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#1 darkenddream

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:16 PM

i want to lower my 96 honda civic i checked ebay and found some springs for 60 bucks called JDM but i herd there really bad. if anyone knows any good sites were i can get lowering springs for a good price plz feel free to tell me i only know ebay and procivic.com but there pretty expensive there

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

whats your budget?

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:45 PM

eBay springs are typically crap. Go with a reputable brand and dealer.

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:58 PM

whats your budget?


around 100 bucks

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:08 PM

Cheapest ones I've found.

http://www.modacar.c... Civic Meg.html

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:43 PM

im not sure if this would help.. but theyre decent and kinda cheap

skunk2's

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Posted 08 January 2009 - 11:00 PM

I've got eibach's in mine....but....they tend to be a bit on the steep side....performance on them is great though......i've seen them considerably cheaper online.....

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:39 AM

you get what you pay for, do you want cheap crap that will ride crapty or spend the money and have a nice drop with a nice rid?

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:55 AM

google search and it will give you a bunch of sites...then compare...

very cheap ones are usually not good...

try craigslist for used ones? If it's a good quality, it will last...

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 07:10 AM

you could get tein s techs for like 80 more dollhairs

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:15 AM

You're going to be looking to spend $100-300 on a decent set of springs. A good budget spring is Sprint.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:15 AM

There are only a handful of springs that will work on stock shocks without blowing them. Among those are Tein S-tech's, H&R Sports, Eibach Sportlines. Getting something like Skunk2's will blow your stock shocks pretty quick.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:49 AM

There are only a handful of springs that will work on stock shocks without blowing them. Among those are Tein S-tech's, H&R Sports, Eibach Sportlines. Getting something like Skunk2's will blow your stock shocks pretty quick.


hey man do you think this is a good deal
http://www.k2motor.com/clcv92bksd.html

and would these blow out my stock shocks i plan to lower it with stock shocks

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:42 PM

hey man do you think this is a good deal
http://www.k2motor.com/clcv92bksd.html

and would these blow out my stock shocks i plan to lower it with stock shocks


Never heard of them. I personally think it is crazy to go cheap on suspension. For one, that is going to be the ride characteristics of your entire car that you are messing with. Is this really a smart place to cheap out? This isn't like getting a ebay intake or muffler, this is a pretty vital part of the performance and safety of a car.

Personally, the ONLY springs I would ever use on stock shocks would be Tein S-tech's. They are the only ones (besides H-tech's) that are actually designed to run with stock shocks. You'll get stock like ride quality, with slightly improved handling, nice drop and shocks that don't blow.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 02:53 PM

Tanabe sells springs for certain vehicles with little drop, and slightly more than stock spring rates. I'm grabbing a set for the Celica because I want to keep decent ride quality for the daily, without too much drop.

http://www.advancesp...017-p-9781.html

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:05 PM

Never heard of them. I personally think it is crazy to go cheap on suspension. For one, that is going to be the ride characteristics of your entire car that you are messing with. Is this really a smart place to cheap out? This isn't like getting a ebay intake or muffler, this is a pretty vital part of the performance and safety of a car.

Personally, the ONLY springs I would ever use on stock shocks would be Tein S-tech's. They are the only ones (besides H-tech's) that are actually designed to run with stock shocks. You'll get stock like ride quality, with slightly improved handling, nice drop and shocks that don't blow.


yea man ur right im gna save a little more and buy some tiens for my honda i dont wanna break my shocks or get killed thnks for the advice

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 11:53 PM

and also depending on how low you lower it....if its going to be more than an inch....you'll need a camber kit to compensate.....it will be out of range of adjustment for the stock camber......you'll be burning through tires......

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:22 AM

Never heard of them. I personally think it is crazy to go cheap on suspension. For one, that is going to be the ride characteristics of your entire car that you are messing with. Is this really a smart place to cheap out? This isn't like getting a ebay intake or muffler, this is a pretty vital part of the performance and safety of a car.

Personally, the ONLY springs I would ever use on stock shocks would be Tein S-tech's. They are the only ones (besides H-tech's) that are actually designed to run with stock shocks. You'll get stock like ride quality, with slightly improved handling, nice drop and shocks that don't blow.


+1, but make sure your shocks are in good shape first and that non are already blown

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:26 PM

+1, but make sure your shocks are in good shape first and that non are already blown


yea im going to buy some of those tien s tech i changed my shocks already so thats why i dont want to buy new ones i herd ppl tell me if i lower my car i have to get a new allignment and that i wnt be able to do it becase something is going to break idk if this is true do you knoW?

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:55 PM

yea im going to buy some of those tien s tech i changed my shocks already so thats why i dont want to buy new ones i herd ppl tell me if i lower my car i have to get a new allignment and that i wnt be able to do it becase something is going to break idk if this is true do you knoW?


Just make sure to buy your s-tech's from a reputable dealer. Stay away from ebay for this one. 90% of the S-tech's on ebay are fakes (badged as s-techs) and are not real tein's.