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Old 02-24-2009, 10:43 PM
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DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

Ok so i installed my adjustable lowering springs. But i have a problem with the front shocks. The car cant go low enough, not even finger width around the tire, without being completely bottomed out because the part where the spring adjuster goes over the shock is too long. Heres a pic of what im talking about.

The long part after the middle perch on the stockers, that part is too long and the car cant go low enough. Anybody have sugestions? Thanks
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

hey mikey, it would help if you tell us what spring/shock combo you went with to help us out
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

he has megan coils w/ stock shocks
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

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hey mikey, it would help if you tell us what spring/shock combo you went with to help us out
Lol sorry nick, yea bill is right, megan adjustables coils. I need a shock that will let the front go low without it bottoming out while driving
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Lol sorry nick, yea bill is right, megan adjustables coils. I need a shock that will let the front go low without it bottoming out while driving
michael can you post a pic of how it looks now??
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just take the batteries out of your dildo and throw in your camera... lol j/k
Im not the one who uses AA camera's mr. i just bought a camera at bestbuy and dont know how to use it -_-



I have no issues with the back but i cant go lower in the front cause it will be completely bottomed out. And already at that hieght ever little bump gets bottomed out.
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Im not the one who uses AA camera's mr. i just bought a camera at bestbuy and dont know how to use it -_-



I have no issues with the back but i cant go lower in the front cause it will be completely bottomed out. And already at that hieght ever little bump gets bottomed out.
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and did you put the bump stops back in????
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

the foam ones? no, im probably going to do that but either way it will stay at that height in the front. Do i need aftermarket shocks with a longer bar? For lower lowering ability's?
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the foam ones? no, im probably going to do that but either way it will stay at that height in the front. Do i need aftermarket shocks with a longer bar? For lower lowering ability's?
no not at all. if you compare the stock shock to an aftermarket they are usually 100% the same size. damper is the difference and of course adjustability. you need to put the foam/rubber bump stops in dummy. it'll allow you to adjust the ride height to be lower w/out the shock bottoming out. either that or the front shocks are shot and you'll need those too. if you want my front one's hit up steve importtunerdj he's got em now.
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

idk, they didnt feel shot. Could the springs be too small? Or no, its probably just the shock? Cause with the bump stops in the first time, it would only go to that height and rest ontop of the bump stops. I want the car to atleast be able to have a thumb with around the tire. And dont say coilover systems lol. Im not puttin that much money down.
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idk, they didnt feel shot. Could the springs be too small? Or no, its probably just the shock
i doubt the spring is too small. do you have any pics of them b4 they were installed. and of course next to something for a size comparison??? you def need to put that bump stop back in man. it'll help!!
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i doubt the spring is too small. do you have any pics of them b4 they were installed. and of course next to something for a size comparison??? you def need to put that bump stop back in man. it'll help!!
I will, and im looking at the kyb gr2's

If i put the bump stops back in, and the aftermarket shocks are the same size, how will i lower the front? Cause at that height the bump stops rest right onto the shock. Theres gotta be a difference or something i can do.
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I will, and im looking at the kyb gr2's

If i put the bump stops back in, and the aftermarket shocks are the same size, how will i lower the front? Cause at that height the bump stops rest right onto the shock. Theres gotta be a difference or something i can do.
not sure exactly what u r referring to. i gotta see it. the bump stop is rubber so you can compress it. put it back in and adjust the spring to a lower height and see how it works out for you. if you want me to come by and help this weekend just let me know. or just hit up chaz!
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

if i lower it all the way it will be resting on the bump stops at the same height as what it is right now. So if aftermarkets are the same then im not gonna be able to lower it any more???? It doesnt make sense
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

Well I can't help you so much on fixing the height issue but I can recommend the GR2 struts. Excellent bang for the buck. If your strut is physically bottoming out I would have to assume it is a replacement that is maybe too long but in stock form works sufficiently.
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

All i wont is a shock that will allow me to lower the car more then the stock shocks physically allow me to do, and not bottom out either. If i have to i will get a pair of KYB AGX's but thats my last resort. Im on a budget. i wanna spend around 150-200
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What the hell i've never seen this before.
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

The only thing I can think of is you have the wrong coilovers for your car. It sounds like the threaded shroud that goes over the strut is too long so when the car is down the shroud hits the top of the strut. Check to make sure the part number for your megan coilovers is CO-HA98.

I'm personally not a big fan of adjustable coil overs on stock struts. All I can think is the coil overs do not fit the car.
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

the coilovers are for 90-97 accords, which have the same shocks as my car, its not a shock problem, and the shroud doesnt overtake the shock, its bottoming out on the shock, not the shroud.


EDIT::: The car bounces on every little bump too so im thinking it could be blown front shocks
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

GET NEW SHOCKS....stock dont cut it
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

ok guys, ive came to the conclusion that my front shocks are blown because they bounce like a boat over every little bump, not once, but like 2-3 times. And thats wuts cause them to bottom out. I punched myself in the head and bought a pair of KYB AGX's sooooo, yea. Thanks lol
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

wait so is the problem fixed is the lude lowered now?????
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ok guys, ive came to the conclusion that my front shocks are blown because they bounce like a boat over every little bump, not once, but like 2-3 times. And thats wuts cause them to bottom out. I punched myself in the head and bought a pair of KYB OGX's sooooo, yea. Thanks lol
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

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the coilovers are for 90-97 accords, which have the same shocks as my car, its not a shock problem, and the shroud doesnt overtake the shock, its bottoming out on the shock, not the shroud.
According to prostreetonline.com, the part number for 4th gen prelude Megan Coil Overs is the same as 98-02 Accord, not 90-97 Accord. I would be slightly leery about using the coil overs from a 90-97 Accord.

If your Stock strut itself is bottoming out, then an aftermarket strut will bottom out as well, struts are only there to provide damping to the spring. And from the look of your picture, there should still be plenty of room for the front suspension to go lower, something else is binding up preventing it from lowering.

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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

Ok guys, i called Megan racing and they said they dont cross referance parts. Im thinking that either way, its probably the shock because everything fits perfectly for the springs, its just the shock is the problem, soooo yea, we'll find out when the KYB's get here. And if theres still a problem then i know the springs are wrong.
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Re: DROP PROBLEM!!!!!!!!

Ok guys now im having a real issue. Apparently i do have the accord 90-97 sleeves with springs. But i cant seem to find out if they're the same exact specs as the accord 98-02. I tryed calling prostreet, megan, and the place i ordered from and they are all idiots, can anyone help me?
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