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Post by OB » Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:05 pm

ok so im having trouble deciding what kind of springs and struts im gonna get (as some of u know). please help me out by writing what kind of springs you have and what u think of them (in terms of handling, ride quality, drop, etc). feel free to rate your struts as well!

im torn between eibach pro kit and tein s springs, and tokico blues are the only struts i have on my mind right now, so please tell me what u suggest.

PS. POST PICS TOO!!!!!! Id love to see what this stuff look like, especially the spring/strut combos! thanks lots guys
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Post by Drvr02RT » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:10 pm

I have the Mopar 2nd Gen Lowering Springs (not to be confused w/ high-rates) and Tokico Blue's. It's a great ride, corners really nice and is not bouncy at all. I would post pics but my car is in the shop right now.
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Post by joelrgr » Thu Jan 05, 2006 11:57 pm

Skunk2 coilovers + Tokico HP struts. Crazy good handling, hell on the kidneys lol

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Post by OB » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:06 am

cool i didnt know skunk made suspension for neons. what did u pay for those? sounds like it would handle amazing.

keep em comin guys thanks
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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:12 am

stock suspension. I love going mudding with the rednecks out here in Kansas. The 2 toothed kansas whores dig my 4x4 look. :wink:

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Post by joelrgr » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:12 am

They arent for the neon :roll: lol

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Post by OB » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:17 am

whoa no shit? hows that work?!
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Post by LaidNeon » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:26 am

springs are over rated, its all about the air
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Post by OB » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:32 am

not handling wise pal. whats the air ride like anyways? how is it in the corners? looks good thats for sure
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Post by Baal » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:34 am

Dropzone D1 coilovers..... feels like the wheels are welded to the car... definitely not a street setup.
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Post by LaidNeon » Fri Jan 06, 2006 12:41 am

orangeblastsxt wrote:not handling wise pal. whats the air ride like anyways? how is it in the corners? looks good thats for sure
it doesn't handle all that bad when i've got less than 30psi in the bags
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Post by dinetuner » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:35 am

goldline springs on stock struts.. these factory struts are the shiznit 60k miles of hard riding and still going strong!!!
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Post by blazesxt » Fri Jan 06, 2006 1:10 pm

here is my setup Tein S Tech lowering springs with stock struts...


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Post by MyNeonSaysHi » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:01 pm

How long have you had those tein springs on for? Wouldn't stock struts blow on that?

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Post by blazesxt » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:05 pm

well i just put them on about a week ago but before that I had on Goldlines for about 6 months and the struts seemed fine
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Post by OB » Fri Jan 06, 2006 3:57 pm

thats clean blaze how do they ride/handle? i love the drop
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Post by blazesxt » Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:01 pm

Umm pretty good for a 2' drop. of course having 215/40/17 helps a lil too. The car handles great with the Dc sports f/r bars. One of the reasons I went with the Tein was because my good buddy has sportlines on his 04 sxt. I have always wanted them but I looked on ebay and found these with the same amount of drop for about $70 cheaper. Plus hey they're JDM!!
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Post by OB » Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:14 pm

im pretty interested in performance so im gonna go with whichever springs handle the best/ride the best. drop is imoprtant too. is 2" a lot? do u scrape a lot?
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Post by blazesxt » Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:27 pm

nah believe it or not I dont scrape that often.
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Post by joelrgr » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:29 am

Perform best and ride best are totally different, ,to get the best handling out of it ur prolly gonna sacrifice alot in the ride quality category.

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Post by rice_eater » Sat Jan 07, 2006 1:52 am

tein-H springs and stock srt struts on my new baby... pretty comfy ride and real nice look, though with hochkins bars and dc sport rear bar the car isnt much of a tight turner...

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Post by dinetuner » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:27 am

orangeblastsxt wrote:im pretty interested in performance so im gonna go with whichever springs handle the best/ride the best. drop is imoprtant too. is 2" a lot? do u scrape a lot?
2" is not alot brings you almost stock hieght of a civic ..lmao(exgageration) i got a body kit and 2" drop and i dont even scrape..
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Post by Anonymous User » Sat Jan 07, 2006 4:45 am

dinetuner wrote:
orangeblastsxt wrote:im pretty interested in performance so im gonna go with whichever springs handle the best/ride the best. drop is imoprtant too. is 2" a lot? do u scrape a lot?
2" is not alot brings you almost stock hieght of a civic ..lmao(exgageration) i got a body kit and 2" drop and i dont even scrape..
hes dropped 2 in. and doesnt scrape but im on stock suspension and i scrape with the same bodykit..... :roll:
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Post by LaidNeon » Sat Jan 07, 2006 2:02 pm

back in the day i was lowered on 1st gen gold lines. i don't recommend it to anyone that gets car sick easily
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Post by OB » Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:28 pm

lol ill keep that in mind. i know that to have one thing u need to sacrifice the other. put it this way, i want good ride quality and GREAT handling. body roll is a no no, so i wanna totally get rid of that. i plan on goin with big sways, especially in the back, and ill have f/r tower bars by the time i get my suspension.

rice-eater: u mean to tell me that with sway bars, tein h, and dc rear tower bar your car doesnt handle good? wtf everyone praises the handling of their cars ive talked to who has that setup. i want some dang oversteer!
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Post by dinetuner » Sun Jan 08, 2006 2:38 am

Anonymous User wrote:
dinetuner wrote:
orangeblastsxt wrote:im pretty interested in performance so im gonna go with whichever springs handle the best/ride the best. drop is imoprtant too. is 2" a lot? do u scrape a lot?
2" is not alot brings you almost stock hieght of a civic ..lmao(exgageration) i got a body kit and 2" drop and i dont even scrape..
hes dropped 2 in. and doesnt scrape but im on stock suspension and i scrape with the same bodykit..... :roll:
i dont have to park on a steep incline :wink: and i admit when i park i do have to get on the drive way at a slight angle but 90% of speedbumps im fine also my srt wheels 215/40/17 kinda gave me a slight lift from my 15" snowflakes
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Post by supertrick_05 » Sun Jan 08, 2006 6:59 pm

blazesxt wrote:here is my setup Tein S Tech lowering springs with stock struts...


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hey blaze, do you have anymore pics of ur car? that's a KILLER drop!
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Post by OB » Sun Jan 08, 2006 7:07 pm

yeah i love the look of that drop im really considering the teins. i found some for 120 on ebay i forgot the ship i think it was 50. man it looks great tho
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Post by trickey » Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:58 pm

Handling is relative... the avg joe who hot dogs it on the street has no concept of a truely balanced well handling car and how it responds when pushed to the extreme... esp when compared to a driver with experience in auto-x and track days who has driven different cars with different suspension setups.

Just because you lower a car on some cheap springs... doesnt always mean the car handles better... Progressive rate springs are the stinky...
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Post by nodestiny » Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:56 pm

Eibachs (see www in sig). Ride is very good for lowering springs. Too bad they are comming off soon... SRT-4 struts with Koni inserts and Hotchkis springs go in next (higher rate springs, should help with cornering).
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