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Hi all,
like it says I am looking for a new suspension set up. I am currently on OTS koni yellows and neuspeed sport springs on my '98 SH. I've put 40k miles of hard driving on this setup(its too soft and bottoms out) and it is what came on the car so who knows of the actual mileage.

I want to at least double the spring rate. I've looked into ground control and getting the konis rebuilt/revalved at a shop at sonoma raceway. They gave me an estimate of 250$ per shock with a 5 week turn around! Not as much worried about the price but that turn around time was the deal breaker. So now I'm looking at BC racing BR coilovers with swift springs maybe 550lb front and 500lb rear? any other good brands to be suggested from those who track their car? Ill probably do more research on zeal,kw and ksport. more intrested to hear about spring rates as well. my budget is not to exceed 1500$ TIA
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Re: looking for track/daily coilover setup

Id say BC - works for me. I have em with their "normal" spring rates and theyre pretty ok. Maybe Id get little bit stiffer springs for the rear than those their basics

F 10 kg/mm
R 5 kg/mm -> 6-7 kg/mm
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Re: looking for track/daily coilover setup

A 66/33 spring rate split seems to work pretty well (8kg/4kg, 10kg/5kg) to suit the weight distribution of a Prelude but will still induce a little understeer, Honda seemed to like it that way and for some reason coilover manufacturers have followed suit. All I've done is keep the standard Tein superstreet springs and added a Whiteline heavy duty rear swaybar and have managed to get a basically neutral handling car under brakes. Replacing all the bushings with urethane (or spherical bearings if you're hardcore) also reduces compliance in the suspension and increases your effective spring rate.

Also, heavier springs will reduce the car's ability to transfer load when cornering, as will a higher damper rate. I had my dampers wound up all the way to max for a little while and although the car felt stiffer I found I had less grip in corners.

I suggest finding a coilover you like first of all, then play around with damper settings to see how it feels and what suits your driving style. If you do plan on going for heavier springs in the future though, be wary. I know Tein state you can't go more than 2kg heavier springs than standard on their dampers without needing a re-valve, not sure if other manufacturers make similar statements.
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Re: looking for track/daily coilover setup

thanks guys I am gonna go with the BC racing and es poly bushings. should be a fun install!
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