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Old 28-Mar-2007, 04:19 AM
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WTB Suspension: springs and shock/strut

1998 Civic Si Coupe. I just want to lower my car. I dont want to lower it too much where i have to keep watch for bumps or worrying about getting in/out of driveways. As for shocks, I'd like to have a smooth ride. I've seen lowered civics that has a rough/stiff suspension after lowering them (I dont really want that). I'll be driving the car in winter as well. Over all I'm looking for a balance in comfort and performance.

I'm not sure if I should get adjustable ones (coilovers), so if someone can shed some light to which is best let me know.

So can anyone recommend me a set up and a price to go with it?
Do I need to get a camber kit?
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Old 28-Mar-2007, 07:48 AM
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I think the set up that would be good for you is tokico blues with some H&R's or some tien s tech
not to low and its a nice ride.
PM me if you would like to know the prices and where you can buy them (new)
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Old 28-Mar-2007, 08:41 AM
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im getting my suspension put on this weekend...i got Koni yellows / eibach pro kit ..these are suppose to be a good setup and have a nice ride..ill let you know via PM how it is... im the same way as you..i wanted to lower the car not too much and have a good ride at the sametime...no feeling every bump as i drive...

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Old 28-Mar-2007, 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by Kingjames1983

PM me if you would like to know the prices and where you can buy them (new)
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Old 28-Mar-2007, 09:49 PM
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i just did tein springs on my ek. did stock struts for now (till my del sol is built, then work commences on the ek)

rides great, isnt slammed, and feels mint

though, if you can get struts...do it..
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Old 29-Mar-2007, 04:25 AM
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H&R Sport springs and Koni Red shocks on my old 98. The ride and drop were perfect IMO.
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Old 29-Mar-2007, 12:39 PM
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please include the cost of the set up so I have an idea on how much i'm going to be spending for parts/labour
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Old 29-Mar-2007, 03:22 PM
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Brand new for everything, any decent spring and shock with labour will probably cost you about $800-$1000.

H&R/Tein/Neuspeed springs around $250
Koni/KYB/Tokico shocks between $400-$700 depending on model
Labour $150 tops

Try getting quotes from some of the Affiliates and get some buddies or someone from TCC to help you with the install. It's not very hard on your year Civic.

You could even buy used. My parts were purchased used for around $400 for the springs and shocks.
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Call some Affiliates for pricing.
http://www.torontocivics.com/affiliates.shtml
As I mentioned, most springs are around $250 new.
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Originally posted by DumbasSi
Call some Affiliates for pricing.
http://www.torontocivics.com/affiliates.shtml
As I mentioned, most springs are around $250 new.
Thank man! I'll do that
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does anyone have an omni power or the skunk 2 set up on their car?

PM me and let me know how they are. Thanks
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omni power front and back. I found them to be excellent fit and finish, great quality. no issues yet, but then again I never really drive the car.
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I think I'll be getting Tien S tech with tokico shocks
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intall the at battleendless they charge 120
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HELP

Someone wants to sell me their set up and he said that its been used for less than a year. How would I know that for sure? What kind of things should I check for?
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dont buy suspension **** used.. sure they could be good but just like you asked, its hard to know... its almost like buying a used engine. Maybe springs but I never would struts!
you said you just want a light set up.... go with the hp's and some H&R or tiens with the 1.7 drop
total should be around 650 but a nice ride and you know what you got... plus the struts have at least a 1 yr warrenty.
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Originally posted by Kingjames1983
dont buy suspension **** used.. sure they could be good but just like you asked, its hard to know... its almost like buying a used engine. Maybe springs but I never would struts!
you said you just want a light set up.... go with the hp's and some H&R or tiens with the 1.7 drop
total should be around 650 but a nice ride and you know what you got... plus the struts have at least a 1 yr warrenty.
why would you never buy used struts? If you know what you're looking at used shocks can be a good buy.
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look at the questions he is asking.. do you honestly think he knows what he is looking for? he even asked what to look for!
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You said buying shocks is like buying a used swap, you said you would never buy used shocks. I was simply saying that you can easily test struts to see their condition. I was referring to the thread starter.
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ya, w/o having a shock dyno you really can't tell for certain. however, totally blown shocks are easy to tell right away.
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