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Id like too lower my 5th gen around 2 inches or so but im new too lowering etc.. Im assuming springs have a set amount of lowering and coil overs are just like springs but the lowering distance can be adjusted. can anyone clarify me on this and forward me over too some web-sites and any fyi's before i spend cash. thanks guys

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I'd just get springs that lower no more then 1.5 all around..anymore then that then you're gonna have to shell out for a camber kit most likely.

As for Coilovers..you're gonna have to shell out some dough for new shocks..just to have a okay ride..i think CO's ride more rough then springs on stock shocks.

Just my opinion though..

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no coilovers do ride rougher from my experience..I think sam is right on this lowering around 1.5-1.75 is about where you want to be at. I didn't think preludes has any good camber kits out there for the 5th gen??
 

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I have my car dropped with H&R sport springs with stock shocks and they seem to be fine... Handling is a better, but my shocks are wearing out... Also, remember don't get set springs that lower too much if you plan to get aftermarket rims cuz then you'll need a fender tuck or fender flare... I have 18's and if i dropped the car any more, it would rub with the fender. I was wondering if camber kits are adjustable. Cuz if you dropped the car with coilovers like an inch, and then decide to drop it like 3 inches, the camber changes. I definately would not get adjustable springs unless it was a FULL coilover system with dampers and shocks, the ride is SOOO bouncy...
 

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hey checkmate, where did you get your RS*R down springs from? I like the drop on your car especially if its with the stock shocks. Dropping with new shocks, camber and all that other stuff is just waaaay too much money
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lOOkatme:
no coilovers do ride rougher from my experience..</font>
You gotta remember it's the springs IN the coilovers that really makes a difference though. Know what I mean?


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Joon525:
You gotta remember it's the springs IN the coilovers that really makes a difference though. Know what I mean?


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Yeah what he said


If you get coil-overs with spring rates similar to stock that's how the ride will be...provided you have your shocks tuned that way as well. With a setup like GroundControl sleeves you can order your spring rates when you get them so they can help you decide how stiff the springs should be based on what you want the ride to be like.
 

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IMHO, 1" drop is perfect. with a 1.5" drop you'll start having problems with camber as well as scraping the tow hook and other body parts. Also, unless you go with *much* stiffer springs (like you can get w/a coil-over setup) you will likely have problems rubbing, especially if you have larger wheels than stock. With 225/50-16's on my 5th gen I rubbed with Tanabe Super H's and they only had a 1" drop. With a stiffer coil-over setup (450/380) I still rub but only at the track under HARD cornering.

I haven't seen or heard of a camber kit yet for the 5th gen that's worth a damn.
 

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I'm very happy with my eibach pro-kit, when it was first installed it lowered me about 1.5 and now it's about 1.7 with my koni's. I'm very happy with the ride quality and handling. my .02

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jvtec:
I'm very happy with my eibach pro-kit, when it was first installed it lowered me about 1.5 and now it's about 1.7 with my koni's. I'm very happy with the ride quality and handling. my .02

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Yeah, for a subtle drop I'd go Eibach Pro kit!
The quality of the ride is awesome and absolutely no rubbing, EVER and i have used them on 2 5th Gens with 3 sets of wheels!
I included 2 pics so you can judge the look for yourself!


These two are NOT the same car! I have Koni yellows on the way too!


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Tony:
hey checkmate, where did you get your RS*R down springs from? I like the drop on your car especially if its with the stock shocks. Dropping with new shocks, camber and all that other stuff is just waaaay too much money</font>
Okay...I don't even know if they still make RS*R downsprings for preludes anymore but i bought them brand new for back in 1999 for $120...check www.optauto.com

As for cambering...tire life usually last about 20,000 miles. As for the 'tow hook'.. I usually scrap it if i hit a big ass pothole or go up a driveway too fast..just learn how to drive the damn car..hahaha..

Rubbing..none..I have 17 inch rims riding on 205/40/17 supersport Pirellis.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by checkmate58:
Rubbing..none..I have 17 inch rims riding on 205/40/17 supersport Pirellis.

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You need to give us wheel width and offset too Checkmate!


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yeah I forgot to mention that most coilover springs are not progressive...they are linear..which means they have the same spacing between each coil which will be stiffer generally on all coilovers.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by checkmate58:
Okay...I don't even know if they still make RS*R downsprings for preludes anymore but i bought them brand new for back in 1999 for $120...check www.optauto.com


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Son OF a ***** nope not their anymore, ahwell the search for the perfect drop continues
 

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I've got mime lowered with Nuespeed race springs 2.25, "Ouch", and bilsteens. The ride is suprisingly not harsh, real suttle on long trips (do alot of driving to dallas) and looks damn good. Ask me if i like them in 8 months. I scrape the toe hook as whell with 205/45/16 yoko paradas!!


BTW welcome to the list todd!!
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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by SensaiGen5:
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BTW welcome to the list todd!!
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Hey, Evan, good to be here. My excessive free time at work made me wander around. Good to see you're here!

Do you have any rub with those springs? See an scraping on the fender liner?

Sweet picture!
 

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How about just using some AGX's or Koni yellows and drop the car with the perch adjustment while using stock springs? I live in Southern NH and my pro-kit on my accord was Ok in the snow, but it still sucks to get stuck in a couple inches of snow and smash your header on inclines.
 

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thanks for the replies guys, im deciding on cuttin springs 1-1.5" unless someone puts up a good case against it. thanks =)

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Don't cut your springs!!! If you use a blowtorch to cut them(the easiest way), the heat compromises the integrity of the spring. If you do actually cut them the same height, the car may not sit level because one of the springs is messed up and doesn't have the same weight bearing ability.
 
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