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Hey Guys, I plan on swapping out my suspension this weekend with Polyurethane Bushings A-Arm/Control Arm/Sway Bar Bushings, New upper and lower Ball Joints, New Wheel bearings, Etc. I bought stock Gabriel Ultra Front & Rear "Struts" cause I have used those on all my other cars and haven't had an issue.

With all that said...

I want to buy some Springs with the Adjustable perches so I can lower the Front about 1.5" or so and the rear about 1-1.5". I found a set of Megan on eBay for just under $60 for all 4 springs, perches, and the spanner tools to adjust them with. They allow you to adjust from 0" (Normal Ride Height) down to 4" lower. After seeing how much some of the Spring setups cost in the Suspension Thread it kinda sounds too good to be true but the reviews are good.

I would like some insight as to what you guys think... Would YOU buy them and put them on YOUR car? I'm not doing any extreme maneuvers and my car is all stock, aside from the 16" rims & 45 series Falken's and the above suspension MODs.

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Honda Adjustable 0 4" Red Suspension Coilovers lowering Drop Springs Kit | eBay

If you don't mind, Take a look and let me know what you think. I greatly appreciate i!
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Just some quick thoughts.

Those ones aren't Megan perches, they're a no-name probably Chinese knock-off brand, hence the low price. From the looks of the ad I'd be very dubious of these too. All of the quality perches I've seen (and most of the cheapies) have two lower adjusting rings that the spring sits on, you tighten them against each other and the whole thing can't move on you. Those ones only have a single ring with an allen bolt to hold the ring in place, it could work it's way loose over time and drop your car without your knowledge. The good ones are also made of high quality aluminium alloy too, I'd be a little worried about what material is used in those ones since nothing is stated. Spring rates are not stated either which is another worry.

You can't add these to OEM or OEM replacement shocks either, #1 you'll blow the shocks in no time since they're not designed to run at lower ride heights or higher spring rates and #2 the original spring perch is not designed to take the coilover sleeve. The proper dampers for this application (Koni sport, Bilstein sport, KYB AGX etc.) have a removable perch that the coilover sleeve takes the place of.

So the answer to your question is a resounding no, I would not put these on my car even if you paid me. Your suspension is a vital component and is just not worth cheaping out on. The suspension set-ups everyone else runs with are expensive for a reason. It does not matter that you are not performing "extreme manoeuvres" either, even daily driving puts huge stresses on suspension components. Would you want to hit a pothole one day and have a spring perch explode on you?

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Just some quick thoughts.

Those ones aren't Megan perches, they're a no-name probably Chinese knock-off brand, hence the low price. From the looks of the ad I'd be very dubious of these too. All of the quality perches I've seen (and most of the cheapies) have two lower adjusting rings that the spring sits on, you tighten them against each other and the whole thing can't move on you. Those ones only have a single ring with an allen bolt to hold the ring in place, it could work it's way loose over time and drop your car without your knowledge. The good ones are also made of high quality aluminium alloy too, I'd be a little worried about what material is used in those ones since nothing is stated. Spring rates are not stated either which is another worry.

You can't add these to OEM or OEM replacement shocks either, #1 you'll blow the shocks in no time since they're not designed to run at lower ride heights or higher spring rates and #2 the original spring perch is not designed to take the coilover sleeve. The proper dampers for this application (Koni sport, Bilstein sport, KYB AGX etc.) have a removable perch that the coilover sleeve takes the place of.

So the answer to your question is a resounding no, I would not put these on my car even if you paid me. Your suspension is a vital component and is just not worth cheaping out on. The suspension set-ups everyone else runs with are expensive for a reason. It does not matter that you are not performing "extreme manoeuvres" either, even daily driving puts huge stresses on suspension components. Would you want to hit a pothole one day and have a spring perch explode on you?

