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Drop to low?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by xj0hnx, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    So I got my suspension on, Tokico Illuminas with 400/300 Eibachs sitting on Ground Control sleeves.

    My question s is for those that are riding this or a remarkably similar set up, specifically the Tokicos, if you have run into any issues being this low? As far as shocks dying? I know I am not rubbing, I drove around on cobblestone for fun afterwards to check :)

    Anyway here's a couple pics of how low I am at now, this is day three, so the springs have settled.

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    Yes, I PSed out the sidemarker...

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    And yes, I PSed out some rust that returned...

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    Nopspawn Senior Member

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    looks really good :thumbsup:
    do you know how much of a drop you dropped it by?
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    About 9 turns in the front, and 13 in the rear, from the highest setting.
     
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    LudeBoy Slave to the EF

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    Hey that looks pretty tight man...
     
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    looks good to me
     
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    looks good....if that car was in my area it would be fucked...every entrance or driveway would ground it out
     
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    John, they should be fine- since they're an aftermarket damper, there shouldn't be any problem- i think the big problem is that stock shocks are used to a spring with a relatively light spring rate- that coupled with the fact that stock springs are valved very mildly to provide a smooth ride is the reason they die quickly when they are asked to damper fast and hard bounces due to aftermarket springs-
     
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    I think it looks great...just watch curbs and stuff mang. :thumbsup:
     
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    wow that does look great, how much did it cost ya?
     
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    I agree it does look good and i think you stopped at a good spot. Congrats.
     
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    That looks great. B)

    I saw a guy today that was tuckin 14's. Looked so stupid. <_<
     
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    looks good to me man. although for me, my moto is "fuck it, tuck it"....
     
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    The shocks were 425ish shipped from Streetray (***plug for a Hondaswap sponsor***), and I got the coilovers from a member here or 200 :) But I think the going rate is 275ish-300 new.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Ok, removed dust shields, and taped o rings in place, everything is nice and secure, and best of all QUIET :)
     
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    looks are one thing- performance is another.

    lay your ass down on the ground behind your car and look at your LCA's. you want them to be level with the ground, if not aiming down towards the wheel ()/ \() from the back if you are aiming up ()\ /() you're too low and you're loosing a lot of your handeling because your preload is too much and your travel is too little.

    you can do the same with the front with the axels or steering rack. the front lca's aren't the best guideline, cuz they sit almost the same regardless of height- they don't really bend up as much like the rears do.
     
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    :werd:

    I think he's at a good height though- maybe a little farther up would be best for handling, but it's good.

    John, don't worry too much about your Illuminas- they'll handle that level of a drop just fine.
     
  18. xj0hnx

    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    If the gallery was up, I have a couple pics. I looks to me that the LCAs are fairly straight across, maybe, depending on between what two points you draw the line, a little more towards the second illutration Brian. It does feel good, I haven't had hte oppurtunity beside a couple real fast on ramps to abuse it. Maybe I'll bring it up a hair.
     
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    i'd say your too low. i'd raise it a hair... give it the / \
     
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