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Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 9th, 2012, 10:30 pm

Brand new bushings, radius arms and struts!
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Postby est1988 » November 9th, 2012, 11:33 pm

what are those in the middle? panhard rod bushings?

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Postby MinkelR » November 10th, 2012, 1:41 am

The big one is for the trailing arm and the little ones on top are for the panhard rod. Got a couple other bushings as well not pictured.

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Postby silentsnow31802 » November 10th, 2012, 1:41 am

Part number from that bushing kit? Also who makes that arm? I got some from rock auto and left them outside and they rusted to hell :-(
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Postby MinkelR » November 10th, 2012, 3:52 am

The bushings are Energy Suspension Hyperflex Black Polyurethane. Part # 16.18101G for the G1 crx. Arms are Beck Arnley.

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Postby silentsnow31802 » November 10th, 2012, 3:27 pm

MinkelR wrote:The bushings are Energy Suspension Hyperflex Black Polyurethane. Part # 16.18101G for the G1 crx. Arms are Beck Arnley.

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Ah yes the ones I got were Moog. Totoal pieces of shit IMO. They shouldnt have rusted like they did. Thanks for the part number though. Ill have to look into that one.

Do you know what bushings are in that kit exactly? I cant find a definite answer anywhere.
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Postby MinkelR » November 10th, 2012, 7:29 pm

Front Sway Bar end link bushings w/ hardware as well as the mounting bushings
Radius Arm bushings w/ metal sleeves and washers
Polyurethane ball joint boots
Rear swing arm bushings w/ metal sleeves
Panhard rod bushings
Torque rod shift bushing and the other shift bushing just behind the shifter
Theres some mystery bushings in there too. I think they might be for the internal rear swaybar but I'm not sure.
There's also a tub of grease and some ES stickers.

I was going to get Moog but saw Beck Arnley had a better warranty. 36 months/50,000 miles. The Beck Arnley ones are made in Japan by Senkei Industry who is an OE supplier. Not sure if they supplied for Honda though.I'll have to take a look at the markings on my old ones when i get them out.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 12th, 2012, 8:41 am

Installed the rear bushings tonight. The mystery ones are for the internal sway bar behind the rear passenger dust shield. Mostly used a gear/pulley remover and various sockets to remove the bushing sleeves and bushings. I was able to push out the old swing arm bushings with little effort then removed the residual rubber with a torch. I was surprised that the OEM swing arm bushings only have 2 points of contact inside the swing arm.
So far so good. No squeaks on the drive home and you can definitely feel the road surface. Can't wait to do the front. I'll probably end up doing that next Sunday unless my parts don't show.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 13th, 2012, 9:57 am

lol, I've been using a friends garage. I was actually able to take off my coat to work on it! I also grabbed a FL hub since the wheel bearing is bad in mine (lots of in/out play). Going to swap it out and have a new bearing pressed in the old one if/when the junk yard one ever fails.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 16th, 2012, 10:24 pm

Got my struts in the mail the other day. Went with the KYB GR2/Excel-G since Tokico HP's seem to be hard to find. Ordered some 27.5mm Upgrade Motoring Torsion bars. Hopefully get those in next weekend if they arrive in time. I should be happy after all this is done :D
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Postby Team Type R » November 17th, 2012, 3:50 am

Are these shorter than the standard shocks?
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Postby MinkelR » November 17th, 2012, 4:31 am

Don't think they are. I'll compare them with my old ones when I get them out.

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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 19th, 2012, 1:33 am

Got some news! The shaft on these struts is 3/4" shorter than the half-blown gabriels I had on there. The strut bodies are the same size. From where the shaft meets the body to where it sits on the chassis the kyb measures 5.5" while the gabriels measure 6.25". Not sure what the OEM length is. Hopefully someone out there has one they can measure.

