As mentioned in our previous stock wheel gap post, it was time to replace Nancy's old shocks and springs. Although the ride was still acceptable, no restoration is complete without a suspension overhaul.
A lot of thought went into the purchase. Here were the three requirements our team agreed upon.
Subtle ride height: Our goal from the beginning was to restore our CRX back to showroom condition. We wanted a drop no more than 1-1.25 inches. Just enough to reduce the wheel gap and improve handling but not low enough where we'd have to worry about scraping, custom alignment specs or the need to roll our fenders.
Non-adjustable: Our intention was never to build a track-focused car so the need for an adjustable coilover system wasn't necessary. We also wanted to keep things simple. We're not tuning experts and messing with damper settings and ride-height wasn't on our list of things to do. We wanted a "set-it-and-forget-it" solution.
Reputation: With so many suspension options out there, we wanted to work with brands that not only had been around for the long haul, but had a history of providing reliable products to vehicles across the entire automotive industry.
So here's what decided:
Koni STR.T Suspension Kit. Complete with 4 Koni "orange" dampers and a set of matched Eibach Pro-Kit progressive lowering springs. We can't wait for the package to arrive.
For anyone that's interested, we placed the order with Auto Anything. They had the best pricing on the Internet so we're happy to give them a shout out.
More to come soon!