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ED6: what coilovers?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Korax, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Korax

    Korax New Member

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    I was thinking about getting the tein basics. I was also looking at the progress suspension. The cheaper $600ish set doesn't look like it could handle the street at all as far as the abuse and I don't want to spend near $1500. This is going on a mainly track car but will be drivin on street. I don't care so much about ride as long as it won't break my back and can still stick to the road on bumpier back roads. I liked how my friends gsr on ksports cornered with soft setting on dampers over a little unevennness :x. Of course a front camber kit will be on order as well.
     
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    I've heard a lot of "horror" stories about Ksport/D2, but of course heard just as much praise. Other options are the PIC Apex which may be a little more, Koni/GC setup(or Koni with any springs for that matter), Skunk2 Pro-S, etc.

    The Progress Auto setup may look cheap but they are a big name as far as GRM/AutoX/RR guys are concerned(IIRC they are one of, if only, people who make spherical bushings for 88-91s).
     
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    Oh I know progress is awesome and that's why I mentioned the ksports ride and not to purchase. He hasn't had a problem with his yet but I hear they develope leaks easy. You wouldn't believe what a nice set of tires and a just a progress rear sway did for my 92 EX Accord. I could almost oversteer in the dry. But the "begginer" (don't want to look it up I'm on my phone) set up doesn't look like it could handle a few thousand miles of actual road. And I jsut don't want to spend 1500 on the coilovers alone either. I'll take a look at your suggestions tomorrow. I want to move on something by the end of the week. Cars going to the shop to fix some mistakes I made and I want this on before it gets aligned. My dealership is slammed in service right now.
     
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    i have ksport coilovers on my car, theyve been rock solid so far..
     
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    Like I said, my friends are still going strong as well. He has had them on for two years now. I really just don't want to chance it. The Tein basics, the lower PIC, Kports, and the skunk2 pro-c are all priced within $100 (MSRP of course). They are all 8kg in the front 6kg in the rear.. kinda lame. The $600 progress is either 6.2kg in the front and rear or 6.2kg in the front and 8kg in the rear. That is more appealing, but now that I'm buying a CD6 for the winter here in a week or so.. I might just say fuck it and order those $1200 PIC with 10kg in the front 14kg in the rear even though I know that is going to be retarded on any PA roads, especially with no cage. So either $600 progress with 6f/8r (thing that sucks is that these have only one adjustable point for height only on the bottom and use stock tops), or $1200 PIC... I'm gonna look around some more still.
     
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    Those are some "heavy" spring rates for street. Simply stiffer rear for lower spring rates does not always mean it'll rotate like an overall-stiffer RR/AutoX setup would. IIRC most of the fast FWD cars in those Best Motoring touge races had stiffer fronts than rears; though the touge cars have to deal with bumps and pretty much typical street road surfaces. If you're just worried about whether a stiff setup would survive the streets that's a completely different issue then.

    Also, I don't know if you ever tried driving with stiff rears in a light hatch(or light-rear), but hitting large bumps is annoying! I forgot what springs and shocks I had(all I remember was they were stiff), but when I went over a bridge on the highway that had an uneven transition, I could feel the rear end pop up in the air....definitely not safe! :ph34r:
     
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