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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 19th, 2012, 7:59 am

Did the rest of the front today. My first impressions are very good! I think the new radius arm bushings did the most. The car no longer bucks as badly while depressing the gas in low gear and a lot of the suspension noises and play are gone in the front. Still need to get an alignment and some new tires but that'll have to wait until I get my torsion bars installed. Maybe another week or so depending on when they arrive. The struts are much stiffer than my older ones and the front end doesn't lean as much as it used to.

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Passengers side all ready to go:

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Drivers side completely disassembled. I replaced the hub. The wheel bearing was toast.

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Drivers side reassembled:

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New vs old sway bar end link bushings:

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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » November 30th, 2012, 10:01 pm

Torsion bars finally arrived! Will attempt to install on Wednesday. Any tips/tricks on the reindexing?

Obligatory crappy cell phone pic. Will take some better ones during the install.

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Postby KRoundy » December 1st, 2012, 3:04 am

Ryan - you are my hero. I've wanted to do exactly what you are doing for so long...

When you are all done we MUST have a meet-up at the man-cave and we can all take a test drive in your car and Robert and I can remember what they felt like when they were new.
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Postby MinkelR » December 1st, 2012, 11:09 pm

It'll be a bit stiffer than new :P
The spring rate will basically be tripled in the front with the new bars. Hopefully it'll match my rear springs well.
You two are welcome to take it for a spin on the next meet. I'm going to try and put the bars in tomorrow. If not I'll knock it out on Wednesday. I'll probably end up removing both of the key ways from the torque tube and lower arm and leaving all splines intact on the bar unless anyone objects to that method.
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Postby Biscuit » December 2nd, 2012, 10:22 am

Did you keep the rear radius arm nut loose and the sway bar links loose before putting weight on the suspension?
If you did'nt, you can redo it now before the bushings set in and start to make noise or affect the alignment more in the future.
I don't know if you knew but the suspension bushings should be torqued to spec after the suspension is loaded under the cars' weight.

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Postby 247christian » December 3rd, 2012, 3:04 am

im actually thinking of doing the same thing.

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Postby MinkelR » December 3rd, 2012, 7:12 am

Got the torsion bars installed and did a redneck wheel alignment. It rides great!! I'm very happy with the results!
I ended up removing a spline from the lower arm side of the torsion bar. There isn't enough room between the lower arm and the oil pan to efficiently remove the key way.

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Car up in the air. Adjustment nut backed all the way off to remove tension from the torsion bar.
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Torque tube end cap.
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End cap removed. Look at the rust!!
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Removed the snap ring. Smacked it a few times with a hammer and it didn't budge. Grabbed a torch and gave it a little bit of heat. Gave it another smack and it popped right out. Careful not to use too much heat as to not re-temper the bar.
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Removed the keyway from the torque tube with a triangular file. You can see where I filed in the 9 o'clock position.
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Removed a spline from the lower arm side of the torsion bar and marked where it was with the file.
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Bar in and front clip is on.
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Torque tube going back on.
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Stock 21mm bars vs 27.5mm Upgrade Motoring bars
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Postby 247christian » December 5th, 2012, 5:33 am

i didnt know you had to do that to the torsion bars... mines just went it fine without shaving or filing

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Postby MinkelR » December 5th, 2012, 10:46 am

247christian wrote:i didnt know you had to do that to the torsion bars... mines just went it fine without shaving or filing

Some come already indexed so you can just line them up and slide them in. The Upgrade Motoring bars do not.
I have noticed some more engine vibration inside the car. I've developed a rattle in my center console. It handles great from what I could do with it around town. I'll have to take it for a spin up Mt. Erie tomorrow and take a few shots.
Also ordered some new tie rod ends. My passenger one is shot and there is a good amount of play in the ball joint :(
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Postby Biscuit » December 5th, 2012, 10:47 am

Thank you for that!
Stock bars are 19mm.
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Postby MinkelR » December 5th, 2012, 10:51 am

Biscuit wrote:Thank you for that!
Stock bars are 19mm.

