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Old 08-27-2004, 01:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Skunk2 coilovers vs Ground Control Coilovers

Can someone compare and contrast these to setups? i am going with KYB AGX adjustables shocks.
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They are both pretty much the same setup... I don't know how available the S2 are for parts if needed. I have heard rumors that Eibach also was making the springs for S2, just like GC. I would just go with the GC's, unless you found a really good deal on the S2's. GC has a very good track record and is the preferred sleeve coilover setup for most race cars...
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I've heard otherwise. S2 springs were made by some random Taiwanese manufacturer like all their other products. Really have no idea about the credibility of the source, but strangely everyone who has had the S2 coilovers on the same setups as the GC.. the GC's have rode much much better than the S2 ones. I'm not exactly sure why as they were both on OTS Koni's.
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they both suck?
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they both suck?
and you have what that so much better?
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and you have what that so much better?
Don't bother listening to that.

I would go with Ground Control coilovers like Jason said. Once I get better at auto-xing in a year or two, I may switch to some custom spring rate GC's or something else like Buddy Club or JIC.
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Old 08-27-2004, 03:10 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you can ask si_g about his skunk2's with tokicos. i rode in his car and it handles like a beast.
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i use GC and KYB AGX, amazing setup for daily driving, not too stiff but handles amazing. GC uses eibach springs
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and you have what that so much better?
never said i had anything better....im on h&r sports and stock shocks
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i would recommend some buddy clubs, tanabes, or teins
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GC has a very good track record and is the preferred sleeve coilover setup for most race cars...
You can also get various spring rates to fit your needs.
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i would recommend some buddy clubs, tanabes, or teins
What's your reasoning on this?
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i would recommend some buddy clubs, tanabes, or teins
not to start a flame war, but why do people do this? I said compare and contrast GC vs S2 coilovers. How do we get to buddy clubs and tanabes or teins? are they made by GC or S2?
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JDM Bling adds 20 hp and increases your lateral G's by 30% over conventional springs and shocks!!!

I've heard shady things about the skunk2's, but only rumors. nothing quantifiable. that said, i'm on GC's.
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I absolutely love my GC's...
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My buddy had S2's on his H22 HB and it rode like CRAP! Then he put in Neuspeeds and it rode MUCH better!
I have GC's and KYB AGX and i LOVE them! They are great for daily driving and very good on the auto-x course! I DEFENTLY would reccomend to ANYONE!!!

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While on the topic of GC's, how much does a set of GC coilovers with custom spring rates and Koni's cost?
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Set of GCs from Ground Control with custom rates cost the same amount as any set straight from GC ----> about $325 for the Prelude regardless of the springs rates....

I've seen Koni's going for about $525-550 lately, but you are going to have to check around to verify....
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I've heard otherwise. S2 springs were made by some random Taiwanese manufacturer like all their other products.
This could verufy well be, the two sets that I compared seemed to be the same, and rode similar.... this was a couple years back and I have no concrete information....
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I had the Skunks with Tokico Illuminas and they rode like complete ass. Way to stiff and it didn't even seem like I had suspension at all on some roads. Just my $.02
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