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Old 01-06-2009, 08:59 PM
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SO! i'm getting my bumper fixed by my very talented and excellent friend for only like 200$ and should be done in the next couple days (i'll have pictures) which leaves me with alot of extra money i had saved to buy a new bumper. So now i'm going to lower but can't decide if i should do coilovers or lowering springs. any suggestions? Struts i've decided on Tokico Illuminas.
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

Well it comes down to what you want. Do you want/need the adjusability of a coilover setup?
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

Personally, Struts and Springs are plenty enough. Unless you have a specific reason to need adjustable height. But I don't know if I'd go with Tokico, (There is a lot of dissatisfaction with some of their products.)
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

KYB AGX's all the way.
Been on these for 5 months now and they are by far the best bang for the buck. I mated them to H&R race springs.
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

^^^ That would be my first choice in shocks too.
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

well i perfer coilovers, but if your gonna go through the trouble mine as well got with kyb struts as well
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

my personal opinion is kyb agx struts and then go with an adjustable spring like some ground controls. the kybs ive had on a 240sx that was just a drift car of mine and they are amazing and the ground control springs are made by eibach and ive had them on my 5g lude for over a year now and they are great thats an easy coilover set up
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

struts are just a waste of money.you dont feel any differance if you have them or not!
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

^^^thats a funny post... and yes you do feel a difference..AGX are a great ride
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

if you put struts everywhere you might feel a little bit but,still not woth the money.better buy coils insteed!
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

If you have bad roads i would say coil over that way you can keep it high for the DD stuff and slam it for shows and photo shoots.
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

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if you put struts everywhere you might feel a little bit but,still not woth the money.better buy coils insteed!

well if you like your car bouncing everywhere when you go over a bump on the highway then thats cool but pretty much all aftermarket spring are made close to the same spring rate... there are small differences between brands
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Re: Coilovers vs. Lowering spings..Suggestions

STRUTS ARE A MUST IF YOUR LOWERING YOUR CAR if you dont do struts as well you get the stereotypical honda bounce while going down the road and a poor ride like i said agx struts and some adju. coils nice set up versitile for DD and if you go to the track you can tighten em up and lower it a bit just nice to have. most people think you wont use adju. coils i use mine all the time, raise em in the winter and lower in the spring summer time and then really adjust them for autoX

and yes you should always do struts or else your ride is gunna be horrid and your back will kill you day in and day out and youll also bottom out sucks thats how my buddy did his first civic just do it right the first time

my set up in my 97 BB6 SH is Koni Yellows with GC adjustable coils nice ride not to stiff not loose take corners really nice fairly cheap too.
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