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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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Best PERFORMANCE springs to do lapping

Hey guys!!

I already have really good shock with a 22mm sway bar on my Accord V6 2003 and i was wondering if someone is able to tell me witch spring are gonna be the best for PERFORMANCE, i don`t care about the look. Im doing lapping so i want the best choice possible. I was looking the Tein but i don`t really know why the drop is 2" on the front and 1.2" on the back. Seems a pretty big differance but there may be a reason for that. Eibach is 1.5 rear and 1.75" on the front which it seems better but i don`t know much about suspension. Also if you have any sugestion of what i can buy to improve the handling fell free to let me know!!! Thank you

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Old June 8th, 2012, 02:33 PM   #2
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if your hitting the track do coils you wont be disappointed
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Old June 8th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3
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lapping as in race track? If you want track advice, I can provide all that to you. However I recommend drive the car hte way it is first and don't just throw mods at it assuming it will make it better. You learn alot more if you slowly figure it out as you track the car. And you will be able to feel the improvement of each mod which will make you a better driver.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:58 PM   #4
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Yes im lapping in a race track. Its a pretty technical track so i need a really good handling. The track was built on a old airport so its concrete. Thanks guys
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Old June 8th, 2012, 05:59 PM   #5
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What do you mean by do coil?
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Old June 8th, 2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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Coilovers.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #7
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yes coilovers like a setup that replaces the entire shock body & spring in 1 package. but i would take nighthawks advice before any of us lol
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Old June 8th, 2012, 08:28 PM   #8
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do you have a map of the track? Also off the shelves coilovers won't improve your handling as much as you would think. You can order custom springs from swift for your currently upgraded shock. That will be a better route to start. Swift springs. Start with like a 14kg up front, and 10kg in the rear.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #9
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this is the track. Google Image Result for http://www.circuiticar.com/DATA/PHOTO/316.jpg They change the track a little bit, now it`s 4.1km.

Im doing some lapping on this track as well. Moto Nation : Major track in Quebec & Ontario

My shocks are Tokico Shocks HTS which is not the greatest but i think they are ok for now. I defenetly need something stiffer, handling is ok but on the braking the front is moving way too much.
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on braking the movement has to do with the compliance bushings and suspension. higher KG springs will help, but replace the bushings with non compliant bushings. that will reduce nose dive dramatically. also shave weight as well.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #12
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When you are talking about the bushing, which bushing are you talking about? Thank you for you help!!!
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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the front LCA is the most important. Superpro makes them. I would get the offset ones and have a professional install it to gain some more positive caster.
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Ok i just figure. So what kind of bushing i can use to help the performance? Thanks
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:40 PM   #15
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ok i see, so just a bushing like these one are gonna make a good differance.Honda Accord 06/03-06 Superpro Front Control Arm Lower Inner Front Bush SPF2945K | eBay
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:43 PM   #16
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yes those are it, but you can get them with the hole offset and not centered to get a more aggressive allignment setup. positive caster improves turn in grip dramatically. kind of like a shopping cart
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Old June 8th, 2012, 10:47 PM   #17
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There is some kits with 1 offset bushing and some with 2. Why someone will use just one offset bushing exept if is turning always on the same side? another question, if im driving for a long distance i wonder if its playing on my allinment? Thanks

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Old June 9th, 2012, 03:56 PM   #18
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So Nighthawk

so on my understanding what you say is if i had to start from 0 the first mod to do to improve the stability and the handling are the superpro bushings even beafore the shocks and the coils? Also are you able to tell me which springs are gonna be the best? I really want to have a nice setting but i know nothing about this car so your help is really appreciate!!! Thank you much
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You can order custom springs from swift for your currently upgraded shock. That will be a better route to start. Swift springs. Start with like a 14kg up front, and 10kg in the rear.
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