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Old 02-25-2012, 11:42 AM
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Help on lowering springs/shocks

I Know this topic has been brought up before but I can't seem to find the answer to some of my questions so I'm just going to post all of them. I'm hoping/planning to lower my 01 prelude this summer and I'm in need of help.
First the lowering springs - I'm looking at Skunk2 lowering springs 2.25 front 2.0 rear drop is this a "big" or "small" drop? I'm planning on getting Tokio Blues but I read they do not do good if your have a big drop but I don't know what's considered a big drop. Are they good for the springs I want? Also what other options are good in shocks and springs without paying lots of money coilovers are a no no due to 900+ thanks! :)
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Re: Help on lowering springs/shocks

you can get a decent set of coilovers for a little over 700, and then you can adjust your height very easily. That's what I'm doing, but I'm not you, if you are set on shocks and springs wait for someone else to chime in, I'm not very knowledgeable on them.
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Re: Help on lowering springs/shocks

anything over 1.75, imo, is a big drop. the reason i say that is for practicality purposes. once you get over that, you really start loosing ALL comfort. bushings wear faster. you start to limit the wheel and tire combinations you can use. also scraping becomes more common if you live in areas with speed bumps and steep driveway inclines or areas where curbs don't come down to meet the road in driveways. as for tokico shocks on that kind of drop, i wouldn't do it. i'm also not to knowledgeable on the type of shocks that are capable of that sort of drop, unless it's on a set of coilovers. so i'll leave that to someone else.
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Re: Help on lowering springs/shocks

Oh okay. What about a 1.5 drop? I want my comfort lol. Well now I'm out of springs what are good kinds for a 1.5 drop? I'm on the stock base rims and stock base lip kit looking to get the wheel gap as small as possible w/o new rims or loosing comfort.
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Re: Help on lowering springs/shocks

From a guy who has had more spring/shock combos then anyone I know here is a little insight. TO be fair it's mostly Civic/Integra knowledge but still useful none the less.

Skunk2 springs are great and so are Tanabe.

I matched Skunk2 with tokicos all the time and have little issue. My ex's h22 swapped CB7 used this combo and I loved it. Great DD setup.

Skunk2 doesn't offer there new shocks for the preludes which I wish they did but do offer for Accord. If they can be swapped over that would be great but it is a little bouncy cause of the stiffness.

I currently running Tokico White's with Tokico springs on my BB2 and hate em. Didn't drop it enough and is to soft even at it's stiffest setting. That was claimed to be a 1.5 drop all around. Check build thread for pictures.

Wish I could be more help but that's all I got. Good luck.
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Re: Help on lowering springs/shocks

Just go coilovers.. yes they are a bit more but trust me you will not regret it! Just shop around your area for some Function Form type 1's, they run for about $650 but I found a local shop selling them for $550, they are not low quality either just use the search, plenty of users on here have them and love 'em!
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F&F type 1s ftw
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ground control springs with tokico yellows ftw.
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