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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #1
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Smile what kind of suspension people usually use?

I am thinking about to drop my 7th accord.
Coilovers VS lowering springs....
I am not sure which one is better.
I heard that coilover makes the car not as comfortable as stock suspension.
Also, how much should I drop with 17in's rims?
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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:54 PM   #3
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Old May 24th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #4
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how much I should drop my car?
I don't want to slam my car....haha
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #5
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get coilovers and drop it exactly how much you want.
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #6
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I've got the HFP suspension on my '06. It dropped it to 1 finger gap in the rear and 2 in the front. Perfect IMO, still streetable, looks good and isn't overly stiff. This is with the stock 17s (P215/50 R17)
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:45 PM   #7
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I have the Comptech springs with Koni sports and Comptech rear sway bar rollin' on 18's. 1 finger gap all the way around. I've heard a lot of good things about coilovers but I decided to go springs/shocks because I did my mod in this order:

1. Replace stock springs/rear sway with Comptech springs/rear sway. Added SPC rear camber adjuster. Stock shocks. Stock 6-speed wheels. Ride was near stock but the stock shocks started to feel weak after a few months of daily driving.

2. Replaced stock shocks with Konis and got 4 wheel alignment. HUGE difference! Ride was firm and acceptable for daily driving. Handling and high speed stability improved.

3. Replaced stock wheels/tires with aftermarket wheels (TSW Catalunyas 17x7) and tires (225/50/17 Avon Tech M550 A/S). Had this setup for about 2 years. Ride was a notch firmer (not bouncy). Handling and high speed stability remained the same.

4. Replaced wheels/tires with ASA AR2 18x7.5 wheels and 225/40/18 Bridgestone RE960AS Pole Positions. This was the setup I've been looking for with regards to ride. Surprisingly, the ride improved significantly. It is still firm but rough roads don't upset my car as much as the 225/50/17 setup did. Very happy camper now!

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I've got the HFP suspension on my '06. It dropped it to 1 finger gap in the rear and 2 in the front. Perfect IMO, still streetable, looks good and isn't overly stiff. This is with the stock 17s (P215/50 R17)
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Old May 24th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #9
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i have the Tein SS-P's and they ride really good, id say they ride as stock or better in my opinion. my friend has them on his TL also and they ride smooth.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #10
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I have the Comptech springs with Koni sports and Comptech rear sway bar rollin' on 18's. 1 finger gap all the way around. I've heard a lot of good things about coilovers but I decided to go springs/shocks because I did my mod in this order:

1. Replace stock springs/rear sway with Comptech springs/rear sway. Added SPC rear camber adjuster. Stock shocks. Stock 6-speed wheels. Ride was near stock but the stock shocks started to feel weak after a few months of daily driving.

2. Replaced stock shocks with Konis and got 4 wheel alignment. HUGE difference! Ride was firm and acceptable for daily driving. Handling and high speed stability improved.

3. Replaced stock wheels/tires with aftermarket wheels (TSW Catalunyas 17x7) and tires (225/50/17 Avon Tech M550 A/S). Had this setup for about 2 years. Ride was a notch firmer (not bouncy). Handling and high speed stability remained the same.

4. Replaced wheels/tires with ASA AR2 18x7.5 wheels and 225/40/18 Bridgestone RE960AS Pole Positions. This was the setup I've been looking for with regards to ride. Surprisingly, the ride improved significantly. It is still firm but rough roads don't upset my car as much as the 225/50/17 setup did. Very happy camper now!

My .02 cents.
Wow...does your rear sway bar help?
I am thinking about getting lowering springs.
Maybe 2 inch lower for the front and 1 inch for the rear?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 01:30 AM   #11
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hey flyvtec, how does the comptech springs compare to neuspeed race springs?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 02:21 AM   #12
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The first time around, I had Tokico shocks with Eibach Prokits....HATED the drop.... Then I went with Ground Control Coilover Sleeves. Ride was very close to stock but had a floating feel. Cool thing was, I can change the height any way I wanted it.

This time around I knew exactly how low I wanted it so I got Tokico Shocks again with Eibach Sportlines..........but I cut a coil to drop the front even more since I was going staggered 17's instead of 18's. Not cutting the coils left the ride even but with the front fender being so large, it made the front look high uncut.


