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Old 09-05-2011, 06:52 PM
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Do 4rth gen springs fit 5th gen coil overs??
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Re: lowering springs

yes they do, as long as you dont own an SH. 5th and 4th gens share all thesame suspension components, excluding the SH
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Re: lowering springs

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yes they do, as long as you dont own an SH. 5th and 4th gens share all thesame suspension components, excluding the SH
I drive a SE so it would be okay to put those springs on?
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Re: lowering springs

Do you wanna put those springs on oem shocks? If so I would just buy some tokico blues or Koni that`s if your trying to lower your car and want better handling
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Re: lowering springs

i know u already stated that they have the same suspension components as long as its not an sh but just to make sure (menoob)so the shocks from a 5th gen can fit a 4th gen?
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Do you wanna put those springs on oem shocks? If so I would just buy some tokico blues or Koni that`s if your trying to lower your car and want better handling
Do stock shocks not hold up well with aftermarket springs? Or are the stock shocks just not good at all?
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Do stock shocks not hold up well with aftermarket springs? Or are the stock shocks just not good at all?
lets put in this way: they dont work well together

stock shocks are designed to work with soft springs and when you change the springs stiffer... they dont work that well - you cannot get smooth ride
with shocks and springs being "in different class"

and what I noticed my 90' accord which had just lowering springs they were eating my upper ball joints. had to change some of them like every year!
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I drive a SE so it would be okay to put those springs on?
an SE is a Canadian base with SH wheels and leather but no ATTS

you will be fine (im using 4th gen springs on my SE)
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Re: lowering springs

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lets put in this way: they dont work well together

stock shocks are designed to work with soft springs and when you change the springs stiffer... they dont work that well - you cannot get smooth ride
with shocks and springs being "in different class"

and what I noticed my 90' accord which had just lowering springs they were eating my upper ball joints. had to change some of them like every year!
Please don't take this the wrong way, but I have been riding on Eibach sportline springs (2" drop) with stock shocks for roughly 75k miles. I have a pretty smooth ride (considering the ride height), no ball joint issues, and I actually love the way it rides. I am pretty hard on my car too.

With that said though, I do not disagree that it is "best" to get aftermarket shocks to match the springs. You are correct that when you change the ride height, you technically "should" change your shocks to match the new range of travel, but to say you cannot get a smooth ride using stock shocks, or that they don't work well is not fact. It all depends on where and how you drive, or if you are searching for a particular feel. My prelude still handles phenomenally around corners at high speeds and I never feel like I am losing control if I hit a bump going straight or around a corner.

If you're looking to have a track car, then yeah, I would get shocks to match the springs. But if you just plan to drive the car around town, and your stock shocks are still good, as long as you don't slam your car to the ground or go tagging potholes, stock shocks can and will work just fine.

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Re: lowering springs

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But if you just plan to drive the car around town, and your stock shocks are still good, as long as you don't slam your car to the ground or go tagging potholes, stock shocks can and will work just fine.
this was my problem. i only lowered 1.5 inches and my two stock rear shocks blew in a week with normal driving. so i had to take off the springs again and replace those struts.

i say if your gonna lower on springs, replace the struts while your in there so you dont have to do the labor twice

i got kyb excel g for the rear and they ride pretty close to stock but are a bit shorter
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Please don't take this the wrong way, but I have been riding on Eibach sportline springs (2" drop) with stock shocks for roughly 75k miles. I have a pretty smooth ride (considering the ride height), no ball joint issues, and I actually love the way it rides. I am pretty hard on my car too.
well I was kinda harsh there; I had lowering springs and then I changed to coilovers. this new set is much smoother compared just to lowering springs. its stiff but not that hard than those springs. unfortunately I dont know/remember what those springs were since I already sold them
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Re: lowering springs

I may have just been fortunate on my factory shocks because when I put the springs in there, the car only had 20k miles, mostly highway. Don't get me wrong though, when the time comes to replace them (probably soon just for good measure), I'm not going with another factory shock, LOL. I just didn't want people to think that you couldn't use stock shocks if you didn't have the means to buy aftermarket. When I lowered my car about 9 years ago, I was on a tight budget and could only afford used springs, and am lucky the shocks worked out and they've proven reliable over the years. Every scenario is different though, given the road conditions you face, the type of driving, and what a person considers to be smooth/rough, etc.

I appreciate you taking my comment in good taste
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