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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #1
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Tein S tech VS. THIS.

So my car was lowered on h&r Race springs and it was ALMOST tucking. They were Paired with Tokico Blues. The ride was very stiff and from what i know h&r springs give a very stiff ride. So what my question is, would the Tein S tech drop be identical to this? Ive been searching for Days now and this time i want the right drop as im a student and drive 60+ miles on a ****ty high way. i want it to be Tad bit higher and not so stiff. So all the S tech owners help a member out =)

heres the pic of them on the car

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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2
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The Tein S Tech is going to give you a harsh ride as well, I've had this exact same set-up on my civic and if you know how bad NY city streets are, then you know. The S Tech may also sit a little lower than where you are at. The K-sport will give your car a much smoother and nicer ride paired with Tokico Blues.

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Here are the K Sport/Tokico Blues on the accord. The rear sits lower because I have the parking brake on and the car is sitting on an decline.

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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #4
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How do you like the ride on the Ksports? looks like they give the same drop as the Stech.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #5
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The K Sport gave the car a very smooth ride but you also have to consider that I am riding on 60 mm tires as well. I don't know how much of a difference if I had 17 or 18's with 45 mm tires on. I like the k sports very much but I also need to support extra weight so I switched to coilovers.

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But this is initially when I just installed it without adjusting the height; as of right now, there is an inch gap between the fender and the top of the tires.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 10:22 PM   #6
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i have stech with tokico hts unadjusted and it feels just a bit stiffer then stock
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Old December 20th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #7
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i have stech with tokico hts unadjusted and it feels just a bit stiffer then stock
What series tires, I'm just trying to gauge if it was the 45 Series tires that made my ride so rough on the civic.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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I think I'm gonna have to go with the 06-07 pro kit.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #9
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im running 225 45 18
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:06 PM   #10
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i had s-techs on my 04, ride wasnt bad. had two finger gap.
they were paired with factory shocks though.
if you dont want stiff, dont go for coilovers, my D2's were stiff as hell
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 09:33 PM   #11
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i have s techs on stock struts and i love em...dont think they ride bad at all...i also commute almost 80 miles a day for work..perfect drop for a daily imo
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 09:54 AM   #12
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s techs drop..looks about as low as any other springs ive seen for 7th gen to me..ride good too
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:30 PM   #13
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Looks good. Did you ever scrape?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 04:50 PM   #14
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Looks good. Did you ever scrape?
never scraped my lip once..i encounter speed bumps..steep driveways..you name it..my car goes on lifts in garages without hitting the lip either..obviously we all use common sense when driving lowered cars..going into driveways at a angles..,etc..ive been on these springs for 20,000 miles and never scraped once
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Old December 24th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #15
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You probably needed a camber kit tho huh.
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I have s tech with stock shocks on my car now. In my opinion, they are a little stiffer than stock suspension but still pretty comfortable. My dad has driven my car and he doesn't complain about the ride (he did when I had ff type 1), so I guess that's says something about s-tech.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 11:10 PM   #17
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Looks good. Did you ever scrape?
i dot have a camber kit..i just got a alignment after i lowered it ..having the toe set saves your tires alot too
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Old December 25th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #18
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I have s tech with stock shocks on my car now. In my opinion, they are a little stiffer than stock suspension but still pretty comfortable. My dad has driven my car and he doesn't complain about the ride (he did when I had ff type 1), so I guess that's says something about s-tech.
Yeah my pops a Mechanic and Hated the ride on my h&r's. And ff1's are too stiff.
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Yeah my pops a Mechanic and Hated the ride on my h&r's. And ff1's are too stiff.
yup for sure type 1 were too stiff. I decided with s.tech over the coils since I like the ride height of the s. tech and with coils, I never adjusted height on them anyway.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 08:26 PM   #20
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i have the S Techs and they ride pretty similar to stock. not a bad ride at all!!! the drop is decent, but im about to switch to Neuspeed Springs with Koni yellows to go a bit lower.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 09:07 PM   #21
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i have the S Techs and they ride pretty similar to stock. not a bad ride at all!!! the drop is decent, but im about to switch to Neuspeed Springs with Koni yellows to go a bit lower.
im about to keep the s techs and get some koni yellows also and set them on the lowest spring perch shoul sit about 0.75" lower than where im sitting now.thats should be a really nice drop and ride really nice..
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Old December 25th, 2012, 10:28 PM   #22
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i have the S Techs and they ride pretty similar to stock. not a bad ride at all!!! the drop is decent, but im about to switch to Neuspeed Springs with Koni yellows to go a bit lower.
I'm getting so many mixed reviews! Some say very stiff and low and some not so low and ride smooth.
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S-techs are softer than OEM for sure. I have tokiko hts and set them a bit hard to compensate for the soft springs.
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I have S Tech on OEM shocks. Ride is quite comfortable, because they arre pprogressive rate spring so you get good compliance for the first bit of spring compression. I am going to switch to KONI Yellows probably over the summer with the same springs. With my front lip I do scrape sometimes and sometimes bottom out over the larger speedbumps when carrying 3 passengers. I have 215/50-17 tires, stock size on the 17" wheels, and an Ingalls rear camber kit.









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Old December 26th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #25
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^^ Car's look great. Your drop on the S Techs is just about the same as to where I have my coils set right now for Winter. It's a great lookin' height when you're not trying to be slammed. I haven't scraped once at this height

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Old December 26th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #26
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Well I think I might just do the S techs. I'm afraid the pro kit or H tech won't be enough of a drop. And vasekvi your sedan is so simple and clean.
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Well I think I might just do the S techs. I'm afraid the pro kit or H tech won't be enough of a drop
Thats exactly what I say now that I just installed S-techs. The drop is perfect. Anything less would not have been enough. Definitely go with S-techs, and the ride is just a little harder than before. Not horrible. And there's still a decent amount of clearance under the car. You'll need camber arms for the rear

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I'll post pictures up tomorrow lol.. S-techs on stock struts; but putting on camber kit for the rear! Just got new shoes and don't want to replace them anytime soon!
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but putting on camber kit for the rear!
My condolences man - GOOD luck. When I put on my rear Ingalls kit, my OEM arms literally had to be torched, caught on fire, cut and pounded out. Had to call up 5 dealerships just to find one that had 1 camber bolt left (got destroyed in the processed) - luckily we were able to re-thread the other one. It was a nightmare. I about had a heart attack using a torch right underneath the gas tank lol Definitely have helpers if you're going to tackle that job - it's very simple to do granite everything goes right - but unless your car has never seen snow/salt, it's not going to be pretty.
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but unless your car has never seen snow/salt, it's not going to be pretty.
It's interesting that you had so much of an issue and I didn't. My car has rust in places I've never seen before and my rear arms came off quite easily.
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