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need help with SUSPENSION setup..

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by azomazo17, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. azomazo17

    azomazo17 New Member

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    What's up guys..

    I currently have Tokico blue shocks with some h&r sport springs on my 96 coupe accord and the shocks are going bad. I thought about buying some coilover. which in my price range is the skunk2, what do you guys think about it? I mean I thought about just buying the sleeve without the shocks, then the shocks separate.

    I need help or some suggestion with this project.
    what combo would be good as far as coilovers kit?


    thanks
    Azo
     
  2. ilubmyEG

    ilubmyEG New Member

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    Whats your budget? Tein has an awesome basic damper set for 600-700 bucks for the complete coilover set and they ride awesome and give great handling.
     
  3. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    It's always best to have a properly matched spring/damper combination. What do you want to use the car for?
     
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    azomazo17 New Member

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    Thank you guys for the replies

    Well 600-700 its out of my budget. I m not look for something too crazy and neither cheap. I m kind of thinking about Tokico Blue struts and skunk2 kit... what do you think "ilubmyEG"?


    Calesta: mostly for everyday driving and sometimes for performance..

    Thank you

     
  5. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Honestly, in my realm- 600-700 is getting pretty cheap already.

    Probably the cheapest comfortable combo that's still good quality and will still put a smile on your face when you hit the twisties is a set of Tein S.Tech springs and KYB GR-2 shocks. It'll be a little softer than your Skunk2 springs, but not nearly as bouncy. The Skunk2 springs have a reputation for being bouncy, especially because people usually pair them with shocks that don't have enough damping.
     
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    Uh, have you priced out what a set of Tokico shocks and adjustable Skunk2 springs are going to cost when purchased separately. You're probably going to spend around $500. Is a set of Teins really that much more?
     
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    i just recently purchased the Skunk2 sport shocks and H&R sports for my GFs Integra and i think they ride pretty good.. might wanna look into it .. they have shortened shock bodies to reduce travel in the shocks.. i like em so far
     
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    well guys I found a deal on skunk2's for $150 and tokico struts each $80... so i think this would be the best deal I can get...
     
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    skunk2

    here is another way you can do and get a good handeling and smooth ride, first try to buy the adjustable shock from advance auto parts its call kyb AGX adjustable shock it think is 112 a peice but it worth it and then go on ebay look for skunk2 lowering spring and you can make a offer on it for like a 100 buck. The agx adjustable shock combine with the lowering skunk2 spring is really nice and you can adjust the shock and get a smooth ride thats what i have in my supercharge integra gsr and am about to put the same thing on my other integra gsr
     
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    get the kyb agx adjustable shock from advance auto parts and go on ebay make a offer on skunk2 lowering spring on ebay for a 100 buck with the agx adjustable you can adjust it to get a smooth ride and comtable i had it install in my superchagre integra gsr and am about to do the same to my other integra gsr
     
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    I like the match up of KYB AGX's with Nuespeed Sport Springs.
     
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    BrutalB83 Brutal Moderator Moderator VIP

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    You're losing money all over the place here. I guarantee you I can find the AGX's on E-Bay or other websites for lots cheaper then Advance sells them. Plus, shocks and springs are NOT a hard install. If you've got a free day on the weekend, a jack, basic hand tools, a torque wrench, and the torque specs, and some beer (beer optional), then it shouldn't be difficult...
     
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    skunk2 sport shocks and your current H&R sports
     
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    blanco the spring and kyb g2 i done that already and it don't last long, i had the kyb g2 with eibach spring i install everything new and for the long run the shock blow
     
  15. phunky.buddha

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    Same here. I love the GR-2s on my 88 Civic and 95 Hardbody. They held up very well on my CRX with a huge drop too.
     
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