Did different years/trim come with different sizes? Mine measure in at a 21.00mm diameter :? . Used to be a family car so I'm certain they're stock.
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Postby 247christian » December 5th, 2012, 6:34 pm

Yea i have The Upgrade Motoring 27.5mm ones and never had to do that and they went in perfect.. interesting.. since i seen u post this. Yesterday i ordered new tie rods, lower control arm and ball joints lately and the bushing kit! :D

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Postby 87g1teger » December 5th, 2012, 9:03 pm

me no like the 27.4mm tbars
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Postby MinkelR » December 6th, 2012, 5:53 am

247christian wrote:Yea i have The Upgrade Motoring 27.5mm ones and never had to do that and they went in perfect.. interesting.. since i seen u post this. Yesterday i ordered new tie rods, lower control arm and ball joints lately and the bushing kit! :D

You'll love the way it handles after the new bushings! Maybe your tubes and arms didn't have a key in them. I know some of the earlier civic/crx's were that way.

87g1teger wrote:me no like the 27.4mm tbars

I can see where they would get annoying on poorly paved roads. I love them so far.

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Postby Biscuit » December 6th, 2012, 9:57 am

I've pulled and measured three sets of torsion bars from my stock Integras. Measured with digital calipers at the smallest diameter along the bar.
All three were 19mm and taken from RS, LS, and SE coupes.
Sedan torsion bars may differ. I've always wondered about that and have never seen any info about it.

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Postby MinkelR » December 6th, 2012, 5:28 pm

Looks like they had two manufacturers of torsion bars. Mitsuboshi Seiko and Nippon Hatsujo. I only measured my left bar. I'll measure my right bar as well to see if I get the same diameter.

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51401-SD2-025 SPRING, R. TORSION BAR (NIPPON HATSUJO)
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51402-SD2-009 SPRING, L. TORSION BAR (MITSUBOSHI SEIKO)
51402-SD2-015 SPRING, L. TORSION BAR (NIPPON HATSUJO)
51402-SD2-025 SPRING, L. TORSION BAR (NIPPON HATSUJO)
51402-SD2-029 SPRING, L. TORSION BAR (MITSUBOSHI SEIKO)
51402-SD2-005 SPRING, L. TORSION BAR (NIPPON HATSUJO)

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Postby Biscuit » December 7th, 2012, 10:34 am

Right and left is the same diameter for the stock coupe torsion bars.
I wonder if the sedan had thicker torsion bars?

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Postby MinkelR » December 13th, 2012, 2:17 am

Finally got some new tires and an alignment. Bit the bullet and bought some siped Michelin Pilot Exalto's. Passenger side toe was 0.41 while the drivers was 0.01 degrees. Pretty good for a string and a measuring tape, lol. Now they're both set to -0.04 degrees. The drivers rear wheel is showing -1.07 degree camber. I ordered a 0.25 degree shim so it matches the -0.84 on the pass side. Will have the shop install that when it comes in. Drives great now. :D
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Postby MinkelR » December 20th, 2012, 6:39 am

I got mine from HeelToe Auto. No problems. They are Upgrade Motoring torsion bars that are also sold at Upgrademotoring.com.
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Postby jotcrx » December 20th, 2012, 12:41 pm

I also have the 27.5 Upgrade Motoring torsion bars with Koni Sports and I love how mine ride with the Koni's set to mid. Can be a bit harsh on rough roadfs at times, but on a smooth highway, rides like it is on a cloud. I love the feedback I get to the steering wheel. When i got my tb's, I also had to file the tubes and the bars to get them to be able to adjust. As said, some cars already have that done and some don't. Not hard with a triangle file anyway. Only problem I had was get the new bars in - had to extend the grooves about 10mm to allow enough travel to get the clips in. Wasn't hard with a grinding wheel and a Dremel. :)
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Postby MinkelR » December 23rd, 2012, 8:23 pm

jotcrx wrote:I also have the 27.5 Upgrade Motoring torsion bars with Koni Sports and I love how mine ride with the Koni's set to mid. Can be a bit harsh on rough roadfs at times, but on a smooth highway, rides like it is on a cloud. I love the feedback I get to the steering wheel. When i got my tb's, I also had to file the tubes and the bars to get them to be able to adjust. As said, some cars already have that done and some don't. Not hard with a triangle file anyway. Only problem I had was get the new bars in - had to extend the grooves about 10mm to allow enough travel to get the clips in. Wasn't hard with a grinding wheel and a Dremel. :)


