Originally posted by capslinky@Mar 6 2005, 11:18 PM I know a few of you have them, how do you like the H&R Cup Kit?
i dont persoanlly have it, but a few of my friends do, and im thinking about getting it. From the few times i have driven there car i think its a very good setup for a mix of daily driving and tracking. i would tell anyone to get it, there are other options but it is for sure a great option
I've installed and dealt with a few differernt brands of this such type suspension set up... from those past tasks... I've come to find that you can do much better with a different set up.. and so have my friends who have gone this path...
This set up is a good starter for someone who wants good parts.. but doesnt exactly want to pay full price for them... a traditional set up... and I speak of just plainly a shock/strut and springs.. will run you about 900 dollars for the same type build and level of parts... Meaning your buying H&R.. which is a great company .. one which I use on my own car to speak of...
Another view.. if you use your car mainly on the street... and venture to the track every once in a while.. no more than maybe twice a year.. this is a good way to go... they provide improved handeling.. but nothing of a notable upgrade.
A traditonal set up will upgrade your perofrmance probably a little less than half as much as a cup kit... but like I've ventured to say earlier... its all about how you drive your car... with a traditional set up.. you are allowed more room to drive more on the track without the parts failing and becoming more and more week faster.
I have the coilover kit on my car now.. its much much more easy to tune... and play around with... and is a very easy fix to help the longevity of the spring, when you can change from street to track set ups.. . after you've tuned it up for both.
I havnt said this before.. but its all about feel... these cars were made to let you feel the ground as you drive... or atleast thats the way I look at it... I feel more with a traditional set up.. and a coilover set up lowered.. than I have ever felt with a stock or cup kit... I've never owned the cup kit... but I'd driven a similar set up car as mine with it on there... and it doesnt have as much play as a stock set up... but it still doesnt allow you to feel the ground.
All of this is my own opinion from my past.. nothing more... hope it helps..
ive been thinking of a suspension set also but my past car(which was a honda civic) that was lowered rode like shit, i wanna setup that isnt gonna make me bounce up and hit my headliner everytime i hit a bump, what setup honestly rides more comfortably?
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