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Old 01-01-2010, 07:53 AM
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Hey
I just recently bought some eibach pro kit springs. Was told that they are 'the best money can buy'
Im told that it will be around a 30mm drop
I want to install them asap but im wondering if i should buy shocks as well?
Im after koni yellows but if i dont necessarily need the shocks then i can save the 800 or so and buy the type s seats ive been wanting

What you reckon, do i need the shocks, or for a daily drive its not necessary yet?
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Re: Koni yellows or?

If your stock shocks are good I wouldnt spend the extra money right away I personaly have the koni yellows and love how they ride with my stock springs so i can only imagine how the eibachs would be on them
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Re: Koni yellows or?

You need the shocks. Shorter springs = stiffer springs and a higher movement frequency. The stock shocks aren't designed to cope with that -- you'll find people who changed springs but not shocks complain of a bouncy ride...sometimes claiming the springs are too soft! What's really happening in that case is the shocks aren't adequately damping the spring movement.

Pairing stiffer shocks with stock springs -- overdamping the system -- isn't a problem. You lose a little flexibility on rough surfaces, but there aren't that many people doing stage rallies with Preludes. I have that setup (Koni Sports w/ stock springs) on my car, and it's worked out great.
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Re: Koni yellows or?

ive heard people say that kyb AGX are nice too and they are cheaper.
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Re: Koni yellows or?

Ok i thought i might be able to get away without buying new shocks for the moment because the original shocks are already pretty stiff as they are.
Is it worth trying it out without the shocks and see how bouncy it is and then decide?
The only thing is, its going to be double the work putting the springs and shocks in :S
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Re: Koni yellows or?

Umm...no.

You have to pull it all apart to fit the springs anyway, so why not just do it properly the first time? The original shocks, regardless of how good they are now, when they have lowered springs put on them will wear out very quickly, and it'll only be a couple of months (it's only ever 1 or 2 months) you'll need to pull it all apart and fit the new shocks. Fitting springs and shocks at the same time isn't double the work (like I said, the hard work is removing/reffitting the spring/shock assembly), doing one then the other a month later is double the work.

If you can't afford springs and shocks at the same time, leave the springs in the box and save your pennies until you can afford the shocks too.

Remember, that the suspension is the only thing that is keeping your tyres on the road. And tyres that don't have constant contact with the road really struggle to turn or stop a car. And don't tell me that you've got the best tyres money can buy, because if the suspension that they're connected to isn't any good then you may as well buy the cheapest crap tyres available because there won't be a difference.

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