One of the things I have noticed is....
I don't like the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. And most EVERYBODY else that I know likes them just fine.
But guess what....the majority of the people that I have noticed that DON'T like them on CBA's. But, specifically - 2009's
So, I bought the springs and dampers from a 2013. (Thanks doug). In an effort to try to be complete, I researched the differences in the suspension in the front in hopes that I could update if needed to newer geometry. Boy was I in for a surprise....
So, lets cover the right hand front side only. And, only the parts that are different....
Right hand lower control arm
54500-JF00B 2009 and a few 2010's ONLY
54500-JF50A 2010's ONLY (?????)
54500-KB50A 2011-2012 (crosses over CBA to DBA, and may be superseded by the below part number)
54500-38B0A 2011-2014 (again ???? crossing over CBA and DBA)
Right hand upper control arm
54524-JF00C 2009 ONLY
54524-JF50A 2011-2014 (okay, what about the 2010's?)
I also found a 54524-62B0A, but cannot confirm this is a real part number belonging to any model year.
We were told that the suspension was reengineered for the DBA model year.. Uh, no it wasn't.
It appears to have been under constant development and changes EVERY YEAR since introduction. So, I'm thinking that maybe the fact that most of the 2009 owners who don't like the Super Sports could have more in common than tire preferences. I'm betting the suspension geometry of later years suits the Super Sports better.
I was also very interested in "updating" my control arms to later geometry and bushing compliance.
Uh...check the prices. Effin wow. That's not chump change. The price difference is also dramatic. The upper control arm for the 2009 is approx. $300, and for all later part numbers is $700. Eeek.
I may just install the dampers and springs first and see what the results are before I jump on this, unless I find a junked front clip that's being parted out for a CBA car.
Thought you guys might be interested....
Edited by shawnhayes, 20 April 2014 - 10:47 PM.