Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion Engine tech, forced induction, springs, shocks, brakes, tires, etc.

Coilovers seizing after winter?

Old 11-May-2006, 05:50 PM
  #1  
Guest
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: HOCKEY CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Posts: 1,075
Coilovers seizing after winter?

Thinking about getting Tein Basic coilovers. But I've been hearing that coilovers have a huge chance of sezing after winter. Has anyone experienced this?
Import Racer is offline  
Old 11-May-2006, 08:27 PM
  #2  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 368
Yes it happens but your chances are higher depending on the coilover. The cheap sleeved coilovers seem to seize more often sometimes once you drive through a puddle, lol.
newman is offline  
Old 11-May-2006, 08:47 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
electronblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: On the road
Posts: 5,278
I have the Tein SS, and had no problem. I heard Tein used to have some problems with this, but they claimed to have changed the coating on them to stand up better to winter conditions.
electronblue is offline  
Old 11-May-2006, 09:22 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
 
Brett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 5,558
^^ I think coating the sleeve with grease or something would be better then adjusting them....
Brett is offline  
Old 13-May-2006, 04:53 PM
  #6  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 265
If you get the tein ss' with pillowball upper mounts, do you need a camber kit?
imported_2000Civic is offline  
Old 13-May-2006, 11:28 PM
  #7  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
electronblue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: On the road
Posts: 5,278
Originally posted by 2000Civic
If you get the tein ss' with pillowball upper mounts, do you need a camber kit?
I put one on, best way to tell is to take the car for an alignment after you install. The shop will tell you if they can adjust it. The pillowball mounts give some flexibility, but in some cases not enough.
electronblue is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
imported_Tommygunnz
Interior - Audio - Security
5
25-Sep-2007 11:28 PM
imported_99CivicSiR
Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion
11
29-Oct-2006 07:54 PM
Oshama
Acura - Honda
1
14-May-2006 01:33 AM
djrolaidz
Honda Civic (+ other) Parts/Accessories for Sale or Trade
0
26-Oct-2005 10:24 PM
Mako E2
Honda Civic Performance - JDM Discussion
33
29-Aug-2003 04:40 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Coilovers seizing after winter?


Contact Us - Sitemap - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.