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Old June 7th, 2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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Coilover choice...so difficult

Trying to find a coilover that best supports street driving. I've read tons of threads on various forums on the tein ss and the omni coilovers so far and it seems like many ppl are brand loyal. From what i've read the omni street setup on the earlier gen accords and rsx seems a bit too stiff for street although they perform really well. I've personally sat in my frends TL with tein SS set at 10 clicks and they felt very nice, not bouncy or rough at all. I've been reading a bunch of stuff on the D2 coilovers that the maxima owners are praising. Has anyone considered D2?
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Old June 7th, 2005, 10:36 PM   #2
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i got them today, install tomorrow. the good thing with d2 is that you can get custom spring rates, so they can be as stiff or as soft as you want them.

i got the contact info for the guy who sells them so AIM me and ill let you know
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Old June 7th, 2005, 11:31 PM   #3
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i got them today, install tomorrow. the good thing with d2 is that you can get custom spring rates, so they can be as stiff or as soft as you want them.

i got the contact info for the guy who sells them so AIM me and ill let you know
i've never heard of these D2s. quick info for a noob?
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i've never heard of these D2s. quick info for a noob?
D2's are promising to be the next best thing with their monotube high pressure design shocks, custom spring rates, 36-way adjustable dampening and pimp color I see they will be making their way mainstream very very soon.

Here are a few pics of Owace's after we install them tomorrow we'll take more pics and post em up and give you reviews




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Old June 8th, 2005, 12:41 AM   #5
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nice. but could they have picked a less bad ass color?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 03:35 AM   #6
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whats the price on those and are they better then the Tien basics?
If so and chepaer im mad cause i just bought some basics, and im no where near Brand Loyal, and my honest opion on basics driving on them for only a few miles so far is that there good, and very high quailty.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 04:16 AM   #7
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Those are so much better then the Tein basic's no doubt. They would be as good if not better then the Tein SS to tell you the truth. I can't wait to see your cars once you guys install them Owace and av6vtec.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 07:33 AM   #8
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How do you adjust the spring rates? Or is it that they have different springs w/ different rates and you just have to change them out? Where can I buy them?
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where can u get these from and for how much>?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:32 PM   #10
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Ebay, or just put in a search on yahoo or somthing if you dont wanna do ebay, price is about 12-1300$ they better be alot better then the basics they cost twice as much
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You can get them off ebay for around $900-1000, some places i seen on the net range from $1100-1700 but nobody should/better not pay that price! We got ours for $850 shipped but we can't disclose the name of the place yet until a few things are resolved. Yes the springs are just swapped out to change rates, and I believe that you can get sets of 2 for $50.



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Old June 9th, 2005, 02:58 AM   #12
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D2s are relatively cheap too right?
I heard good things about them.

and whats wrong with purple. I have tanabe sustec pro coilover system, and its
purple too. it matches nicely with my purple zex nitrous bottle.

Get used to purple bichess!! purple rules.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 07:57 AM   #13
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D2s are relatively cheap too right?
I heard good things about them.

and whats wrong with purple. I have tanabe sustec pro coilover system, and its
purple too. it matches nicely with my purple zex nitrous bottle.

Get used to purple bichess!! purple rules.
lol yea that's a pretty wild color, tired of seeing green in everyone's suspensions... lol


but the best coilovers=price is probably...

Apexi WS Coilovers
OmniPower
TeinBasic
TeinSS
Zeal
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Old June 9th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #14
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that color is sick as hell. but $$$$$$$$.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:00 PM   #15
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Zeal coilovers?
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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #16
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What about Ground Control and Koni Yellow?
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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:49 PM   #17
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so you got ur typical clunking and noises from a coilover system, i guess i have to wait for it to settle down completely. the car is riding 1/4 turn from full stiff and the car is definately very stiff. car has a lot of bump steer (the entire car travels with the wheel when it dips).

im thinking that the shop i bought them from sparkracing F--ed up and send me the wrong spring rates ( i asked for 8:6) i think i got 12:9. or something like that.

in anycase these are nice and im going to adjust the stifness down a little bit hoping that helps with the slightly rough ride.

the car is mad slammed and before the alignment the car was oversteering all over the place. as of now it rides nice and i cant wait to do the final adjustments on it.

i know the person who imports them directly from taiwan. so pm me for any info. i would also check out the thread over on honda-tech that compares these to the omni power coilovers.

as far as price goes, i think me and cleveland got a great deal, at 850 shipped. however that got sparkracings ass canned and now they arent a authorised dealer anymore. the best deal i have so far is from the guy who is the direct importer.

these coilovers compare driectly with tein flex. not ss. they have pillowball mounts and also the top hat. (so no replacing them with the oem ones). the shock body is also adjustable. so the springs are zero preloaded. you dont need to adjust the spring sleeve.

you can google them d2 racing and chek out their australian website.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 07:36 PM   #18
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any more favorites or good reviews on which coilovers to get?

SS have clunking probs and D2s are out of my budget anyone else in this position? or should i just get konis?
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Old July 14th, 2005, 08:12 PM   #19
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I WOULD highly highly highly recommend the d2s if you dont have climate conditions that stay below -5 centigrade for more than several months at a time.

lets just put it this way

i am dropped on d2s, with the damping set to FULL STIFF. we have 32 levels of dampoing in total.

my spring rates are 8k in the front, 6 k in the rear. (tein is 9f, 6r).

today i had my boss and a coworker (girl) in my car.

they commented on how smooth the ride was going down the parking ramp and on the roads and highways, they were shocked how the car absorbed bumps and took dips realy really well.

with only me in it, the car ride does get a little rough but that is because i set my dampin high.

they are great coilovers and are available in custom spring rates.

i can look into finding out the cheapest rate adn can let yall know if you interested.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 08:23 PM   #20
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thats sounds good bro and uhhh i think you should def sell your accord, your right ur sick of it, it sucks, its a horrible car, get the audi youll be happyier and ill take those D2s off your mind,


haha nah but seriously if you can help find us all good deals thatd be sick.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:27 PM   #21
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I've got Koni Yellows and I couldn't be happier!
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Old July 14th, 2005, 10:37 PM   #22
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I've got Koni Yellows and I couldn't be happier!

wat springs do you have with those konis?
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Old July 15th, 2005, 06:49 AM   #23
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thats sounds good bro and uhhh i think you should def sell your accord, your right ur sick of it, it sucks, its a horrible car, get the audi youll be happyier and ill take those D2s off your mind,


haha nah but seriously if you can help find us all good deals thatd be sick.
cleveland got them. he really deserves them cos he was the one who introduced me to them. ill research and ask the supplier how much he could cut me a deal on these.
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yeah clevelands my dog and he def deserves them. thanks for looking for deals tho
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