Honda / Acura Suspension
Frequently Asked Questions
When purchasing your Super Trick
Spidle or Slam Link, should you buy performance shocks and struts or
will stock be sufficient?
Your stock shocks will work fine. Your after-market shocks will also
work very well.
If I were to purchase
your Super Link kit, would that pair lower my car 1.5 inches all around?
The SUPER LINK is for the rear of the car. Our Lowering Spindle is the
complimentary piece for the front. They both will drop your car 1.5
I would like to find out
if your Super Link Suspension works on an existing sport tuned springs (Eibach,
Yes. The SUPER LINK will lower the rear of your car 1.5". If you have
other lowering devices (lowering springs, coil-overs, drop arms, etc..)
then you must add the 1.5" drop to what you already have. If your
existing set-up is adjustable, you can dial it up or down to suit you.
If it is not adjustable then you must either be willing to live with an
additional 1.5" drop or be willing to replace your non-adjustable set-up
with stock parts or adjustable parts. (For example: If you are using a
drop arm and the drop is too severe, you can replace it with the
original arm.) Our SUPER LINK will work with all lowering springs and
How strong and durable
design for racing use and so our products have to be very well made. Our
engineers use standard race car technology and machining procedures in
all product development.
What's under the powder
It is a steel multi-tube fabrication. We use standard race car tubular
What is negative camber?
Negative camber is inevitable when a car is lowered improperly and the
factory suspension geometry has been altered. We're all familiar with
the unsightly (and costly in tire wear) stance of a poorly lowered car
with excessive negative camber. The wheels look something like this: / \
instead of like this: | | .
How different is your
product from these other "Camber Kits"?
The SUPER LINK is NOT a camber kit! A camber kit is designed to correct
the static camber setting allowing the alignment to be set to factory
specifications. This is a "static" setting. It works great when the car
is "static" (not moving) The dynamic effect of severely angled
suspension components is not corrected by a camber kit. Severely angled
suspension components create huge changes in camber angles when the
suspension moves. This is called "camber gain". Severe camber gain
reduces the tire contact patch area and reduces traction. This dynamic
suspension condition is usually experienced while cornering hard when
traction is most needed. The net result: Poor Cornering Ability. Maybe
cornering hard isn't your style but consider this: Let's say your car is
lowered 2 1/2 or 3". The alignment was undoubtedly set with the car
empty. Now you have 3 overweight buddies cruising with you down the
street. The vehicle weighs say, 800# more than it did empty. Your car
could be riding as much as 3/4" lower than when the alignment was set.
You have already generated some negative camber even before you hit a
bump! Some of your tire contact patch along with its traction is already
lost and the insides of your tires are wearing away with every single
revolution they make. The SUPER LINK is superior to all other lowering
methods because it merely positions the wheel higher on the trailing
arm, thereby lowering the vehicle. Sweet. Simple.
Is it Adjustable? How
No. Add coil-overs or other adjustable links for adjustability.
Installation: Do we need
the car lifted or hydraulic jacks & stands are fine?
A hydraulic jack and stands are fine. It is a simple nuts and bolts
When you said: "no camber
changes", is that assuming from stock, zero degrees?
No camber changes means this component does not induce any camber
changes and preserves the factory suspension geometry. It works exactly
the same as the stock trailing arm except it lowers the rear end 1.5
Are you planning on making a bolt on Super Link
for Honda Accords in the NEAR future?
YES- A similar system to lower the Accord without trashing the geometry
is in the works.
You claim that the Super Link will have no
negative effect on original Honda suspension geometry. Well, that's all
well and good if you have the stock 14" rims and tires on, but who does?
I mean, I'm putting 19" rims on my car, so the camber is STILL going to
change. After all, if the part is based on stock geometry, and the stock
rim and tire play a part in that equation, by changing one variable in
the calculation (rim and tire size) shouldn't that change the solution?
It wouldn't matter if there were roller-skate wheels or wagon wheels on
your Honda, they would have no effect on camber. The important dimension
is the outside diameter of the wheel, not the rim size. The outside
diameter changes very little when we go up to 17" rims. The aspect ratio
of the tire changes to keep the OD similar to the original.
Example: 185 / 75 R14 ( 185 mm wide X aspect ratio 75% = side
wall height = 138.75 mm) 2 X side wall height = 277.5 mm or 10.93 inches
+ 14" (rim diameter) = 24.93" OD.
205 / 40 ZR 17 (205 mm wide X 40% = 82 mm side wall X 2 = 164 mm
or 6.46" + 17" = 23.46" OD.
These two tires have been seen on Honda Civics and as you can see the
17" wheel actually carries a tire with an outside diameter (OD) smaller
than the original 14" rim. SO we are not really changing the equation in
this case. If we did change the equation by increasing the tire OD it
would have no effect on the camber angle of the tire anyway, the only
thing that will change is the roll center height.
I'm inquiring about the Super Link and the
Super Trick Steering Knuckle for application on a- 99' Civic SI. Will
lowering a vehicle in this manner give you the same positive affects (ie:
better cornering) as with other methods of lowering? Will the clearance
on the struts be a problem, making your ride obsolete? Even a set of
springs and camber kit are less than $500.00...
Using our products to lower your car will give you the same positive
affects only more so. There will be no clearance problems on the struts.
As for the relative cost of our products compared to other lowering
techniques, it just comes down to whether you want to do it RIGHT or
not. You could lower your car by taking a torch to your existing springs
almost for free! But would you?
I have lowered my car about 2 1/2". I've
noticed that my tires are extremely worn in the inside about an inch
from the sidewall...My camber is only off by about -1 degree. I have
rotated them twice and have had 2 alignments in the past year. Your
control arm system sounds very interesting, and extremely unique. Will
your Super Link help me?
Yes! Even though your static alignment setting shows only 1 degree of
negative camber, the gain in negative camber as the suspension moves is
far greater than if you hadn't lowered the car. Lowering the car with
short springs or coil-overs, etc. changes the control arm angles and
creates the condition you are now experiencing. The SUPER LINK is unique
only in the Import Marketplace. Racers have been lowering their cars
with this technology for years.
I am very interested in the Super Link. I have
put a 2- 2.5 inch drop to my 96 Integra GS-R, now I have Koni adjustable
shocks and Neuspeed springs and front and rear sway bars. I do know that
my cambers are f***ed and my brand new Nitto nt450's are going to be
shot if I don't fix the alignment or cambers or something. I want to do
my alignment, but will this help when my wheels are angled out? Do I
need the trailing arms that will drop my car an additional 2-in? Or do I
need a camber kit. or.....??????
You should be able to adjust your coil-overs back up to standard and use
the SUPER LINK to drop the car, eliminating your alignment and camber
problems and save your Nittos.