Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: milwaukee, WI
Feedback Score: 22 reviews
I'v personally ran about 15 different suspension setups on the DC chassis, if you want to get something that will handle well, only be a 1 inch drop, and still street comfortable on a budget look for a set of OEM ITR shocks, springs, and rear lower control arms. Normally you can find all of this for sub 300 bucks. Remember the ITR is one of the best handling FWD cars ever, Factory parts are a huge upgrade over worn out LS/GSR parts. These will bolt right on to any 94-01 Integra as long as you get the ITR Rear LCA's. For bang for your buck these are really hard to beat. Add an ITR 22mm Rear Sway Bar and it will make the car come alive in the bends. ( you really should add a subframe brace to use a 22MM rear bar)
The Koni STR.T (or oranges) are valved just like a yellow on full soft, which is very comfortable, but lazy in the corners. I had these with ITR springs on an old Daily Diriver GSR, and the shocks were softer than the OEM ITR parts.. They are not recommended for someone who wants to autocross or track. The car floated and didn't feel as connected as on the ITR shocks.
You can go with any of the Eibach springs, they make great products, the spring rates are decent, but not really stiff enough in the rear to seriously autocross. I want to say the Neuspeed Race springs had good rates but don't quote me. Going with Ground Control Coils will give you the option for any spring rates you would like. Most members here run a higher spring rate in the rear to help the car rotate, but this isn't really an option with off the shelf springs. The drawback to using Ground Controls is you really need a good quality shock to go with it, Koni Yellows work very well if you stay under 600lb springs.
Adding a Rear Sway bar will help the car rotate a lot better, on the DC chassis you really need to add a subframe brace to keep it from tarring out. ASR makes a great brace, and then you can use a 22MM ITR rear bar, or even bigger with the 24mm ASR bar.
Hopefully this helps a bit.
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