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lowering springs Vs Coil overs

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by wisemansoji, Feb 6, 2004.

  1. wisemansoji

    wisemansoji Senior Member

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    I wanna lower my civic sir Around 1.75 inch's to 2 inches. Whats better to get adustable coil overs or just lowering springs. I want a good ride, which are better for performance and which brand should I go with Skunk2 H&R Sportline?
     
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    dohch22a4 Senior Member

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    If you aren't going to be autoxing or anything like that, get drop springs. They ride nicer and are cheaper. Tanabe makes great performance lowerings springs and they can be has for around $200. The Dress Form springs drop your car 1.8 front and rear.
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    coil overs suck and they ride like crap :poop:
     
  4. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :no:

    CHEAP coilovers (adjustable springs) suck and ride like crap
     
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    :withstupid: i ride on the good shit all the time and am to this day surpised at how good the jics feel. my friends got a 95 teg on some kinda lowering spring and it fuckin sucks, granted its lower then the accord that the jics are on it rides worse and handles less.
     
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    Guess I wasted a grand on my Teins then ;) If your just looking for a quality ride and looks go with springs, "sleeved" coilovers do ride like shit. The spring on a sleeve coilover is alot smaller and stiffer than a drop spring and your still going to ride on a metal perch. Go with the springs your ass will thank you for it.
     
  7. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, pretty much... lol

    i'll never buy another set.
     
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    im new to the mod scene..

    if i were to get new springs wouldnt the stock shocks have to go also?
    thanks
     
  9. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    if they are lowering springs :yes:
     
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    edelbrock has a pretty good shock, it has an ias valve, so there comfy during normal driving adn they get stiff as you drive the car more aggresive.
     
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    has any one used those edelbrock shocks, i know they are badass on suvs but i haven't ridin them in a honda or compact.

    as for the coilover thing i've got skunk2 springs on kyb adjustables, and it rides like a dream BUT i'm kicking myself in the ass now because i need to get my car on a trailer to get it to the dyno and i can't get it up the ramps, sits way way to low

    whos got a suspention that they'd swear by, i dunno what to get on my next car ( mr2 turbo hopefully)
     
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    i didn't change my shocks, car rides fine. Doesn't bounce around at all. GOLDLINE makes a good spring, thick and sturdy.
     
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    hey bro i got neuspeed race sprins it drops about 2 inch in front and rear im riding with stock shock and dont bounce its great man but eventually in eed to change my shock
     
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    coilovers vs lowering springs

    Here is my 2 cents worth on this subject. I tried lowering springs on my Prelude, and it rode like a bucking bronco on steroids...scary. So. with my '02 Celica, we did the Eibach coilovers. Gives it about a 3" drop, and makes minimal noise...mostly in construction areas. I choose the coilovers over loweing springs, except for the price.
     
  15. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I'm glad it worked out for you. Hopefully after 6 1/2 years he figured something out for his car too. ;)

    Welcome to Hondaswap, by the way.
     
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    :huh::eek::p

    There should be at least a color change when the date goes over a year or so..

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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    That might be an option that can be added. I know I've seen it other forums, but I don't know if they were vB or not.
     
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    Taco15 I wear stretchy pants VIP

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    bwahhhh! i thought this thread was interesting too!

    at least I have a better idea at what I'm gonna be doing for suspension. :lol:
     
  19. BrutalB83

    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    Isn't there a little warning message that appears at the bottom of the reply screen?

    EDIT: I guess not. Maybe that was another forum I saw that on...
     
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    Cheap coilovers suck I have some and cant wait to swap them out. I here even good Skunk2 coilovers ride harsh. A good set of springs will ride nice. Tein, Eibach Skunk2 lowering springs all ride nice and handle well. The best setup is full coilovers the type with the height adjustment built into the strut like Tein Basics ect.
     
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