Well the thing is, the block is going for a great price from a mate, after stripping it down all it needs is a hone!
Looking at fitting some real light rods and not going crazy with the CR of the pistons which should help
The extra torque will help massively with pulling the car out the corners, i'm used to driving a car with a 9k rev limit anyways, peak power with the B16B being about 8.5, so if i take my time and build it right then.........
Picking up the block tonight, so if you are needing those pistons or even rods too, let me know
Oh and the Endyn cams look excellent, just arrived today :)
Yes the the springs are not well matched to the dampers in this setup, the springs are more of a show spring than performance and as such don't really raise the spring rate high enough. What you are feeling is the suspension being overdamped, this is fine on smooth roads but gives a very harsh ride on bumpy ones.
You have two choices, you can either swap out the Konis for some softer dampers, maybe some OEM EK9 units, or you can junk the crappy springs and replace with something like Eibachs or Spoon progressives. These will put the spring rates up and closer to what the damper is designed to work with, so despite them being stiffer, your ride will actually be better.
Get the larger rear sway bar either way, it's a great modification! :)
i have the same setup on my ek4 and i am also unsatisfied with the ride cause it is very uncomfortable on bumpy roads. What would you suggest to make it better? Oem shocks+tanabe springs+larger rear sway?
The only thing i like on konis is that they handle very well on smooth roads :)