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Old 08-20-2010, 03:03 PM
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Suspension Problem Need Help

Hey wats up people...
I've searched on some forums and came across a bit info on this but not much.
I've went out of town the last couple of days and man was the ride on some minor dips harsh. When i would go over them i felt like my front suspension was going to break and fall apart as well as my dashboard. Its like a big bang and i felt like not continuing my driving anymore. Its also like this when im in town and i encounter dips or bumps and its driving me crazy. I have a set of Ground Control Coilvers all around that came w/ the car when i bought it and recently installed Spc ball Joints in the front about 1 mnth ago. I have 17's on my car and its lowered to where it sits right on top on the wheels.

When i got back i came back w/ a squeaky noise in the front/left coilover.
I wast thinking of buying a whole new suspension but now i did notice that some people would replace and install poly bushings.So im not sure what i should do now...?Im on a budget of $1,000...
Any advice on this experience or help...

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Bumpstops?
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Re: Suspension Problem Need Help

Ill looked into it and it seems like it would probably work but im gonna ask my mechanic on monday to see what he says. Cuz my suspension is getting squeaky too specially during winter since its cold i guess...

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I have a set of Ground Control Coilvers
well there's your problem RIGHT THERE
hahahaha that should get the GC nuts going. lol.

but seriously... do you know what shocks/springs you have with your GC's? how much you are lowered? we can't really tell with out a little more info.

sounds like you're bottoming out. obviously you shouldn't be bottoming out on even minor bumps/dips. so that tells me your shocks are blown or you are to low. or both. do you even have bumpstops? its likely the previous owner took them out. some people do that.. why? i'll never know.
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Re: Suspension Problem Need Help

I wold say im lowered maybe 1" or 1"1/2....
I talked to some guy on Honda Marketplace he had the similar problem
but he said it wuz my SPC Ball Joints bottoming out on my car.
I guess these Spc ball joints arent good on lowered cars they're only good on stock suspension cars.

I kinda figured that may had been the problem cuz i did notice the diff when i had my camber kit installed...i was just being hard headed...i thought they were too good to be true.
Either way i guess i do have ghetto coilovers so ill be getting a new setup cuz my suspension get really squeaky during winter.

Any recommendations on suspesion...im between:
Koni Yellows SP3 w/ GC or Function and Form Type I or Type II?
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that makes no sense what so ever. i don't see how ball joints will cause your suspension to do what its doing. why would you put adjustable ball joints on stock suspension. its pointless. the only thing adjustable ball joints will do is cause rubbing issues on your tires if your offset on your wheels is off. you don't need a camber kit on a 1-1.5" drop. so just put your old ball joints back on.

do you know what wheels you have, or better yet, what the offset is?

suspension suggestions are subjective. everyone is gonna give you a different opinion.
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Re: Suspension Problem Need Help

I only bought the camber kit cuz my tires were wearing out on the inside and
the alignment wasnt enough.

I have 17x8 but idk the offset. i would guess +45.

Thanx for the feedback.
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