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Old 03-04-2010, 04:27 PM
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Improving the handling

Hey guys bought my first 5th gen Type SH Vti-r (jdm) just two days ago and loving it. I just wanted to ask questions about improving the handling even more over time (although it handles amazing right now) What kind of suspension would be good to get on this and will things like strut bracers and sway bars be good to get?? At the moment it is only on 15" 205's :( I'm going to look at getting bigger ones maybe 17 or 18 with 225's???

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Oh also I should have put this in the thread title... Can this engine handle having a turbo safely with the 10:0:1 compression and what are the safe amounts of boost without needing to forge etc?? (and will this affect the ATTS system in anyway?)

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Re: Improving the handling

You have your model designations mixed up. SH is exclusive to the North American region, VTiR was exclusive to the pacific area (Australia, NZ, places around there). In all cases the factory rims were 16s. We did get 15s on the AUDM Prelude Si, complete with it's 4 lug hubs and 2.2 DOHC non-VTEC engine, but I digress.

Front and rear strut braces, thicker rear swaybar and either an adjustble shock and coilover spring combo or full coilover setup have been proven time and time again to improve handling. It comes down to how much you want to spend, what you plan on doing with the car, how much you want to spend, what you're willing to put up with (in regards to things like ride height and quality) and how much you're willing to spend.

As for turbo, yes it can be done safely and effectively, but being ATTS you are limited in your options of tuning. To retain ATTS you will need to go with a piggyback such as a VAFC, EManage or Neo. None of these are reccommended if you're planning on a big boost setup though. There's plenty of info on here, so look around and read the stickies.
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I hear Energy Suspension makes great bushings and that replacing your bushings makes a great improvement in handling.
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You have your model designations mixed up. SH is exclusive to the North American region, VTiR was exclusive to the pacific area (Australia, NZ, places around there). In all cases the factory rims were 16s. We did get 15s on the AUDM Prelude Si, complete with it's 4 lug hubs and 2.2 DOHC non-VTEC engine, but I digress.

Front and rear strut braces, thicker rear swaybar and either an adjustble shock and coilover spring combo or full coilover setup have been proven time and time again to improve handling. It comes down to how much you want to spend, what you plan on doing with the car, how much you want to spend, what you're willing to put up with (in regards to things like ride height and quality) and how much you're willing to spend.

As for turbo, yes it can be done safely and effectively, but being ATTS you are limited in your options of tuning. To retain ATTS you will need to go with a piggyback such as a VAFC, EManage or Neo. None of these are reccommended if you're planning on a big boost setup though. There's plenty of info on here, so look around and read the stickies.


Ahh kk my bad just it has the Type SH sticker on back but also VTI-R so I guess it is vti-r since im in nz. it is 5 stud but it came on mx6 rims as the guy wanted more than I could afford for his 18's at the time, I'd only want to run 7 - 9 psi on turbo so I guess that would be alright I just figure it will be more cost effective than trying to get lots of power out of it via N/A, thanks for the help, guess next thing i'll do is the rims and tyres then suspension and sways etc

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Re: Improving the handling

the thing with atts is, it can only handle a certain amount of power before it starts malfunctioning/not functioning altogether. as for rims, i wouldnt go bigger than 17, or else performance starts suffering, from what ive heard. brash did a great job on the handling part
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I hear Energy Suspension makes great bushings and that replacing your bushings makes a great improvement in handling.
excellent suggestion. as our cars get older the bushings wear and cause more play in the suspension. ergo it doesn't handle as well as it should. that will make a very noticeable difference.

stay away from the rear lower tie bars. they do nothing.

progress makes the best rear sway bar on the market, hands down.

some fatter tires will definitely make a difference. if you get bigger wheels, your best bet is 17s.
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Energy Suspension Parts Dealer, Specializing in Energy Suspension Bushings Suspension Components. - is a good place to buy bushings from..i have just changed all the bushes on my chassis in my car for these polyurethane bushings and believe me when i say it makes one hell of a difference in handling and at an affordable price!!
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