setup should I replace?
The only other part for the rear shock is the mount which you can re use.
 

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I heard on a different site it's recommended to replace the upper mounts and bearings?
And also that KYB is the manufacturer of our stock suspension. Would it be a wise decision to get those mounts as opposed to a 'genuine' honda part?
 

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I heard on a different site it's recommended to replace the upper mounts and bearings?
That's for the front, no bearings in the rear. The front mounts are more likely to wear out, the backs should be fine.

And also that KYB is the manufacturer of our stock suspension. Would it be a wise decision to get those mounts as opposed to a 'genuine' honda part?
Either mount would be good but for the rear you really shouldn't need new ones.
 

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Go with Ingalls.
 

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Has anyone been able to compare the difference between having ES polys inserted in the rear mounts vs ES polys inserted in both front AND rear?

I've only had the rears installed - long story - and I'm wondering if having the front installed in addition would make the vibrations any better or worse. This is particularly a concern when the AC is on.

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Subframe Brace; Progress, or ASR?

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Also, since I'm coming into some money soon, and know to stay away from Rokkor, Raceland, etc. What complete coilover do yall reccomend? Is Skunk2 still any good?


I'd like to stay at or under $750, so I've been looking at the Function Forms, or the Tein setups.

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Has anyone been able to compare the difference between having ES polys inserted in the rear mounts vs ES polys inserted in both front AND rear?

I've only had the rears installed - long story - and I'm wondering if having the front installed in addition would make the vibrations any better or worse. This is particularly a concern when the AC is on.

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If you're getting vibrations with the a/c on, I'd check your engine/tranny mounts.
 

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Has anyone been able to compare the difference between having ES polys inserted in the rear mounts vs ES polys inserted in both front AND rear?

I've only had the rears installed - long story - and I'm wondering if having the front installed in addition would make the vibrations any better or worse. This is particularly a concern when the AC is on.

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If you're getting vibrations with the a/c on, I'd check your engine/tranny mounts.
Quick update? So I finally got the front ES engine mount installed and in doing so realized my side mount needed to be replaced. I discovered that side mount was actually the one making a lot of noise, particularly when I'm goin past 4000rpms. At times, my hood still rattles from the engine vibration, but I'm confident that after I throw some dynamat and a hood-liner under there, all will be good.

Performance wise, I definitely can feel a difference with not only the pool from the extra torque, but the handling is improved as the engine isn't flopping around when I am moving laterally. Great upgrade!
 

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Hi everyone! I'm new her and I have some questions. I bought some sleeved coilovers (DNA Motoring) with Kensei stock shock and they bounce all over the place. Any help to improve ride quality? Should I return to stock coils? Thanks in advance.
 

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Hi everyone! I'm new her and I have some questions. I bought some sleeved coilovers (DNA Motoring) with Kensei stock shock and they bounce all over the place. Any help to improve ride quality? Should I return to stock coils? Thanks in advance.
The short answer is yes.
Any time you increase spring rate you need to also increase damping or it will get bouncy, so going back to stock springs will most likely help your ride. Make sure the dampers are still working when you make the switch as sometimes the higher spring rate of those sleeve kits will damage valves in the strut.
 
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