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Old 08-05-2012, 11:24 PM
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springs and struts/shocks ?

i'm planning to replace my springs and struts/shocks.. what do you guys thing of the 2 options below?

Tokico Spring/Shock Kit - HPK Series : TOHPK233


Megan Racing Lowering Springs + (4) KYB GR-2 Shocks Honda Prelude 97-01 | eBay


fyi i do not want coil overs


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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

one to the list

Skunk2 Lowering Springs + (4) KYB GR-2/Excel-G Shocks 92-01 Honda Prelude | eBay
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

I'm loving my tein Stechs. Just throwing that out there. The drop is great, and cornering is much more solid feeling and the ride isn't harsh at all
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I'm loving my tein Stechs. Just throwing that out there. The drop is great, and cornering is much more solid feeling and the ride isn't harsh at all
what type of shocks do you have?
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

I have stagg shocks. crazy cheap at 120 for a set, but I've only hard good things about them. They're working out well for me, but then again all I have to compare them to are my 11 year old stock shocks
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

I saw if you are going to pay 399$ you might as well save up and buy ground control coil overs, I know you don't want them but they are way more usefull then springs. It also depends on your wheel fitment. My buddy bought 215/40/18 wheels and after 2" springs. He had to buy camber sets to avoid rubbing! Now he has a moderate drop with a lot of camber..
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

Why do you not want coilovers?
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

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Why do you not want coilovers?
x2 if you save about 150 more, you can get function and form type 1's from a vendor. you can adjust your ride height and is more bang for the buck compared to springs/shocks combos
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

i have alway said this and will say it again.

Koni yellow and Ground controls.

You can get the konis from a member at Honda-tech for a reall good price, his user is BlueR
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

Yeah I run the koni/gc setup as well and I love it. You can even get custom spring rates at no extra charge if you order straight from ground control
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

i'm not planning to adjust the height ... i want something simple that is better then stock.... thanks for the info... i'll check out the koni shocks...
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

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i'm not planning to adjust the height ... i want something simple that is better then stock.
You're not planning to...but it's nice to be able to raise your car a couple inches when it snows :) And coilovers are simple, they aren't complicated at all, I can adjust the ride height on all four corners in about 20 minutes, it's really easy.
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

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You're not planning to...but it's nice to be able to raise your car a couple inches when it snows :) And coilovers are simple, they aren't complicated at all, I can adjust the ride height on all four corners in about 20 minutes, it's really easy.
And what about alignement, cuz u know that every time your car height change, toe and camber need to be adjust. You must wear tire as hell !!!
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

Funny you say that. My first prelude that was just on regular lowering springs (fixed ride height) went through 4 sets of tires in less than 2 years due to excessive wear. My current Prelude that is on GC sleeves that has had the ride height adjusted about 4-5 times over 2 years, is still on the same set of tires that came on the car (that were already pretty well used). You're not going to throw your camber/toe out of whack enough to even make a noticeable difference in tire wear just by adjusting the ride height a bit. This is just coming from my experiences over the past 5-ish years with multiple Preludes.
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Re: springs and struts/shocks ?

Mine got drop and burn my tires in a month without adjusting toe
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