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Old September 24th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #1
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will v6 shocks fit an i4?

Ok so im looking to buy new shocks for my 03 accord coupe, and want to know if the ones that fit the V6 will fit my I4. Are they the same?
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Old September 24th, 2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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Showing the same part numbers on alldatapro; so I'm sure they'll fit.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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oh yes they will fit ... however you will have about a 2 fist finger gap. We did this on 99vtecaccord's car w/ my stock springs and wow!
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #4
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well i was looking at the TOKICO HP STRUTS/SHOCKS but the seller says they only fit the v6. Hows that possible?
Ps: Im already on tein springs, but hitting a pot hole messed up to dropzone shocks. Bad quality! They have only been on the car for 3 months.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #5
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well it is not actually just for v-6's physically however it will not give you the same ride height as if you bought the same set up only for an I-4.
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Old September 24th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #6
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I still dont get it. If it fits both cars then how will ride height be different? Are the V6 models lower stock ?
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Old September 25th, 2007, 07:04 AM   #7
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the v-6 models are heavier, well the engine is anyways so the springs have a tighter coil than the 4 cyc. causing the 4cyc to be pushed upward (ride higher)
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Old September 25th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #8
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But I already have the Teins setup for the 4cyl
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Old September 25th, 2007, 10:42 AM   #9
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jamal81, the shocks for V6 should physically fit I4. You might want to call Tokico directly to find out.

Broken Angel, your info is misleading. You installed V6 shocks AND springs to an I4. Of course the front end will sit higher because of the firmer spring rates.

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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:00 AM   #10
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jamal81, the shocks for V6 should physically fit I4. You might want to call Tokico directly to find out.

Broken Angel, your info is misleading. You installed V6 shocks AND springs to an I4. Of course the front end will sit higher because of the firmer spring rates.
Thansk for the info. I emailed them and they said it will only fit a V6 which i found very strange
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Old September 25th, 2007, 11:23 AM   #11
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Thansk for the info. I emailed them and they said it will only fit a V6 which i found very strange
The V6 struts are also stiffer due to the heavier weight of the front end, granted it is olny abotu 150-200lbs heavier, but that is enogh to change the handeling charectoristics, especially if talking about a finely tuned performance setup, will the V6 struts bolt up, yes, would it work with your tiens, yes, may is ride harsher than if you had the 4 cyl struts, yes.
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Old September 25th, 2007, 01:17 PM   #12
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I see...

Thanks for the info. What kind of struts do you recommend that are best value for money. I now know dropzones are crap.. but Koni yellows are a bit too expensive..
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Old September 27th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #13
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What about Eibach Prodampers? They are cheaper than Koni yellows.
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