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Old 12-19-2010, 05:26 AM
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Lowering my SH

Hey guys, I just got myself a 2001 Prelude type sh after having my ej8 civic totaled. So I am not a newb when it comes to Hondas and suspension, but need some help.

I am looking for my first mod to lower the prelude. Now I have heard that there is a difference between the base prelude and the SH when it comes to lowering. Can someone explain that to me, and what do I need to pay attention to?

I am also looking into recommendations on what to lower my car on. In my civic I had H&R Sport springs along with Koni yellow shocks, and that was an ok setup.

For my prelude, I am not trying to get into any crazy race suspension or anything like that, but I don't want to necessarily cheap out on it as well. I do want to improve my handling as well as decreasing that ugly hand gap. I was considering full coilovers, and a friend of mine just gave me a ride in his base prelude with function and form type 1 coilovers and I was surprised by how good it rode for it being so low.

So right now I am considering those, and for around $650 they seem to be a good deal. Any input?
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Don't do springs unless you like going 3mph over all speed bumps and enjoy feeling every little bump and crack in the road
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Re: Lowering my SH

GC/Koni yellows..

(Copy and pasted from "Differences between Sh and base model)
-The Type SH springs are a bit taller.
-The struts are different as well, the base where the spring is perched sits lower on the Type SH, hence the taller spring. It has a little firmer spring rate than the base.
-The front knuckles are different, the radius rods, the front trailing arms, and the roll bars are a couple of millimeters thicker than the base front and rear. -The rear trailing arms are a little thicker as well but not by much.

-The only problems with after market struts would be having to modify the dust guards on the struts with stock springs. If you go after market springs and struts that are replaced properly you will not run into any issues
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Don't do springs unless you like going 3mph over all speed bumps and enjoy feeling every little bump and crack in the road
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GC/Koni yellows..

(Copy and pasted from "Differences between Sh and base model)
-The Type SH springs are a bit taller.
-The struts are different as well, the base where the spring is perched sits lower on the Type SH, hence the taller spring. It has a little firmer spring rate than the base.
-The front knuckles are different, the radius rods, the front trailing arms, and the roll bars are a couple of millimeters thicker than the base front and rear. -The rear trailing arms are a little thicker as well but not by much.

-The only problems with after market struts would be having to modify the dust guards on the struts with stock springs. If you go after market springs and struts that are replaced properly you will not run into any issues
ok, so when I am replacing it with either spring/shock or full coilover, it all fits just like the base?

And when it comes to koni/gc, i know that that is a very popular setup, but it just seems kinda of like overkill for someone who is not planning on tracking their car. What do you think?
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I don't believe it's overkill at all, it's quality. I love the way it rides and handles. It's not the only ball game in town though and tons of people like the FF's.
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Re: Lowering my SH

KSport Coilovers worked best for me.. 36 way adjustable.. best way to go in my opinion, i never had a problem,.. or heard Koni's where great on preludes, see wats up
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Re: Lowering my SH

Function and form type 1's would be good for its price. I'm in the same shoes as you. Ksport is good but its a little more than the F&F type 1's. I'm personally going with the F&F type 1's since im only looking to lower a couple inches and somewhat of a comfortable ride. Goodluck with whatever you pick though. Koni/GC is always good, but the price is out of my budget.
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Re: Lowering my SH

I know most people will say koni/gc, but I mean for a daily driver is that really necessary. One of my friends has those on his miata, and I know hella people prefer them when actually autocrossing or whatever.

Any more imput on type 1's from others? I was surprised by how well they rode actually.
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Re: Lowering my SH

to be honest with you, on my car i have skunk2 adjustable coil over springs. Very easy to install and you can adjust the springs with the included tools at any time without having to remove the tires
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Re: Lowering my SH

I am in the same boat, im looking for the best way to get it pretty low but keep my atts working properly, i might go with the koni/gc but i think i would like a nice coilover any one run DGR? I here really only about tein/ff/koni/gc and stuff whats the best and what do you stay away from i read the sh vs base thread btw? whats known to throw off atts..any help or links will be appreciated!
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KSport Coilovers worked best for me.. 36 way adjustable.. best way to go in my opinion, i never had a problem,.. or heard Koni's where great on preludes, see wats up
BC Racing should have better setup than Ksport
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