If the road is nice the ride is nice, lol. There's this one bridge in my area where the slabs were not laid down even (feels like a sin graph :geek: ). It was hardly noticeable before but now it gives me knots in my stomach.

I guess the spline length with the Upgrade motoring bars was an issue up until recently. On their recent few runs they've made them longer. All my clips fit in without any problems.
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Postby 247christian » January 4th, 2013, 3:13 am

did you use the ball joint/tie rod boots from the kit?? I installed mines today and as i was tightening down my left side my ball joint started to leak :cry: good thing it was still under warranty from rock auto :D but i had no rips.. im guessing the boot adds more pressure to the ball joint or mine was just a bad one... Hopefully it comes in next week. i really want to see how it rides with the bushing kit.

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Postby MinkelR » January 4th, 2013, 8:09 am

I didn't use the poly boots that came in the kit. I'm happy to report that handling is still nice and tight. :D
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Postby 247christian » January 4th, 2013, 5:20 pm

oh ic... yea i think ima take them off... Seems like it puts way to much pressure on the boot.. im kinda scared to think that they might all pop once the car is on the floor.... Once its all done ill let you know how it rides


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Postby qikteg » February 25th, 2013, 6:24 am

how'd you go with those poly boots? seems like there is a special clip tool to use to get them on?
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Postby MinkelR » February 25th, 2013, 12:11 pm

I didn't use them. I assume you have to remove the old boot and somehow fasten the other on.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby 89chondabrah » February 27th, 2013, 9:14 am

i just got my 27.5's about a week ago and am knockin off a spline in the front of the bar as well.as for the rear of the bars they slip right in already since i had my old torsion bars re-indexed, as soon as my kyb's arrive ill be installing them and i can look at her pants off stance off
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby silentsnow31802 » May 2nd, 2013, 9:24 pm

gnemonic wrote:So the thicker TBars will solve the annoying hard close hit on the shocks when I drive my usual daily Puertorrican, third world, bumpy and irregular champion rally crap road. I am about to weld springs or something to the struts of this car. Seriously. I love this car except for this issue. Would 24mm TBars give me closer to a spring/strut ride?? Or should I go with 27mm?? I just want to protect my shocks and my ass. Help me guys and thank you in advance.


If your bottoming out you need to raise the ride height or get stiffer shocks. The shocks job is to slow the suspension movement on quick jolts, the spring or torsion bar in this case is to hold the weight where it is.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby Mikakey » July 15th, 2014, 8:32 am

What bushing(s) in this kit is the one you dont end up using?
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby MinkelR » July 15th, 2014, 4:44 pm

There are two smaller bushings for the front sway bar that don't fit on the integra front sway bar. There are two larger ones included that do fit however. They are still a PITA to put in though.
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Re: Got some work to do!

Postby Mikakey » July 15th, 2014, 8:31 pm

MinkelR wrote:There are two smaller bushings for the front sway bar that don't fit on the integra front sway bar. There are two larger ones included that do fit however. They are still a PITA to put in though.

No kidding. Just did this today. And thanks. After buying two energy suspension sway bar kits, one that didn't work(16mm) and one that I made work(18mm) I think I'm gonna buy this. For $80 on jegs you can't beat it if it makes that big of a difference

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B20VTEC with Stage 2 Exedy clutch and lightweight flywheel, DC headers, custom exhaust with APEXi muffler, and Hondata S300 tune.
Upgrade Motoring 27.5mm torsion bars with KYB GR-2s and B&G rear springs.


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