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Old 09-30-2012, 05:30 PM
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coil overs

I got my prelude about a month and a half ago and have been working on it to improve it in my spare time. The previous owner installed a cf hood, after market headlights, and coil overs. Since I got it, I put RSX rims (painted black) new stereo, and a tune up.

I am going from a dodge pickup to this and scrape every time i pull into a parking lot. I like the look of the lower it has, but with the upcoming winter I think it'll just be a snow plow how it is. I attached a pic of my cars current ride height, as well as the coilovers.

It looks to me like there's just like 2 big bolts on the sleeve that is sitting over the shock where the coil sits. Can I just use like channel locks to adjust the height? I heard there was a key or something I had to have?

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also, they look cheap and rusty. time for new coilovers? lol
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:21 PM
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Re: coil overs

just went searching though the ebay and found this on the second page

Green Adjustable Suspension Front + Rear Coil over Lowering Spring Kit + Scale | eBay

looks something like what you have here with the graduations and all.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:05 PM
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Koni yellows and ground control. You can adjust tem up and down and it a smooth ride.
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is it possible to adjust the height without a key?
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:05 AM
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yes but before spending anytime adjusting these , you should spend your cash on a good set of coilovers before you kill yourself .. they cost 50$ on ebay for a reason
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Re: coil overs

Buy the stock setup off some locals preluders or search here. Those will get you through winter and you can save up for any setup after the fact. Adjusting coilovers in winter sucks.

Koni/bilsteins + GC sleeve coilovers.
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yeah they look rusty, and that drop is nothing. You look like a 1.5" drop, I've seen Toyota corolla lower then you!!!!!!!!!
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Re: coil overs

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yeah they look rusty, and that drop is nothing. You look like a 1.5" drop, I've seen Toyota corolla lower then you!!!!!!!!!

Not even. 3/4" drop MAX. Looks like you could fit a fist between the rear tire and fender, which is ALMOST stock height
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Re: coil overs

Pics of parking lot entrance?

How fast are you entering the parking lot?

Do you have to drive up a curb to get in there?

I would suggest slowing down on your way into the lot if it's that high. Or if you want to raise it to off-roading status, yes, you need the adjusting wrenches. Since they're from ebay, good luck finding wrenches that match.

Or see if you can find a used stock suspension set up.

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Ill take pics when I can, what would be a quality coil that I could get that wouldn't be too expensive?
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Ill take pics when I can, what would be a quality coil that I could get that wouldn't be too expensive?
Used stock suspension.

Quality coilovers for this car will run you $800 minimum.

Can you just drive the truck on days you have to go into whichever parking lot that is?
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Can we please make a sticky of a coil over thread?
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Used stock suspension.

Quality coilovers for this car will run you $800 minimum.

Can you just drive the truck on days you have to go into whichever parking lot that is?
No selling truck and took insurance off it for my car. It seems like all the parking lots in my town are like vertical lol
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No selling truck and took insurance off it for my car. It seems like all the parking lots in my town are like vertical lol
Try driving up them at an angle, very slowly. I have to do that but I'm wayyyyy lower than you.
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skunk 2 coilovers are great...even with kyb shocks if you cant afford better
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skunk 2 coilovers are great...even with kyb shocks if you cant afford better
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ha. ive saw this car around. nice ride.
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ha. ive saw this car around. nice ride.
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if you still need them, ive got a set of the tools needed to adjust those coilovers you could use
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that would be cool. right now im just trying to get my cv axle changed, the castle nut on the ball joint was stripped by the previous owner so i cant get it off. and that has been taking up more time than i want to spend on it.
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try using a pry bar between the knuckle and the lower control arm. or a pickle fork. aka ball joint tool. to tighten things up, then try to remove the castle nut.
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try using a pry bar between the knuckle and the lower control arm. or a pickle fork. aka ball joint tool. to tighten things up, then try to remove the castle nut.
x2 or jack up the lower arm. Anything to get some pressure on there, otherwise it will just spin.
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Re: coil overs

Not trying to jack the thread just a quick question in an active coil thread.

I know that every one say that Koni's with GCs are the way to go but does anyone use Tein street basic dampers?
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I've also had the FF Type 2s in mind but if I'm paying that much I'll probably just get the Koni set up...

So in short are the Teins ok or should I look into something else and why?

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