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Old 05-08-2011, 09:31 PM
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First, my apologies about likely posting this to the wrong spot or asking the wrong thing ..

I got a Prelude SE a year or ago and am missing the handling characteristics of the SH I had a few years ago. I would like to try to adjust the car and suspect I need to replace the springs (I do not want to lower it much, if at all), shocks and the tires. I welcome any suggestions for what I should invest in or even where I should go to have the adjustments made. It will be used for daily driving and I would prefer to leave the tires on year-round (but that is not a requirement) and I live in Kirkland (Seattle area).

Thanks so much in advance!
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Re: Daily Driver Handling Suggestions

First step: Shocks and springs/coilovers. Personally, I went with the Koni Yellow/Ground Control setup. Kinda pricey compared to some other ($1000 give or take for everything), but definitely worth it. Takes about 5 minutes to adjust all 4 shocks. On the softest setting, it's smooth as butter. Crank it up a bit and it can get pretty firm (about as firm as you'd like for a street driven car). As for the Ground Control coilovers, you can get custom spring rates if you order directly from Ground Control. I got 400F/450R and it's about perfect for daily driving. Also if I ever decide I want to go softer in the rear, I can just swap the coilovers front to back. The Koni's and GC's are both very high quality, and very easy installs.

I also got the Energy Suspension master bushing set to help firm the chassis up a bit after all these years. With these 3 things, the difference from before (oem shocks/springs/bushings) is night and day.
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Excellent - thank you for the advice!
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