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post #1 of 17 Old 10-31-2007, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
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Has anybody converted the rear beam to an independent rear suspension? Just wondering.

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That's something I wish someone would do. When I look at other IRS vehicles it looks like it could be done. Wonder if something from Honda could be used?

I asked a question something like yours a while back and no one seemed to think it was worthwhile.

EDIT: Checked on the 1995 G20s and they are approx the same weight as our cars. Wonder if that could be retrofitted? I really don't know all the ins and out of suspension.

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That's something I wish someone would do. When I look at other IRS vehicles it looks like it could be done. Wonder if something from Honda could be used?

I asked a question something like yours a while back and no one seemed to think it was worthwhile.

EDIT: Checked on the 1995 G20s and they are approx the same weight as our cars. Wonder if that could be retrofitted? I really don't know all the ins and out of suspension.
Me neither. Not a suspension guy. I will talk with a friend and get some thoughts from him. He's MY suspension guy.

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Has anybody converted the rear beam to an independent rear suspension? Just wondering.
On a Sentra, it's not necessary. It's a 4 banger econobox and not a real sports sedan. Even Honda put a rear beam on their new Civic Type-R because they know it's sufficient for a 4-cyl car.
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But that rear beam weighs a TON!

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Even Honda put a rear beam on their new Civic Type-R because they know it's sufficient for a 4-cyl car.
I highly doubt that. Proof?

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I highly doubt that. Proof?
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Most controversial of all, though, is Honda's move to dump the Civic's proven independent rear suspension; this new fast Civic has a torsion beam at the back, just like the regular Civic.

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Most controversial of all, though, is Honda's move to dump the Civic's proven independent rear suspension; this new fast Civic has a torsion beam at the back, just like the regular Civic.

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http://www.autocar.co.uk/CarReviews/...Type-R/223990/
What regular civic has a beam suspension? Are the regular euro civics different from the US? Every 8thgen I've seen has a independent rear suspension.

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What regular civic has a beam suspension? Are the regular euro civics different from the US? Every 8thgen I've seen has a independent rear suspension.
They are different. But usually what Honda does in Europe, they will follow up with in the U.S. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Civic Type-R in the U.S. in the near future.
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They are different. But usually what Honda does in Europe, they will follow up with in the U.S. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Civic Type-R in the U.S. in the near future.
http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-si-sedan/mugen.aspx

i'd say this is about as close as it gets to a type-r

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Just bend the beam to get 0 toe & be done with it. If you need IRS, sell the Sentra & get something else.

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http://automobiles.honda.com/civic-si-sedan/mugen.aspx

i'd say this is about as close as it gets to a type-r
No turbo or supercharger and Honda has the audacity to say:
Reserve yours today: $29,500*.

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^ I saw one of those on a truck today. Probably on its way to a dealer. They look alright, but for the $29,500 price tag, you'd think it would give the EVO or STi some competition. Yeah... I like the Si sedan & all, but there's no way in hell I'd pay that much for a FWD sedan, even if it's "exclusive". I'm pretty sure that 1,000 die hard Honda fan boiz are going to get it, though.

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I dont see why someone would waste their time doing the conversation, but looking under there if I was any good at fab work it wouldnt be that hard because there are already a couple of things to mount everything to down there. I am sure if you took it to some place that did alot of fab work they could do something with it.

The major downside to doing something like this is that ALL of your parts for your rear susp. would be custom and you would be able to buy them anywhere...
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That's why you use the IRS from the G20 (if possible). That way it's not all custom and parts are available off the shelf.

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