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Old 07-29-2012, 03:03 AM
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Need help on suspension selection!!!

So, I just got my first car. 2001 Prelude not SH. I want to lower it, but flush to to the tires compared via wheel wells. I can get a really good deal, 125 for springs and installation. Or I can buy FF coils for I think 660? I'm a 16 year old, so I don't have all the money in the world. I would probably only be lowering it 1.5 inches or so or maybe 1 inch because I want to go 17 inch wheels instead of the stock 16. Help please!!! I don't know which one to get, because I know springs can be back on stock shocks i believe? And it's obviously non-adjustable. But coils are soooo expensive and it's my first car.
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

hey get the coilovers if you can. adjustable suspension ftw. look around for better deal i know someone got FF coils for around 550. you wouldn't want to ride on stock shocks with lowering springs it would wear them out faster. trust me do it right the first time or don't do it at all
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

Hm, okay well what else is altering my decision is the size tires I want. I really want the DR19's, 17 inch and I don't know how this will look based on how low I go.
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With coilovers or say koni+ground control springs you will be Able to adjust your ride height. You need to research your tire size/ offsets.
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

I'm dropped 1.75 and I have 17x8 with a 35+ offset. I used to rub until I rolled my fenders the right way. I went with a 215/45/17 tire. There not stetched at all. I like taking corners somewhat fast so I didn't want to go super stetched. So yeah do you know how wide you wanna go with the rims and the offset of them???
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

Sounds like you want to this yesterday . . . go with a well-known brand and replace the shocks at the same time if the previous owner didn't already do so. The worn shocks will blow faster with the new shorter-travel stiffer springs.

Based on the stuff I'm familiar I'd look at Eibach Pro-Kits on KYB AGX but you that will be over $600 for parts alone . . .

Other brands that I don't know as well but I've heard good things about are Tokico (their higher end) and Tein.

What kind of springs are you getting for $125 installed? That sounds like to good of a deal.

Best way to get a killer deal is to find another 5th Gen driver who's upgrading has old suspension in with low miles.
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

Well i've been looking and I want the falken FK452's than, I want the Drag DR19's at 17/7.5 with 42+ offset. This is what i'm confused by because I don't want rub at all, and I don't want to be slammed all the way to the ground ya know?

And the reason why the springs would be 125 is because my friend owns a honda garage and buys from whole sale. Not sure which springs I would be getting.
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

tien springs will drop you about 1.3 lower, and upgrade ur shocks. best riding springs iv ever driven on. i had them for 2 years on my kyb agx shocks and they where awsome!

as for the DR19's great choice in wheel, i sell a lot of those at my store. what finish are you thinking about. if you live near a discount tire/americas tire let me know i am a asst manager at a jacksonville location, and will be able to hook you up with a good price if you purchase wheels and tires. just let me know.
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Re: Need help on suspension selection!!!

@01PreludePerformance I really appreciate it dude! I'm in Washington though, I do live next to a discount tire and not sure how the distance would affect it. The finish I planned on getting was the silver finish, I have a white body and thought it would look sick! So, yeah I planned on taking springs and i just need to upgrade my shocks? How much would that run me? Thanks for the info bro!
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