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Old March 25th, 2012, 03:46 PM   #1
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Want to go lower, what do I do?

Currently have:

Koni Yellow + Eibach Sportlines set to highest perch

Want to go lower... but Sportlines are too soft (I can rub or bottom out occasionally as it is now)

18x7.5 +40 225/40R18 front is flush and will rub, so will rear.. will roll fenders and add some camber

Now back to the main issue:

I want to go lower, but I need to also go stiffer... The options I've pretty much determined are:

Option 1
Ground Controls with a defined spring rate (~$450)
-Sell the old springs (-$100)
-Con: the C that holds Koni perches not the most reliable

Option 2
Tein Basics (~$900)
-Sell the old shocks/springs (-$400?)

Option 3
FF HT-Spec (~$650)
-Sell the old shocks/springs (-$400?)
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Old March 25th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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GC with custom spring rates since you already have Konis
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Old March 25th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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^^^ agree. get shorter springs and custom spring rates.
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Old March 25th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #4
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Honda Accord 2003 - 2007 Ground Control Coilover Sleeves Springs

this guy been selling his for a while now. prolly get it for a good price shipped.
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Old March 26th, 2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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^^^ agree. get shorter springs and custom spring rates.
Messaged the guy about his GC

I am only looking to go another 0.5" shorter

I could have dropped a perch but not with the kind of travel these springs have!!

GC's look like a good idea... probably pair with Skunk2 front camber kit
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Old March 26th, 2012, 10:42 PM   #6
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so there's two of you now after the same kit. GC + koni is such a good combi.

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looks like someone beat you to 'em.

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i got the whole ground control kit for $200 shipped though so I cannot complain I guess!

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Old March 26th, 2012, 11:43 PM   #7
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Just go lowest perch
I've never heard of any issues with the clips.
I've had Konis for 3+ years on it's lowest perch and never had an issue.
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ok, i dont want to sound stupid but i have to ask because I want to go lower too. but not slammed. I have Tein S Techs..so if I get the Koni Yellows I can another inch drop with the same Springs I have now??? thanks in advance..
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Old March 28th, 2012, 09:29 AM   #9
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Just go lowest perch
I've never heard of any issues with the clips.
I've had Konis for 3+ years on it's lowest perch and never had an issue.
I rub right now and bottom out occasionally (the big bang control arm)... Dropping a perch will just increase that frequency
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ok, i dont want to sound stupid but i have to ask because I want to go lower too. but not slammed. I have Tein S Techs..so if I get the Koni Yellows I can another inch drop with the same Springs I have now??? thanks in advance..
Yes you can.. an extra inch I don't think so, I believe it is 0.5" extra, other members can confirm (Note: Talking Koni Sport not Neuspeed ones)
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Yes you can.. an extra inch I don't think so, I believe it is 0.5" extra, other members can confirm (Note: Talking Koni Sport not Neuspeed ones)
Not sure about the Koni Sports (I have the Neuspeed ones with 5 perches) but on mine you can lower or raise the car an addition .25" or .5" inches compared to conventional shocks.
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