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i have a 95 honda civic with a D15B7, i just rec ently added some rota's to it, I was looking to get it lowered and wondering what would be a good reasonable priced coilovers? i was thinking about gettin Tein full coilover set, just wondering if anyone had any advice on this, my car is by no means fast so im just looking for a decent ride, no cheap ebay coilover garbage.
 

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Skunk2 sleeves, Tokico blue struts. Or full K-sports
 

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K Sports are more for just a drop. They suck from what I hear. Skunk 2 offers a PRO C coilover that I had on my 08 Si. Not many people made anything else at the time, but they were decent!

koni yellows and ground control sleeves.
Hands down best setup. Order custom rates from Ground Control. I ran a 400F/ 500R on mine. Loved it. Better than more expensive coilover kits as well.
 

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Hands down best setup. Order custom rates from Ground Control. I ran a 400F/ 500R on mine. Loved it. Better than more expensive coilover kits as well.
That spring rate is pretty neutral, great for auto-x or track (what I had on my old GSR), but maybe a little harsh for just street driving. Just depends on what the car is going to be doing primarily.

The reason they work well is that the Konis are a high quality shock, much better than you'll see in anything even remotely comparable in the price range.



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Sorry they have been good to me. So I figured i'd recommend them.
 

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I bet the Skunk2 stuff isn't that far off the Ksport garbage.

There was a great article I read years ago that compared shock dyno's of a lot of the "JDM" coilovers vs Koni/Bilstien/Penske/ect. I remember Tein in particular looking really shitty.
Tein isn't great (and I have them on my MR2; lack of options).

The testers at Koni put JICs on their shock dyno and couldn't even get a good reading because they foamed up so quickly.



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Sorry they have been good to me. So I figured i'd recommend them.
Define good?

If you just want to slam your car on its nuts, you don't care how it rides because your on the bumpstops anyway, and you think your good handling = stiff suspension, then cheapo double adjustable coilovers (where the lower mount and the spring perch both adjust, not to be confused with double adjustable dampners) are a great solution. Just pick the "JDM" brand that will impress your like minded friends the most and your set.
 

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Tein isn't great (and I have them on my MR2; lack of options).

The testers at Koni put JICs on their shock dyno and couldn't even get a good reading because they foamed up so quickly.
Are suspension options on the MR2 really that limited? I've never looked into it but I would have thought there would be a ton of options for it. no GC+Koni?
 

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It seems that koni yellows and ground control sleeves, would probably be the best option. I really don't know a whole lot about suspension ive always had OEM, is there any other parts that i would have to buy to go along with koni yellow springs and ground control sleeves? Could anyone briefly explain the custom rates (I ran a 400F/ 500R on mine)? What would be the best for just normal driving like highways, not really racing or anything like that?
 

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It seems that koni yellows and ground control sleeves, would probably be the best option. I really don't know a whole lot about suspension ive always had OEM, is there any other parts that i would have to buy to go along with koni yellow springs and ground control sleeves? Could anyone briefly explain the custom rates (I ran a 400F/ 500R on mine)? What would be the best for just normal driving like highways, not really racing or anything like that?
The Koni Yellows are the shocks, the Ground Control sleeves come with springs. With GC Custom rates you can either tell them what shocks you are running and they'll pick them for you, or you can name the rates if there's a hot setup you want to copy. Generally you want your dampening and springs to be matched, id let GC or someone who's done a lot of development and is willing to post their setup do that for you and take out the guesswork.

It looks like they're running a special on a complete kit right now for hondatech, Says to visit honda-tech.com for the code to get the discount:

http://www.ground-control-store.com/products/description.php/II=681

As for other parts you might want to look into for the install, Think about some decent upper mounts (which GC sells and comes with that complete kit) and maybe camber plates (if they are available for the civic)
 

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If you want a comfortable ride to drive every day, something around 350f/250r should be fine and still quite sporty. You'll want to make sure your front and rear lower control arm bushings are in good shape for maximum comfort.
 
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