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Old April 10th, 2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Even out wheel gap w/o expensive setup

My dilemma is that I'm currently looking for an option to even out my wheel gap while keeping the stock comfort as close as possible. I'm not looking to slam the car, so I just want it looking almost OEM. I'm also a poor college student, so I'm willing to pay for quality, but not looking for a race set-up. My budget is not that great (~$600).

Here are my possible options:

Shocks: Tokico, KYB, Stock
Springs: Tein H-Tech, H&R OE

Even though the H&R's lower 0.75F/0.5R, I'm liking the reviews from H&R owners about the comfort/performance vs Tein. They are pretty close to HFP specs. With that kind of drop, can I get away with using stock shocks? If not, how are Tokico HPs? Blues? I know my choices here sound extremely strange compared to everyone else on this forum, but I just want to even out the wheel gap and keep costs to a minimum. It'll still look like a mini 4x4, but at least the front won't be so high.

I also like H-Techs too, but I've heard some stories that it may be too harsh. I think the drop looks nice though. I also cannot afford Koni's at the moment, so Tokico or KYB are my only options. I know this thread might be overdone, but I didn't want to hijack anyone else's thread.

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Old April 10th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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Why don't you just get the HFP setup. Same as OEM ride, 1 yr/12000 mile warranty from Honda, and its less than 600 to your doorstep.

I spent around 1000 for my Prokit/Koni setup and it is NOT as comfortable as people make it out to be. I've heard great things about the HFP drop in terms of comfort and about the lowering it does. It's not going to slam your car, but it will make a difference. If you want to consider this as an option, Ganley's got it cheap. Check it out here:

http://ganleyhonda.com/mm5/merchant....egory_Code=HFP
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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i would get the HFP, but one turnoff is that the drop still leaves the car uneven. is there a way to correct this? if yes, i would be on this first thing!
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Old April 10th, 2007, 10:40 PM   #4
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Get out the torch and start chopping springs...

haha.. no, dont do that...

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Old April 12th, 2007, 07:11 PM   #5
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okay i think i'm going to go with the Neuspeed Supercup Kit. i'll keep the Koni's that come with it, and then sell the Neuspeeds for H&R OE springs. the only problem i have is that i'm going to need to paint the Koni's black. why you ask? i know it sounds bad, but i'm doing this behind my dad's back. if i leave the Koni yellows in there, he'll notice sometime in the future, and then he'll make me sell them and return back to stock. he's adamant about warranty, etc. the paint will probably chip, but i don't care as long as i don't see yellow at all.

i'm thinking about just simply spray painting them with a few coats of black. is this safe to do or will it affect the koni's functionality?
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Old April 12th, 2007, 10:11 PM   #6
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okay i think i'm going to go with the Neuspeed Supercup Kit. i'll keep the Koni's that come with it, and then sell the Neuspeeds for H&R OE springs. the only problem i have is that i'm going to need to paint the Koni's black. why you ask? i know it sounds bad, but i'm doing this behind my dad's back. if i leave the Koni yellows in there, he'll notice sometime in the future, and then he'll make me sell them and return back to stock. he's adamant about warranty, etc. the paint will probably chip, but i don't care as long as i don't see yellow at all.

i'm thinking about just simply spray painting them with a few coats of black. is this safe to do or will it affect the koni's functionality?
tell him the OE shocks were yellow! like he knows they're supposed to be black... haha.

you can wait for supaflyjae to get off his neuspeed kit and maybe you can pick it up from him if he likes the CS... recycle reduce reuse the thing is that hes changing his setup up because of the very fact that they are too stiff for him... haha! decisions decisions.
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I'm in the same situation, I'm trying to get something with a nice drop. But I'm turned off by coiliovers. I would like a nice stiff spring that will lower the front atleast .3 more than the rear.

I was thinking Neuspeed Race springs... Anyone use these on their cars??





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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:45 AM   #8
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your car will be lowered and your brakes will cover the shock body, so im pretty sure you cant see the shock...hardly



see you cant really see it normally
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Old April 13th, 2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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Sup Sal how you been man? I'm running those springs on my sedan... the drop is pretty big (if you don't remember how my car looked) and its firm alright haha. The drop is nice & even. If you do get the race springs or anything similar you definately should look into aftermarket shocks designed for lowering springs (or just get the supercup kit lol).
What is a supercup kit? Sorry for being such a n00b! I'm just new to Honda.

Also, can you post a pic of your car?




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Old April 13th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #10
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my dad is an aircraft mechanic that unfortunately knows alot about cars too lol. as soon as he changes my brake pads, he will see the koni yellows. i will try sanding down the paint and then painting them black to look OEM. who knows...if it's too much of a hassle, i'll just give in and buy the HFP's. the stance is going to look ugly, but my dad will be pleased to know that at least they're backed by a honda warranty lol.

supaflyjae - pm me if you ever decide to sell your koni's. i probably won't get to install them until mid or late summer.
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I see three options.

1. Tell your dad that you're a grown-ass almost 21-year-old man and you can do what you want.
2. Go HPF.
3. Stay stock.
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