Do it right, do it once.
Thank you for the info! THOSE are the things I didn't know and didn't see in the Suspension Thread I read through on here. This info is probably buried in there somewhere, but I just didn't see it. I totally believe in the "You Get What You Pay For" philisophy and have also learned that along with that, "You DON'T get what you DON'T pay for either".

I am almost happy with my ride height and an inch or so drop to make it look better isn't really going to make that much of a difference.

Don't think I am going to get these after all... Gonna search to see if I can find some of those ther brands you listed. (Koni sport, Bilstein sport, KYB AGX etc.) And see what I can find.

I am still open to other insights from other people if you would like to throw in your 2 cents...
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K-sport coil overs and stop playing. Return the Gabriel and plunk down the money. The only way to truly enjoy the drop is coil overs. I've done both ground control sleeves and drop springs + shocks. No gimmicks just a wise investment that no one here has yet to give negative feedback.
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K-sport coil overs and stop playing. Return the Gabriel and plunk down the money. The only way to truly enjoy the drop is coil overs. I've done both ground control sleeves and drop springs + shocks. No gimmicks just a wise investment that no one here has yet to give negative feedback.
Thanks! I like the way you put that.

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K-sport coil overs and stop playing. Return the Gabriel and plunk down the money. The only way to truly enjoy the drop is coil overs. I've done both ground control sleeves and drop springs + shocks. No gimmicks just a wise investment that no one here has yet to give negative feedback.

^^ this
Costs more going in, but once you're on them you'll know where your money went..so I've read and been told.

Me? I wanna drop n handle, I put on 50's, I wanna ride better? 55's. Wanna close wheel gap? 60's.
Hmm now that I think about it, coil overs iare probably less expensive.
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I'm going to have to stick with the stock setup for now. The K-Sport seem like the BEST option. Definitely a project for later though. I would like to make this car look "primo" but it's going to have to wait.

I keep delaying my main project and right now, I would rather put $900+ into my 455 or put it towards my T-56 Transmission than into the suspension of my daily driver.

I am a little concerned that there is the possibility that I MAY enjoy driving my Prelude as much or dare I say, more than my GSX! But then again, these 2 cars are as different as oranges and bananas. The Prelude will always be more "nimble" than the GSX, regardless of the suspension upgrades I make. But hopefully I can get the GSX up to about 600hp when I'm done, so the Prelude will always lose on the straightaway... I might turbo my Lude later, not interested in putting NOS in it.
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Ya kinda just gotta pick your poison and go with it Tony.

Over the years I've had assorted makes n models of automobile. All had pretty much stock suspensions. My favorite were old 66 mustangs. Not because of how fast they'd go in a straight line. But how fun they were in the twisties..
that's just me.

The one with a 200ci 6 banger with a cruise-o-matic 3 speed was my favorite. It was a top speed 70mph (going downhill with a tail wind) stripped down grocery getter that would out run nearly anything of the time and enough @$$ to pull out of curves, and down the straights with nearly any 8 cylinder. Drum brakes and downshift an auto were less than ideal for spirited driving. That added to the adventure.
The one with hi-po 289 top loader 4 speed was the same. If you started in a curve too hot, a light tap on the accelerator got the 14" bias ply 185's a-breaking loose and you zoomed around a hair pin like some kinda slot car. Jam that sucker down into 3rd or 2nd and go into bottle rocket mode off the curve, with that Detroit locker rear.
Neither one could beat an auto Nissan sentra red light to red light because of changing gears at 2500-3000 and the "modern" cars at 4500+ rpms. Yet when on the open road I could be at grandmas house and half way through dinner before the other guys had arrived if ya know what I mean. The 200ci got 18mpg. City or highway. The 289...12-14.
They both rode like a big car.

My cutlass with 4 bolt 350, super-camin' 850 holley with wide open exhaust valves and 3" duals would pass everything but a gas station. Yet any time I took it on a country road I felt sorry for the trees. A bobsled she was not. And with eagle 235's all the way around, "traction" was an understatement. That just never floated this guys boat. To have to take curves at posted speeds was not worth the 8mpg city and 6-7 (yep) highway mpg.

