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Coilover Spring Rates

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by EKDRIFTER, Feb 18, 2003.

  1. EKDRIFTER

    EKDRIFTER Junior Member

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    Hey guys....

    learned my lesson; you get what you pay for....

    i have AROSPEED COILOVERS...in my 96 CIVIC HB...the ride is BOUNCY AS heck!! i currently have 400lbs springs up front and 350lbs springs at the rear

    people have reccomended me to get better spring rates...

    what do you guys recommend for a daily driver....im gonna stick with the coilovers just going to change the springs for better rates...

    forgot to add.....i got 17" konig flatlines with FALKEN 205/40/17 tires

    daily driver in a non-perfect road...
     
  2. CRX-YEM

    CRX-YEM Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    AROSPEED COILOVERS are most likeley crap.

    it most likely isn't the spring rate per say.

    what shocks are you using. cause it sounds more like a shock problem than springs.
     
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    civicSiR1 Senior Member

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    GROUND CONTROLS! by the way, get new shocks too!
     
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    agreed, sounds like ur springs are doin all the work and ur shocks are doin anything on the rebound to help
     
  5. EKDRIFTER

    EKDRIFTER Junior Member

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    my suspension is REALLY STIFF!! i dont think its a rebound problem...it has way too much rebound....

    my car feels like if it was on a BOARD!!

    remember...400lbs spring rate up front and 350lbs down back!

    HEEEEEEEELP....gymkhana coming up soon! jeje
     
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    ahedau Senior Member

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    based solely on what I've read from Honda tuning books, mags, articles...



    Try swapping the front to the rear to make it more neutral.

    But I'm confused about your problem...first you said it was "bouncy as heck" then you said it was "really stiff"

    So which is it? A bouncy ride would normally be caused by worn shocks. If they're brand new, they may be defective :( If they are used, try replacing them :)
     
  7. chris

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    too much rebound...exactly, if u find that ur car is bouncing alot after a bump or uneven surface, then the shocks are not helping the rebound, ie the springs are rebounding faster than the shock can control.

    a ride can be stiff and bouncy at the same time. from the description i am guessing that the car is not settling fast enough. u need better shocks if u are using stock ones with that spring rate.
     
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