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Old March 14th, 2007, 08:52 AM   #1
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Suspension Question.

I want my car lower than pro kit lowering springs and I want a nice ride. Whats my best bet on shock/ spring combo? I don't want coilovers just becuase they are too pricey.. Pics if you have them too please..
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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A full coilover system can be pricey, but if you just buy like some Skunk2 coils and some gas struts, it shouldnt be that bad. You dont have to go all out with some Teins or Omni's etc unless you wanted too . I just dont like springs ... Once you've payed the money, you might not get what you wanted out of em & then your stuck with em. Coils you can adjust , obviously, so you get to put it right where you want it (for the most part). Some of us like to go LOW ! Its worth the little bit of extra money for the coils.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:07 AM   #3
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if you do plan on coil-overs, buy a name brand that has a reputation. do not go cheap or else you will end up reselling them for a cheaper price. i'm on pro-kits w/ prelude wheels on my 6thgenaccord and it's a decent drop. you could go with H&R race springs.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:26 PM   #4
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dont waste your money - if youre planning on purchasing new springs/shocks, then you might as well get a coilover set such as omnipowers.

a new set of H&R Race = ~$200
and the only shocks that can handle the drop of H&R Race without blowing every year would be koni yellows or tokico illuminas - those run $370-$400 on ebay

omnis only run about $650ish, there are alot of other sub $1k coilovers out there

but if you insist on going with a spring/shock combo, here are some decent (~1-2 finger gap) spring/shock combos:

h&r sport+tokico blues/illuminas
sportlines+tokico blues/illuminas
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:35 PM   #5
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You say you want to lower your ride more with the pro kits or pro kits + shocks? Shocks don't lower the car at all, they just recoil the vehicle's chassis. I'd stick with the prokits paired with any of the shocks mentioned below cause it's a nice subtle ride and not excessively too much or harsh.

If you don't care about adjustables then get non adjust.. If you want to stiffen up your ride get an adjustable shock, I recently set my illuminas to 4 in the front and 2 in the rear. Turning the wheel got a tad harder but it's nice and stiff/sporty .
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #6
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Honda-Tech has a vendor "No Limit Motorsports" that's having a special on a Koni/Ground Control combo that's frankly an amazing deal, $750 USD or so for a complete setup. The amazing dampening of Koni's with the custom spring rates offered by Eibach springs via the GC's.

Off-the-shelf rates are 340F/200R, I ordered mine with 450F/300R. No additional charge!
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #7
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eibach springs + koni yellows
teins s tech springs + koni yellows
or h&r springs + koni yellows

imo just save up for coilovers
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:55 PM   #8
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You say you want to lower your ride more with the pro kits or pro kits + shocks? Shocks don't lower the car at all, they just recoil the vehicle's chassis. I'd stick with the prokits paired with any of the shocks mentioned below cause it's a nice subtle ride and not excessively too much or harsh.

If you don't care about adjustables then get non adjust.. If you want to stiffen up your ride get an adjustable shock, I recently set my illuminas to 4 in the front and 2 in the rear. Turning the wheel got a tad harder but it's nice and stiff/sporty .
my shocks lowered my car a whole finger gap
h&r race + stock shocks


h&r race + koni yellows


but yeah shocks in general will not lower your car
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What do you guys think of neuspeed springs on stock shocks? It's not for me. It's for my friend. I researched the brand for springs. I haven't gotten enough input for me to be satisfied?

Anyways, personally, I do agree with the posts above. The spring/shock combo puts you up near the coilovers. Not worth it!
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I just got a set of h&r springs for a pack of bud light !!! Should I go with tokico shocks? Illuminas?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #11
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.....well get a coilover set such as omnipowers.


omnis only run about $650ish, there are alot of other sub $1k coilovers out there


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I want a nice ride.

with omnis, they are VERY stiff...and you FEEL EVERYTING on the road...

1SLOsedan wants ride quality, which i suggest prokits and tokico blues.

they are ALOT better in terms of ride quality.


