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Old May 20th, 2005, 03:44 PM   #1
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V6 sedan H-techs

Hey all I just ordered some Tein H-tech for my 2004 AV6 sedan.

I wasn't sure if it was the right one because it said:

Part Number: SKA52-BUB00
Applications: 04+ Acura TL 6CYL
Item Details: 1.5F(269lbs/inch)/1.0R(140lbs/inch)

Is the Acura TL spring the same as our accord v6s?

Also another question. For install, is that spring designed to work with stock shocks? or will I need new shocks. If somebody has the same setup, could you verify the part number and confirm it. Thanks.... Final question...any camber issues???
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Old May 20th, 2005, 06:01 PM   #2
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yes, the part # is right.
check the website youself and you will know

http://www.tein.com/htech.html

The springs will work fine w/ the stock shocks at the beginning of few months or maybe a year or so.
The stock shocks are not designed for the performance/lower springs.
Therefore, they will eventually be dead at the end.
It is best to have the performance shocks(ex. Koni yellow shocks) to go w/ your lower springs.

About the camber kit, I believe most people think it's necessary.
However, I don't think it's required for H-tech.
I am going to lower my car w/ H-tech and Koni shocks within the next few weeks w/o the camber kit.
I am also going to pay $100 for the Firestone's Lifetime alignment.(just in case I still need the camber kit later and do the alignment again)
Going to DIY them for the first time and hope everything will go well
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you'll need/want aftermarket shocks eventually.

a rear camber kit might be a good idea too.

if you can just get it all at the beginning and have it installed/alligned all at once. you'll be glad you did in the long run.
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There's no good reason (yet) for you to get shocks if you're using H-techs. Completely designed for use with stock shocks. It may ride a little better with Koni's but your stock shocks aren't gonna blow or anything. Should function just fine.
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Funny how people make suggestions with no experience.

Stock dampers usually go bad due to mismatched spring to damper rates. H-Techs have a spring rate very similar to the stock spring (in fact, I'm disappointed with the soft ride - should've gone with STechs). Thus, OEM dampers will work fine with H-Techs.

The primary job of shock absorbers is to dampen the the energy caused by the spring compressing and decompressing. Stiffer springs (higher spring rate) "bounce" with much more energy causing the mismatched dampers to fail prematurely.
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And, yes you will need a rear camber kit unless you want to deal with replacing tires frequently. -2.1+ camber seems to be the resulting number. While -2.0 may be considered on the polar end of being in spec, you will have wear issues.
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