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Which suspension setup for my new EK?

Old 02-Aug-2006, 06:11 PM
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Which suspension setup for my new EK?

I am on a budget and would like to lower the car. I wil be drivng the car throughout the year and plan to drive it until it dies or gives too many problems. I will not be racing and prefer a firm ride. I drive mildly aggressive at most.

Here are some used setups I have found

Used mint cond Koni yellows w/ H&R Race SPrings for eg/ek/dc $600 firm



Used ground controls coilovers for eg/ek/dc $250 firm


Used great cond tokico blues w/ ground controls coilovers for eg/ek/dc $450 firm
My buddy is also selling used, in mint condition, H&R race springs.

It would be nice to adjust the height accordingly to the weather.

I was thinking of going with the race springs and HP shocks... but the GC coilover sleeves are tempting.
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 02:15 AM
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h&r race are low... just so you know... thats what i am riding on and when they settle... it looks sooo good on an ek, but its too low for driving around town sometimes... you will not make it over lots of speedbumps...

you are on track with the koni yellows, but even a set of koni reds (they are adjustable as well, just not externally... you have to adjust them before installing them) will give a firm enough ride and use it with some h&r sport or something and you will have a good quality ride but it will be nice and firm and confident.
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 08:38 AM
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Thanks for the tip! I was very close on getting the race springs.

I can't really afford Koni Yellows... how much do Koni Reds go for? Speedtech is closed for reopening so I don't know where else to call. Should I use GC coilover sleeves? I have heard bad reviews on coilover sleeeves in general but on HT, GC + Koni Yellow seems like a popular combination.
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 09:24 AM
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GC and koni yellows are a good combo because they are both stiff... its more the spring rate that you have to match up than anything. i believe they are a linear spring too, so its the same stiffness all the way through... and thats what you normally get from the adjustable height coilovers and if its not a good spring/shock combo you get a harsh ride...

if you get a progressive spring... they are a little more comfortable for just cruising around, but when you corner and turn into it, they are as stiff as you need them.

i am using h&r race with kyb agxs... they aren't bad, externally adjustable and a reasonably priced shock and many ppl i have talked to say its agreat combo... for as low as my car sit, its a pretty comfy ride... firm, but the suspension still absorbs some of the roads imperfections... just watch out for potholes...hahaha, you will **** up the bottom of the car...
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potholes owns you when lowered =(

just get some street springs matching with agx.... reasonable cost and good for daily, so you don't have to worry about speedbumps, or any thing that will mess your bottom)

if its more like a tracking car, you want the best full coilover sets as possible, or a great combination, and i believe GC with Koni is a good combo.

if its for show, just slammed that thing to the ground, coz you won't be driving it around, it'll be in a truck...

btw, have you try to look into a set of used full omni coilovers? they are decent price brand new, so if its use, you can proably find a set for like 600-700 since brand new is 900-1000. those are damn good =)
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 10:56 AM
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I'm riding on AGX's and Tein S.Tech's on my Sedan. Good stance, comfortable ride didn't drain my pocket either. Total cost was ~600 for Brand new parts
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 03:34 PM
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i have sportlines, i wish i had H&R Races'
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Old 03-Aug-2006, 04:24 PM
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my g/c just came in. tomorrow there going on my car with my koni yellow spring rate 400/350. i'll let you know how they are when i come back from mexico
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of those choices I'd get the koni/h&r race combo.
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Old 04-Aug-2006, 05:54 AM
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h&r race are awesome... i love them, decent ride with my kyb agxs... koni yellows would prob be better for my driving style, but i'll drive the kybs till they blow...
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Decent but not break the bank....H&R Sport with KYB AGX adjustable shocks.

Bit better, H&R Sport with Tokico Illumina.

The H&R's lower 1.75/1.5 so its not too low, just about perfect.
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im sitting on h&r race with some yellows... great comfy ride i find on full soft and looks great also...
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Old 05-Aug-2006, 08:15 PM
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Do you raise back the car if you go on Sports(~1.7) and/or Races (~2.3)?
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they almost always have a more aggressive stance in the front... i have h&r race and it is a bigger drop in the front than the back... i believe the sports are the same stance as well
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It does drop the front more but instead of looking like the front is down more, the car looks level with a slightly front bias. looks wicked.

The front on sports in 1/4" lower, look at a measure tape to see how little 1/4" is and you'll see how much further the front is lowered.
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