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Anyone Ever Used These Shocks? Reviews?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by BrutalB83, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    http://www.meganracing.com/product_detail.asp?prodid=1862&catid=103
    http://www.meganracing.com/product_detail.asp?prodid=1863&catid=103

    This is for my daily driver Civic with 200k miles on it, so top performance or quality is not needed, but at the same time, I really don't want to go with the cheapest bullshit that's on Ebay either (Stagg, etc.). Whatever I go with will be paired with Eibach Pro Kit springs or H&Rs.

    I was thinking about the KYB Excels, but it looks like those Megan ones come with the dust guards. They also have kits with the mounts and all the hardware that's needed:

    http://www.meganracing.com/product_detail.asp?prodid=1854&catid=104
    http://www.meganracing.com/product_detail.asp?prodid=1855&catid=104

    I'm tempted by these because I could just get my springs and assemble the units without having to tear apart my current units to scavenge all the dust covers and hardware. This way I would have fresh shocks, springs, and mounts, easier install, and for a relatively decent price.

    I've used Megan's stuff before and I've been pretty satisfied with it versus the price. Yes, it is cheap stuff, but it's the best of the cheaper stuff in my opinion. Last time I used was back in 2010ish though, so if anyone has recent experience, please let me know...
     
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    ive had alot of megan racing stuff and all has been decent quality stuff without issue
     
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    CAFROG Honda Minion VIP

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    My non adjustable KYB shocks didn't hold up very long. Dropped 2.25+ inches. But they were cheap.
     
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    Yeah, I've never had any issues either. Like I said, it's been some years though. Not sure if the quality might have taken a dip. That happens sometimes with manufacturers after they've established themselves...COUGH...Skunk2...COUGH...

    Good to know. The springs I'm looking at are only like a 1.5" drop, so probably wouldn't stress the shocks as much, but still, those Megan shocks look like they're made to be used with lowering springs, so I'm thinking I'll give them a try.

    Thanks, bros.
     
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    they aren't made to be run that low... probably kept bottoming them out.



    the megans are ok. i've seen lots of springs snapping in the mitsu world though. nothing else to report.

    megan makes the only coilover for my kia rio, lol.
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    I remember getting a bunch of Megan stuff back in the day. Never knew if they were a knockoff brand or just a new manufacturer. Always seemed like good, entry level stuff to buy.

    They were started right when I was getting big into the scene.
    http://www.meganracing.com/about/company_profile.asp
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Yeah, that's what I was thinking too on the KYBs...the Excels/GR2s are more of a factory replacement...2.25" drop was probably too much.

    I probably wouldn't use Megan springs. The drop is too low for DD duties. Eibach Pro Kit is what I'll probably go with there. It's about 1.5" on an EK Civic. Should be great for daily use.

    Yeah, I had a header and a strut tower brace from them back in the day too. No complaints about that stuff.

    Looks like I'll probably be giving these shocks a try. I'll report back with a review!
     
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