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Old March 9th, 2007, 07:58 AM   #1
 
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So i bought some KYB AGX Gas shocks. I need to know what kind of camber kit to buy. i have been searching but don't reallly know the diff b/w a good one and a bad one. Any suggestions? I offered someone 400 for:

Included is the K-Sport inverted mono-tube coil-overs(they have 4 inches of adjustable height and 36 different levels of dampening)(retail-$1200), camber kit(which replaces the rear and front upper ball joints)(retail-$350), new OEM front lower ball joints(retail-$30), and new OEM inner and outter tie rod ends(retial-$60). All this will fit a "94-"97 Honda Accord or a "97-"99 Acura CL.


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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:02 AM   #2
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Sup Chris, I see your sister around the gym every once in awhile.

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So i bought some KYB AGX Gas shocks. I need to know what kind of camber kit to buy. i have been searching but don't reallly know the diff b/w a good one and a bad one. Any suggestions?
You might only need the rear camber kit depending on how low you drop the car. The ones I have are made by SPC (link) but it looks like the ones for your year only come in a complete set.

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I offered someone 400 for:

Included is the K-Sport inverted mono-tube coil-overs(they have 4 inches of adjustable height and 36 different levels of dampening)(retail-$1200), camber kit(which replaces the rear and front upper ball joints)(retail-$350), new OEM front lower ball joints(retail-$30), and new OEM inner and outter tie rod ends(retial-$60). All this will fit a "94-"97 Honda Accord or a "97-"99 Acura CL.
If they agree to the price, it's a pretty good deal depending on the brands and condition. The problem is, (from what I remember) you have coilovers on it right now and you don't need shocks (unless they are just sleeves). I would check out what you have first to figure out if you need all this extra stuff too.

It's nice to adjust the height with coilovers, but you've driven/rode in my car before and it's a firm ride with what I've got. If you're not concerned with adjusting the height, then just add some nice springs (TEIN, Eibach, Neuspeed, H&R, etc) to your shocks.

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the ride on my car blows donkey di*k so i figured why not go and buy some new ****... i bought the shocks already so thats done. If they sell me offer with coilover and camber kit should i take it? If i don't what type of springs do you think i should get? I am not concerned with adjusting the height and **** that much just havin a nice smooth ride, and grip to the road muahahahhahaha!

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coilovers are nice because you can also adjust how stiff/smooth of a ride you want
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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #5
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the ride on my car blows donkey di*k so i figured why not go and buy some new ****... i bought the shocks already so thats done. If they sell me offer with coilover and camber kit should i take it? If i don't what type of springs do you think i should get? I am not concerned with adjusting the height and **** that much just havin a nice smooth ride, and grip to the road muahahahhahaha!

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If you don't want to adjust this and that, then just go with these .
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If you don't want to adjust this and that, then just go with these .
i think i want coilovers.... how about these

and i was thinking about getting THESE.

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i think i want coilovers.... how about these

and i was thinking about getting THESE.
Those coilovers are ALOT... you might want to consider something cheaper, since i doubt youre going to regreat it... Say the $600 range. Then get the headlights and hids with the savings

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i think i want coilovers.... how about these
Wayyy too expensive for what you want to do. Trust me, just go with the KYB AGX's and a set of nice springs. Coilovers are too much for what you're trying to do and usually ride quality is worse than springs.

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and i was thinking about getting THESE.
Not bad. A lot of people go with the ones with white/black corners too. Good pick.
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Wayyy too expensive for what you want to do. Trust me, just go with the KYB AGX's and a set of nice springs. Coilovers are too much for what you're trying to do and usually ride quality is worse than springs.



Not bad. A lot of people go with the ones with white/black corners too. Good pick.
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Those coilovers are ALOT... you might want to consider something cheaper, since i doubt youre going to regreat it... Say the $600 range. Then get the headlights and hids with the savings
I took your advice just bought a set of springs. Tein S-Tech Spring

The housing is 180 with the amber side off ebay and i can't find it anywhere else. Any help? It is the JDM version

There is another set for almost the same price but is the SiR version. Any reccommendations or what people?

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Screw EBAY......get it from the manufacture if you want to make sure its the TRUE product.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:35 PM   #11
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The housing is 180 with the amber side off ebay and i can't find it anywhere else. Any help? It is the JDM version

There is another set for almost the same price but is the SiR version. Any reccommendations or what people?

