Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > DIY / How-to
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-27-2009, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
OldertechGuy
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Posts: 51

Scott'sTxVx - '92 Honda Civic VX
90 day: 48.7 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Adding sway bars to a VX

I know its an "un-VX" thing to do, but is there a way to cheaply and easily add a stock sway bar from another Civic model? I'd like a little bit better cornering feel on my '92 VX hatch, but don't want to pay for the premium race-style sway bars. Just a simple stock one or ones if I do both front and back, but which model Civic and are all the mounting places ready to go on my car?

Scott

  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 05-28-2009, 04:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
one of thOOOse people
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: the cloud(s)
Posts: 293

twitchy - '98 honda civic dx + sir + ls
90 day: 30.2 mpg (US)

Norman - '14 Ford E-350 EXT
90 day: 15.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 81 Times in 66 Posts
Suspension Techniques Anti Sway Bar System Honda Civic

watch ebay for this set. I've had these for years and love them. My only complaint was it should have been easier to install.

Your car may or may not have the stock mounting points, if it does you could look for the OEM set too. either way the ST set above will fit with no extra parts and handle better.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
That VX guy!
 
TomO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Mini Soda
Posts: 829

The VX - '92 Honda Civic VX
Thanks: 75
Thanked 80 Times in 53 Posts
Send a message via AIM to TomO Send a message via Yahoo to TomO
The VX does NOT have the stock mounting points for a front or rear sway bar.

When I put sways on my VX I had to get front and rear lower control arms with sway bar mounting points. Well, actually I cheated on the rears and made my own mounting point.

But to add OEM sway bars you'll need the proper front lower control arms (the curved part) and rear lower control arms with the threaded mounting tab.

Best to hit up Ebay or your local CraigsList for a good deal. It's totally worth getting even the OEM sways in the car. You can then corner faster and keep that momentum up to save more gas.
__________________

  Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2009, 08:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
one of thOOOse people
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: the cloud(s)
Posts: 293

twitchy - '98 honda civic dx + sir + ls
90 day: 30.2 mpg (US)

Norman - '14 Ford E-350 EXT
90 day: 15.07 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 81 Times in 66 Posts
that is what I thought.(no OEM mounting points).
The kit I suggested above includes bolt on mount points. No need to change arms. Its a complete package.
You do need to drill 4 holes near the ends of the rear lower cross member. This can lead to tearing if you auto cross but I have been using these on the street for 4 years with no problems.
I think the price was well worth it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 12:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
OldertechGuy
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Topeka, Kansas
Posts: 51

Scott'sTxVx - '92 Honda Civic VX
90 day: 48.7 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good to know

Wow. Thanks. Good to know.

My "new" 1992 VX came with Firestone shocks. The '95 VX we have came with KYB shocks. Those things really impress me over the squishy Firestone ones. Has anyone else used the KYBs? They seem kind of pricey as I search for them new but when you try to push the fender up and down, it doesn't move. Yet the ride is quite nice. The Firestone shocks not only let the fender move up and down, but make watery sounds doing it.

Scott
  Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2009, 01:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
EcoModding Apprentice
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 216
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I use KYB GR2s on my Subaru Legacy and love them. A little stiffer than stock (I think 15%), but they still ride very nice and outlive the OEM units.

  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Converting Cali Civic VX to Fed (lean burn) VX NachtRitter DIY / How-to 83 06-20-2015 11:30 AM
Civic VX & CX Spark Plug Gap flydude1221 EcoModding Central 9 07-01-2012 05:08 PM
DIY: OEM VX PCV and Info TomO DIY / How-to 4 04-02-2011 09:38 AM
Civic VX VIN Info TomO Off-Topic Tech 5 12-07-2010 02:52 PM
VX Info...WARNING: lots of info! TomO Off-Topic Tech 1 01-05-2010 12:39 PM



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com