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What Bushings to Replace?

My car is at 160K miles. 1997 SH. It has terrible road noise, especially in the back, which I am almost certain are the bearings. So I already ordered a set of the Hub Bearing Assemblies.

Being these are the original Shocks, I can't imagine there is much left to them. Handling could be better. I know when I drove a buddies Prelude years ago ( also an SH model ) I remember the ride was alot better than mine. Both are stock setups.

Finally I have decided to redo my suspension. But rather than go with aftermarket springs and Shocks, I think I am going to stick with just replacing the shocks with new OEM shocks. The price isn't that bad, About $120 each on average. I put some serious consideration into going aftermarket, but I am happy with the ride height. More the reason is in Houston, Roads suck, and speed bumps tend to be higher. I don't want to scrape everywhere I go. I don't race my car. Its a daily driver. Granted I like the look of tucked tire, but I don't want to sacrafice comfort to get it. Also I don't want my tires tilted in resulting in accellerated tire wear.

If anyone has any opinions on this feel free to share.
I already have done my research and know that in order to keep my stock springs, I have to stick with OEM shocks. Thats due to it being an SH model. I also know that if I do switch I have to switch both shocks and springs at the same time.

Finally to my main question. Since I am going to replace my shocks, I figure I probably should replace my bushings at the same time. However I don't know which bushings or any other parts I should replace. I am trying to get a parts listed assembled, so I can go ahead and order all the parts. Then once they arrive, I have a buddy with a shop that will help me get them installed.
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Re: What Bushings to Replace?

If you Google prelude rear bushing kit or something along those lines it will pop up stock all the way through high performance bushing kits. I just got my ordered with sway bars and the bushing kit alone was $300. It really depends on how high you want to go, I think I saw one kit for maybe a couple hundred. I'm sure there are others that might have better insight but that's what I did. I have the same clunky feeling and banging going on in the back so I think with the bars and bushings, should be a smoother ride. Good luck and have fun......
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Re: What Bushings to Replace?

There was a honda bulletin about the trunk clunk. They called it shock knock. It's the bushing at the tower has compressed over time. Just replace that to solve it if that's your issue.

Sometimes that scraping sound is your caliper sticking. Drive it around the block and when stopped feel the rotor. It should be cool after only driving a short distance. If it's warm or hot, fix your brakes.

At honda-tech.com there is a technical service bulletin (tsb) list. Type in your type car and a list pops up giving partial info of every bulletin Honda put out. To get the full wording you must subscribe to some service. But it gives enough info to tell ya what Honda wants you to know.
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Re: What Bushings to Replace?

Thanks guys,
Quick question I see most of the aftermarket kits are urethane bushings, but then I read that using those results in a rough ride, plus tons of squeeking and noise. Are there any Rubber aftermarket bushing kits? Something similar to stock but better in the sense they are aftermarket?
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For me rubber would be too giving, as in it would bend too much or flex and shift. I'm new to upgrading and understanding suspension, hopefully going with polyurethane bushings will work for mine......
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Re: What Bushings to Replace?

Maybe Moog might have what you want, or Hardrace. They carry the trailing arm bushing for the 97's, i dunno about the rest, but that one specific bushing will tighten things up alot, provided you change the others as well. Just get spherical bearings and call it a day...:)
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