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question about suspension

I recently bought a 99 prelude SH and the guy gave me some eibach springs because he did not like it low. im planning to put the springs on for the back because the front is low already (not sure how), so my question is what is the difference between coilovers and performance springs, most ppl i know has their car lowered with coilovers so does that mean they coilovers are better or are the performance springs just another way to lower your car? does anyone have a good answer to my question? thanks.
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Re: question about suspension

Coilovers are basically adjustable springs.

Say you want to raise your car a bit in the winter, you can. Move to an area with nicer roads? Lower that bitch all the way.
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Re: question about suspension

what about the eibach springs? aren't those adjustable as well?
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Re: question about suspension

If the title just says springs, they are just springs, they will give you a fixed drop. If it says 2", that's all you get, 2". If it says Coilover, it will be adjustable to a certain extent, say from 1" to 2.5".
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Re: question about suspension

well I do have the eibach springs and they are just springs, what I want to know is which is better and they all do the same thing except for the coilovers are adjustable right?
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they all do the same thing except for the coilovers are adjustable right?
Correct. I have Eibach springs and I have no complaints. They give a 1.9" drop and I couldn't see going any lower from a practical standpoint on a DD.
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I do believe full coilovers are a strut/spring combination that are adjustable.
hella expensive tho.
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Correct. I have Eibach springs and I have no complaints. They give a 1.9" drop and I couldn't see going any lower from a practical standpoint on a DD.
are you on stock struts?
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I do believe full coilovers are a strut/spring combination that are adjustable.
The coilovers he's talking about are just the spring (like the Skunk2 units).

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Yes, unfortunately. That's how I got the car. Koni Yellows are going in sometime this summer.
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Re: question about suspension

would my strut or anything wear out if I just have the eibach springs alone?
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Yeah. Eventually. How many miles does your car have on it?
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Correct. I have Eibach springs and I have no complaints. They give a 1.9" drop and I couldn't see going any lower from a practical standpoint on a DD.

DD @ 2.25" suckaaaa



lowering your car on stock struts is a VERY bad idea. its not if, but WHEN your struts blow out due to the added stress on the struts. you should always upgrade your struts when lowering the car.
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My buddy has coilovers, they are not height adjustable, just firmness adjustable...
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My buddy has coilovers, they are not height adjustable, just firmness adjustable...


lmao he got RIPPPPEDDDD off then!!! height adjustability is the MAJOR advantage of coilovers. what brand are they!?
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I believe Tein, but he didn't buy them, they came with the car.


Then again they might not even be coilover...I think they are....
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Re: question about suspension

they hafta be the tein stech springs, because ALL coilovers are height adjustable. all coilovers, however, are NOT stiffness/rebound adjustable.

he prolly has aftermarket struts too, because most of them ARE stiffness adjustable.
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Well with a coilover the strut and the coil are one piece, thats why its called a coilover shock.
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Re: question about suspension

obviously


but coilovers HAFTA be height adjustable, that's what makes them coilovers.
your buddy prolly has exactly what i have; lowering springs, with adjustable shocks. NOT height adjustable, but ARE stiffness adjustable.
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adjustable coilovers vs adjustable struts/springs?

which is better and more bang for the buck?

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Prolly, I really don't remember. I helped him put them in like a year ago, then he went back to stock, then slammed it again, then back to stock, now he has it lowered and rounded one of the bolts, so it's pretty much staying lowered now. :p
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which is better and more bang for the buck?

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I bought my prelude with 129xx miles on it but the eibach springs are currently not installed right now.
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Correct. I have Eibach springs and I have no complaints. They give a 1.9" drop and I couldn't see going any lower from a practical standpoint on a DD.
You aint neva lied. if i didnt like the way my car looked lowered i would sooooo go back to stock hight. mannn. and now i gotta get shocks, struts, camber kits and whatever the hell else just to safely stay this way. sucks balls. im poor. i just wanted to be low. shoulda went with the original plan and stayed bone stock and safe......sigh*......nahhhhhhhh oh well lol.

but anyway to answer your question or to more so give advice. before you put on the springs and such. be ready. like good and ready. rubbin. bangin. noises comin from your spring area like squeaking and scubin sound. never goes away. well not on my car anyway. hope u ballin.

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well im planning just to put the spring for the back because the front is low enough and right now my prelude is slanted not straight. the back of the car is a little higher for some reason so that is why im just putting it on the back of the car would be even.
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