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Old February 8th, 2007, 12:28 AM   #1
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Suspension upgrade: struts/sways/coilovers

Im planning to upgrade my suspension with front and rear strut/sway bars and coilovers for my 06 av6 coupe. I've researched and it seems that the TL sway bars are good quality and are cheap too. Im not too sure about strut bars. For the coilovers, im leaning towards tein ss. Do you guys know any sellers or places that sell these? Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for the help! =D
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For your info and maybe others who read this... there is a new option that is available for us 7gen accord owners... its the Tein CS coilover system. its for those looking to retain a stock ride while dropping your car a couple of inches. About 2 people have it on their TSX's over on acurazine... more people have it on order, and it appears to be the best thing out there w/ a soft ride, also compatible w/ the EDFC. what more can you ask for? haha... Ill be getting it in the near future.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:14 AM   #3
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those sound BALLIN'

this is another sign my car is getting old
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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:47 AM   #4
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For your info and maybe others who read this... there is a new option that is available for us 7gen accord owners... its the Tein CS coilover system. its for those looking to retain a stock ride while dropping your car a couple of inches. About 2 people have it on their TSX's over on acurazine... more people have it on order, and it appears to be the best thing out there w/ a soft ride, also compatible w/ the EDFC. what more can you ask for? haha... Ill be getting it in the near future.
sweeeeet. So is that out on the market yet, if not, around when? how much am i lookin at for those CS?


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Old February 8th, 2007, 01:52 AM   #5
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haha nvm just did some research.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 11:42 AM   #6
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yeah, for anyone else wondering the same thing... the only way to get them is to import them from Japan. They are not readily available here in the states yet. PM me for more info because even though Im not the vendor of these, posting info about another vendor out of this site might be against the rules.
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Old February 8th, 2007, 09:08 PM   #7
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im planing on getting H&R sport springs for a moderaterate drop. And i was planing on puting on aa camber kit aswell. Do i need the rear as well as the front with these springs? Im sort of on a budget. The CS coilovers are mad expensive by the way/
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Old February 9th, 2007, 09:06 AM   #8
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http://www.tein.co.jp/search/search1...e=HONDA&lang=e

looks like it wasnt designed for our USDM accord. Might be compatible....but...I would be more confident by it if I see our car listed there.
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Old February 9th, 2007, 09:58 AM   #9
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They are about 200 bucks less than the FLEX. Expensive or not, its the best our there.

they were not designed specifically for the USDM Accord, but neither was the Flex, and those fit perfect on the Accord, and so will every other coilover available for the TSX. Spring rates should not be a problem, I figured that even if the Accord has 200lbs extra on the frontal part of the car... that shouldnt result in massive negative effects since its only about the weight of a full grown adult, or just get a CF hood and so some more weight reduction... lol.

edit: oh and Im talking about V6 Accord vs. i4 TSX here... if you have an i4 Accord, then you are practically in the exact same boat as a TSX is.

The Flex was installed on a USDM Accord and not a single problem arose.
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im planing on getting H&R sport springs for a moderaterate drop. And i was planing on puting on aa camber kit aswell. Do i need the rear as well as the front with these springs? Im sort of on a budget. The CS coilovers are mad expensive by the way/


word of advice do what you want with it but.........don't go cheap on suspension......its not a cheap upgrade so don't try to get around it....its a major upgrade lowering your car a coupple inches and it envolves alot of parts....you pay for what you get so if your just gonna get springs you might as well just save ur money and get a full kit (shocks and springs).....


in the end your going to end up with
shocks
springs
rear camber
*maybe front camber
which will end up at about 1 grand and thats somewhat on the cheap side
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word of advice do what you want with it but.........don't go cheap on suspension......its not a cheap upgrade so don't try to get around it....its a major upgrade lowering your car a coupple inches and it envolves alot of parts....you pay for what you get so if your just gonna get springs you might as well just save ur money and get a full kit (shocks and springs).....


