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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:45 AM   #1
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New 19" wheels, NEEDS DROP! HELP!!

ok folks i just got my wheels and tires installed.. they are 19X7.5, came with 215/35/19 tires.. problem is.. it TERRIBLY needs a drop! I got like 4 fingers in the front and 3 in the back? What springs shall i get and how much of a drop? will 2" be enough? or shall i just get other tires (maybe 235/35) ???

PLEASE HELP! I need these ASAP!! Thanks!!
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ok folks i just got my wheels and tires installed.. they are 19X7.5, came with 215/35/19 tires.. problem is.. it TERRIBLY needs a drop! I got like 4 fingers in the front and 3 in the back? What springs shall i get and how much of a drop? will 2" be enough? or shall i just get other tires (maybe 235/35) ???

PLEASE HELP! I need these ASAP!! Thanks!!
the gap is huge because of the tire size...get 235/35 and that should close the gap a lil more...
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Old April 6th, 2007, 08:06 AM   #3
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Right, since your on 215, I can only imagine your tires are like rubber bands, if you go to 235, that will widen the tire along with making the sidewall a little bit bigger, anyhow since your going to drop it, 2 inches all around should take care of the 4 finger gap, I remember, because I was fitting a whole hand throw my front fender gap, you may want to look into tein ssp, or if you want to control your budget and get just as good as of a drop for a couple hundred less, then go with Tein S-Tech springs and Koni Yellow Shocks, you may even want to look into the Nuespeed Supercup Kit, they will all pretty much do the job. Good luck, Keep us updated.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:28 AM   #4
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215/35!! HOLY...u got squat to protect your rim.

I've got 20's with 225/35 series. I'd go to a 235 series, and drop it 1.5-2" depends on how much ride quality means to you.

I have a 1.5" drop on tanabe springs and stock struts, the quality is great.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 09:54 AM   #5
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damn, 215's?? wow, that's like havin' s3x without condoms. sorry for my lame analogy, but you get my point.

with a 7.5 width, you need to go with the 235's buddy. not lower than 225.

if you stick with those tires, you will most likely dent your rims. unless ofcourse you drive on nothing but flat surfaced roads with no pot holes in sight. lol.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #6
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Old April 6th, 2007, 10:16 AM   #7
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Congrats on the new rims. I just ordered some new 19's rims that came with 215 tires. I asked them if 215 were recommended and customer service told me that for the 7gen accord, the recommended tire size was 225 so they gave me those instead for 80 bucks more. Anyways, They are sitting at my house and I plan on putting them on today, i have tein s-techs on stock shocks and its lowered about 1.5 inches. I can post some pictures if you like after i put them on. Expect them later today or this weekend.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:25 AM   #8
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thank you all for your help.. i think Im going to drop the car and see how it looks, and then maybe get 225/35 or 235/35 tires. Even thought I got 19s, i still cant stand the way it looks, so im going to start shopping for lowering kits now

Which is better, eibach or tein?? and what about dropzone?

As for tire sizes, will this really make a difference in how the drop looks?

SIDEWALL Height: (courtesy of 1010tires)

215/35/19 2.96in
225/35/19 3.10in

0.14 inch diiference?

I know the coupe needs a wash thats where Im going next




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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:34 AM   #9
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tein, eibach tends to make the rear sag, a guy i know at my college is dropped on eibach and the rear sags.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:35 AM   #10
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Even though it does look jacked up, once you drop it, it should look real hott, i rode around like 6 months jacked up, ah, wasn't fun, but i had to save up for my drop, I prefer Tein over eibach..

Anyhow the rims look good, i like the gunmetal color inside the rim, that def sets it off, i see that you also have the front lip on, geez, your wasting no time, i like that, whens the flip out tv going to come! lol
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Even though it does look jacked up, once you drop it, it should look real hott, i rode around like 6 months jacked up, ah, wasn't fun, but i had to save up for my drop, I prefer Tein over eibach..

Anyhow the rims look good, i like the gunmetal color inside the rim, that def sets it off, i see that you also have the front lip on, geez, your wasting no time, i like that, whens the flip out tv going to come! lol
Im not wasting time at all, as a matter of fact, I just placed an order with Ganley for the rear underbody lip, and ordered 2 mufflers.. trying to get the same setup you got on your accords rear side

The flip out is coming on as soon as I solve the drop issue and get the side spoilers and rear decklid.. I cant wait !! Should be all done in a month or so oh and in case you didnt notice, the fog lights are on too
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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #12
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Oh did you order the same magnaflow mufflers as me? the ones that look oemish but you know aren't oem, and are you i4 or v6?
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Tein it is! but how much of a drop?
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Oh did you order the same magnaflow mufflers as me? the ones that look oemish but you know aren't oem, and are you i4 or v6?
i4.. and the ones i ordered are kind of oemish, but not magnaflow.. I couldnt find them
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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:53 AM   #15
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you should get the s-techs!! it has to be the s-techs!

