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Old 08-25-2010, 03:59 AM
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About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

I have 17 inch rims on my 'Lude and if i get Megan springs ($139) the drop is about 1.75 and Tein ($175) is 1.50 what would be the safest height i can drop by car to? Thanks guys.
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

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I have 17 inch rims on my 'Lude and if i get Megan springs ($139) the drop is about 1.75 and Tein ($175) is 1.50 what would be the safest height i can drop by car to? Thanks guys.
I think you answered your own question, plus the difference from okay to quality is a factor as well. A difference of only 36 bucks I'd get the TEINs
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

Where are you getting Tein for $175 thats a pretty good deal. I have my 4th gen dropped 2inches and I live in West Virginia and I hardly ever bottom out. However I'm not running low profile tires yet.
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

I'd go with TEIN bc they ride pretty good!!!

But the drop diff really depends on you and where you live bc common sense...

If you have bad roads then dont go too low and if yuo have nice smooth roads then drop that b*tch to the ground!!!
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

if you just get springs, isnt it just going to be a matter of time before you have to replace everything else?
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

Thanks for the insights guys, now i know which one i should get.
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if you just get springs, isnt it just going to be a matter of time before you have to replace everything else?
the shocks at least, yes. aftermarket springs don't go well with stock shocks.
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

Tein I'm selling mine if u want to buy them
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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

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TEIN S.TECH Lowering Springs are one of the best things to have happened in suspension tuning. These Lowering Springs offer a 1.5 inches drop and sport an aggressive look as compared to other springs in its category. They are also pretty useful in increasing the road holding capacity.
Did u copy and paste that from the tein website lol
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I have 17 inch rims on my 'Lude and if i get Megan springs ($139) the drop is about 1.75 and Tein ($175) is 1.50 what would be the safest height i can drop by car to? Thanks guys.
The ground clearance for a stock 5th gen Prelude is 4 1/2 " which is about 2" lower then the 1st gen Prelude and about 1.2 " lower then the of a 4th gen Prelude so in effect your car has already from the factory been lowered as much as practical for street use.



The typical 5th gen Prelude owner after looking at past strikes under the engine compartment of the car, could even argue that at 4 1/2 " Honda went to far .The idea that you can avoid impacts simply by driver skill is BS because their are many obstacles that are not obvious to the eye. Gong to a 3" or a 2.75 " ground clearance on a street driven car is just asking for ,and prepare to get it, especially at night at highway speeds because by the time you see a potential mishap its to late and your screwed. If your just one who's into form over function go ahead but you have been warned that stock ride height is the way to go.Personally , seeing a car oscillating fore and aft, and scraping the pavement often at the exhaust piping as well as under their engine as it goes down the road with bow legged wheels looks pretty pathetic to me and gives the general public the appearance of a broke ass car. I might also add the lower profile then stock tires on your 17" rims make damage to your rims more likely from curb hits,etc. So even with your present set up, you need to drive your car with a bit more care then the typical, stock Prelude owner.

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Re: About to get lowering springs (Megan or Tein)

****in spammers. this thread is a year old.

i seriously don't get your hostility towards lowered cars mr. shdriver...

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The typical 5th gen Prelude owner after looking at past strikes under the engine compartment of the car, could even argue that at 4 1/2 " Honda went to far. you're the first person i've known who drives a prelude who agrees with that. if you really think the ride height is to low then trade it in for a pickup truck

The idea that you can avoid impacts simply by driver skill is BS i call BS on the BS. i've avoided things due to my driving skill. and i have my suspension to thank too. you can learn driving skills much like you can learn self defense and other useful skills. if driving didn't involve skill, then everyone could be a race car driver. because their are many obstacles that are not obvious to the eye. Gong to a 3" or a 2.75 " ground clearance on a street driven car is just asking for ,and prepare to get it, especially at night at highway speeds because by the time you see a potential mishap its to late and your screwed. seriously? how often do you see **** just laying in the road? i don't know where you live, but in america we pay taxes to help keep our roads clean and maintained. i never have to worry about running over anything that sits higher up then my ride height. if you live in america too, then you need to vote your political representatives out because they ain't doing their job.

If your just one who's into form over function go ahead but you have been warned that stock ride height is the way to go. again. just your opinion. there are no facts to back this up because it's a known fact the factory suspension is only a moderately tuned suspension. especially when every well known brand out performs the stock suspension. if you think the ATTS is so superior, i'll bet you 1 months pay my lude as is will out handle your stock SH.

Personally , seeing a car oscillating fore and aft, and scraping the pavement often at the exhaust piping as well as under their engine as it goes down the road with bow legged wheels looks pretty pathetic to me and gives the general public the appearance of a broke ass car. where do you live that you see this kind of **** so often? i've never seen a car so low it scrapes across the ground as it drives. maybe at a show but they raise it up when they drive it. either way most cars have rub issues before they have scrape issues. and as far as a car rocking foreword and back it's because it's NOT aftermarket suspension. they probably cut their springs or torched them and kept the stock shocks. aftermarket springs/shocks don't do that.

I might also add the lower profile then stock tires on your 17" rims make damage to your rims more likely from curb hits,etc. So even with your present set up, you need to drive your car with a bit more care then the typical, stock Prelude owner. again where do you live that curbs are such a huge problem that you have to worry about a few millimeters in sidewall. i guarantee you if we're both going headlong into a curb your extra bit of side wall won't do a damn bit of good. a bent rim is a bent rim. just because yours is bent slightly less don't make a difference.

i live in germany where driving up on the curb is a normal every day occurrence. if you're seriously hitting curbs that much that you worry about your sidewall size, you SUCK at driving. the curbs here, albeit not as tall as the curbs in the states, still are higher then my sidewall. but yet i never have to worry about my 17" wheels getting damaged. driving at idle speeds won't damage your wheels. and even if you had thicker sidewalls, would you still be hitting curbs faster then idle speeds if you could help it? of course not. same goes for potholes. because i'm sure every time you see a pothole or curb you think "i'll be ok with my 50 series tires" and you aim right for it. and when you hit a pothole or curb, you think, "man, i'm glad i had those 50 series tires. if my sidewall was any smaller i could have damaged my wheels." driveways around here don't go flush to the road. they'll usually have a rather large curb in front of it. yet, my lowered, 17" wheeled lude doesn't have a problem. my neighbor with this lowered audi and 19" wheels and tires that look like rubber bands doesn't have any problems either. the issues you speak of are generally unfounded. people that have these issues either don't know how to drive or don't pay any attention to the road and what is around them or both
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Tein! No doubt!
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