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Need Help Installing '00 SiR Shocks in a Eg Coupe

Old 22-Sep-2005, 10:08 PM
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Need Help Installing '00 SiR Shocks in a Eg Coupe

I picked up a used set of SiR Shocks and Springs to put into my Eg Coupe and now I need some help. I installed the front shocks and used my existing coilover I had, The shocks fit perfectly I just had to switch the fork to the Si fork, the coilovers dont seem right. Now my question is since the shocks are for a 00 SiR should I buy new coilovers/lowered springs for a '00 SiR or are all EG/EK springs/coilovers compatible.Also does anyone know the ride height of Stock SiR springs.
Now thats for the front, I had a problem with the rear shocks as always the bolt the hold the shock in place is seized and I'll probably need to buy new LCA's, Now will the SiR shocks fit on the rear or are they different sizes. Any help would be great.
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Old 22-Sep-2005, 10:10 PM
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you will need the EK lower control arms for the rear, i believe the bushing is a different size than the EG lca.
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Old 22-Sep-2005, 10:11 PM
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92-00 springs are the same. front shocks are the same too. rear shocks on the EK are narrower at the fork, so the bushing where that bolt seized, burn it out and replace the bushing with the narrower EK bushing.
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Old 22-Sep-2005, 10:18 PM
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or you can shave some of the eg bushing down to make it fit.
just buy some omni rear lower control arms
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Old 22-Sep-2005, 10:35 PM
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if the bolts are seized you might as well just grab some used EK lca's with decent bushings in them. Much easier then messing with those seized ones.
I mean its not super hard to cut the bolt, cut/burn the old bushing out and press in new bushings. But by the time you spend $10 each on the new bolts and $20 each on the new bushings and pay to get them pressed in, you could have just bought some used lca's and not have to mess with the old seized ones, just take the spring off the old shock after you drop the whole shock and LCA togther and you'll be golden....its just what i would do if i were you.
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Old 23-Sep-2005, 06:29 AM
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thanks, so the ek LCA are pretty much a bolt on part??
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Old 23-Sep-2005, 08:37 AM
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yup, 2 bolts, one on the frame of the car and 1 on the rear hub assembly. Don't forget the 2 bolts that hold the shock to the shock tower though.
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EK LCA WILL NOT WORK.

You need to reuse your EG Lca or get an aftermarket one like Omni power. If your bushing is toast your going to have to put a new one in, not hard at all, just work on it off the car. Get some energy suspension bushings if you can or OEM, whatever you want, but you need to reuse your EG lca as the EK will not fit, its physically diff.

Hope that clears up the info.
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it won't fit eh? huh i was told otherwise....good thing you cleared that up. So you can use an EK bushing in an EG LCA?
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it won't fit eh? huh i was told otherwise....good thing you cleared that up. So you can use an EK bushing in an EG LCA?
Yeah the bushings will fit. Thats exactly what I did on my EG. I had SIR shocks all around and just went to honda dn bought the middle bushing and swapped it out so it fit.

I doubled checked and looked at the 1 EK and 2 EG lca's i have in the garage and the EK LCA is a good 1.5-2" longer than the EG's
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Thanks, I'm gonna give it a try tommorrow, how much do you think new bushings would cost???
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Old 23-Sep-2005, 11:43 PM
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new bushings are $19 from honda....for an EG at least
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wow $19 ehh hmm

I wonder how much the energy suspension kit just for the rear LCA costs, mine as well replace them all at once if your doing this now.
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i have installed these before, .... it really is quite a do-it-yourself project...have fun, and try not to lose any fingers
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