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I like the ones you found on eBay or the SiR headlights.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 07:26 AM   #12
 
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I like the ones you found on eBay or the SiR headlights.
me too i liked the original ones i found on ebay. the only problem is teh auction ended. It included the HID conversion kit as well as the black housing for the lights with the side amber.

the other auction with the SiR lights was approx same price and consisted of the black housing with either clear or black side, and yellow 9006k bulbs. there was no HID conversion kit.

Is it necessary to have the conversion kit?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 03:55 PM   #13
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Is it necessary to have the conversion kit?
You can always buy it down the road you go with HIDs.
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You can always buy it down the road you go with HIDs.
ya i am trying to get this guy to sell me the black housing kit with the amber side and the HID conversion kit for 180.

what bulb is best to go with? i like a clean looking color...you guys know what i am talking about...

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what bulb is best to go with? i like a clean looking color...you guys know what i am talking about...
I would probably go with a 6000K set. They look similar to the Acura TL OEM HIDs. There's a groupbuy going on right now here.
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I would probably go with a 6000K set. They look similar to the Acura TL OEM HIDs. There's a groupbuy going on right now here.
appreciate it mang imma see if he can hook me up with some lights!!!
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i finally got my new shocks and springs they just came in the other day~!!~

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Make sure you get an alignment after you get those put on. If you're getting a camber kit wait after you put that on too.
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Usually camber kits are not needed. I am slammed on skunk2 pro-s. I've been running this set up for over 2 years with no camber problems. Its usually toe/caster that causes uneven tire wear.
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Usually camber kits are not needed. I am slammed on skunk2 pro-s. I've been running this set up for over 2 years with no camber problems. Its usually toe/caster that causes uneven tire wear.

i already have camber problems...lol

i will be getting a camber kit too

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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #21
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will the 4 cyl coilovers fit the v6's??
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will the 4 cyl coilovers fit the v6's??
not sure i can look into it
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Just got an ingalls front and rear camber kit. Here is the link if you want to check it out http://http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=017&sspagename=STRK%3AME WN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=270196026839&rd=1

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Old December 18th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #24
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nice, have you installed them yet or did you just buy them??
some new news with my car, I just lowered it about 1.25". Not much but defenitly better then stock. I went from a 4 finger gap o a 2 finger gap. Rides about the same, a little more bouncy but not bad at all, but it handles better! I might lower it another .5-.75" in the future but im happy for now.
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nice, have you installed them yet or did you just buy them??
some new news with my car, I just lowered it about 1.25". Not much but defenitly better then stock. I went from a 4 finger gap o a 2 finger gap. Rides about the same, a little more bouncy but not bad at all, but it handles better! I might lower it another .5-.75" in the future but im happy for now.
uhmm not installed yet. but i will be putting them in shortly. I am not sure exactly how much it is currently lowered. what kind of shocks and springs do you have?
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Old December 20th, 2007, 07:23 PM   #26
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stock. i just cut the springs, I'm just checking it out to see what it looks like and see what i want when I do buy springs and shocks. but for now I'm happy.
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stock. i just cut the springs, I'm just checking it out to see what it looks like and see what i want when I do buy springs and shocks. but for now I'm happy.
you cut the stock springs??

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Usually camber kits are not needed. I am slammed on skunk2 pro-s. I've been running this set up for over 2 years with no camber problems. Its usually toe/caster that causes uneven tire wear.
We have a winner! Camber isn't the problem, toe out is. I have camber kits front and back. I just spent about $200 on a new front right tire and alignment after "accidentally" finding the inside of the tire down to the cords and ready to blow. I'm on KYB AGX shocks and Intrax springs (2.5" drop). My toe setting was so wacked out the guys in the shop were laughing because they'd never seen it so off. The camber was perfect front and back.

Word of advice: If you drop it, even an inch, align it at the same time! Also, check your tire wear regularly. I hadn't checked mine for 6-8 months, dummy that I am.
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yea i cut the stock springs. i still need to get an alignment but i figure since it was just an 1.25 drop i have a little time
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I took the coilover system out and installed the tein s tech springs and kyb gas shocks it brought the car back up...they also put in the ingals front and rear camber kit to solve my camber issues...

before it was to low i was scraping everywhere...ill see if i can snap a photo of it...

it rides so much nicer...so there is a used coilover system for a 95 accord sitting in my trunk...
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