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Stock Shocks Wrapped Around Coilovers

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by civic_ferio, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. civic_ferio

    civic_ferio Junior Member

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    im having a hard time with it. my ride is too bumpy.. and if i adjust my car to my normal height i still hit the bump if i'm goin too fast.. will this change after i put good shocks?
     
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    it should, what springs and spring rates are you using?
     
  3. civic_ferio

    civic_ferio Junior Member

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    im using ground controls.... what's a spring rate btw?
     
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    a spring rate is how much force is required to move it a certain distance... say, 600 lbs/inch

    you can get upgraded springs from groundcontrol
     
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    civic_ferio Junior Member

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    how much? i's it still an eibach? how would i know the spring rate of my ground control?
     
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    there should be a number on the spring somewhere. cross referne it with ground control's site.

    BUT, befor eyou go chanign spring rates- upgrade your shocks- because chances are, thats the problem
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    actually, its supposed to be bumpy. you now have a stiffer suspension, which translates to improved cornering capability and less body roll in hard turns. its always a compromise between better handling and a smoother ride. but still...upgrade your shocks because the stock shocks werent meant to take the increased heat from a stiffer suspension. they will wear quickly, if they havent already. its probably just your coilovers though because that is normal for a coilover suspension (having a bumpy/firm ride).

    to look at it another way...you basically brought your suspension a little closer to a race car's setup.
     
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