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Matrix Coilovers

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Tonyd0821, Mar 3, 2003.

  1. Tonyd0821

    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    Matrix coilovers for a 1996 ex coupe....
    should i get them?
    Yes or no. and why or why not?

    YES they are cheap (150.00) and YES im a broke ass college student.
    would anyone NOT reccomend them?

    thanks
     
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    No end of story.

    Do it right the first time, Matrix shit sucks, they never settle and they just make your car get lower and lower.

    Save up for a little bit more and get some H&R springs or something of that quailty.
     
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    dude, this is exactly what i like about this forum....
    people tell it like it is and dont bullshit around.

    Thanks!!!

    advice taken
     
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    or alljdm
    Neuspeed Race &
    Lowering Springs
    Price: $140.00 USD
     
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    ya i use my buddy's wholesale
    shop discount
    (it pays to have friends that own shops who sell u parts at their cost)

    just was wonderin' if i could scrimp and save on the cheapest coilover but apparently not.

    thanks
     
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    Also look at getting some struts while your at it (toykios blues are fine if you dont want to spend alot of cash) Lowering on stuck structs can result in a bouncy ride and also you can blow them out quick (although some people have ridden 40k miles with stock struts and lowing springs)
     
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    is that the whole assembly? i havent yet looked at the suspension of the civic....

    but in my old maxima, when i dropped it, i had to replace the entire assembly
     
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    you can just throw springs on there but you will not be handling at your full potential.



    Whole assembly as in struts and springs? You can do only half of it but i would recomend going the whole distance and replaceing both.
     
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    since your broke like most of us get some kyb gr2's and springs. good shock and they are cheap. i have them and like them alright.
     
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    It depends how low your going down if you need new shocks/struts. I'd say if your going down less than 2, run it. but if your slamming the thing, you may want some adjustables, which are more chedda. so if your in college and poor like me, I'd say keep a conservative lowering. Besides, lower than 2in is pretty much all looks no added benefit.
     
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    i have had 4 civics in the past 6 or so years and am sick of getting stuck on speedbumps. literally.

    i dont like lowering the car because i never go fast around turns, and i like how the car rides stock.

    - i know im getting old (27) but hey, to each his own...

    but i just got some 2000 gsr rims and im looking to drop it only 2" to cover up the gap.

    my car pic is in my gallery if u wanna see what im doing to it. or better yet,

    click here to view it
     
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    Very clean. Yea just find a sport spring kit that lowers it about 1.5 -1.75 inches.

    BTW, instead of linking a pic, you can just type in [ IMG]the adress here[/IMG ] and just remove the spaces between the brakets
     
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    cool, i can put pictures in the post!!!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Matrix!!! For the love of God, stay away from THEM! They're awful. My car settled past 3.5" with those crap lowering springs. I'm still pissed about it. At least I sold them for $75
     
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    Are you planning on going offroading with that suspension setup? Damn you're sitting like a 4x4. I'll sell, NEUSPEED Lowering springs for $120+shipping. They'll fir that car!
     
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