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Old 11-24-2010, 08:27 PM
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lowering springs

hey guys i have a 93 prelude 4ws and i was wondering how low can you go without having to change the control arms and what not???
i found lowering springs on ebay for $70 that drop it 1.5 front and rear is it worth buying or it cheap crap?? and will it mess with the 4ws??
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Old 11-24-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: lowering springs

i just installed some tein s tecks, 1.5 drop with no probs, and yea id stay way from the ebay stuff in my option, i had a set of mystery springs on my civic once and it rode like a bouncy go-cart and blew shocks like crazy
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Re: lowering springs

lol ok so stay away from the cheap crap
and what about the camber i heard hondas have horrible camber when they're lowered
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Re: lowering springs

yea i would deff get the car aligned soon as you lower it. mine was off so bad one of my front tires was toast within two days of driving around, you could also invest in a camber kit to adjust it but unless your slamming your car i wouldn't worry about that
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Re: lowering springs

ah so the control arms shouldnt have to be changed?
i work at a shop so i shouldnt have a prob with gettin it aligned
thx for the info btw
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Re: lowering springs

with only a 1.5" drop your camber shouldnt be that far off spec. mine is like 2.5" lowered and im still within spec. but yes, a camber kit is always an option
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Re: lowering springs

mine needed a camber kit. lol.
my rear tires have over 4 degrees of camber.
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Re: lowering springs

im selling ebiach sportline lowering springs for $150+shipping. these are high quality springs with million mile warranty.

these also drop 1.5 to i believe 1.75in.
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Re: lowering springs

gettin springs from ebay aint a smart move
check out horsepowerfreaks.com, i would recommend in my opinion gettin coilovers (ksport) but springs is cool too... i brought some skunk2 springs it dropped my car like 2'' almost, sexy drop, but i think it killed my shocks cuz i was smackin the floor like crazy on every bump.
so the only con wit springs is u cant drop it OD and/or u'll need performance shocks that can handle the spriings bein low... thats y i think coilovers are better overall
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Re: lowering springs

i just bought some gently used eibach sportlines for $80. 1.7F/1.5R :)
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Re: lowering springs

Definitely stay away from eBay when it comes to performance!
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Re: lowering springs

alright thx guys i think i might just buy some coilovers so i dont blow my shocks out
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Re: lowering springs

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gettin springs from ebay aint a smart move
check out horsepowerfreaks.com, i would recommend in my opinion gettin coilovers (ksport) but springs is cool too... i brought some skunk2 springs it dropped my car like 2'' almost, sexy drop, but i think it killed my shocks cuz i was smackin the floor like crazy on every bump.
so the only con wit springs is u cant drop it OD and/or u'll need performance shocks that can handle the spriings bein low... thats y i think coilovers are better overall
I kind of agree with this, you need nice struts or shocks when you purchase your springs to balance out correctly.

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alright thx guys i think i might just buy some coilovers so i dont blow my shocks out
I think an alternative for you would be getting GroundControls with your stock shocks. You could adjust your ride height with these to work with your stock shocks until you buy new ones. This combo is used by many as well so it is tried an true. It can also help you break up spending all that money at one time if money is an issue, you could buy GroundControls 1st and then buy the Koni Yellows later.

GroundControl=$319.00
Koni Yellows=$642.00

Obviously installation will cost you more if you're not able to do them yourself but this set-up is completely proven for racing and daily driver. Good luck.

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Re: lowering springs

I have the Eibach pro series on stock struts in my 96 lude. It rides pretty well and has a nice drop. It's nice for temporary, but in the long run, I definetly plan on getting some coilovers (D2 RS) :D
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alright thx guys i think i might just buy some coilovers so i dont blow my shocks out

GREAT MOVE!!!
i recommend kpsort! but ask around and get other pplz opinion
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Re: lowering springs

hey i was also checking out lowering springs and coilovers on ebay-
will the cheap ones still suck if you only want to go 1.2" lower on front and 1" on the back?

i would guess the lower you go the worse the ride and possibly more complications?
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Re: lowering springs

got ground controls and i thnk the drop is perfect and it rides and handles great
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Re: lowering springs

Whatever you do, dont buy APC coilovers they suck haha, my car had them when i first got it, i thought it was just sitting on cut springs >.< 4" DROP all the way around, They give out fast and even when you set them to 1.5'' they just bounce like crazy.
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Re: lowering springs

either way you go i would buy a set of adjustable shocks. i dont have them and really really really really really wish i did lol. also remember that springs will give you a more comfortable ride any day of coilovers IMO
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