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Old 01-28-2012, 10:27 PM
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How low can you go?

I was told I needed new struts on my car. I'm thinking I might as well lower my ride height with coilovers.....1.5, maybe 2 inches. My problem is that I want to retain ride quality, as much as possible. Are there any coilover systems , that are notable for increasing handling performance, but maintaining ride quality? Generally, does dropping the car 2 inches, make the ride considerably firm. Thanks.
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Re: How low can you go?

Changing from blown shocks to coilovers and dropping 2 inches will definitely be firm compared especially since our cars are fairly soft stock. You want good ride quality over handling get a shock/spring combo imo.
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Re: How low can you go?

I think for a better ride you might be best off looking at lowering springs. I too wanted to keep comfort and have some sportiness. I chose the tein S tech because most people say they are too soft and I matched those up with tokico blue struts and I think the ride is perfect for me. Not too soft, not too stiff. This setup dropped me down approx 1.5 inches.
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Re: How low can you go?

there were header and exhaust topics once all the time, now heres these suspension topics. why people dont do any research!?

im happy with these:

BC Racing BR Type Coilover for 92-96 Honda Prelude - Honda - BC Racing Superstore

VERY good coilover setup
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Re: How low can you go?

2" is a tad low to keep your ride quality... you would be scraping everywhere. Dropping 1 to 1.5" would be more than enough for a mildly stiffer feel.


Ontop of the coilovers you use - you need to consider your wheel and tire size. Running a low profile tire on 17" wheels will be a rougher ride than on all seasons... Also the overall size determines how low you can go before having issues.
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Re: How low can you go?

I'll have a set of Tein basic coilovers for sale here pretty soon. They should accommodate what you're searching for
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Re: How low can you go?

Hey, I was initially going to go with a 18" x 7.5" drag dr-19 wheel but I came across the xxr 522 wheels, they're cheap too ($112 each) for a 17" x 8" +35 wheel, just wondering with that wheel choice tokico hp blue series struts/ shocks and tein s tech springs as well with a 215/40/17 tire, will I rub? Or need fender rolling? What about camber kits as well? Thanks for the help, sorry for thread jacking, figured it went along with the ride height topic
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Re: How low can you go?

^ thats kinds too low offset
my experience: these work with -1,5" drop

215/35/18 with +45-50 offset
215/45/17 with +40 offset (had to cut littlebit rear bumper inner edge though) - so it was kinda close with +40 offset

and I have Eibach camber adjustable ball joints

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