Hello from across the pond!


RachelGee

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Hi there

Im new around here and although i dont own a EK9 (i do wish i could aford one) but i have an EG3 with a B16B installed.

I dont have any piccys of my car on this laptop so ill have to post some up later, however heres a blog of my cars build up:

http://project-tamama.blogspot.com/

and some links to some piccys of me and my car on track last weekend :)

http://www.japfest2doningtonpark.fotopic.net/p34698530.html

http://www.japfest2doningtonpark.fotopic.net/p34696530.html

http://www.japfest2doningtonpark.fotopic.net/p34698578.html

(yes i really need beter suspension :p )

Look forward to chatting with you guys more and sharing info :)

Thanks
 

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rvm

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Hello, nice ride man! Good to have you here.

Tell us about your suspension / tires setup?

Thanks :)
 


RachelGee

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Thanks for the warm welcome :)

rvm said:
Tell us about your suspension / tires setup?
Im currently running standard Integra type-r dampers with Tein S-Tech springs, along with a 24mm ITR front AntiRoll/Sway bar and a std 16mm rear (both polybushed) not the best set up, but its all i could afford after finishing the rest of the car.

I originaly had it on standard ITR springs (along with the dampers), but the car sat very very high - much like a 4x4 so as a stand in i got the teins to lower it a tad. The back end is a little skittish for my liking, but ive got all the time in the world to tweak the suspension to my liking :)

As for tires - well im running some pritty awfull rubber - Dunlop Sport 2000's on the front, and some firestone poc on the rear - replacing these is my next big spend on the car after ive sorted out the last few niggles of the swap :)
 

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Chris_Gee said:
Thanks for the warm welcome :)



Im currently running standard Integra type-r dampers with Tein S-Tech springs, along with a 24mm ITR front AntiRoll/Sway bar and a std 16mm rear (both polybushed) not the best set up, but its all i could afford after finishing the rest of the car.

I originaly had it on standard ITR springs (along with the dampers), but the car sat very very high - much like a 4x4 so as a stand in i got the teins to lower it a tad. The back end is a little skittish for my liking, but ive got all the time in the world to tweak the suspension to my liking :)

As for tires - well im running some pritty awfull rubber - Dunlop Sport 2000's on the front, and some firestone poc on the rear - replacing these is my next big spend on the car after ive sorted out the last few niggles of the swap :)

Chris_Gee
Nice setup man, right now my ek9 has stock suspension, i want to buy the hks hypermax 2, but right now i dont have the money, i might think of using your setup since its the only thing i can afford right now, thanks for sharing your suspension info man :)
 


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Welcome mate, how do you feel your suspension setup? what do you think it lacks off?
 


RachelGee

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Well i guess some times it feels a little too unstable - especially under acceleration and breaking - but this could be more down to my crappy tires, so i guess ill see how it performs after i get some decent tires then make my choice. However i never planned to stay with this set up and ive been looking at a few brands such as Bilstine, ohlins and maybe Quantum if i can afford them :lol: Along with some more bracing - maybe a cage in the future (when my insurnace will stop taking all my money) and uprating the rear rollbar to maybe a 22mm.

Oh and lots more track days to test it all out :D :cool:
 


rvm

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Chris_Gee said:
Well i guess some times it feels a little too unstable - especially under acceleration and breaking - but this could be more down to my crappy tires, so i guess ill see how it performs after i get some decent tires then make my choice. However i never planned to stay with this set up and ive been looking at a few brands such as Bilstine, ohlins and maybe Quantum if i can afford them :lol: Along with some more bracing - maybe a cage in the future (when my insurnace will stop taking all my money) and uprating the rear rollbar to maybe a 22mm.

Oh and lots more track days to test it all out :D :cool:
Quantum?? damnnn thats nice + expensive hehe, check out this thread:

http://www.ek9.org/forum/showthread.php?t=22

It has some quantum suspension photos :)
 


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