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Old January 23rd, 2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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acheive stock height with coil-overs

hey guys quick questions

i just learned that tein basis/super street at its max height is 1.7 in the front and 1.5 in the back

currently I'm running on pro kits by eibach and it drops 1.5

during Christmas in Vancouver we had a foot and half of snow and 1.5 is very low so i want to have it back at stock height during winter and the best way to do that was coil-overs but which coil-over can still give me stock height but lower me during the summer as well?


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Old January 24th, 2009, 03:36 PM   #2
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um... all coilovers have adjustable height.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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i understand that but i want coils that at its highest setting it'll be near stock
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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:42 AM   #4
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i have nex ss coilovers on my 7th gen, pretty sure they would be close to stock if set at full length, especially in the front.
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Old January 25th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #5
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^ hows the ride on those??
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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:53 AM   #6
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I have NEX coilovers as well, and we get a good bit of snow here. I just raised the car until i had about 1/4" of wheel gap in the front, and the back is only tucking a little. It has yet to be a problem. Are you driving on unplowed roads? There is no way i would consider going through something like that, i wouldnt make it. The most ive driven through is about 8-10" or so, and its not really a problem, just slow.

And some would call the ride on the NEX's in the winter to be a little rough, since there is next to no suspension travel at any point in sub zero temps. But I dont see it to be stiff enough.

And yes, they are very adjustable and would go up to near stock probably. You could allways put the stock back in?
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:31 PM   #7
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um... all coilovers have adjustable height.
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Did you even read the first post?

Any coilover that has a separate height adjustment mount should get you pretty close...



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Old January 27th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #8
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I have NEX coilovers as well, and we get a good bit of snow here. I just raised the car until i had about 1/4" of wheel gap in the front, and the back is only tucking a little. It has yet to be a problem. Are you driving on unplowed roads? There is no way i would consider going through something like that, i wouldnt make it. The most ive driven through is about 8-10" or so, and its not really a problem, just slow.

And some would call the ride on the NEX's in the winter to be a little rough, since there is next to no suspension travel at any point in sub zero temps. But I dont see it to be stiff enough.

And yes, they are very adjustable and would go up to near stock probably. You could allways put the stock back in?
thanks for your input i'll look into those
and yea a lot of times its unplowed (inside residential streets)
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Old January 28th, 2009, 01:07 PM   #9
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um... did a little research and nex coils rides harsh a lot harder then tein basics, even with the damping at its lowest setting it still harsh... any other coils?
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Old January 28th, 2009, 02:21 PM   #10
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If you want coilovers that ride like stock you will have to get either Teins, Tanabes, or Apexi WS (which are discontinued). Other than that, you are looking at something with a separate height adjustment mount. Many of those brands use linear springs, and are now monotube. This equates to a much more aggressive ride and much more aggressive response to road conditions. So to answer your question: not really. Especially if you want to drop your car pretty low in spring or summer. The lower you go, the stiffer your suspension will have to be. You compromise ride quality with ride height.

If you are really looking for a nice setup though, go for Koni Yellows with Ground Control coilover sleeves from Eibach. They're pretty moderate in terms of their spring rates and Konis dampers are the best in the market for their price. I know you'd be happy with them.



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Old January 28th, 2009, 03:02 PM   #11
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I'm on the GC/Koni setup and love and swear by them.
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Old January 28th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #12
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We got about 10 inches of snow while I was at school today... It sure was a rough one getting out of the parking lot! lol.

Yea, i can see the use for massive ground clearance. I have a good bit of ground clearance right now and it was just tire spin and 1-2 mph until i got out of the lot. But Im riding on near bald snow tires.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:31 AM   #13
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I'm on the GC/Koni setup and love and swear by them.
i heard GC goes clunk as it moves is that true?
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Old January 29th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #14
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That clunking could possibly be that the sleeves were paired up with the wrong shocks. Ground Controls are designed slightly different for the different shocks that their users might have. IE: Koni Yellows will use different Ground Control sleeves than KYB or Tokico for this example. The spring is virtually the same in spring rate and everything, it's just the adjustable sleeve might differ a tad.



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Old January 29th, 2009, 08:39 AM   #15
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What X said.
On my setup for the past five months and no problems nor complaints.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 09:07 AM   #16
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A improper or poor suspension install will usually clunk or creek, and supposedly many people have issues with the aluminum hats on coilovers creaking.

I wouldnt expect to have these issues, as I know a few people with different setups and never heard clunks and squeaks from the suspension. And it goes from 90's to sub 0's here, so i would assume any random noises would show up.
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:19 AM   #17
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on ksports i dont think u kan raise them to stock height. i raised it alot when i had to get it smogged and it still didnt go that high. about 3 finger gaps.. You still want to leave an inch or 1.5 inches of tread from the bottom. thats what i was told when i kalled ksport
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Old January 29th, 2009, 10:26 AM   #18
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can you add a spacer? i have no clue but it should work.
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can you add a spacer? i have no clue but it should work.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 09:32 PM   #21
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^ i'll put the spacer between the wheel and the ground

lol

but yea i'll take a look at some drop-zones then
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