An '84 t-bird was a hoot as well. On the 195 road handler tires it was a wonderful touring car but fun on the byways too. The 3.8(?)litre 6 cylinder was pretty peppy and got decent mpg. My brother still has that one under a tree because dead battery.

Years later my ranger pickup with 2.3 liter squirrels was nothing to brag about. But it was a helluva a lot more fun in the twisties than that cutlass and got between 22-32mpg.

So I bought a 5g prelude. Then a 3g, then an auto 3g. The 3g cars were a gas to drive. But exiting them caused a chronic sore left knee. Don't know if the 5g causes the same limp because it stays broke down so much. But if it does, I'll be a gimpy walking sob with a perma-grin because that double wish bone bob sled with an H motor that easily twists to 6000 + rpm's sure is fun to drive in the country on z rated eagle 16"/50/ 225's at all 4 corners.
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I know I will be happier with my Lude after installing the new suspension this weekend. Poly bushings, all new ball joints, wheel bearings and struts will make a hell of a difference, even if they are all stock. (Except the bushings of course)

I'm going to photo-document the whole thing and will post it on here when I'm done.

I am quite excited! One of the last things I "need" to do to my car besides get the gas gauge (sending unit) working. And replacing my Exhaust. Then everything after that will be upkeep/routine maintenance or Modification/upgrade.
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How about a build thread?

A friend of ogsmakdade put a stiffener in his trunk of his 4ws and added some metal to keep it from ripping the car apart. I didn't quite understand the rocket science speak he and Sideswipe were discussing when Tom (prelude de) was showing it. But I know Chris (sideswipe si) was grinning ear to ear at the simplicity of the idea, yet sheer strength that it added.
Something a tinker-er like you could come up with and not break the bank.
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I have seen those front strut braces for under $80 and figured they already had rear ones too somewhere. I just haven't looked cause they are low on my "wish list".

Was this something he made or had to modify to install? Are you saying that I should look into making something like this? Cause If there is a need for it, I could possibly make it.

Right after I fix my fuel sending unit (I have a good idea on how it is broken and a good feeling that I will be able to repair it) and after I build my Antenna lowering circuit so my spoiler doesn't break my antenna.
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^^ Really? Are K-Sport actually that good? I've never heard too much about their coilovers but I've seen a few guys over here running their BBK's with no complaints. The spring rates for the 3G kit are really high though (12kg(f) & 6.2kg(r)), higher than most kits for the 4G & 5G but in a much lighter car. Could be a little too stiff for DD use. You could turn the damper right down but then I'd be worried about under-dampening. I believe you can order the Kontrol Pro series with +/- 3kg springs from factory so that might help.

At least the K-Sport comes with new top mounts and spring isolators so you don't have to re-use the old ones.

I've never heard of running larger diameter tires to close a wheel gap, another way of looking at it I guess so long as you don't mind throwing out the speedo and lowering performance.
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^^ Really? Are K-Sport actually that good? I've never heard too much about their coilovers but I've seen a few guys over here running their BBK's with no complaints. The spring rates for the 3G kit are really high though (12kg(f) & 6.2kg(r)), higher than most kits for the 4G & 5G but in a much lighter car. Could be a little too stiff for DD use. You could turn the damper right down but then I'd be worried about under-dampening. I believe you can order the Kontrol Pro series with +/- 3kg springs from factory so that might help.

At least the K-Sport comes with new top mounts and spring isolators so you don't have to re-use the old ones.

I've never heard of running larger diameter tires to close a wheel gap, another way of looking at it I guess so long as you don't mind throwing out the speedo and lowering performance.
Yeah, 12k/6k would be a rough ride. I already have 45 series tires on 16's and with the potholes, road debris, and CONSTANT road construction here in Houston, the ride on my car would be like a chuck-wagon with wooden wheels...
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Was this something he made or had to modify to install? Are you saying that I should look into making something like this? Cause If there is a need for it, I could possibly make it.
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He made an X in the trunk if memory serves. Dude made his own telemetry monitor, and some stuff I think was secret so I purged that from my memory banks. But yeah, it's something you can do.

