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Old 01-25-2011, 10:09 PM
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plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

hey PZ, ive been saving up as much money as possible ever since i bought my lude and now plan on lowering it. ive never lowered any of my other cars so im lookin for some good advice. i cant afford a full coil over kit but i know that you should replace the stock struts. If i get Tokico HP struts and lowering springs, does this sound like a good setup? if that is not a good idea, what about tokico struts and coil over sleeves? dont judge me, but i want to slam my baby on the ground even though i live in new england lol
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

well i didn't do mine how u should i'm a baller on a budget.
I got some ebay coilovers and new struts. then a camber kit for the front.
total.......about $350.
The new struts were the most expensive part.
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

ive been lookin around and came to realize that i should probly just save up and get a full coilover setup
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

koni yellows + ground control coilovers.

but your gonna realize VERY quickly that it's gonna be damn near impossible to be SLAMMEDDD up in NH. i've been up to NH plenty of times and would never have even dreamed of driving my lude up there, which was dropped 2.25". any lower than that will literally be impossible.
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

im movin out to ohio this august and am thinking about gettin a winter beater. ive got alotta plans for my lude and dont feel like ruining it every winter
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

the koni/gc setup is like 890 on weaksauce.org. might as well save 200 more and get a true coilover set up. the koni/gc set up is nice, but you wont really be able to slam it. i run gc/illuminas, but im planning on getting a set of bc racing coilovers. look at EBPludeSH's build thread, hes running a set right now, and it sits perfectly!!!!!
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

i looked at the koni yellows+ground control coilovers. it looks like a good setup but im already saving up for tein full coilover kit
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

You can acquire Koni's ~ 400-450 and GCs with custom spring rates $320 straight from Eibach in the Honda-tech vendors section

Just search and you'll find what you're looking for
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

Also not that you cannot "slam" on a spring/shock combo
Need coilovers for that
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

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Also not that you cannot "slam" on a spring/shock combo
Need coilovers for that
Uhh... yes you can. Buddy of mine has Tein springs and STOCK shocks and his IS300 has been slammed and hellaflush since the day he picked it up from the dealership new (he drove it straight to the garage).

In my opinion, coilovers ideal if you want to fine tune it. If you don't get the dampening option, I don't see the point then. Skunk2 has coilovers that are simply adjustable and are cheap (because they don't come with shocks) but if you plan on driving your car at all in the winter, coilovers will seize up which is the reason why I've never really looked at coilovers (I live in Canada...).
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

Your Prelude at its stock ride height is 5.7 "
If you lower it any more then an 1 1/2 " your lude will be a slamming lude alright.Slamming right into the pavement and other unforeseen road obstacles.
I mean just look at my stock ride height 5th gen lude after 140k miles with a 4 1/2 " ground clearance.




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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

There's buddy club coils for the prelude!?! Whatttt!?!

Anyways.... I have konis and GC on right now on my lure and I wasn't happy. They are nice don't get me wrong but I'm saving up for coils. I'm actually looking for the ideal ones.
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

looks like im gonna find another brand of coilovers. i checked out the tein coilovers and they only drop like 1.6''!?!? if im paying $800-$1000 for coilovers, they better drop 4'' lol
anyone else know of a good brand for coilovers that can drop at least 2"? and i was jk before i dont need a 4" drop
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There's buddy club coils for the prelude!?! Whatttt!?!
I believe they do but for the BB4 and it's about $1800 for the kit.
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

Ohhh^^^ I thought they had them for 5th gen :(

I heard you can slam you car with D2 coilovers. I was kinda leaning towards those.....
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

hey check out Ksports Kcontrol Pros. ive driven a couple ludes with them and love them to death!
theres a pretty cool guy "1FunRyd" on preludepower (or sean as hes known in person lol) and ya he sells em shipped for $880.
or if your wanting to go custom you can opt for the Ksport Version RR's. fully custom valved and sprung to how you want/how you drive.

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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

thx for the link rebel luder, i really like the ksport kit. i was looking at a blackworks racing kit but this is not only cheaper but is custom for each car.
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Re: plan on lowering(slamming) for the first time-Need Advice

lowering springs wont slam you if youre looking for the slammed look. you can only get that with coilovers, coilover sleeves, or cut springs (dont do the third one). if you wanna be slammed on a budget id get tokico HPs and a set of coilover springs with some kind of name youve heard of before on them (my accord set up was tokico illumina struts and megan coilover sleeves. car was so low i could barely get out of the driveway.) if you could scrounge up $630 or so get function form type 1 full coilovers (thats what im getting for my prelude).
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