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Old May 25th, 2007, 07:41 AM   #13
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hey flyvtec, how does the comptech springs compare to neuspeed race springs?
Can't say. I've never had neuspeed race springs so I can't compare them to the comptechs. All I can say about the comptechs is that I'm happy with them.

cucubing ... the rear sway bar helps a lot with regards to the side to side motion of the car when turning.

You can see the Comptech rear sway bar (silver color) in this pic:



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Old May 25th, 2007, 07:45 AM   #14
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Coils all the way Tein SS or SS-P if you have the money
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Old May 25th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #15
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why would u cut your springs.....

anyways, get coilovers if you got the money
if not, save up for it, it'll be worth it in the end
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Old May 25th, 2007, 11:31 AM   #16
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Theres nothing wrong with cutting springs, from what Ive experienced anyways since Ive always cut 1 to 2 coils at the most. The ride hasnt changed one bit. Plus, I dont like the ride of the Teins so now that I know that Omni coilovers are available from our V6P vendor, I'll be going with those.
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #17
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[QUOTE=relentless]The first time around, I had Tokico shocks with Eibach Prokits....HATED the drop.... Then I went with Ground Control Coilover Sleeves. Ride was very close to stock but had a floating feel. Cool thing was, I can change the height any way I wanted it.

This time around I knew exactly how low I wanted it so I got Tokico Shocks again with Eibach Sportlines..........but I cut a coil to drop the front even more since I was going staggered 17's instead of 18's. Not cutting the coils left the ride even but with the front fender being so large, it made the front look high uncut.


Do you remember what the part number on those Eibach Sportline springs was? And what camber kit did you use?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 12:59 PM   #18
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The part number for the sportlines is 4.4440. I have no camber kit in the front since they're barely within spec. I'm using an SPC Rear camber kit for the rear.
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hey flyvtec
so how are the comptechs compared to stock? i might get some and sell the neuspeed race ones that im getting w/ my supercup kit.
oh and by the way, are you in san diego? cuz i see your chargers license plate frame..
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The part number for the sportlines is 4.4440. I have no camber kit in the front since they're barely within spec. I'm using an SPC Rear camber kit for the rear.
Thanks dude. Just wanted to make sure because I went to eibach's website and they had listed that part number only for 3.0 sedans and a different number for coupes and only I4's not V6's. Was your alignment expensive? Where did you have it done?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 02:01 PM   #21
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yeah i'm in daygo! GO BOLTZ!

Comptechs are better than stock because they lower the ride height that's perfect for me. What kinds of feedback have you gotten from people who have the neuspeed?

I'm hoping I can make it to the July 21st meet. If I do, and you're there, you can cruise my car around and see what you think.
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yeah i'm in daygo! GO BOLTZ!

Comptechs are better than stock because they lower the ride height that's perfect for me. What kinds of feedback have you gotten from people who have the neuspeed?

I'm hoping I can make it to the July 21st meet. If I do, and you're there, you can cruise my car around and see what you think.
yeah i'm in sd too. i'm not originally from here though. hahah. everyone's crazy for them chargers! hahah.

i've heard they're a bit stiffer then stock and sometimes they bounce or something like that? i dunno... i just hope they aren't too stiff... i wouldn't really mind but my dad drives the car half the time and he might...
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I'm not the best at taking pictures, but here's a few from last month:







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Old May 25th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #24
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^^^ I think that's a good looking drop. Why not add rear mudguards?
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Old May 25th, 2007, 11:34 PM   #25
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my setup,eibach prokit,kyb gr2,2004 tl-s rear swayba,rpowerslot rotors (oversize on back) ,hawks pads all 4 wheel,18/8 konig prophet chrome wheels,235/40/18 zr 95y toyo tr1.and i well posted some pic. during this weekend.

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Thanks!
I guess I kind of like the way the car looks without them. Plus I usually clean the car weekly anyway
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Thanks for posting the pics! How do you like the ride comfort?
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Old May 26th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #28
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The ride is stiffer than stock but not by too much. It feels about the same as the stock suspension in my old RSX-S, maybe a bit stiffer
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