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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    So whatever happen with this selex company. Did you guys get a group buy together?



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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    Quote Originally Posted by phillie View Post
    So whatever happen with this selex company. Did you guys get a group buy together?
    I'm wondering the same thing, seems the discussion just sort of died off.

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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    can the KYB GR-2's be re valved?
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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    Quote Originally Posted by boost addict View Post
    I'm wondering the same thing, seems the discussion just sort of died off.
    no their wasnt any interest in it so I dropped it. If you do want to order something they will make it for you. The savings from the group buy was minimal at best anyways. I want to say it was 20-50 off per set of 4. Not really worth the hasle or dealing with 20 members to save 50 bucks. They have great customer service and would recommend that if someone was interested call them on the phone and talk to someone.

    To my knowledge the KYB are not revalvable. I dont remember ever reading a thread that says they can be. I would think a email to the customer service rep would be best. Id stay away from dealers unless they are a direct company.

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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    They are actually coil overs. Just not adjustable.
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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    It's been a few years to say the least. Is the information contained on the first pages of this thread still accurate? looking into properly lowering my car project in the near.

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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    Koni shocks are near impossible to find (unless purchased second hand)
    Bilstien shocks are vary rare (can still be revalved)
    Tokico are becoming rare (not sure if they are in production)
    Kyb shocks are hit or miss (and suck)

    Those are all the options for bolt in stock height struts that are stiffer then stock.

    Pretty sure Gabriel, and Monroe are still make crappy OE replacement available.
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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    pretty much sums it up. my bilsteins were new so i guess they are new old stock. but for some reason they didnt come with a pair of rears so i have the konis in the rear. i can get them rebuilt over here which is awesome.

    With the bilsteins i believe they can "make some to fit" but if will cost you dollars

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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    So I just spend a long time getting excited, and un-excited about this. Lol. Basically if i want to drop my car 2" I will have to spend more than $700 to make it a smooth, stiff, non-overly-bouncey ride?
    I've had my 86hatch since 2010, Just now feeling comfortable enough with it to throw some $$$$ into it. Still old stock bertha as for now.

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    I bought Megan Racing coilovers and KYB GR2 shocks, and my ride feels way better than the original shocks and springs.

    It cost me less than $300. I also did a write up on it.

    I am selling a lowering kit (no shocks) in the trading post

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    https://www.kyb.com/knowledge-center...el-g-products/

    So according to this the kyb Excel G's are the same thing as the old gr2's. I got my local auto parts store to price match and got a pair for the rears at $60 a piece. Not terrible. I'll be picking them up Wednesday.

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    Trying to updates this:

    Ksport still seems to be the only company that makes direct fit adjustable coil overs for our car.

    https://ksportusa.com/product/honda-...ers-chd240-kp/

    https://ksportusa.com/product/honda-...ers-chd240-ar/

    https://ksportusa.com/product/honda-...ers-chd240-rr/




    Yellow speed racing.

    https://yellowspeedracingusa.com/col...subaru-wrx-sti

    yeah the pictures wrong for our car and the link says Subaru but they list the years for our car. Be worth a call to them. Made in Taiwan.










    From this thread here Progress Tech 92-2000 civics should work with modifications.
    https://www.3geez.com/forum/suspensi...rs-86-lxi.html

    I am not sure where the heights come in at compared to stock but I would figure one inch lower just to start with. about 700$ They do list different spring rates which is nice.

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    And they're not that hideous orange and black color scheme that the KSports use. Nice find!
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    Re: Dampers (a.k.a. shocks) + What's Available

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    And they're not that hideous orange and black color scheme that the KSports use. Nice find!
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    LOL. The colors are okay, I guess. But they tend to clash with every other color scheme but black and orange. Put that under your car and it's going to draw attention to itself. Unless you paint over it first. Why didn't they choose something more neutral?
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    https://www.3geez.com/forum/suspensi...er-thread.html

    This was a good informative thread. Not sure this stuff is available anymore.
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    I would recommend against it, I just used some for my 4g civic springs in the rear, the coilover sleeves do not fit the struts well. There are pointy set screws that clamp the strut body at the bottom of the sleeves and you can't tighten them if you put them down below the seat, so I used one of the nuts to set the sleeve on the seat, the nut can't go passed the set screws. Then they use o rings to center the sleeve of the strut body. Man I did not think about using Eibach springs though, I might have to go to that if cut stock rears are too soft.

    For the front my civic springs are spot on and they do not need sleeves and you get the benefit of a progressive spring. Stock top hats have not been an issue. The springs I am using are Skunk2 519-05-1650.

    If you want full body coilovers they still make cheap ones for these cars YSP coils though I know you guys were picking up ksports for that much a couple years ago. I haven't actually heard anything negative about YSR either.

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    Thanks ill add YSP to the list.
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    There is also D2 racing coils, which I think are a subsidiary of Buddy Club, but they are more expensive and no better than ksports from what Ive seen.

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    yeah I just need to redo this whole thread and get rid of the shill posters in the middle. The silex deal was a bust.
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    I noticed back in July m_alonzo920 on Instagram got Koni yellows for all 4 wheels with progressive Eibachs up front. I'm going to try to see what he used, supposedly Ground Control hooked him up. I assume he is in the fb group too, but I won't touch that site with a 10' pole.

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    I tried Ground control 2 times in less than a years time... once they said "we can try" the second time they just plain hung up on me. Im not saying there not a product out there for our car made by them just kinda hard to purchase it when they plain hang up on you, and yes I tried E mail several times.
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    Thats sad honestly. I'm not saying you have to go through GC but Konis are still available somehow. I'm wondering if they where for a civic

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    Oh I got one way way sadder then that. AMR suspension.

    Spent more than a year with that joker. Sent him and entire strut spring setup (4) front and rear and he just about had me for 1500$. Flashed a picture of the so called finished product....and did his yearly disappearing act. Only reason he didnt get me on the money is his trashy web site the visa part doesnt work.

    Between him and clutchnet I swore off West coast vendors. I had some kinda parts fiasco with an International parts place in Cali at the same time took 8 months to get that fixed up. Over it.

    If I cant physically drive to a vendor or shop I dont used them. guess I rather get fucked in person than long distance.
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    He did get back to me, he is converted to EF suspension. I guess that is a decent route to go, but its a little too low if you want performance, unfortunately you can't adjust the rear roll center to drop the car as low as JTCC Civics. I don't know if he is using washers on the rear lower strut mount either, he is running Eibach rear springs and I am assuming Skunk2 front springs like me. So EF/EG/EK/Integra struts are an option, but what do you do about the 2 stud top hats? I hope nobody is drilling through their strut towers... I know I wouldn't want my strut to go through the hood.

    I also asked a Japanese guy what suspension he is running, but I might just be flexing my Nipponese skills

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