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I've never heard of running larger diameter tires to close a wheel gap, another way of looking at it I guess so long as you don't mind throwing out the speedo and lowering performance.
Speedometers are for law abiding citizens.
And closing wheel gap (on my car) by adding larger tires is for maximizing comfort.
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And closing wheel gap (on my car) by adding larger tires is for maximizing comfort.
Hahaha, true. Comfort and performance can only be expressed with negative correlation.... unless you buy an NSX.

BTW, if there is some scientific proof that strut bars do **** except look cool to double wishbone suspension then I'd love to see it. Looks like I'm gonna have to check out some build threads now.
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Hahaha, true. Comfort and performance can only be expressed with negative correlation.....
Like military and intelligence or happy and marriage?

But I had an auto 91 with size 60 touring tires and good shocks that was a hoot to drive on a country road and a cream puff on the highway.

When I sold it I kept those wheels n tires for use on the 5 speed car from time to time. Literally have a set of blades with 50's mounted, another with 55's and the ones with 60's.
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Yeah, loot on the GSX is more of a priority, lol!

When your stable has classic cars, its sooo hard to decide, even though your prelude is a DD.

And mike, i was referring to the Mustardcat tower brace(s) with Tom. He had the (secret setup i cant say here), makes a world of difference in the 4ws system. Since yaw and control are compromised by the second steering system.
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Yeah, loot on the GSX is more of a priority, lol!

When your stable has classic cars, its sooo hard to decide, even though your prelude is a DD.

And mike, i was referring to the Mustardcat tower brace(s) with Tom. He had the (secret setup i cant say here), makes a world of difference in the 4ws system. Since yaw and control are compromised by the second steering system.
Classic American cars are investments. Most have appreciated well beyond their original sticker price. And if they were rare enough (like certain gsx editions) they can command not only respect but a few extra 0's next to the $2xxx.

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akoo plz, i run something similar to these from like 8 yars ago. It rides like ****, but it got better with some tokico blues
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Well, I got the rear passenger side done today. The strut was the original and the valves inside were pretty much blown. The lower ball joint was somewhat of a b1tch to get out, but with some WD-40 and a little coersion, it cane out and the new one went in with almost the same effort. The upper and lower Control arms came out and back in with little effort. I am not "happy" with the tow/alignment/tie rod arms so I think I am going to get me some of those Megan racing ones I saw online. They were about $100. Sound about right?

Tomorrow I am going to do the Rear Driver Side and the Sway bar bushings. The front will have to wait another weekend or so... Maybe even until Christmas break.
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Pix or it didn't happen.

New cushions and binders might make ya say "hmmm, a grand on coilovers? Hmmm".
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Pix or it didn't happen.
Ha Ha! I DO have the pics to prove it... The dirty knuckles and fingernails too!

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New cushions and binders might make ya say "hmmm, a grand on coilovers? Hmmm".
Cushions & Binders? As in Springs/shocks & Bushings?

Man, My car is "bouncy"... And I am pretty sure I know what I did wrong... Or I should properly state, I know what I didn't do well enough and should have...

I need to add more grease to the sides of the bushings... Like a dumb a$$ I probably didn't put enough. It'll have to wait until Sunday and thankfully, should only take an hour or so.

I'll do it when I am installing my new Megan Tow Control arms and Prothane Sway Bar bushings. I got the Megan's brand new for around $150 with shipping uncluded. The $100 ones were "gently" used and were already gone. I should be able to get the stock ones out with no problem this time. (Crossing my fingers). The Sway Bar bushings I gt for $12 with free shipping... They are the 13mm red ones. I thought I got them with the suspension I bought but it is the front ones and the connecting links with Poly bushings I got. Either way. NOW, just to find the Poly bushings that go in the sway bar end links for cheap... If I can find them at all. (Going to search through the 3G Suspension Thread... I got it bookmarked!)