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I just got a set of h&r springs for a pack of bud light !!! Should I go with tokico shocks? Illuminas?
thats fine. get that.
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I just got a set of h&r springs for a pack of bud light !!! Should I go with tokico shocks? Illuminas?

can i have a beer pls i need one!!!
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Old March 23rd, 2007, 07:51 AM   #13
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I have tried a few different setups
so far the best is what I'm using right now
Tein Driving Master Wagon Low Down Spec Coilovers
Only sold in japan, and designed for the wagon's weight, so that makes it perfect for a slightly lighter V6

Suspension is a tricky thing. Sometimes you'll get positive feedback about a coilover kit or a spring / shock combo, but the feedback is not on your specific car. This is a step in the wrong direction. Speak to people with your exact car. I have heard horror stories about Ovni coilovers on one car, but on another the feedback was 100% ...

I have used GR-2 shocks and Tein S-techs and the ride was super comfy. I would have wanted to have dampening capabilities, but I did not have the extra funds for it at the time.



for the 6th gen accord, I have a buddy of mine that used Nex coilovers kit and dropped the car almost 3" inches on 18"
The ride was superb. stiff and race style handling. They lastest 3+ years he used them.
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Old March 26th, 2007, 11:01 AM   #14
 
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I have used GR-2 shocks and Tein S-techs and the ride was super comfy. I would have wanted to have dampening capabilities, but I did not have the extra funds for it at the time.
i completely understand haha i just dropped almost 1500 on my car and got the s-techs and the gr2's

i had to buy a new cluster and camber kit as well

so you say the ride was super comfy huh?!!?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #15
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will the 4 cyl coilovers fit a 5th gen v6?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:54 PM   #16
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yes it will but will sit much lower than the 4cyl. What kind of coilovers are you thinking of getting cause I'm planning on buying some coilovers too?
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Old April 17th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #17
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coilovers dont sit lower from i4 to v6 since coilovers are height adjustable... there is no "set" drop so no worries... i got a set of ksports coilovers if any1's interested
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Old April 18th, 2007, 05:42 AM   #18
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1990 - 1997 Accord suspension components are the same, just the spring ratios on the stock OE coils is slightly tighter - IE - stiffer with the wagon and V6. We are talking 3 lbs per square inch, nothing drastic.

Tein coilovers / K sport / Ovni / Apexi / Tanabe / Nex / are all going to fit. Some will have a softer coil so the ride will be more soft then tight.

If you are looking for a setup with adjustable shock dampening, Tein, Ovni and K sport make 36 point adjustable coilovers, but don't expect them to give them away. Save up a good 1500$
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Old April 18th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #19
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khan: how much for the ksports?
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:03 PM   #20
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What kind of coilovers are you thinking of getting cause I'm planning on buying some coilovers too?

actually i found a guy on cardomain that is selling some coilovers, he said he used them for like 2 or 3 months, they are matrix??? are matrix crap or what? i dont want crap but i dont want to put down any 1K either. what is a respectable name that is cheap? im not looking for the best of anything, just the middle of the road, if not, a little less. how are ksports coilovers KhanhCord??
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:04 PM   #21
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sry that
What kind of coilovers are you thinking of getting cause I'm planning on buying some coilovers too?
was supposed to be a quote from hightower
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #22
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hey by the way does this camber kit look like it would work?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/94-97...ayphotohosting

its a no name but it only $25 and $12.50 for shipping. what u yall think?
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Old April 20th, 2007, 07:31 PM   #23
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hey i just found these too.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KYB-G...10566271QQrdZ1

they are kyb gr2 shocks, full set for only $157 and $21 for shipping, thats a good price isnt it?
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I was looking at tein, omni, and ksports, but I nailed it down to ksports from khan. All I need to go with the ksports now are some rims. I'm still looking around for some.
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Old April 20th, 2007, 09:04 PM   #25
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not bad, that is a good price.
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Old April 21st, 2007, 02:13 PM   #26
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not a bad price for which one?
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Old April 21st, 2007, 03:28 PM   #27
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kyb gr2s
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 08:28 AM   #28
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ok cool. what about the camber kit? does that look like it would work?
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i don't know about the cambers. i've never seen cambers like that before.
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Old April 23rd, 2007, 07:18 PM   #30
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ok thx, then i prob wont go with that kind then
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