Good stuff Raffi. I'll be calling tomorrow to talk about ordering.
Don't even wait man. These are a MUST HAVE for high HP turbo Civics. The difference in the way the car feels, responds and tracks overall is like night and day. Just pull the trigger now. Trust me.Can't wait Mike. I'm waiting to hear more reviews before I pull the trigger and place my order.
LOL actually the rear is a disaster on this car. I can't even keep the rear toe in spec since I added the stiffer coilovers. There is too much slop with the large rubber bushings and the rear cam bolt area for toe adjustment.lol at the rear traction balls.
Buy a sway bar, reinforce the linkage to the sway. Rear= done.
What does FR have to say about the rear end of this car? I think with those ^ mods, the rear is perfect.
No you don't. You hate yourself for not having your turbo on your new FA yet and these traction balls installed. LMAO!! What are you waiting for? I can't believe how much of a difference it actually made. The suspension operates like it should up front now. Especially with a good set of coilovers with a pillow ball upper mount. I was not expecting it to improve this much and in so many areas. Full-Race does it again for the 8th gen. Thanks Geoff!!I want you to know how much I hate you right now.
......................this review makes me want to get these and then promptly reinstall my turbo kit.
I hate you so much.
Glad my review helped you man. Now it is IMPERATIVE that you have the car aligned by someone that actually cares and will set it up correctly.thanks mike for that great review it seems mine n ur car along with countless other civics have that horrible pull to the right. ive been thur countless alignments with nothing helping it. ive tried alot of different things nothing worked glad to hear they workd that great i cant wait to get mine (hopefully tmrw) and get them installed. as for vibrations hopefully they help me out alil also but im also running 95a's lol so its not that big of concern i just want that annoying pull to stop! lol
so i do have one question since you installed them how would you rate the install of these? ive installed everything i have/had on the car in my garage so im sure im am able to install these no problem but on a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worse wut would u say these were and what if any was the worse part (if there is any trouble spots)
The bearing is sealed from the elements. And even if it did cause problems the bearing part is replaceable. All you have to do is call Full-Race and have them get you a set of replacement bearings. Pop the old ones out and pop the new ones in. Done! Any part you put on your car is open to wear and tear from the elements. Why would these be any different. And the pros of these things FAR outweigh the one possible con of sand and salt possibly wearing them prematurely. Which I doubt will even happen since they are sealed. Just keep them clean and you will be fine.I was told putting these on my car would be a bad idea for a dd car as sand and salt will get in them and wreak havoc. A very knowledgeable car guy told me this, so what's your take on that?
Dude all you have to do is cut your wheel all the way to lock in one direction, spray down the bushing then cut your wheel to the other direction all the way and spray the bushing down. I don't wash my car on a lift. lmao!Keep them clean? It's not exactly easy to get to the LCA bushings for a cleaning when you do a regular car wash. Maybe your perspective is skewed since you live with a lift every day.
LOl..Actually I can't wait to get away from it as soon as possible and for as many times and for as long as possible. Work sucks!Oh come on, we all know you eat, sleep, and drink that lift.
I live in MA where we have just as much sand and salt as you guys and I went with these. The advantage is so huge over the stock bushings that even having to replace the bearing once a year it's worth it. Trust me. When you drive the car after you take those crappy rubber bushings out you will understand. Like I said all you have to do is spray them down with water to clean them off. You can do it at one of those self service car wash bays.I think you missed my point. I'm not saying the stock bushings are better suited for the power, I was merely asking if they're better suited for a daily driver in general.
Now, if what sox said is right and it's sealed, perfect. I live in MN where we heavily salt/sand roads.. if these are gonna go to crap in one winter, then nah, these are not better suited for (my) turbo'd car.
Dude you are making way too much of a big deal out of this. Keeping them clean has nothing to do with my mechanical ability or access to presses or lifts. lol..These things will last the life of your car if you keep them clean.Mike, I think you forget that what is easy for you is not easy for most of us lol. I don't have access to a press, a lift, years of mechanical experience, nor do I want to do an alignment every year when I take these off if these things did wear out yearly. It's not worth it to me to pay someone to replace stuff yearly, nor is it worth it to me to invest in tools to do it myself. I'm just going to see what my mechanic says, if he puts the kabosh on it, I'll just sell them. Hopefully he looks them over and thinks they'll be ok, but we'll see.
Lol..Fair enough. But you HAVE to keep them clean in the winter. Wait till you feel the difference when you install them. It's amazing.Ok ok, but if these things start squealing after a year I'm coming for you lol