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Old August 2nd, 2009, 06:55 PM   #1
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Do I need new shocks..?

Well I have prokits on my 00 Accord Sedan and 16 inch 5 star RSX rims and now my rears are constantly hitting the fender and I dunno if I should change the shocks which I never changed but doesn't seem too bad.. Is there a better solution, will the shocks keep the suspension up or would it be better to change the wheels or use the bat technique with the fender.. 110k miles on the car and if I do change the shocks what would be a recommended brand that is low cost.. Thank you
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Old August 2nd, 2009, 11:46 PM   #2
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Is there anything unusual about the ride quality in the back? Best thing to do is to get under there and see if you can find something wrong. Usually if you blow a shock, you can see fluid leaking out.
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 09:29 AM   #3
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The rear fender gap has shrunk instead of 2 fingers gap to 1 and a half. The car gets unbalanced, such as if someone sits on one side it leans that way and scraps that tire. I'm probably gonna order tokico blues since the car is on prokits. I checked ebay and it's 299 shipped for all 4. If anyone has gotten them cheaper please inform me thanks. I just came from a camping trip boy was everyone staring at me the sound of the fender scraping the tire even through the tolls.(quite embarrassing)
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Old August 3rd, 2009, 01:24 PM   #4
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Why not go with KYB GR-2's?

They're much cheaper price-wise. I had a set on my 1994 Accord with Pro-Kits and the ride was great. No problems at all. They even worked great when I had Neuspeed Sports (2.0 drop).

They'd be a great alternative to Tokico's for a good amount less. Just a thought. I'm planning on a H&R Sport/GR-2 setup in a couple months.

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Old August 3rd, 2009, 11:24 PM   #5
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Just ordered a set of the GR2's from ebay about 90 bucks cheaper then the tokico blues, I haven't heard any1 with bad remarks about them but I seen negative remarks with the blues, thanks for your comment..
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I've had both the KYB GR2 and Tokico Blue's. They both offer a limited lifetime warranty. Neither of them are really great choices for lowering a car. It really depends on your application. Neither of them will be able to handle a drop more then 1.8 or so.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #7
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Well all I have is a set of pro kits.. not an extreme drop. I have a friend who has the GR2's on his 240sx for 5 years with a pretty mean drop and it still looks great..
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Old August 13th, 2009, 11:38 PM   #8
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my car has 160,xxx miles on it and i think im due for new shocks too

i was gonna go with the tokico blues too, but i found some omni coilovers for cheap =)
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