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Trying to slam my 92 prelude

I have. 92 prelude and I want to slam it, was just wondering what coilovers would you suggest, I'm not trying to spend a crazy amount of money ( nothing over 1000) so if anyone could help me out that would be great, thanks
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Bc racing with the extreme low kit. You should also consider getting spc upper ball joints and Megan racing rear toe bars.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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I'm not trying to spend a crazy amount of money ( nothing over 1000)
Then wait and save more money if you're going to do this, because to do it right is far more than $1000. New shocks alone will run that much., let alone new springs and new lower arms to bring camber back into range. Dropping a car that much radically changes the suspension geometry. Trying to go too cheap just gets you a poor ride and chewed up tires.
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

easiest/cheapest way to slam ur car.......remove the struts. Done. Then ur dumped as can be. In all seriousness tho do things right or don't do them. It'll cost u more in the end to cheap out now
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

And please for the love of god, DO NOT CUT YOUR SPRINGS. It will work for the first little while, but in the end it will cost you more then a new suspension setup.
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

here is step by step instructions on what to do.

1. buy for sale sign.
2. sell your car.
3. buy a powerwheel or what ever kids play with.
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Bc racing with the extreme low kit. You should also consider getting spc upper ball joints and Megan racing rear toe bars.
thanks a lot I might look into getting bc racing coils and then adding the parts you suggested
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And please for the love of god, DO NOT CUT YOUR SPRINGS. It will work for the first little while, but in the end it will cost you more then a new suspension setup.
lol im not that dumb just wanting to know how to do it the right way
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Then wait and save more money if you're going to do this, because to do it right is far more than $1000. New shocks alone will run that much., let alone new springs and new lower arms to bring camber back into range. Dropping a car that much radically changes the suspension geometry. Trying to go too cheap just gets you a poor ride and chewed up tires.
well with all prices aside, what would you suggest on doing?
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

First you'll need to decide what wheels and tires you're installing -- that'll determine how much you can lower the car while still clearing the fender lip on one side and the suspension on the other when you turn the wheels.

Next, you figure out how stiff you can stand to make the springs -- shorter, stiffer springs will drop the height, but the ride will be harder. If you just drop height by lowering the spring perch, you run out of suspension travel and end up riding on your bump stops...uncomfortable and trashes the handling.

So...knowing how much you have to leave for the wheels and how stiff a ride you're willing to put up with, figure out where you'll put the lower spring perch. That information will guide you to which adjustable coilover kit works best for you. Match that up with a good set of aftermarket shocks (stiffer springs require stiffer shocks, or the car bounces).

Last, figure out what that's done to your static camber. Chances are you've gained a few degrees of negative camber (so the wheels are leaning inwards). If you keep the toe exactly at zero, you can live with that...but a little toe in or toe out combined with lots of negative camber eats tires for dessert. So you'll probably need a camber kit -- actually a new set of lower arms with offset bushings that allow you to bring the camber back into line.

I haven't priced much lately, but I'd be surprised if you could get a decent adjustable coilover setup with matched shocks for less than $1500...maybe closer to $2k. Then the camber kit...$500? Others probably have better cost figures.
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here is step by step instructions on what to do.

1. buy for sale sign.
2. sell your car.
3. buy a powerwheel or what ever kids play with.
Oh yes, gonna get a hummer powerwheel and slam da shet outta it.

No real system under 1000.00. You can get a sport drop of an inch and see how that feels, but dropping with no plan to dial in the drop will be expensive and sloppy.

Jamie hit it right on the head.
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First you'll need to decide what wheels and tires you're installing -- that'll determine how much you can lower the car while still clearing the fender lip on one side and the suspension on the other when you turn the wheels.

Next, you figure out how stiff you can stand to make the springs -- shorter, stiffer springs will drop the height, but the ride will be harder. If you just drop height by lowering the spring perch, you run out of suspension travel and end up riding on your bump stops...uncomfortable and trashes the handling.

So...knowing how much you have to leave for the wheels and how stiff a ride you're willing to put up with, figure out where you'll put the lower spring perch. That information will guide you to which adjustable coilover kit works best for you. Match that up with a good set of aftermarket shocks (stiffer springs require stiffer shocks, or the car bounces).

Last, figure out what that's done to your static camber. Chances are you've gained a few degrees of negative camber (so the wheels are leaning inwards). If you keep the toe exactly at zero, you can live with that...but a little toe in or toe out combined with lots of negative camber eats tires for dessert. So you'll probably need a camber kit -- actually a new set of lower arms with offset bushings that allow you to bring the camber back into line.

I haven't priced much lately, but I'd be surprised if you could get a decent adjustable coilover setup with matched shocks for less than $1500...maybe closer to $2k. Then the camber kit...$500? Others probably have better cost figures.
wow, thanks for all the input, I really appreciate it, I really had no idea that I had to put all that into prospective.
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you dont need all that for YOUR purpose

get function and form type 1 650 shipped coilover OR type 2 800 shipped (you can adjust the dampening)


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you dont need all that for YOUR purpose

get function and form type 1 650 shipped coilover OR type 2 800 shipped (you can adjust the dampening)


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Eh. It can always be done cheaply; depends on what you're willing to do over or fix later.
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

Notice Jamie's sig folks.

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He doesn't talk much... so take advantage of this rare opportunity...
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Re: Trying to slam my 92 prelude

/\ jaime is absolutely right
BUT for OP purpose he doesnt need all that!
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Keep in mind your prob. going to have to cut a hole in your engine bay so your upper control arms can travel and not hit your frame.
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AIRBAGS dooo eetttt the best of both worlds. Low and comfortable. But you still have to worry about camber.
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yea air bags are cool but it throughs off your alighnment every time you go up or down
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