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Suspension setup

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by korey, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. korey

    korey Senior Member

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    I need some advice on if my "desired" suspension setup is even correct. What I want is Skunk 2 Coilovers with Tokico Illumina struts. Now, I dont know jack about suspension, so what I need to know is if this is good, bad, not needed, basically the highs and the lows. I have a '97 civic and JUST want decsent ride height with good hadling. I need suggestions. Thanx.
     
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    brc80 Senior Member

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    Do you plan to race this car? If so what kind? Or is this going to be a daily driver? If so i would say just get some nice lowering springs with some agx's and you will be fine.
     
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    just save up a little more and buy some teins bro trust me been their and done that. :D
     
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    I'm no expert, but from what i've read, if you're not going to be racing, you don't need coilovers. It'll just be pearls for swine. You can save a lot of money and be no worse off by getting performance springs and shocks.
    Ask yourself if you ever really use the adjustability of coilovers.
     
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    SubCultureNM Junior Member

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    Adjustability is always nice. I have the Koni yellows that Neuspeed sells (shorter shock) and Neuspeed race springs. I'm glad I have the little bit of adjustability that comes with the Konis since I'll be installing a B16A in the next few weeks. As for the sleeve-type coil-overs, I wouldn't even mess around with them. Even the basic Tein units (non-adjustable damping) are relatively cheap and will make you a lot happier (my shop sells them for $750, as an example.) That's comparable in price to the Tokico/Skunk2 set-up and will perform much better since the coil and shock are matched units.

    Brian
     
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