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Old 03-01-2010, 04:16 PM   #51
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ok guys quick question, with the Tein S-Tech springs, is that all i need to lower my car?
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yes and no.. you can drop it by getting springs only but its not the way to do it, the proper way to do it is getting struts and shocks that can handle the drop with no issues, something like eibach pro dampers
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I just bought my zx3 that came lowered, and i cant seem to figure out what brand springs i have. I know it has koni adjustable shocks and struts, and the lowering springs are yellow. its decently low to the ground, but i want it even lower. they maybe a 1.5 inch drop since its not slammed and drives decently well, but I have brand new skunk2 springs that i know will do 2.0 front and 1.75 rear, sitting in the garage. can anyone help me out?

ps i know they are not el cheapo springs, since the guy who owned it prior dropped a chunk of cash on the konis, and focussport header and full exhaust, and a nice looking wing. thanks!
KW springs are usually yellow, but there's probably others as well. Have you looked at the springs closely (you may have to wipe them off if dirty) as most companies put their name or logo on one of the coils.
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yes and no.. you can drop it by getting springs only but its not the way to do it, the proper way to do it is getting struts and shocks that can handle the drop with no issues, something like eibach pro dampers
ok, Im new to this stuff lol.. so the eibach pro dampers would be the only thing i need? or would I need the springs also with it?
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Shocks don't lower a car, the springs do. Lowering springs are naturally shorter, but they are also stiffer. As a result you also need a shorter and firmer shock to properly dampen them. In summary, to appropriately lower a car you need both springs and shocks that will work together. The best way to assure this is a matched spring and shock kit from a reputable manufacturer. You can buy springs and shocks from separate manufacturers but you need to know what you are doing or get advise from the manufactures as to whether the components will work together.....otherwise it's just a crap-shoot.
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Will be installing these (kw var3) when it warms up more.
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just got a set of "spax" struts/shocks w/H&R springs for my wagon... any reviews on these?
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^Neuspeed used to be made by H&R, and I think highly of my NS sports on the Lude... It's on rails, but it can be a bit jarring ("race" springs are obviously harder), but that is partly the fault on AGXes on the one setting under the stiffest (3/4) and poly bushings... I THINK the H&R sports for the lude are a bit lower spring rate (softer) than the NS sports.

What a great thread... you guys really have it together... everytime I think I need to ask a question I find the answers.

I don't have the money now, just time for research, and my plan for sometime has been to eventually upgrade the suspension on our ST to an SVT setup. I like the H&R progressives or maybe the eibach pro kit with some koni shocks (was there a review for the non adjustables??... I forgot...). But... the ST is our snow car right now and for long distance trips we want to maintain plenty of comfort... We did test drive an SVT on some mtn lake road though, and I think that will suffice as a good compromise of handling and comfort...

When we want to rip it we get in my prelude... http://www.preludezone.com/members-r...2-1992-si.html

It's lowered about 1.7" on Neuspeed Sports and AGXes with poly bushings from ES all around... and the strut bars... When the OP was talking about some of those balanced setups rotating so well it made me thing of my Lude! It's funny how much of the info on Ludes transfers to focuses (I.E. ground control coilovers w/ koni yellows is considered one of the best combos).



How do KYB GR2s compare to stock SVT dampers? Are "Ford Racing" parts legit?
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KYB GR2's are a great OEM replacement shock, possibly one of the best, especially for the money. They are NOT, however, designed or intended to be used with stiffer or shorter springs. KYB AGX's can be used with modest drops and spring rate increases. Ford racing suspension pieces have proven durable and when bought in kits.... well matched. The kicker is that Ford is offereing them at great bang for the buck prices.
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cool, thanks... what about GR2s with stock SVT springs? is even the .75" drop too much?

I know kids on the prelude forum have dropped the gr2s 1.5", but I was even ambivalent about dropping my agxes 1.7" in the front (as they advertised a max drop of 1.5")... my motorsports shop (blueridge motorsports) assured me it would be okay... so far, after two years, they have been right!

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