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Old 09-27-2011, 02:17 PM
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Function Form Type One Review

I recently picked up a set of Function & Form Type One coilovers for my '94 BB1. I installed them, got them where I want them for the most part, and I've had enough miles to make a solid judgement on them.

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Stance with fronts as low as they'll go, rears lifted about 1.75" from bottomed out... yes, at lowest setting I was almost tucking lip:






I'll get more pics later, but that should give a general idea. Keep in mind I'm running on 205/45/16 tires, which are a small bit taller than stock.

They're very comfortable. Over small bumps, they don't bother me at all. Over larger bumps/holes they can get a bit fierce, which is to be expected from any altered stance setup. On some roads, the car kinda pulls a dolphin kind of bucking movement where the concrete pads aren't quite even with one another. It isn't too bad though. Interstate travel is fairly smooth, even with the notoriously bad roads near me. I don't dare take some streets in New Orleans, however. Then again, those streets bother me in trucks as well.

As far as body movement, it has greatly reduced the amount of body roll in corners and nose diving under hard braking. I still squat on takeoff though. Not nearly as bad as it was before...


My only complaints are that the fronts don't have any way to mount the rubber brake line to the coilover, and the rear springs need to be more like 8k, not 6k. It makes for a comfortable ride, but it's a bit too soft for a real performance suspension.

That being said, they're well worth the cost, IMHO. I got them from Weksos, so call Mike over there and they'll cut you a break. I paid much less than the advertised $630 tag.
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

Very helpful, i was plaming on going F&F 1's on my 5th gen. your ride sits nice
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Old 09-27-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

I gotta drop the passenger rear about a quarter or maybe half an inch, because she's sitting a little crooked, but now that everything's been broken loose recently, it won't be bad at all. Still takes two people to do it the way I do though, lol.
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

I'm also running this setup. They are great for the price. For the fronts I took off the F&F top hat and installed my stock top hats so that I could go lower and still retain full shock travel. I agree that the spring rate of the rears needs to be increased. I eventually will get my hands on some 10k's to replace the 6k's.

If you're looking for height adjustability and aren't that worried about dampening adjustability, this is the best bang for your buck imo.
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

This is perfect. I just ordered these from the same website just a few days ago. they are awesome for 630 shipped! Thanks for the recommendation and feedback on ride heigth. I might use that top hat idea, too.
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

Didn't know about the top hat... good thing I still have my stockers laying around.
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It makes a huge difference, gives you at least another inch of adjustability.
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I might need that inch. I love my car slammed
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

You don't run into clearance issues with the suspension components themselves?
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I have Tein basic damper coils.. would love something a little stiffer. Not sure what k they run front and rear though Haha
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You don't run into clearance issues with the suspension components themselves?
I haven't yet
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looks good
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Re: Function Form Type One Review

Thanks. The springs have settled out even more I'm tucking a little sidewall up front and back. With my and my dad in the car (a lot of meat for one Prelude, lol), she rubs in reverse... which is crazy considering it doesn't do it while moving forward lol.
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