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Old 12-21-2011, 12:10 PM
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I guess I need coilovers...

Sup guys, so for those of you who have been reading my posts, you know that I really messed up on my suspension and now I get to pay for my mistake..

I put KYB GR-2 shocks on the front and Excel-G's on the back, but the springs I got are so cheap, they got me all depressed (didn't really know what I was getting, to be honest). I feel like my lude's gonna undergo permanent frame deformation or something else that's just as nasty.. so here I am looking for help. Yes, I've used the search function, but I haven't found something to hold onto before I drop the money...

A friend recommended coilovers. I've done a bit of research and know about the gc/koni setup, but I just want the whole coilover deal. Keep in mind that I drive my lude daily to work and around town and the streets of Baltimore are worse than most.. I like the lowered look and I'm just looking to damp out the bumps since my current setup doesn't do well with bumps and cracks and it makes a pretty bad noise (springs aren't even pre-tensioned). When I go over bumps, the car just slams onto the decompressed spring and well, yeah.. it's bad. I hate how my car's faring and won't even drive it to work for the rest of the week until I fix up the suspension..

I've narrowed down the search to the Tein Basis and the Tanabe Sustec Pro S-0C coilovers. I hear people have luck with the Tein and I've heard the Tanabe are smooth and nice from someone who had them on his civic. I did read somewhere that tanabe coilovers aren't "in" with the prelude community, but I just wanted some opinions and advice from you guys since it always seems to help out a lot..

Both the Tein and Tanabe coilovers have springs that are 8k in front and 4k in rear, but the Tanabe are $150 more. Since they retail for $1k, I'd figure there's gotta be something special about 'em (maybe the helper springs?) and I'd drop the extra $150 if I get more bang for my buck than the basis.

I don't plan on doing track racing or any of that, but when I want it, I'd like to have the handling available. In other words, I just don't want cheap springs to destroy my lude and I'm open to any coilover suggestions.. I probably don't need all the bells and whistles (in-car damping adjustment?) since I probably wouldn't need 'em or even know how to properly make use of 'em anyway. I'm just getting into the car scene and I really enjoy it. I'm still young, but I'm open-minded and I just wanna learn more about my lude and if dropping money's what I gotta do, well, that's what I gotta do. Just trying to keep it under $1k.. Cheaping out on the suspension.. what a mistake. Let me know if these 2 would also be cheaping out, don't wanna do that again..

Here are some links.

97-02 Honda Prelude Full Coilover Systems from Tanabe Racing Development at Andy's Auto Sport
$800

Tein Street Basis Coilovers for 97-02 Honda Prelude at Andy's Auto Sport
These, I can get for $650

Again, these are 2 I've liked so far (cause the springs aren't too stiff). If I can find softer springs, that'd be legit. I don't care if the ride is a bit rough (obviously gonna be rougher than stock), but I'm just worried about the lude, not my own comfort..

Thanks in advance. Hopefully I can get this figured out soon so that I can get the lude healthy again!
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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

8 and 4 spring rates is about the lowest you're really going to get on any brand name set of coilovers. i've yet to see anything lower. since you're not to concerned about handling then, i'd go with that. a 10/7 or a 12/6 setup would probably be to harsh for what you want. also, as opposed as i am to an 2:1 spring rate ratio on preludes, i think that would still be fine for what you want.

i would suggest going for a ride in that civic with the tanabe setup. if you like it, get. granted, the civic won't have nearly the spring rates a prelude would even require, you'll get a rough idea of generally how it would feel.
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I've narrowed down the search to the Tein Basis and the Tanabe Sustec Pro S-0C coilovers.
teins are sooo overrated

Im happy with these
http://www.bcracing-na.com/
and you can choose whatever spring rates you want for free

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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

I am also going with BC racing
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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

I've heard nothing but good reviews so far from users of Function and Form Type-1 Coilovers
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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

Thanks for the feedback.

Hey Beaker, what do you not like about a 2:1 spring ratio on preludes? Do you prefer to stiffen the back more, perhaps like a 5:3?

I've also looked into the Megan EZ-Street ones for around the same price as the basis and you can adjust the damping.

I'm not digging the BC Racing 'cause I've read some crappy reviews..
The F&F's might be a bit stiff for me..

Is $700 too cheap for my needs? I mean, I don't wanna be driving around blown shocks in a couple months..

Thanks again for replies.
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Hey Beaker, what do you not like about a 2:1 spring ratio on preludes? Do you prefer to stiffen the back more, perhaps like a 5:3?
pretty much, yeah. it makes the front way stiffer then the back. when you figure, the stock springs are about a 5:4, a 2:1 is a big difference. personally, i went with a 10:7. with a 1" sway bar in the back i feel like the handling is nearly spot on. 2:1 isn' to terrible. yeah it's a slight disadvantage. but, it's more about knowing your suspension and how it reacts to your inputs and knowing its limits and how to control its limits. if you're not looking to tear up some asphalt in some competitions, you'll be fine with a 2:1.
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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

So after much debate, I decided to go with the EZ Megans.
I'll let you guys know when they arrive and I'll post pics of 'em installed :)

Thanks again for all the input, I took all advice into account when making my choice.