in the end your going to end up with
shocks
springs
rear camber
*maybe front camber
which will end up at about 1 grand and thats somewhat on the cheap side
thanks for the advise, but due to the fact that im short on cash do you think ill be safe with just the camber (for the time being) until i can afford the koni shocks, i belive the H&R im looking at drops 1.5 inches. Sonce i got the new rims that space is really bothering me. LOL
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Old February 12th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #12
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thanks for the advise, but due to the fact that im short on cash do you think ill be safe with just the camber (for the time being) until i can afford the koni shocks, i belive the H&R im looking at drops 1.5 inches. Sonce i got the new rims that space is really bothering me. LOL
unless you got hook-ups on installation, or plan to DIY, I'd suggest to live with it if you are gonna get the Koni's in a while. If you are in a crunch for money you'd be better off paying for one installation only rather than one for springs and camber kit, and another to go in there and install shocks.

not to mention, you never know how much the OEM shocks will last. Some people went at least a year w/ 'em, some only months.
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Old February 14th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #13
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Can TSX suspension fit into 02 V6?
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Old February 14th, 2007, 12:01 PM   #14
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if you want your ride to be stiff, ill go with the d2's or ksports, if you planning on a smooth ride then tein ss will be fine

and i agree with what dave160 said, dont go cheap on suspension. you get what you pay for
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if you want your ride to be stiff, ill go with the d2's or ksports, if you planning on a smooth ride then tein ss will be fine

and i agree with what dave160 said, dont go cheap on suspension. you get what you pay for
lol you know hes the guy with the black accord that dropped by when you were talking to austin
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lol you know hes the guy with the black accord that dropped by when you were talking to austin
haha are you talkin about me Daniel?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 03:23 AM   #17
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you gonna get the ss?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 12:53 PM   #18
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you gonna get the ss?
Yeahh for now. If i have money, I'll either go with the ss-p or the cs and get the edfc.
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Old February 16th, 2007, 03:24 PM   #19
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damn, edfc is ballinggggg

you go to riverside too?
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Are Teins better than Konis?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 05:40 PM   #21
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teins are springs and coilovers.
koni's are shocks.
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Are Teins better than Konis?
theoretically, yes.

koni yellow's are not designed for any specific spring (even thought they are sold as a combo with I believe neuspeed springs and are named "supercup kit" which are coilovers), they can be paired with various springs and hold up pretty well, I also believe they have lifetime warranty on them.

teins on the other hand designs their shocks to work with each of their springs, yaddi yaddi yadda...
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Lol all of you always say get a camber kit! No need for one just need a some good hands installing your coilovers, and professional alignment done few times a year on a professional machine...For those who want it slammed camber kit it is plain waste of money, and for those who want it a couple of inches lowered...just not worth it since the camber is not gonna be off that drastic anyway...

*Tein CS/FLEX with EDFC is not balling plenty of people have those if you got the funds might as well get an AirRunner, or ZEAL/JIC Magic custom made for AV6 instead that is balling... If you looking for optimal lowering please don't waste your money and just get Tein Basics or SS-Ps at the most...*

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Oh Ic well you 7th gens put wider tires anyway...I have free alignment , and my 6th gen is not gonna see anything wider than 225...prolly even skinner since I'd rather be slammed on jdm wheels than sit flush on big wheels....
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Honda specified that for the HFP suspension, you can have up to a -2.0 camber. I dropped my car on Prokits and Konis and I have a one finger gap all around. The back left wheel is at -1.5 and the rear right is at -1.8. I didn't get a camber kit and my car looks just fine.
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Honda specified that for the HFP suspension, you can have up to a -2.0 camber. I dropped my car on Prokits and Konis and I have a one finger gap all around. The back left wheel is at -1.5 and the rear right is at -1.8. I didn't get a camber kit and my car looks just fine.

of course honda says you can have up to a -2.0 camber with the hfp kit, cause the dont sell or produce a camber kit for the 7th gen. i personally will not run my camber anything over -1.0, 19 tires are just to expensive nowadays and i dont like my back tires looking like this / \
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ZEALS are balling
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Old February 17th, 2007, 05:21 AM   #28
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damn, edfc is ballinggggg

you go to riverside too?
hopefully i bank on chinese new years.
yeahhh. What about you?
who else do you know goes to riverside?
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lotta ppl. haha
what yr are you?
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lotta ppl. haha
what yr are you?
2nd year. How bout you? You go to riverside too?
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