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Old July 5th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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I need help with suspension mods...

ok, i just ordered DF210 tanabe lowering springs for my 04' V6 coupe. first of all, i don't know much about suspension components. I hear all this talk about getting camber kits and also, some suspension setup doesn't require camber kits. I need someone to clarify this camber kit thing, cuz it's really expensive to get these kits. do you have to get the camber kit if your getting lowering springs? thanks.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #2
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it really depends on how low you go on your accord. but for sure since you have springs you should definetly get shocks. camber kits confuse me too but as long as you dont really turn fast.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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df210, i highly recommended camber kit, df210 is the lowest drop, it's 2.0+ inches.
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Old July 5th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #4
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from my personal experience ... i recommend getting a rear camber adjuster. when i installed my comptech springs, comptech rear sway bar and koni shocks, my spc rear camber adjuster helped in fixing my rear tires not to look like this --- > / \ ...
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #5
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depending on how low u drop.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #6
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from my personal experience ... i recommend getting a rear camber adjuster. when i installed my comptech springs, comptech rear sway bar and koni shocks, my spc rear camber adjuster helped in fixing my rear tires not to look like this --- > / \ ...
so the rears mostly have camber issues? not the fronts? whts the best camber kits available? i've heard of ingall and spc so far. thanks.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 10:48 AM   #7
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depending on how low u drop.
according to the specs, it says 2 inch front and around 1.8 rears. maybe i should talked to a honda dealership if it affects the cambers? but it probably does.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #8
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so the rears mostly have camber issues? not the fronts? whts the best camber kits available? i've heard of ingall and spc so far. thanks.
in my case, yes. i got a 4-wheel alignment after my spc rear camber adjuster was put on and everything looks good.
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go to firestone tire for alignment cuz you can get a lifetime alignment program for like $170.
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Old July 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM   #10
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Again it all depends on how low you go. If it is in fact a 2" drop, then you will need a camber kit on the back at least. From what I understand, our cars can go fairly low in the front withouth the need of a camber kit. I am on Eibach Pro Kit and Konis on middle perch. A 4 wheel alignment got me back to stock specs without a camber kit. My set up only dropped me 1.5" in front and about an inch in the rear though.
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Again it all depends on how low you go. If it is in fact a 2" drop, then you will need a camber kit on the back at least. From what I understand, our cars can go fairly low in the front withouth the need of a camber kit. I am on Eibach Pro Kit and Konis on middle perch. A 4 wheel alignment got me back to stock specs without a camber kit. My set up only dropped me 1.5" in front and about an inch in the rear though.
hey i looked at your ride and i really like that drop. maybe i should just resell my tanabe springs and get the one u got. is there a big difference in suspension specs for 06' and 04's? i don't want to spend too much on camber kits.
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camber kits are cheap. and you will regret it if you dont get a set of rear camber kit... how else will you get your allignment done without adjusting rear camber with a drop.
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camber kits are cheap. and you will regret it if you dont get a set of rear camber kit... how else will you get your allignment done without adjusting rear camber with a drop.
If he keeps the Tanabe setup, I agree, he will need a camber kit. If he decides to go with a milder drop (anything less than an inch in the back) he will probably not need it. My ProKit/Koni setup aligned easily back into spec without a camber kit.
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hey i looked at your ride and i really like that drop. maybe i should just resell my tanabe springs and get the one u got. is there a big difference in suspension specs for 06' and 04's? i don't want to spend too much on camber kits.
I looked at the site where I bought the Eibachs... Same exact part number for the O4' and 06'. Basically same car with minor changes. Probably same result.
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