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Old April 6th, 2007, 11:58 AM   #16
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yea get s-techs and koni yellows and put them on the middle perch.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #17
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ok guys i just researched the s-techs but thats only a 1.3" front and a 1.2" rear drop.. will that be enough??
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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:13 PM   #18
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ok guys i just researched the s-techs but thats only a 1.3" front and a 1.2" rear drop.. will that be enough??
Hmm.. thats funny, it seems more than just a 1.2-1.3" drop. It makes a world of difference even on my stock 17's with stock shocks. But i heard that if you team it with the koni shocks, then it will settle lower.

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Old April 6th, 2007, 12:17 PM   #19
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This guy just posted some video of his accord on s-techs. You can kinda get an idea of what it will look like.. Well, he has black rims with a silver lip and you can kinda see that there is very little gap.

http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...ad.php?t=70085

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Old April 6th, 2007, 01:19 PM   #20
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i think 225s would be best. 235 might be kinda wide for 7.5". i recommend teins, and coilovers if budget allows, but s-tech drops have been looking good.
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Old April 6th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #21
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ok guys i just researched the s-techs but thats only a 1.3" front and a 1.2" rear drop.. will that be enough??
Defintely not, S-techs for the Accord are 2.0 f and 1.8 r, your probably looking at the H-techs
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #22
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Defintely not, S-techs for the Accord are 2.0 f and 1.8 r, your probably looking at the H-techs
they were on ebay and said s-tech.. but then again its ebay ..

where is a good place i can get these?
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:38 PM   #23
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i think u need a drop of more or less a 2 inch or more.. cause 1.2 inch wont make that much difference
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Old April 6th, 2007, 07:46 PM   #24
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i think u need a drop of more or less a 2 inch or more.. cause 1.2 inch wont make that much difference
thats what i was thinking.. anyone know anything about this?

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Smart man screw springs and get coilovers..drop it right the first time.
235/35/19
19x8.5 R and 19x7.5

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i say save up anbd get real deal.. coilovers.. instad of springs as u wil have to change shocks soon any how as ur oem will blowout.. i have tein ss and they sweet!..
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Old April 7th, 2007, 12:02 PM   #27
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anyone know anything about the MEGAN springs?
They offer a 2" front drop and a 1.75" rear.. i think thats what i would need.. but dont know about their quality...
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I say forget coilovers unless your goign to get the tein ss-p ($$$$) and get shocks paired with koni yellows and stay away from no name brands, and get the s-techs, I just realized that you have a 4cyl, so the drop is slightly different, 1.8f 1.3r

here's the link, I matched up the model number on the auction to the exact s-tech box I have sittin in my closet from a year ago, same number.

BTW 1.8 1.3 is good, since your on 19's, you'll be amazed at what nearly 2 inches of a drop can do.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TEIN-...spagenameZWDVW

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I say forget coilovers unless your goign to get the tein ss-p ($$$$) and get shocks paired with koni yellows and stay away from no name brands, and get the s-techs, I just realized that you have a 4cyl, so the drop is slightly different, 1.8f 1.3r

here's the link, I matched up the model number on the auction to the exact s-tech box I have sittin in my closet from a year ago, same number.

BTW 1.8 1.3 is good, since your on 19's, you'll be amazed at what nearly 2 inches of a drop can do.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/TEIN-...spagenameZWDVW
Thanks brian! btw, will the stock shocks hold with that kind of drop or do I have to get the koni yellows? might be a lame question but i just want to make sure
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Thanks brian! btw, will the stock shocks hold with that kind of drop or do I have to get the koni yellows? might be a lame question but i just want to make sure

Sure stock shocks will hold, but this is the question everyone asks when they drop their car.

the time that the shocks will blow is unpredictable, and when a shock blows, it is not a big blow or what not, you will notice your shock is blown when you hit like a bump and the car continues to bounce and bounce instead of stablizing itself right after.

Anyhow it could be up to a year that the shocks blow or 6 months, but with more of a drop, the more likely they will blow quicker.

The reason why I say koni yellows is for the following reasons, they are a great shock when paired with an aggresive drop, they allow you to actually drop your ride aditional to the drop offered by the spring. Yes only like half of inch, but it is something, and lastly, they allow you dampening control, which means with the turn of a knob on the top of the shock and you will be able to adjust your ride from soft to firm/stiff.

Now like I said before, coilovers aren't bad, I have just heard horror storys about their harshness, that is why I suggest Tein SS-P if you want coilover's, reguardless with both drops (coils or spring/shock combo) your going to need a camber kit.
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