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So after much debate, I decided to go with the EZ Megans.
I'll let you guys know when they arrive and I'll post pics of 'em installed :)

Thanks again for all the input, I took all advice into account when making my choice.
I'm considering the Megans...PLEASE post if they're any good. TIENs or TEINs or however the he** you spell them, seem over rated and over priced.
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Re: I guess I need coilovers...

it all really depends on your budget.
but basing on what you wrote your best bet are these, tein basic (700$ and f&f type1(600$)since your only DD'ing . the type 1 takes the cake its dual tube shock design for ride comfort and most importantly u adjust the height through the lower mount so u retrain the full shock movement which in IMO well make the coilover last longer.
as for the teins basic its the older design coilover which is poo.
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I'm not digging the BC Racing 'cause I've read some crappy reviews..
whatta hell, everyone who knows little bit about suspension quality get ones. they're pretty good. Im happy.
theyre stiff even with standard spring rates, but hey sport suspension is ment to be stiff

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I've also looked into the Megan EZ-Street ones for around the same price as the basis and you can adjust the damping.
megan only makes cheap tuning products...theyre IMO just for show, not for real use

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it all really depends on your budget.
but basing on what you wrote your best bet are these, tein basic (700$ and f&f type1(600$)since your only DD'ing . the type 1 takes the cake its dual tube shock design for ride comfort and most importantly u adjust the height through the lower mount so u retrain the full shock movement which in IMO well make the coilover last longer.
as for the teins basic its the older design coilover which is poo.
teins are only adjustable via spring seat - bad

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whatta hell, everyone who knows little bit about suspension quality get ones.
so are you saying no one here knows a thing about suspension quality?
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^ if someone says that bc's are bad then yes.
bc's are pretty common used here on street and track cars because theyre good
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^ if someone says that bc's are bad then yes.
bc's are pretty common used here on street and track cars because theyre good
THIS!! What are you basing BC being bad on? Random reviews you have read from hard parkers on honda forums lol? We run BC Racing ER types on our subaru race wagon in GT2 Class and they are awesome, I'd hardly call them bad. I can find posts from 100 users saying any brand of X coilover is bad.

Also it is funny that people are recommending stuff like megan over BC when BC makes megan! :P

Here is some light reading for people on megan vs BC Differences between BC and Megan coilovers Modern Performance’s Blog

I'd go with the BC, they seem to outclass all that stuff like function and form, megan, tein, and all the other sub $900 coilovers.

ALSO, "First and foremost, I think it is important to put to bed some of the rumors and present the cold hard facts. BC Racing is one of the largest coilover manufacturers in the world. They are built and engineered in Taiwan. They are also the largest manufacturer of private label coilovers in the world. Simply put, most of the big name suspension companies use BC to produce their coilovers.
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Got my bc racing coil-overs, didn't change the spring rate, they list them at 10kfront 5k rear.
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those are nice
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The BCs appears a premium coil over. Has anyone had any bad experiences with the Megans?
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Got my bc racing coil-overs, didn't change the spring rate, they list them at 10kfront 5k rear.
how much were they??
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... I just said I wasn't digging the BC's, I didn't say they were bad coilovers, just read about some people having bad luck with 'em and decided to go with something else (and for the price, I didn't want to take my chances..)
For Megan only making "cheap tuning products..." sigh.. their street series go for just as much as BC. The Megan EZ's have more conservative spring rates and not as much damping adjustment, or so Megan claims, but the craftsmanship and materials used are the same. Sure, you can go on spending $1500 so you can rock your pillow ball mounts on a DOUBLE WISHBONE suspension..
Contrary to popular belief, you don't always get what you pay for. You sometimes end up overpaying for something you weren't even sure you needed..
For MY needs, I'm guessing the Megans will suffice. I don't know yet because I haven't put 'em on the lude, but from reviews, I don't think I could've gone wrong for $630 shipped vs. BC which go for like a thousand. The Megans also have the threaded body for height adjustment (full shock travel) AND they got the rubber mounts AND they're of the monotube design (more difficult to manufacture).

I will hopefully get 'em installed this Saturday.
I'll post up pictures.
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that was pretty well said. it sounds like you put a lot of thought and research into what you were buying and you bought what you were looking for. it sounds like you made an educated decision.
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The Megan EZ's have more conservative spring rates and not as much damping adjustment, or so Megan claims
you can choose what spring rate you ever want with BC

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but the craftsmanship and materials used are the same.
as you can see from that link BC's craftmanship and materials are better, you dont pay extra for that name

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Contrary to popular belief, you don't always get what you pay for. You sometimes end up overpaying for something you weren't even sure you needed..
Quality costs and those coilovers are best upgrade what Ive done with my lude!

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The Megans also have the threaded body for height adjustment (full shock travel) AND they got the rubber mounts AND they're of the monotube design (more difficult to manufacture).
BC have full shock travel, BR type has better damping (thats why its shell is little bit bigger) AND you can choose between rubber mounts and aluminium pillow balls AND theyre monotube design
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... I just said I wasn't digging the BC's, I didn't say they were bad coilovers, just read about some people having bad luck with 'em and decided to go with something else (and for the price, I didn't want to take my chances..)
For Megan only making "cheap tuning products..." sigh.. their street series go for just as much as BC. The Megan EZ's have more conservative spring rates and not as much damping adjustment, or so Megan claims, but the craftsmanship and materials used are the same. Sure, you can go on spending $1500 so you can rock your pillow ball mounts on a DOUBLE WISHBONE suspension..
Contrary to popular belief, you don't always get what you pay for. You sometimes end up overpaying for something you weren't even sure you needed..
For MY needs, I'm guessing the Megans will suffice. I don't know yet because I haven't put 'em on the lude, but from reviews, I don't think I could've gone wrong for $630 shipped vs. BC which go for like a thousand. The Megans also have the threaded body for height adjustment (full shock travel) AND they got the rubber mounts AND they're of the monotube design (more difficult to manufacture).

I will hopefully get 'em installed this Saturday.
I'll post up pictures.
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