Here's the pictures that I took. Not as comprehensive as I was wanting to do, but I got distracted with all the effort I put into the Ball Joint Removal:



Passenger Side Half Torn Down



Passenger Side With Everything Removed



Old Strut Background / New Strut in Forground



Casualty Of Not Using Anti-Seize # 1



So I drilled it out and used a screwdriver to back it out. I put Anti-Seize on the replacements for now until I can find some Grade 8/10.9 screws to replace these softer metal ones.



One more look.



This tool set came in REAL handy, especially on long winded bolts that need to be held while tightening/loosening. (IE: When tightening / loosening that top nut on the Struts)



I also used this to tighten/loosen the nut on the Trailing arms. ^^







Some Of Daddy's Little Helper's

Anyways, I'll take some more pics when I put the Tow Control Arms & Sway Bar Bushings on and grease the Poly Bushings better.
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Max Access tools are pretty handy.

We haven't found them lacking in durability yet.

Yeah, I meant shocks and loose/old floppy bushings etc. Once you get it all back to what those little dudes in lab coats had in mind back in the 80's, then you can experience the true capabilities of the 3g.

Many say the end of the 2nd gen were the best handling Preludes ever. Honda sold a helluva lot of them for sure...over 300k were shipped across the big pond to north America.
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Man, 300K is a LOT of cars! Like 1 in a 1000 people would have owned one...

Yeah, I can't wait to put the rest of my suspension "goodies" on my car...

On another note... I DEFINITELY have to make that Auto-Antenna lowering circuit... I just about snapped it off on Monday cause I forgot about the clearance issue and the spoiler caught the antenna on the way down.

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Look at what I got in the mail yesterday!

These:



And These:



I may get a chance to put them on tomorrow if it doesn't rain and wifey doesn't have other plans for me.
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And a sticker.

Yesssssss!!!
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And a sticker.

Yesssssss!!!
Yeah, I thought that was a nice touch! I'm looking for the sway bar link upper and lower poly bushings right now. I found the lower ones by Energy Suspension P/N: 9.8105R on Amazon.com for $14 free shipping. I'll have them in a couple days.

As for the uppers, I can't see paying $50 for 2 pieces of rubber. (Noted on the diagram below; Item 11, circled in red)



Ok, I found them for $32, but still... I bet I can find them cheaper so I'm going to do some more searching and researching the Prothane & Energy catalogs to find something that fits. They have to have SOMETHING that works.

Speaking of which... I have found almost all the Prothane/Energy poly bushings on Amazon for cheap and am thinking about putting together a spreadsheet to share the part #'s, prices, links etc. Just for the benefit of others.
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Kinda irrelevant to this thread. But I figure one day you'll be working up front, see your axle boots are fugly and dash out to a part store for new.


^^ so you'll know
Both have 27 splines on the inner knuckle. But the length is what matters.
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Thanks for the refresher on that info. I already bought the Driver Side from AZ but I also picked up a pair of almost new CV Axles and need to check the measurements because I believe that they are from a 90-91 The GOOD news is... I only paid $15 for the pair! So I guess I can sell them if they aren't the right ones.

I already started on the Poly Bushing spreadsheet. I am listing each part, by each MFG, with part #'s, the current lowest price I find, and the link to the website or store. That way each person can choose what they want, or find the alternates if the preferred isn't available.

I was thinking of adding the part numbers to the OEM Style aftermarket Bushings (Rubber) that the major Parts Houses sell. That way if you want stock type parts, they are already listed as well.

In a way, I thought it'd be convenient to include the struts, ball joints, OEM Springs, in this list. Making sort of an "Everything Suspension" spreadsheet. I'd put a N/A or NIS for anything that isn't carried at each store.

Thoughts? Ideas? Concerns? Overkill?
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