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Laate night install.. fun times getting the Teins on. I accidentally spun the torsion arm bolt all the way off... so need to release some slack so it can reach the thread, woops.

 

If you guys know a quick way to do that let me know, I think I'm either going to release the torsion arm from the lca, or just loosen the shock from bottom.

 

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Edited by na-spirit, 04 June 2022 - 11:52 PM.


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Did ya figure out the torsion bar deal??  I've never opened one.  Have no comment


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#48
CSPCRX

Done that before and just pulled the shock and reconnect it.

 

stance looks great


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Didn't get to work on the car today.. First thing in morning I'm going to fix few issues I found. Thanks csp!  Was hoping that's all I have to do. 

 

Going to see how this suspension feels tomorrow, I don't expect much as the rest of the bushings etc are original, and alignment I'm sure is f'd.. But Just from moving it around it feels super solid now. Different car for sure..


Edited by na-spirit, 05 June 2022 - 12:11 AM.


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na-spirit … your Si is makin me drool. It looks awesome. Great work!
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Thank you!!  I'm still taking it in that the outside is finally "done"..  proud moments ha. 

 

I drove this car to the gas station and instantly had 2 people want to talk about it..which is crazy as back in the day honda drivers would be looked down on. at least we were bullied. Seems to be more of a acceptance these days which is great.  But the OEM subtle appearance does help..

 

For updates I've successfully indexed my passenger side torsion bar.. I have soo much room to go lower now with plenty of threads to use. 

 

I'll post pics of the process on my driver side..the "hard side due to the oil pan in the way".. Seems people are confused with the indexing, so I'll post up my beginner process step by step to help out the next person.



#52
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It is so funny the response these cars get now.  We drove our 85 CRX to HomeDepot and had at least 4 different people comment on the car.

 

torsion bar indexing really is one of those things that sounds mysterious and complex.  Then when you realize what is really required to do it and actually do one your like why didn’t I do that long ago!


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