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Alright, so here it goes, well I had aquired some 17" Voxx Racing rims with tires, i got them for a good deal i believe atleast, but anywho. I wish to drop it down a lil bit so it doesnt look so off, least it looks odd to me. Going from stockies to this . I think it would look alot better dropped like 1.5" front - 1" in the rear and give it a nice lil stance. I know I could go get a full set of springs/struts that are adjustable, but i kinda wanna just get some springs/coilovers, not expecting the greatest ride, but i do not want them(shocks) to blow or bottom out on me. As of now this is how the car sits, just asking for ideas or if anyone has just threw some springs on and had good success with them lemme know.. thanks in advance

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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

ive slammed my old prelude on ebay coils with stock shocks. the shocks were fine for a few months or so then finally they went out and i was just riding on springs. its super bouncy and the ride kinda sucks. its just that the stock shocks are made for stock springs and stock ride height. when you lower it the shock travel is started lower. im not sure that a inch is that bad. just go buy some f&f type ones
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

lower on springs and struts or get coilovers, don't roll on lowering springs and stock struts. Also what the hell are voxx racing wheels? lol That's like when people say the JDM Rota ITR mugen racing hellaflush wheel.
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lower on springs and struts or get coilovers, don't roll on lowering springs and stock struts. Also what the hell are voxx racing wheels? lol That's like when people say the JDM Rota ITR mugen racing hellaflush wheel.
voxx racing wheels like a konig or a drag wheel style brand. sold at like a discount tire
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lower on springs and struts or get coilovers, don't roll on lowering springs and stock struts. Also what the hell are voxx racing wheels? lol That's like when people say the JDM Rota ITR mugen racing hellaflush wheel.
lol yeah people do throw some **** together, but voxx is the brand, and hub says voxx racing, so the rims on my car are 'voxx racing rims' that is my assumption atleast
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

yeah i had some ebay coilovers on one of the crxs i had bought, and it wasnt the greatest thing out there, i will try to browse around and see if i can scoop up a set of -real- coilovers somewhere. also thanks you guise ;D
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Sorry I realized I might of sounded like a dick lol
I never knew what they were, I thought it was some vatozone brand.
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though, if you find some 'hellaflush' rims lemme know just the name sounds badass and i am sure we would all rock them.
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yeah i had some ebay coilovers on one of the crxs i had bought, and it wasnt the greatest thing out there, i will try to browse around and see if i can scoop up a set of -real- coilovers somewhere. also thanks you guise ;D
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

As long as you don't go lower than about 1.5 inches then you should be fine on stock struts. If your trying to go lower than that I would look into some good aftermarket struts.
Koni,kyb,tokico,blistein, or just get some unibody coilovers like jthunt said. F&F type ones are reasonably priced ;)
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

[QUOTE=JTHUNT;576569]how much are you trying to spend?

That I am not sure of, just spent like 5min on the web, skunk2 offers some adjustables that are suprisingly cheap, but honestly not sure as to how much i am wanting to spend, i do not want a crazy crazy drop on my ride, this is my first i do not have to crawl over speedbumps and what not with, and i kinda like that. I just want to have a nice 'stance' and possibly lil better ride, wich i know i wont get from just coilovers of any brand
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

I recall someone selling a 'set' of strut/coilovers but, i think it was for a 5th gen, but dunno if they would fit on a 4g
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They should fit man get them if you can.
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

Ive read a lot of differnt things on lowering springs and stock shocks but most of it is about the drop, some people say don't do it other say then been riding like that for a while but I'm guessing its also the way you drive and driving conditions. Look into tein s.tech its a slight drop about 1.3 and 1.5 correct me if I'm wrong
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

if you dont want good suspension = coilovers, Id buy -1,5 dropping eibach's (or similiar good brand springs). the ride is much better with coilovers but since that doesnt matter in this case...
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

I had some ground control coils on stock shocks on my old accord and that **** was slammed on its nuts frame was less than 2 inches off the ground and they never blew out, but i have eibach lowering springs on my prelude on stock shocks. i replaced the rears less than a year ago and the fronts recently and i can hear the rears making noise and the fronts just dont feel good anymore, lol and i dont beat on my car or track it so idk
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Re: Lowering springs on stock struts, wich would be safer

my coils were on stock shocks, rode like ****, broke axels, started busting through the frame, screwed some more **** up, then after 4 years went to tokico blues and wow what an amazing difference, i like riding in my whip again haha
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